Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been selected for a second Phase II contract supporting Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) under the Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. This second Phase II effort will give SEA CORP the opportunity to enhance its Portable Weapon Launch System (PWLS) components. By extending the technology developed under SEA CORP’s previous Phase I and first Phase II, this effort will provide the Navy the ability to develop components that support advanced development and demonstration of AN/BYG-1 payload integration prototypes.
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 David Cadorette commented, "This award highlights SEA CORP’s innovative vision and provides an important opportunity for the company to continue to develop cutting edge technology in support of the U.S. Navy.”