Mikros Systems secures SBIR contract for US Navy buildings

5 May 2020 (Last Updated May 5th, 2020 16:05)

Mikros Systems has secured a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to provide facility health monitoring and prioritisation  services for the US Navy Buildings.

Mikros Systems secures SBIR contract for US Navy buildings
Mikros Systems will develop a solution to gather data from critical building infrastructure systems. Credit: Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash.

Mikros Systems has secured a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to provide facility health monitoring and prioritisation  services for the US Navy Buildings.

This $200,000 contract is a joint SBIR solicitation from NAVSEA Naval Shipyards, NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC), and USMC Logistics Command (MARCORLOGCOM).

Under the terms of the contract, Mikros Systems will develop a solution to gather data from critical building infrastructure systems, including HVAC, mechanical systems, communication systems, chillers, pumps, electrical switchgear, seismometers, and surveillance systems.

The solution will also monitor energy usage data, water level data, and other critical infrastructure systems data.

The objective of the first phase of SBIR is to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed solution. The company will develop only a limited scale system to illustrate the concept.

Mikros Systems lead engineer Jeffry McClenton said: “This new award complements the Mikros MindR system, which was developed for commercial building management applications.”

This system can be expanded to include navy facilities globally and to provide critical infrastructure monitoring whilst complying with the cybersecurity requirements of the navy.

Mikros Systems Business Development and Programmes vice-president Lori Ogles said: “This Phase I award is a great opportunity to blend Mikros’ commercial and Department of Defense business opportunities.”

Mikros Systems CEO Tom Meaney said: “We see multiple future applications for this new technology across Navy and other DOD applications.”

In November last year, the NAVSEA awarded a contract to Mikros Systems to develop an in-stride sensor degradation solution for unmanned surface vehicle (USV) and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) platforms.

Awarded under the SBIR programme for USV and UUV autonomous behaviour development, the company has been tasked to develop a Sensor In-stride Diagnostic, Correction, and Confidence Component (SID3C).