Lockheed Martin Awards OEwaves Second Phase of Contract for Key Microwave Photonics Technology for US Army Applications
OEwaves to extend collaboration with Lockheed Martin in support of a contract from the U.S. Army Research and Development Command’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.
(June 6, 2008) OEwaves, Inc. has been awarded phase II of an earlier contract by Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors, in support of a Science and Technology contract from the U.S. Army Research Development and Development Command’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to develop and demonstrate critical technologies that bridge the gap between existing capabilities and the Army vision for future protection capabilities. In this phase, OEwaves will deliver multiple brass board hardware as part of a complete program with a potential total value of approximately $5 million.
OEwaves’ unique microwave photonic technology simplifies the architecture of conventional microwave techniques by addressing the critical need to substantially reduce its size and power requirements. This is accomplished through the patented technology of ultra-high quality factor crystalline whispering gallery mode optical resonators. The small footprint of the product being developed serves to optimize the effectiveness of Lockheed Martin missile products and can impact other small platforms.
“We are pleased to be moving forward in this challenging and exciting program,” said Lute Maleki, President and CEO of OEwaves. “We look forward to continuing our record of success with this new phase.”
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion. For additional information, please visit www.lockheedmartin.com.
About OEwaves, Inc.
OEwaves, Inc. headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., is a leader in innovative microwave photonic products and solutions. OEwaves develops and offers state-of-the-art technologies and products in support of radar, communications, and test and measurement systems for military and commercial markets. OEwaves was founded in 2000 and has licensed the exclusive rights to over 20 patents and applications for the company’s core technologies from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), which operates the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA. For additional information, please visit www.oewaves.com.