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Verus Research awarded 5-year, $11 million “HPM Effects” contract

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, has awarded Verus Research an $11,000,000, 5-year, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to research high-power electromagnetics effects on analog and digital electronic systems.

Also known as the “RDH-1 Call 6 HPM Effects” contract, the scope of work applies to all aspects of assessing the effectiveness of high power microwave (HPM) systems, including empirical effects testing, effectiveness modeling, predictive effects, battle damage assessment, and emerging technologies.

Verus Research Chief Technology Officer, Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, noted the company’s team of experts will creatively employ their advanced capabilities in basic research, design, development, instrumentation, testing, modeling, and simulation to achieve important advancements that bolster the Nation’s security.

Please see the related coverage in Military & Aerospace Electronics at http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2017/10/electronics-killing-hpem-weapons.html.

Verus Research awarded 3-year, $4.39 million “Agile HPRF” contract

Verus Research has been awarded a 3-year, $4.39 million contract to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren Division) with Frequency Agile High Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) Source Development, also known as “Agile HPRF.”  The contract vehicle is administered via the Department of Defense (DoD) Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC).

Under Agile HPRF, Verus Research will upgrade Dahlgren’s Ground Mobile High Power Microwave test bed and provide novel prime power, pulse power, HPRF source, and antenna concepts for future systems.  Efforts will include HPRF modeling and simulation, as well as a significant amount of hardware development, installation, and testing.

Some of these activities are planned to occur at Verus Research’s new Midway Park laboratory facility.

According to Verus Research Chief Technology Officer Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, “this award is the culmination of a significant team effort, expanding Verus Research capabilities into HPRF system design, development, and testing.”

$2.3 Million High Power Electromagnetic Transitions Task Order Awarded to Verus Research

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate has awarded Verus Research a $2.3 million task order for High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) Transitions.  This work is part of a previously awarded and significantly larger indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

The “Transitions” effort examines existing and emerging HPEM technologies that can be integrated into existing and future employment platforms.  The focus is on the planning capability concepts (PCCs) that will describe the technology, as well as the capabilities and performance of candidate integrated platforms.

Based on the PCCs, Verus Research will perform operational utility assessments to determine the effectiveness of the concept and its impact on mission operations.  The HPEM concept assessment and technical studies will then be used to determine the technical areas requiring further development and the risk mitigation efforts to be pursued in order to demonstrate the technical capability.