ISL News

Two New Products Unveiled at 2016 IEEE Radar Conference in Philadelphia

ISL unveiled two new “one-of-a-kind” products at this year’s IEEE Radar Conference (2-6 MAY) in Philadelphia, PA. The first is a new cloud based version of our high-fidelity RF modeling and simulation capability.
The second allows a radar unit to interact in real-time with this high-fidelity environmental emulation! See the Real-Time Electro-Magnteic Environmental Simulator (RTEMES) in action!

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Major Manufacturing Milestone

ISL is pleased to announce that our company has reached a significant milestone. Our Transition, Manufacturing and Sustainment Operations (TMSO) received its initial AS9100 Rev C Certification of Registration! This will enable ISL to be listed in the OASIS supplier database, a recognized source of aerospace industry suppliers.

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First ever demonstration of ISL MIMO radar on the Telephonics ZPY-4!

Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., with its partner Telephonics has
successfully conducted a flight test of its ZPY-4 UAV radar that
demonstrates for the first time a new MIMO radar mode that effectively
doubles the size and capacity of the antenna at a fraction of the cost of
a conventional phased array. The work was supported under a Phase II DARPA
SBIR.

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Georegistered Full Motion Video SBIR Awarded to ISL

The Surveillance and Communications Research Operation of ISL has been awarded a continued development SBIR Phase II.5 contract, jointly funded by the US Navy and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to enhance the current ISL SBIR Precision Georegistration and Targeting Application (PGTA) development to automatically produce georegistered full motion video (FMV) in real-time. A wide variety of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) carrying various sensors are increasingly deployed on today’s battlefield for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. These UAV platforms provide a wealth of ISR data mainly captured with video sensors. These video sensors provide considerable amounts of data for exploitation, suitable for various types of assisted and autonomous processing including target recognition, tracking, contextual scene analysis, aimpoint generation, forensic analysis, and behavioral characterization. Generally the smaller UAVs do not have existing sensor models and sensor pointing direction may not be well known. These limitations make associating accurate position information with the FMV difficult using current techniques.

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GTRI and Trex Enterprises visit ISL to Discuss Strategic Partnering

On January 6th, our San Diego group (Defense/Manufacturing) hosted a visit to discuss strategic partnerships for advanced technology design, prototyping low rate initial production (LRIP), and full rate production. Attendees included Dr. William (“Bill”) Melvin, Director, Sensors and Intelligent Systems Directorate, Dr. Jinendra Ranka, President, Trex Enterprises Inc., and Mr. Michael Brinkmann, P.E., Principal Research Engineer and Division Chief.

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ISL Appoints New President and CEO Dr. Joseph Guerci

Dr. Guerci has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology research and development in government, industrial, and academic settings. His government service included a 7 year term with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in which he held the positions of Program Manager, Deputy Office Director, and finally Director of the Special Projects Office (SPO). In these capacities, Dr. Guerci was involved in the inception, research, development, execution, and ultimately transition of next generation multidisciplinary technologies.

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Intelligence, Exploitation, Targeting, and Surveillance

Information Systems Laboratories and BAE have received contracts to support intelligence exploitation systems. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts, awarded by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCMD) in China Lake, California, are for Intelligence Exploitation and Targeting Systems (IEST), including “development and fielding of prototypes related to future systems or the sustainment of deployed systems.” Under this effort ISL will deliver IETS or components in accordance with orders issued under the contract. The contractor shall perform systems engineering analysis, software design and product reviews, system and software development, integration, testing, installation, operation, training, sustaining engineering and help desk technical assistance. It is anticipated that approximately 80-90% of the orders will require the contractor to produce and deliver new or upgraded IETS or components. The contractor shall perform technical studies and trade-off analyses, as well as evaluations of capabilities and requirements in supporting the definition of requirements and capabilities for future CGS-based IETS systems and/or implementations.

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ISL Trains NASA Personnel in Accident Precursor Analysis

ISL conducted a two-day tutorial in Houston, TX on Feb 17 & 18 to train safety and mission assurance (S&MA) personnel in the application of accident precursor analysis (APA) in a bid to further improve Space Shuttle safety by garnering better insights from anomalies that occur during flight missions. The tutorial was attended by around 15 NASA civil servants and support contractors and included discussion of the fundamental methodologies, examples from pilot studies, team exercises that allowed participants to apply what they learned, and hands-on training using ISL’s DAnGERS tool.

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