TUSTIN, CA – Brandywine Communications has been awarded a $10,000 prize from the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) for their expertise in the field of Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) as part of the first Palmetto Tech Bridge Prize Challenge, an initiative aimed at continuing the Navy’s expansion of collaborative off-base ecosystems of innovation.
The open public competition selected three companies that presented promising technologies in the areas of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT).
“We were very pleased with the innovation displayed with these technological concepts,” said Don Sallee, NIWC Atlantic’s acquisition planning services manager. “The ideas these industry partners are proposing will further accelerate our efforts to provide warfighters the automated systems and precision PNT they need to win the information war.”
The NIWC Atlantic-funded prize challenge was organized by the Palmetto Tech Bridge and administered through the General Services Administration’s challenge.gov platform.
In recent years, more federal agencies are turning to prize challenges as a way to crowdsource technical concepts and solutions directly from the public. Dual-use capabilities developed by the Palmetto Tech Bridge meet the technological needs of both the national defense and regional economy sectors.
“We at Brandywine Communications’ have decades of collective experience in the field of PNT that we were able to bring to bear for this challenge,” said Alyona Diachenko, Brandywine’s Vice President of Sales. “Our customer-driven approach enables us to have an agile approach to the field, enabling us to take advantage of new technologies and innovations rapidly.”
The Palmetto Tech Bridge, the sixth U.S. Navy tech bridge to be established in 2019 under the Naval Agility Office (NavalX), engages everyone from private industry to academia to work together to solve complex Navy problems in numerous arenas, including cybersecurity, autonomous systems, 5G communications and advanced manufacturing.
“The Palmetto Tech Bridge provides an agile approach to identifying technology solutions alongside civilian innovators,” said Peter C. Reddy, NIWC Atlantic executive director. “To build a more lethal, resilient and rapidly innovating Naval and joint force, it’s critical to engage these commercial entities and work hard at turning the ingenuity of Americans from various industries and perspectives into the U.S. military’s latest technologies.”
As a part of Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, NIWC Atlantic provides systems engineering and acquisition to deliver information warfare capabilities to the naval, joint and national warfighter through the acquisition, development, integration, production, test, deployment, and sustainment of interoperable command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, cyber and information technology capabilities.
About Brandywine Communications
Founded in 1995, Brandywine is a leading designer and manufacturer of mission critical time and frequency systems for the military and infrastructure markets. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and United Kingdom and its products are sold globally.