July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

3Phoenix Incorporated, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a potential $36,975,796 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, development and production of one low-profile photonics mast engineering development model and associated engineering services. This effort is for Phase III of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) topic number N04-138, "Real-time Data Fusion and Visualization Interface for Environmental Research Data." The technology development efforts to support fielding Low Profile Photonics Masts and Inverted Passive Electrical Networking (iPEN) Telemetry Kits have been through SBIR. Developed technologies provide a significant improvement to U.S.

May 2, 2012
By George Seffers

APIC Corporation, Culver City, California, is being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded Section 845 other transaction agreement with a not-to-exceed ceiling price of $16 million for Phase V Network Enable Wavelength Division Multiplexing-Highly Integrated Photonics (NEW-HIP) technology maturation efforts. Efforts will address the advancing system-level technology readiness level; manufacturing readiness level advancement for both the digital and analog network components; and link testing of digital and analog links using the application-specific components developed under the Navy NEW-HIP Program.

March 23, 2012
By George Seffers

L-3 KEO, Northampton, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $11,120,335 contract modification for two photonics mast systems for installation on SSN 788 and SSN 789 submarines, spare photonics mast sensor, and associated engineering services. The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system. The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared, and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines. The Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C., is the contract activity.