Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been selected for a Phase II contract supporting Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) under the Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. This Phase II effort allows SEA CORP to deliver improvements to existing Fleet Electronic Warfare (EW) support systems. This effort will use statistical learning techniques to aid in the classification and unique identification of modern radar emitters; furthering technology developed under SEA CORP’s previous Phase I.
The SBIR program is a three-phase program that offers incentives to businesses of less than 500 employees to allow them to capitalize on their innovative research. The purpose of Phase I is to determine the technical merit and feasibility of the proposed concept. If selected for Phase II, companies continue research from Phase I, further exploring the scientific merit and commercialization potential of the project. Lastly, Phase III focuses on commercialization, and is funded by Federal agencies, rather than the SBIR program.
Senior Vice President Craig McMillian commented, "SEA CORP is pleased to advance the state-of-the-art technology developed under our Phase I contract, and we look forward to continuing to develop innovative solutions for the U.S. Navy.”