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Friday
Jun032016

SI2 Technologies Presents at Navy Forum for SBIR Transition

Principal Investigator David Mahoney with the RQ-21 Integrated Antenna Suite

Dateline May 14-18, 2016  

SI2 Technologies, Inc. presented the results of a recent Navy payload development for the RQ-21. The Integrated Antenna Suite (IAS) was based on a modified strongback payload bay, and incorporated 12 antennas supporting multiple frequency bands as well as communications relay. The IAS was flight tested on a surrogate manned aircraft in January of 2016, and is in redesign to expand frequency coverage and reduce the size of the antennas to be fully incorporated within the Outer Mold Line (OML) of the modified payload bay. SI2 will also be integrating a COTS SDR and developing software for the payload. 

 

More at: Navy FST Day 2

Wednesday
May252016

SI2 Technologies, Inc. wins place in $800 Million EMC2 IDIQ

Dateline April 26th, 2016.

ONR named 12 defense contractors to work on the 5-year potential $800 million EMC2 program: Lockheed Martin; ArgonST; Northrop Grumman; Raytheon; EOIR Technologies; SI2 Technologies; S2 Corp.; Sea Corp.; Leidos; Rockwell Collins; and TiCom.

The goal of ONR's EMC2 program is to reduce the number of RF and microwave antennas on ships, aircraft, ground vehicles, and land sites to mitigate the effects of RF interference, as well as reduce the costs of military systems that use radio waves.

Although similar to InTop, the EMC2 program seeks to take the next step by developing prototypes that integrate the RF functionality of EW, radar, communications, and information operations into a common set of open-systems antennas, electronics, and software.

The program represents a major departure from the common practice of developing stand-alone RF and microwave systems that each require a separate antenna, which wastes money and space, and threatens co-site interference.

Not only will technologies developed in the EMC2 program apply to new ship classes and aircraft, but also should be able to migrate into existing shipboard RF and microwave systems like the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP).

 

For further information, see Military and Aerospace Electronics 

Thursday
Feb122015

SI2 Technologies in $4M Printed Electronics Research Collaborative

Gov. Charlie Baker announced the four-year MassTech grant, which will fund the university’s new Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC), before a standing-room-only crowd at the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center on Jan. 13. 

The grant is the third of its kind awarded by MassTech’s Collaborative Research and Development Matching Grant Program, a $50 million capital fund created in 2012 to support research projects that spur innovation, cluster development and job growth. Matched by $12 million in industry support, the grant will outfit laboratories and research space at the Saab Center, home of the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI). 

Raytheon is one of the founding members of the collaborative, along with Rogers Corp. of Burlington, SI2 Technologies of Billerica, MicroChem of Westborough, Triton Systems of Chelmsford, MC10 of Cambridge and FLEXcon of Spencer. 

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Wednesday
Oct222014

SI2 Technologies to pursue AS9100 Certification 

Recently a Massachusetts Labor and Workforce grant was awarded to SI2 Technologies to pursue AS9100 Certification. AS9100 replaces the earlier AS9000 and fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9000, while adding additional requirements relating to quality and safety. Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them. As a premier supplier of custom RF components for DoD systems, SI2 Technologies will institute these new standards as part of an institutional quest for continuous improvement. According to Dr. Joseph Kunze, SI2 Technology plans to be AS9100 compliant within the year. 

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Tuesday
Aug192014

SI2 Technologies at Navy Innovation Forum

Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder

Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research, talks with Randall Lapierre, left, and Donald Flodin, both with SI2 Technologies, Inc., about the next generation phased array antenna, while touring the exhibit hall at the 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum, Arlington, Va., June 2, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams

Read more at: ONR