NAVSYS Corporation to be Honored as 2007 Tibbetts
Award Winner For Talon NAMATH Program
Colorado Springs, CO, October 8, 2007 NAVSYS Corporation
of Colorado Springs CO has been selected as a winner of the
Tibbetts Awards. Dr. Alison Brown, President & CEO
of NAVSYS, will receive the award on Oct. 10 at the award
ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Named for Roland Tibbetts—the person acknowledged as
the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
program—these prestigious, national awards are made
annually to those small firms, projects, organizations, and
individuals judged to exemplify the very best in SBIR achievement.
NAVSYS Corporation is one of 55 companies in the U.S. to receive
this award and was selected from over 4,000 companies that
receive contracts and grants under the SBIR Program each year.
NAVSYS Corporation is receiving the Tibbetts Award in recognition
for its development of the Talon NAMATH Program. NAVSYS had
previously developed a system to generate and supply more
precise GPS Ephemeris (PGE) data for use in critical military
operations. The Talon NAMATH Program delivers that data directly
to the warfighter in the field and is operational in Iraq
The delivered system was developed and fielded in less than
a year, a remarkable accomplishment made possible by NAVSYS’
exceptional expertise in GPS and enterprise systems, the involvement
of the military users, and the SBIR contract program. The
system is widely recognized for its contribution to our warfighters
because of its ability to increase the precision of GPS equipment
without additional cost and impact to fielded systems. Greater
GPS accuracy supplied to warfighters means smaller bombs,
fewer sorties, less collateral damage, fewer losses, safer
transit of minefields, safer landings, etc. In other words,
it can be a very large force multiplier.
NAVSYS provides high-quality technical products and services
in GPS hardware design, systems engineering, systems analysis,
and software design. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Alison Brown,
NAVSYS is dedicated to promoting the use of GPS in a wide
variety of commercial and military applications. It offers
services in three primary areas: GPS, Inertial Navigation
Systems, and Communications Systems. For more information
on NAVSYS Corporation, see www.navsys.com.
The complete list of winners can be found at www.tibbetts.org.
Since its inception in 1995, SBTC (www.sbtc.org)
has played a crucial role in promoting congressional legislation
and federal regulations that aid small, technology-based companies—including
re-authorization of the SBIR program.
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