Augusta to tackle Navy sensor work

Augusta Systems Inc. has won a Navy contract valued at up to $10 million for the technological infrastructure for a network of sensors and unmanned vehicles.

The three-year contract, for the Navy's Naval Air Systems Command, calls on the company to provide the architecture for decentralized, intelligent networks. The sensors and vehicles will provide battlefield intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

"The capabilities of military personnel can be greatly enhanced by a network-centric approach to data collection, processing, and communication," said Patrick Esposito, president and chief operating officer of Augusta Systems. "Under a network-centric approach, every sensor, device or vehicle becomes a node in a distributed, intelligent network. Instead of relying upon centralized processing and communication, or laborious data integration, this next-generation network cuts out the middleman, so to speak, and gets critical information wherever it needs to go as quickly and efficiently as possible."

The Navy has already built a demonstration network using a combination of Augusta technologies and products from other companies, including Motorola Corp. and ITT Corp.

Augusta is based in Morgantown, W.Va.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.