electronics

September 26, 2019
 

Coastal Mechanics Co. Inc.,* Houston, Texas (N68936-19-D-0046); New Directions Technologies Inc.,* Ridgecrest, California (N68936-19-D-0047); and Omni Aerospace Inc.,* Wichita, Kansas (N68936-19-D-0048), are each awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts. The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $32,000,000 with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders.

April 18, 2019
 

Bahfed Corp.,* Portland, Oregon (N68936-19-D-0028); Impact Components, a California Limited Partnership,* San Diego, California (N68936-19-D-0029); Laguna Components Inc.,* Laguna Beach, California (N68936-19-D-0030); Pacific IC Source,* Yucaipa, California (N68936-19-D-0031); and Vizocom ICT, LLC,* El Cajon, California (N68936-19-D-0032), are each awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to provide various types of commercially available instrumentation and electronic components.  The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $11,500,000 with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders. These products are in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. Work

February 19, 2019
 

Bahfed Corp.,* Portland, Oregon (N6893619D0011); Impact Components, a California Limited Partnership,* San Diego, California (N6893619D0012); Laguna Components Inc.,* Laguna Beach, California (N6893619D0013); Pacific IC Source,* Yucaipa, California (N6893619D0014); and Vizocom ICT LLC,* El Cajon, California (N6893619D0015), are each awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts.  The estimated aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $20,000,000, with the companies having an opportunity to compete for individual orders.

January 19, 2019
 

Fortis Nova A JV LLC,* Phoenix, Arizona (N62473-19-D-2426); Galindo Electric Inc.,* Vista, California (N62473-19-D-2427); Power Pro Plus Inc.,* Rancho Cucamonga, California (N62473-19-D-2428); Souza Construction Inc.,* Farmersville, California (N62473-19-D-2429); Synergy Electric Co.

November 5, 2018
 

L3 - Interstate Electronics Corp., Anaheim, California, is awarded $22,126,400 for modification P00010 to previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00030-18-C-0001) for flight test instrumentation program management, operations planning, and logistics support.  Work will be performed in Anaheim, California (56 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (27 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (4 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (3 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (3 percent); Bremerton, Washington (2 percent); Laurel, Maryland (2 percent); Silverdale, Washington (2 percent); and Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom (1 percent), with an expected completion date of September 30 2019.  Fiscal year 2019 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amoun

July 25, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Teams selected by DARPA may help revolutionize the semiconductor industry. Credit: geralt/Pixabay

The Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a myriad of teams from industry and academia to jumpstart innovation in the electronics industry under the approximately $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI). The initiative is designed to nurture research in circuit design tools, advanced new materials and systems architectures through a mix of new and emerging programs.

April 11, 2018
 

Leidos Inc., S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $13,870,939 ceiling cost-reimbursement contract for compact semiconductor mid- and long-wave opto-electronics research (COSMO). This contract provides for the advance of semiconductor lasers suitable for current and future infrared countermeasure applications. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by April 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Fiscal year 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $500,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

February 1, 2018
By Benjamin K. Sharfi
Not all rugged environments are equal. Military technologies require different kinds of ruggedization depending on the intended environment.

Defense computing systems need to operate in a highly disparate range of environments. Depending on the program’s requirements, ruggedness is a function of the environment each system will be deployed in. A system that operates just fine in a pressurized aerospace application, such as a wide-bodied aircraft, may have issues in a marine application, and may be completely unacceptable in a vehicle being driven through a hot and sandy desert. Even within airborne applications, the environment might be a wing-mounted pod that is completely unpressurized. Computing systems for each of these environments must be ruggedized to match requirements.

When rugged ... isn’t

March 27, 2017
By George I. Seffers
DARPA’s Vanishing Programmable Resources program is developing electronics that disappear.

Troy Olsson, a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, says providing technologies to support warfighters is the most satisfying part of his job.

Olsson's connection to warfighters comes in part from his relationship with his grandfather, a former Navy man who taught him right from wrong, valued hard work and never forgot how to navigate by the stars.

April 14, 2016
 

ACI Technologies Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a maximum value $99,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) requires support for the ManTech Navy Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence (NEMC). The primary mission of the NEMC is to develop advanced manufacturing technologies and deploy it in the U.S.

November 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7 million contract for the procurement of long-lead-time materials in support of LPD 26 integrated shipboard electronics. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.