Augusta Systems wins Navy contract for intelligent network

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., 24 June 2009. Augusta Systems Inc. won from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) a $1.3 million contract to test and enhance a distributed, intelligent network capable of managing single and multiple "swarms" of unmanned air, ground, and sea vehicles, unattended ground sensors, video cameras, and other devices.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., 24 June 2009. Augusta Systems Inc. won from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) a $1.3 million contract to test and enhance a distributed, intelligent network capable of managing single and multiple "swarms" of unmanned air, ground, and sea vehicles, unattended ground sensors, video cameras, and other devices.

Powered by Augusta Systems EdgeFrontier products, the intelligent network enables the vehicles and devices to act on their own, in an autonomous manner, based upon data sent from their own swarm or other swarms.

"Augusta Systems EdgeFrontier powers the intelligent convergence of data from diverse sources, providing a platform for the Navy's intelligent, swarming network," says Patrick Esposito, president and chief operating officer of Augusta Systems. "This network can help the Navy to achieve important technology objectives, including system interoperability, network-centric operations, and the enhancement of its unmanned vehicle capabilities."

Augusta Systems will support robustness and scalability testing and development of functional enhancements for the intelligent network, enabled through the Augusta Systems platform technologies.

"Through our technologies, NAVAIR can demonstrate the integration and automation of a diverse network of unmanned vehicles, sensors and other devices," Esposito says. "Importantly, this includes distributed data convergence, enabling these assets to process and share data in the field. This enhances real-time information sharing and response, an important factor in intelligent surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities."

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