$7 Million Contract Awarded to SEA CORP of Middletown, Rhode Island to Support Navy Weapons Analysis Facility.

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has just been awarded a five-year, $7 million contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island to support the Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles, and Defensive Systems Department. Under this contract, SEA CORP will provide support to the Weapons Analysis Facility in the following areas: Research and Development, System/Process/Software Engineering, Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation and Analysis, System Design Documentation, Technical Data Support, Development, Programming, and Network Support.

This award represents new work for SEA CORP and signifies a key feat in the increasingly competitive local business environment. SEA CORP, as the prime contractor, will coordinate services to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Subcontractors contributing to this effort include Mikel, Raytheon BBN Technologies, and Predicate Logic.

 “SEA CORP is enthusiastic about the opportunity to expand our support to NUWC in the Undersea Vehicles Simulation and Analysis Branch. This new work is a result of the hard work and dedication of the employees in our core business areas of systems and software engineering of submarine electronics systems. We are eager to provide our exceptional support to this department” said Dave Cadorette, SEA CORP’s Vice President for Business Development.

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  The company provides a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  They are headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park. SEA CORP employs about 360 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Awarded Phase I Missile Defense Agency Small Business Innovation Contract

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Awarded Phase I Missile Defense Agency Small Business Innovation Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been selected for a Phase I contract supporting the Missile Defense Agency under the Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. This Phase I effort will give SEA CORP the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for restraining and deploying multiple payloads for missile defense applications.

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 Lussier commented, "This award highlights SEA CORP’s focus on innovation and provides an important opportunity for the company to develop new concepts and products in support of the U.S. Department of Defense.”

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  They provide a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  The company is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  They employ about 350 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP Successfully Demonstrates Underwater Launcher

During December of 2014, SEA CORP successfully conducted testing of their newly designed Energy Adaptive Gas Launch & Eject System (EAGLES) prototype at NSWC-Crane, IN.  The sub-scale ejector system was designed, built and tested to validate SEA CORP ballistic model predictions for a notional underwater missile ejector system.  For this sub-scale prototype version, the launch tube was 19” in diameter and 10’ long with a payload (missile shape) that was 1000lbs.  The ejector system uses multiple COTS automotive airbag inflators precisely controlled for ignition by an electronics module; thus creating an optimum pressure curve for the entire stroke of the missile ejection process.  The ejector can handle up to 64 inflators and launch payloads over 4000lbs, but for this testing only six inflators were required to achieve these results.  SEA CORP engineers chose appropriate inflators from the automotive industry and designed the entire ejector and associated electronics to meet customer specifications for a sub-scale ejector design.

The system was first tested with a land based firing and then moved to an underwater posture, per customer requirements. The 1000lb payload was ejected and the recorded test data soundly validates the SEA CORP model predictions. The remaining testing for this effort is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2015.

$30 Million Contract Award to SEA CORP of Middletown, Rhode Island to Support Navy Electromagnetic Systems

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has just been awarded a three-year, $30 Million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to support the Electromagnetic Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.  SEA CORP is the prime contractor leading a team with 9 subcontractors that will provide support services in the areas of System Engineering Design, Development, & Evaluation; Software Engineering & Product Development; Testing & Maintenance; Information Assurance; Development of Technical Program Documentation; Development & Preparation of Communication Materials to support Design & Engineering efforts; Land-Based Facility and Shipboard Installation & Removal of Prototypes; Troubleshooting, Testing, & Support of Prototypes; and Library and Database Development.

This award represents a follow-on effort for SEA CORP and signifies a key feat in the increasingly competitive local business environment. SEA CORP, as the prime contractor, will coordinate services to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.  SEA CORP has committed to a range of small business goals that will greatly enhance the small business participation in Navy systems support.

Larry Willner, SEA CORP’s President said, “This contract represents our continuing efforts to provide technical expertise to the Navy in support of the development of systems that help ensure the superiority of our naval forces. This contract will allow us to help the Navy to quickly respond to the current needs of our forces and also help develop Electromagnetic Systems for the future.  We specifically chose teaming partners that include small businesses to provide technical expertise in specific technologies, as well as those that leverage the capabilities of large companies, and offer a significantly wide range of services and flexibility.”   

 

Senior Vice President David Lussier commented, “This award is very significant for NUWC, SEA CORP and the U.S. Navy submarine force. The Next Generation Architecture design of the future Electronic Surveillance System for submarines is well underway and SEA CORP has been an integral part of it through prior and existing support contracts to NUWC. Now that we have won this follow-on contract, we are confident to carry on in our key role of assisting the Navy with the introduction of this exciting and very improved EW capability to the submarine fleet.”

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  They provide a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  The company is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  They employ about 350 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

The subcontractors on the contract will be:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
  • CYDECOR
  • GDIT
  • Progeny
  • Rite Solutions
  • SAIC
  • Sonalysts
  • Tele-Consultants, Inc.
  • TRH Technologies, Inc.

SEA CORP of Middletown, RI Awarded $20 Million Navy Small Business Innovation Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has been awarded a five-year, $20 Million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command under the Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.  SEA CORP will support the Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island.  SEA CORP, with the help of Middletown's McLaughlin Research Corporation, will continue to develop and update an innovative process to collect and analyze submarine electronic, weapons and other combat system test data. The process utilizes state-of-the-art software routines that make collection of data much more efficient, reducing the time required to analyze the effectiveness of systems, improve system certifications, and develop improvements.

The SBIR program offers incentives to businesses of less than 500 employees to allow them to capitalize on their innovative research. This contract is one of two SBIR contracts that SEA CORP currently holds that have been selected as Navy SBIR Success Stories that showcase the best efforts in the SBIR program.  SEA CORP has also been awarded the prestigious SBIR National Level Tibbetts Award for SBIR innovation excellence.

“This is a continuation of the support we have provided to the Navy in this area for many years,” said Mac McDevitt, SEA CORP’s Senior Vice President for Combat Systems. “We are glad to continue our support in a warfare area that helps enable improvement in the quality of test and evaluation of submarine non propulsion electronic systems. Test and evaluation is critical to successful introduction of operational capabilities to the fleet.”

SEA CORP President Larry Willner added, "This award underscores one of SEA CORP's core competencies in the ability be innovative and develop new products that have a real impact in the effectiveness of our Naval Forces."  

SEA CORP, a locally-owned Rhode Island business, was founded in Newport in 1981.  They provide a wide variety of systems and engineering services primarily to Government customers.  The company is headquartered in Middletown’s Aquidneck Corporate Park.  They employ about 350 professionals including engineers, scientists, technicians and management support personnel.

SEA CORP Awarded $5.8 Million Contract in Support of Navy Trainer Systems

Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP) of Middletown has just been awarded a five-year, $5.8 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to support the Combat Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.  SEA CORP will provide trainer systems support services in the areas of System Engineering and Prototyping, Certification and Regression Testing, Verification and Validation, Software and Hardware Configuration Management, System Administration, System Deployment, and Program Integration.

This award represents new work for SEA CORP and signifies a key feat in the increasingly competitive local business environment. SEA CORP, as the prime contractor, will coordinate services to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.  Mikel, a local small business, along with Predicate Logic, a San Diego based small business, will also provide support for this work as subcontractors.

 “We are glad to have the opportunity to support the NUWC submarine trainer systems programs. This new work is a result of the success of our core business areas of systems engineering and test and evaluation of submarine non propulsion electronics systems,” said Dave Cadorette, SEA CORP’s Vice President for Business Development.