$13.1M for Flight-Qualified VLF Receiver & Transmitter
Stanford University in Stanford, CA, is being awarded a $13.1 million cost contract for R&D to design, build, calibrate, test, and deliver a flight-qualified very low frequency receiver and transmitter. Very Low Frequency (VLF) communications transmitters use digital signals to communicate with submerged missile ans attack submarines on at frequencies of 3-30 kHz. The supporting infrastructure for these submarines includes connectivity links such as the Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), Very Low Frequency (VLF), and TACAMO Airborne VLF communications systems.
Work will be performed at Stanford University in Stanford, CA and Lockheed Martin Corp. in Palo Alto, CA. Solicitation began March 2004, negotiations were completed May 2005, and work will be complete by March 2009. The Headquarters Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA issued the contract (FA8718-05-C-0027).