Wyle has secured a contract to conduct technical evaluations on the military and commercial developmental semiconductor devices and components for the US Air Force Research Laboratory, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, US.
Awarded by the Defense Technical Information Center’s (DTIC) Reliability Information Analysis Center, the $14.9m contract requires the company to work with ARL’s Sensors Directorate, Aerospace Components and Subsystems Division and the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Nanoelectronic Materials Branch.
According to the contract, the company will provide independent technology assessments on advanced and emerging semiconductor materials, which will enable the air force to fully measure the capabilities and potential applications of new technologies.
Wyle programme manager Roger Wood said the company will collaborate with ARL’s aeronautical systems experts to work on the contract.
"This three-year contract will allow us to provide leading-edge solutions to the US Air Force’s current aeronautical challenges and will assist them in gaining a greater knowledge of device operation and degradation," Wood said.
Collaborating with the National High Reliability Electronics Virtual Center (HiREV) and other device research organisations, the company will forecast emerging electronic technologies and opportunities, evaluate requirements and perform prequalification studies.
Additionally, Wyle will validate existing qualification practices, enhance characterisation techniques, perform reliability assessments and also research new semiconductor materials and devices.
The company also received a $15m contract last month for provision of specialised system assurance and engineering product analyses, including risk management and safety analyses in development, implementation and execution of product logistics, sustainment and acquisition strategies across the aeronautical weapon systems portfolio to the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).