Lockheed Martin Gets $92.8M for Integrated Submarine Imaging System
Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors in Manassas, VA won a $92.8 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System (ISIS) and for the production of 10 AN/BVY-1(V)1 integrated control and display cabinets.
ISIS integrates visual and digital imagery into submarine periscopes. It provides all-weather, visual, and electronic search, digital image management, indication, warning, and platform architecture interface capabilities for the SSN 688 Los Angeles Class, SSN 21 Seawolf Class, the SSGN Ohio Class, and the SSN 774 Virginia Class submarines, with potential application to the SSBN Trident Class submarines and other submarines.
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The ISIS system [PDF] replaces the optical light path of existing submarine periscopes with a system that integrates new periscope mounted high-resolution cameras and fiber optic digital imagery, while allowing images to continue to be viewed via the optical path. A conning officer would manipulate an outboard camera with a joystick while observing the digital video on a computer monitor.
An onboard suite of video processing equipment allows the display and analysis of video images on existing submarine control room tactical displays. The image can be shared with the combat team on various displays aboard the submarine.
The ISIS system provides submarine operators with image enhancement capabilities and analysis tools for both real time and recorded imagery; supplied active and passive range finding control; and recording, storage and recall capabilities for imagery and associated data. Infrared cameras provide enhancements to the images, which can be transmitted off the submarine to other naval and joint forces.
The ISIS architecture enables the addition of future capabilities as they become available, such as technologies developed from the SSN 774 (Virginia) class photonics program.
Lockheed Martin developed the ISIS in collaboration with Kollmorgen Electro Optical in Northampton, MA.
Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will provide design, development, testing, reverse engineering, technology insertion/ refreshment, engineering services, field engineering services, and system support for the ISIS. The company will perform work in Manassas, VA (33%); Fairfax, VA (33%); Cape Canaveral, FL (9%); Waterford, CT (6%); Atlanta, GA (5%); Arlington, VA (4%); Northampton, MA (4%); Woodbridge, VA (3%); Johnstown, PA (2%); and Middletown, RI (1%); and expects to complete it by March 2011. This contract was competitively procured with 3 proposals received via the FedBizOpps website by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC (N00024-09-C-6247).