Press Release

SGI Federal, U.S. Air Force Space Warfare Center Sign Cooperative Research And Development Agreement

By SpaceRef Editor
October 29, 2001
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CRADA Will Further Space Warfare Center’s Ability to Provide Support to Area Commanders

SGI Federal, a wholly owned
subsidiary of SGI, today announced that it has entered into a
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force
Space Warfare Center for the development, testing and evaluation of selected
command and control technologies, decision support systems and display
technologies.

The goal of the CRADA is to create enhanced, integrated solutions that
will improve space support to area commanders. The Air Force Space Warfare
Center (SWC) is chartered with the research and development of technologies
that will enhance the utilization of space assets to the warfighters.

Under the CRADA, SGI Federal and the SWC will develop and integrate into
the SWC testbed the capability to acquire, download and ingest space data
assets in real time for the purpose of providing commanders an integrated and
enhanced common operating picture (COP). Additional modern command, control,
communications, computer and information (C4I) technologies will be examined
for possible integration into the enhanced COP.

SGI Federal and the SWC will cooperatively explore technologies that will
enable commanders to make quicker decisions and enhance space support of area
operations. Further research will examine the feasibility of integrating
unmanned aerial vehicle-type video in real time and display that imagery in
context with the enhanced COP.

“SGI Federal will benefit from this CRADA by exposing SGI technologies to
an experimental operational environment and by gaining experience in
operational requirements,” said Anthony Robbins, president, SGI Federal.
“Further benefit will be gained by applying that experience in the development
of new technologies and solutions for use in military and other U.S.
government operations.”

SGI Federal was created in April 2000 to further strengthen SGI’s
commitment to U.S. federal government customers. The subsidiary is
headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., with offices nationwide.

SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, is the world’s leading provider of
high-performance computing, complex data management and visualization
products, services and solutions that enable its technical and creative
customers to gain strategic and competitive advantages in their core
businesses. Whether being used to design and build safer cars and airplanes,
discover new medications and oil reserves, help us to understand and better
predict the weather, entertain us with thrilling movie special effects or
provide mission-critical support for government defense, SGI(TM) systems and
expertise are empowering a world of innovation and discovery. The company,
located on the Web at www.sgi.com, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.,
and has offices worldwide.

NOTE:
Silicon Graphics is a registered trademark and SGI and the SGI logo
are trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein
are the property of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT:
    Greg Slabodkin, +1-301-595-2618, or [email protected], or SGI PR
    Hotline, +1-650-933-7777, both of SGI, fax, 650-932-0737.

  • SpaceRef staff editor.