Anteon Corporation, an information technology and e-business solutions company, has announced that it has been awarded a contract for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) engineering and technical services by the US Naval Surface Warfare Centre (NSWC). The contract is valued at $21 million over five years.
Under the contract, Anteon will support the Dahlgren Laboratory’s EMC/EMI control program throughout the entire weapon system life cycle, from concept development and engineering prototyping, through production and deployment.
EMI – electrical signals or emissions that are said to cause an undesired response in a weapons system – can be conducted through common wiring or received through radiated signals from other equipment.
EMI is often said to be mistaken for equipment failure and Anteon will support efforts to identify and eliminate EMI vulnerability early in a system’s design. The company will also evaluate the electromagnetic compatibility of shipboard systems.
According to a statement, work under the contract will support the Navy’s amphibious assault, carrier and Aegis ship building programs, as well as command, control and communications (C3) initiatives such as Co-operative Engagement Capability (CEC) and Combat Direction Finding (CDF).
Anteon will also support EMI testing in the Navy’s STANDARD Missile, Advanced Medium Range Air- to- Air Missile (AMRAAM), and Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) programs.