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In its first time supporting the Arnold Engineering Development Complex in Tennessee, Verus Research has won a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract that will develop and field a broadband radio frequency (RF) telemetry link to support prototype hypersonic projectile testing. Among the challenges being tackled in this effort is the need to enable high-speed RF reception in highly reflective environments.
Commenting on the award, Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research Chief Technology Officer, noted this program will create “revolutionary capabilities to meet the Defense Department’s emerging advanced communication needs.”
Verus Research is #1 in revenue growth in New Mexico among companies with more than $10 million in annual revenue. This is Verus Research’s fourth consecutive Flying 40 honor.
The awards, which began in 1998, aim to recognize the achievements of some of New Mexico’s top-performing technology companies, while celebrating their critical contributions to the state’s economy.
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Please see the Albuquerque Journal coverage of the Verus Research contract award for non-kinetic test and evaluation technologies.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate has awarded Verus Research a 2-year, $750,000 contract for “Certification and Validation of Algorithms for Resilient Complex Software Controlled Systems.” This Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) effort is a follow-on to a successful Phase I program in the same technology domain.
Under the program, Verus Research will develop software tools that aid in the design and monitoring of satellite maneuvers. Satellites must obey many pointing requirements, avoid orbit conflicts, and manage other considerations to gather data, communicate, and protect sensitive equipment. With this in mind, Verus Research will develop the algorithms necessary to ensure these requirements are satisfied during satellite controller design with the resulting performance able to be monitored in real-time for continued assurance.
According to Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, “this is further evidence of Verus Research’s advanced capabilities in providing the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate with cutting edge technology solutions.”
The U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has awarded Verus Research a $48 million indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a 10-year ordering period. The contract, Test & Evaluation Non-Kinetic, or TEN-K, will enable Verus Research to improve the U.S. Department of Defense’s ability to test the effectiveness of rapidly developing non-kinetic capabilities, including directed energy, electronic warfare, and nuclear systems. This award represents the largest in Company history.
Work on this project will include the design and development of agile surrogate high-power microwave (HPM) systems; specialized sensors, instrumentation, and diagnostics required to validate performance of non-kinetic systems; and continued development of our dense plasma focus capability. All of these technical outcomes will serve to create enhanced and enduring capabilities for the nation’s major range and test facility infrastructure.
Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research’s Chief Technology Officer, commented on the magnitude of the achievement, noting “I can’t say enough about how proud I am of our team’s efforts which have enabled our growing role as a leader in directed energy technologies and diagnostic systems.” Dr. DelGrande further highlighted the fact that “Verus Research continues to provide innovative solutions for our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.”
See the coverage of this innovative, mobile technology and the partnership of Verus Research, BAE Systems, and the Air Force Research Laboratory at military.com.
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