Engineering Services Follow-On Win for Silver Spring Operations
Silver Spring Operations won a follow-on contract to provide system engineering and advance concept development services for a government customer. The $9.54M, three-year contract is a significant expansion of the effort from the previous contract and further bolsters TSC’s SETA credentials. The contract award came with an initial funding increment of $880K.
Route Optimization for Survivability Against Sensors (ROSAS)
Connecticut Operations received a $1M Phase 3 SBIR contract from the US Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD). On this effort, TSC will perform laboratory testing and a real-time flight demonstration of its route planning algorithm on an Apache AH-64 gunship or surrogate helicopter testbed at a military test range such as China Lake, California or White Sands, New Mexico. TSC will perform flight test requirements analysis, incorporate more detailed threat prediction models and begin implementing software in the Apache’s onboard digital flight map system under this first task order.
IWS 2.0 PSS Support Funding
Washington Navy Yard Operations of ETS Division received $255,000 in incremental funding to continue support for the Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems Major Program Manager for Above Water Sensors, PEO IWS 2.0. The funding increment brings the total Option Year 2 funding level to $2,890,098. In addition, the Government exercised Option Year 3 effective 24 April through April 2014. The contract modification providing an initial increment of funding in the amount of $1,368,908 was received May 2nd. This initial increment will provide funding for the contract through the remainder of FY 2013. Washington and Virginia Operations combine resources on the contract to provide engineering, programmatic, and logistics support to the Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), Dual Band Radar (DBR), Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR), and AN/SPY-1 Radar Programs.
Gotcha Radar Exploitation Program (GREP)
Connecticut Operations received an additional $900K of funding on the GREP effort being performed for AFRL at Wright-Patterson AFB. This brings the total amount of contract funding to $4.125M. TSC will implement its Video SAR imaging and Video Change Detection algorithm software targeting an onboard GPU processor for the MiSAR program.
Indiana Support CTN
Indiana Operations of SDP Division received $180,000 in additional funding to continue support for the Composite Tracking Network (CTN) under a JHU-APL contract. TSC provides System Engineering and Test & Evaluation expertise in support of the AN/MSQ-143A(V)1 CTN Program efforts related to developing, testing, and fielding the system.
PolyPhase Microwave Funding
Polyphase Microwave received a new order from NSWC Crane for six Dual Channel Downconverters (DCD) totaling $147,360. The DCDs are used in microwave tube (MWT) test sets at the Crane Radar Division laboratory and in MWT vendors production lines. The DCD is uniquely designed to facilitate the complex response measurements of pulsed two-port RF devices. Its compact and economical design includes a two-channel heterodyne receiver architecture that downconverts two frequency-agile, pulsed RF signals to identical fixed intermediate frequency (IF) signals without the use of a tunable oscillator. These fixed IF outputs contain amplitude and relative phase information for the signal incident upon and transmitted through the pulsed two-port device.
Dual Band Radar Systems Engineering Funding
SAM Division’s Dahlgren Operations recently received an additional $140K of incremental funding on its DBR Systems Engineering contract to continue providing Systems Engineering and Element Certification support to NSWC Dahlgren Division Electromagnetic and Sensor Systems Department (Q), Sensors Division (Q40).
Praxis NRL Space Systems Support
Praxis, Inc. was recently awarded a ceiling increase to their contract with the Naval Research Laboratory’s Space Systems Development Department. The ceiling increase was awarded in the amount of $6,250,000 bringing the total contract value up to $38,867,854 with a period of performance through December 31, 2013. Praxis is also expecting one additional increase to the ceiling for another $6,250,000 which will make the new total contract value $45,117,854. The work performed on this contract is for Satellite, Communication and Comprehensive Maritime Awareness Research and Development Services.
DARPA Phase 2 STTR on Holographic Radar Signal Processing
Connecticut Operations won a Phase 2 STTR from DARPA worth $500K to investigate holographic processing of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data collected using circular, helical, and spiral flight paths. This STTR topic was originally sponsored by AFRL but was adopted by DARPA for Phase 2. TSC is teamed with the Space Dynamics Laboratory at the Utah State University, who will collect SAR data using their recently upgraded dual-band RASAR system. TSC will investigate non-coherent and coherent processing techniques and evaluate 3-D image products using metrics defined in Phase 1.
National Park Service Follow-On
Indiana Operations was recently awarded a follow-on contract from the National Park Service to continue to support the NPS Fee Management Program in managing and securing fee collection equipment at national parks across the country. TSC has provided project management, IT management, and information assurance services to the NPS for over six years. Specific services provided include IT systems engineering, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance, and IT project management.
The contract, awarded through TSC’s Professional Engineering GSA schedule, has a period of performance of five years, with one base year and four one-year options. The initial funded value is $265K.
Marine Corps Support
TSC's Stafford Office has won an incrementally funded $4.3M contract renewal to continue support to the Marine Corps System Command (MCSC) Safety Office. TSC, partnering with SAIC, will continue to provide direct systems engineering, ESOH engineering analysis, and subject matter expertise to the Command Safety Office.
CIWS PHALANX Contract Option
The Fairfax Office Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Team was awarded $2.38M early in January. The Phalanx team has been providing high-level superior design engineering, production overhaul, logistics, and support services to the PEO IWS3G office continuously for 35 years.
IWS 1.0 Support Funding for TCE
TSC was awarded a new contract through TASC, Inc to support the Navy’s Integrated Warfare Systems (IWS 1.0) Program Office with various analyses using TSC’s Testable Component Environment (TCE) tool. The total contract value for this two year contract is $4.9M. TSC has received an initial $45K to utilize TCE to predict SPY-1 and SPQ-9B search, detect, and track performance in various at-sea test environments and TACSITs, as well as to use TCE to verify proper implementation of computer program changes in various AEGIS Baselines.
Aircraft Survivability Equipment Test Support
TSC's Alabama Operation received $1.027M in additional funding from the US Army for the support of Aircraft Survivability Equipment Test Support. TSC is providing program management services and oversight of team member test support services for the Aircraft Survivability Equipment Program Management Office at Redstone Arsenal.