Signal Technology Awarded Defense Contract

October 01, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Signal Technology Corp. (Danvers, MA) announced the award of a cost-plus contract valued at $4.1 million from an arm of the US Department of Defense (DOD, Washington, DC) for the first phase of a defense and homeland security electronics program. Signal Technology has been selected to lead a team from academia and industry that will design and develop a system of networked, ultra-miniaturized, micro-electronic sensors that will collect and distribute tactical and strategic data for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications.

The $4.1 million award is for the first, eight-month phase of the program, which is expected to extend through development and deployment phases over the next several years. Signal Technology will develop ultra-miniaturized module technology for the program. As prime contractor and systems integrator, Signal Technology will direct a development group that includes North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND), Paratek Microwave Inc. (Columbia, MD), Superconductor Technologies Inc. (Santa Barbara, CA), and Tessera Technologies Inc. (San Jose, CA).