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The Instrumentation Divisions of Prototyping, Instrumentation and Experimentation (NAWCAD) and Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation (NAWCWD)

Customer: Naval Air Warfare Centers (NAWCAD and NAWCWD)

SA-TECH has supported all instrumentation efforts of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Prototyping, Instrumentation, and Experimentation (PIE) Group and the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Airborne Instrumentation Systems Division (AISD) since September 2015 through two consecutive contract awards. Our support encompasses the full spectrum of instrumentation from design (engineering and drafting) to fabrication and installation, to the day-to-day support (calibration, preflight support for Test/Evaluation, postflight support). The breadth of customers that PIE supports ranges from U.S. DoD and partner nations to the occasional support of commercial projects for industry partners as well as the entertainment industry. Work is performed at three geographically-separated locations: Patuxent River, Maryland; China Lake, California; and Point Mugu, California.

Tasks Include:

  • Instrumentation Design, Fabrication and Installation
  • Wiring Harness Fabrication, Installation and Repair
  • Hardware Integration
  • Mechanical and Electrical Drafting and Drawing
  • Printed Circuit Board Design, Fabrication, and Repair
  • Fiber Optic Fabrication, Troubleshooting and Repair for Aircraft Installations
  • Data Acquisition Support
  • Test Operations Instrumentation Support Before, During, and After Flight Operations
  • Ready Issue Storeroom and Material Control
  • Administrative Support