2260 S. Meredith, Santa Maria, CA, 93455
15 August 2017, SANTA MARIA, CA – Space Information Laboratories (SIL) (http://www.spaceinformationlabs.com/ ), is a leading provider of high-end Li-Ion Polymer Intelli-Pack® Batteries, VBITS GPS Tracking and Autonomous Flight Termination Systems (AFTS), Intelli-Avionics®, Space Based Range and MIL-STD CubeSat 6U to 27U Bus products for DOD programs of national significance. SIL’s Vehicle Based Independent Tracking System (VBITS) was first developed for MDA missiles (2006-2008) and ULA’s Atlas and Delta Rockets (2008-2011) for GPS Tracking, and has successfully flown many times without loss of GPS receiver lock for real-time Range Safety. SIL’s VBITS Patent #5,739,787 included AFTS to eliminate the need for ground range instrumentation (Radar & Flight Termination Systems) to track and destroy a rocket, and thus reduce launch cost. MDA is funding SIL to develop an AFTS for missiles and reentry vehicles to support the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
“SIL’s VBITS AFTS technology will enable MDA to support advanced missile salvo and reentry vehicle missions, and reduce DOD range and sea-based ground instrumentation assets required for test missions, and save significant cost. SIL’s developing a VBITS AFTS with reduced Space, Weight and Power (SWAP) using state-of-the-art GPS Receivers, IMU, radiation tolerant, single event upset immune and high reliability electronics that meet MDA PMAP REVB requirements.”
The design, manufacturing and Space qualification is performed at Space Information Labs facility in Santa Maria, CA. The MDA contract # HQ014717C7439 will allow SIL to develop a reduced SWAP VBITS AFTS to support the MDA mission, and allow other commercial small launch vehicle companies thru a FAA Safety approval use the technology once fully Range Safety Space Qualified and flight tested with our MDA customer. “We are extremely proud to work with the Missile Defense Agency to support their mission” stated Edmund Burke, SIL CEO.”
About Space Information Laboratories
Headquartered in Santa Maria, CA near Vandenberg AFB, SIL is a world-class small business supplier of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical programs for the MDA, NAVAIR, USAF, DARPA, Aerospace Industry, and other U. S. Government Agencies. SIL’s expertise includes development and production of Li-Ion Polymer Intelli-Pack® batteries, Intelli-Avionics®, Mil-STD CubeSat 6U to 27U Bus, VBITS GPS Tracking and Autonomous Flight Termination System, and GEO/LEO BLOS Satellite Communication Systems for aerospace vehicles. SIL is AS9100C Quality Management System certified to design, manufacture and test flight units. More information about SIL can be found at www.spaceinformationlabs.com
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Edmund Burke, 805-925-9010