SI2 was one of two small businesses invited to join the week long Technology Sprint by AFRL Munitions Directorate at the Doolittle Institute in Niceville, FL recently. Under the global heading of Designing Resilient Hybrid Technologies, the week’s specific task was “Resilient Hybrid Electronics Technology Sprint: 3D Printed Conformal Antenna.” Along with diverse government organizations and universities, SI2 brought extensive additive manufacturing and antenna/Flexible Hybrid Electronics experience to the working event. The sprint is a week-long team technology design event based on this book that takes a problem from inception to customer testing in just one week.
During this week, the group examined a real world munitions need, the technologies and potential solutions to address it, and fabricated a prototype which was briefed to the representative customers.
SI2 is a specialty RF company specializing in antenna, array, and sensor designs using both conventional and additive manufacturing.
For more information on Sprint, see also this video: https://library.gv.com/gvs-sprint-process-in-90-seconds-cf5cc0f06c30