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ATK To Build Satellite Link Signal Generator With Sandia National Laboratories

ATK Mission research and technical services business division provides unique test source for u.S. Nuclear detection system program ATK to perform work in California and Colorado
by Staff Writers
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Aug 09, 2007
Alliant Techsystems has reported that its Mission Research and Technical Services (MRTS) business division has been awarded a $2.8 million dollar contract by Sandia National Laboratories to build a unique multi-channel test source for the U.S. Nuclear Detection System (NDS) program, with disturbed channel capabilities. The enhanced testing source substantially expands the scope of earlier modeling and simulation analysis work to include hardware development.

"This multi-channel satellite signal generator contract provides an enhanced nuclear scintillation communications test capability to our important Sandia National Laboratories customer, evolving both system flexibility and test realism," said Arde Bedjanian, vice president and general manager of MRTS.

"Beyond these important customer advances, this effort also enhances our advanced scintillation test services capability which is applicable to other related customers," according to Bedjanian.

Options for $1.2 million have been negotiated, but not yet exercised, that would extend the effort through March 2009. Work will be performed at ATK facilities in Santa Barbara, CA and Colorado Springs, CO.

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