Functional Area: 3.1 Research and Development Support
Mathtech is the current Inter-Communications Systems (ICS) supplier for the Navy’s new E-2D aircraft under subcontract to the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Mathtech completed several prime Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contracts for NAVAIR PMA-231 to support the E-2C Hawkeye and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft ICS. The first ICS SBIR contract was to develop a concept for a digital audio ICS to replace the AIC-14 that was in use on the E-2C aircraft. Based on our Phase I SBIR performance, Mathtech was awarded a Phase II contract to build a demonstration model of a wireless interface to allow an operator to remain in communications as if a corded headset were being used. It also incorporates voice commands to make radio and control selections that were previously accomplished through physical action.