September 14, 2006 (by Jeff Hollenbeck) - SenarioTek, LLC, a small business in California, has been awarded a contract by the Radio Systems business of Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector to produce the F-22 Signal Routing and Conditioning Elements (SRCEs).
Lt. Col. James Hecker flies over Fort Monroe (Virgina, USA) before delivering the first operational F-22A Raptor #03-4042 to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 12. This is the first of 26 Raptors to be delivered to the 27th Fighter Squadron. The Raptor program is managed by the F-22A System Program Office at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Colonel Hecker is the squadron's commander. [U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker]
The SRCEs are a part of the Integrated Support System used to evaluate and measure the operational capability of the F-22 Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) system. The contract involves design and integration of the signal routing and conditioning elements that will form a large-scale, flexible platform for testing the fighter plane's CNI avionics.
"We take pride in being able to provide an effective and innovative solution that meets Northrop Grumman's requirements," said Simi Ghiasvand, president and CEO of SenarioTek. "This was the culmination of a collaborative effort between the two organizations, as our team worked very well with Northrop Grumman's engineering team."
"Northrop Grumman is committed to diversity in our supplier base," said Mikal Aziz, small business liaison officer at Radio Systems. "We fully recognize the value that this small, woman-owned business brings to Radio Systems, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. government customers we serve. We look forward to working with Ms. Ghiasvand and her team to help SenarioTek maximize this opportunity."
SenarioTek is an industry leader in providing custom RF and MW test interface and system integration solutions that enhance customer test capabilities.