Verus Research received its third and final major delivery order under the Test & Evaluation Non-Kinetic (TEN-K) contract issued by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation. The $23.4M, 4-year award furthers the Company’s ongoing efforts to identify and develop innovative, non-kinetic, test & evaluation technologies, capabilities, and instrumentation, and provides the defense community with a means of addressing the complex testing needs of a range of rapidly developing non-kinetic technologies.
Several programs are embedded in this expansive effort, including the High-Power Microwave (HPM) Beam Evaluation Tool (HBET), the Reusable, Recoverable Airborne Experiment (RRAE), Airborne HPM Instrumentation (AirHI), and High Average Power Pulsed (HAPP)
- HBET will support contour mapping of HPM energy to visualize beam profiles for applications to counter unmanned aerial systems.
- In collaboration with the University of New Mexico and General Atomics, RRAE will test HPM source concepts on an airborne platform with a view to crafting operational concepts for future development and employment.
- AirHI will leverage previous Verus Research work on radio frequency sensors to provide instrumentation for real-time feedback from a target platform to testers on the ground.
- HAPP will create two unique microwave source capabilities for the U.S. Navy.
Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research’s Chief Technology Officer, noted that “the scope, breadth, and depth of these varied technology developments is a testament to the richness and quality of the diverse technical capabilities that our Team Members have established at Verus Research.”