Essex awarded $2.4 million U.S. Department of Defense contract

August 26, 2002--Essex Corp., a developer of hyperfine WDM and signal processing algorithms using optoelectronic processors, announced a multiphase contract under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA), Analog Optical Signal Processing (AOSP) program.

Aug 26th, 2002

Essex Corp., a developer of hyperfine WDM and signal processing algorithms using optoelectronic processors, announced a multiphase contract under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA), Analog Optical Signal Processing (AOSP) program.

Phase I of the contract, funded at $105,000 (GFY 2002), includes application and architecture studies and a hardware demonstration.

"This DARPA contract award demonstrates the wide range of commercial and government applications for the family of products related to hyperfine WDM technology" says Leonard Moodispaw, chief executive officer at Essex. "Additionally, this is another recent 'smart revenue' award in which government funding complements and enhances our legacy optical signal processing technology as well as our initiative to develop a family of commercial products."

The objective for the Essex AOSP project is to develop the advanced optical signal processing capabilities of the high-resolution hyperfine WDM technology for electronic warfare and signal intelligence applications. Contract options for phases II and III will, when funded, include system prototype design, fabrication, environmental testing, and field trials.

For more information about Essex Corp. (Columbia, MD), visit the company's website at www.essexcorp.com or email to: info@essexcorp.com.

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