The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in conjunction with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (Patuxent River), has awarded a $15.6M, 2-year contract to Verus Research to develop an agile, high-power microwave (HPM) test capability suitable for multi-frequency output in the X-band region of the RF spectrum.
The program, known as “Dual X-Band, represents a coordinated effort to employ cutting-edge technologies developed by the NRL to achieve both high power and agility from a solid state source.
This win extends Verus Research’s HPM development activities further into novel technology spaces. This outcome is largely the product of the relationship already developed between NRL and Verus Research on the Ultra-Wide Band project (also in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center).
According to Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research Chief Technology Officer, “the deepening of this already robust relationship is a great example of how excellent execution for and team-building with our customers strengthens those relationships and enables future collaboration.”