Defense awards $3M contract to Camgian Microsystems

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has received a $3-million contract award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as part of its Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program.

The award, the company’s second RIF program award, will fund advancements to Camgian’s low-power, networked sensor technologies and support integration with the Army’s Standard Ground Station (SGS) and Cerberus system.

Through this contract, Camgian will collaborate with SRI International and SENTEL Corporation to further advance the technology.

The RIF program is designed to accelerate innovative technologies, primarily from small businesses, into military systems that resolve DOD operational challenges. The program goals support DOD’s emphasis on rapid, responsive acquisition and the engagement of small, innovative businesses in solving defense needs. The Defense Authorization Act established the program in 2011, appropriating $200 million for this year. More than 2,200 white papers were submitted in response to the request for proposals. From those white papers, only 86 proposed projects were funded, including Camgian’s project.

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