Multispectral Solutions, Inc. Receives $24.5 Million Production Contract from the U.S. Navy for Ultra Wideband Communications Systems.WASHINGTON -- Multispectral Solutions, Inc. (MSSI MSSI Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence
MSSI Management Systems Services, Inc. ), an industry leader in the development of ultra wideband (UWB) systems, has received a $24.5 Million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command The Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, is the part of the United States Navy which provides materiel support for naval aircraft and airborne weapon systems, such as guided missiles. NAVAIR was established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy's Bureau of Naval Weapons (BuWeps). for the production of UWB-based Aircraft Wireless Intercommunications Systems (AWICS AWICS Aircraft Wireless Intercommunications System
AWICS Agency-Wide Information Classification Scheme ). Initially developed under Phase I and II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR SBIR Small Business Innovation Research (program/grant)
SBIR Space Based Infra-Red
SBIR Speaker-Boundary Interference
SBIR Site Backsurface-referenced Ideal Plane/Range (silicon wafers) ) contracts, MSSI's AWICS system overcomes a major challenge for radio frequency (RF) communications within Naval aircraft, namely the self-interference caused by the reflections of RF energy commonly known as "multipath". The system allows crews to untether from long cords, dramatically improving mobility, flight safety and emergency egress See ingress. . Furthermore, by replacing the communications cord with a covert RF link, operational effectiveness is significantly enhanced without exposing the crew to electronic warfare threats.
The Navy recently selected MSSI's AWICS system as an SBIR Success Story, with the production contract representing a major Phase III award. MSSI's license partner, Raytheon Technical Services Company, Indianapolis, IN, will assist MSSI with retrofitting developed products into existing air-to-sea based platforms and with in-service engineering support.
"This contract award represents a major milestone in the long history of UWB technology development," stated Dr. Robert Fontana, MSSI president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "The wireless industry has been promised many new UWB products and MSSI is extremely pleased to be leading the way."
About Multispectral Solutions, Inc.
Multispectral Solutions, Inc. (MSSI) was established in 1989 in Germantown, MD. MSSI is a pioneer and established industry leader in the development of UWB systems for communications, radar and precision positioning applications. MSSI's AWICS system represents the first military production contract for UWB communications equipment. The company's PAL650 Precision Asset Location system is the world's first FCC-certified, UWB-based, active RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. and tracking system for personnel and high valued assets.