The Expeditionary Missions Consortium-Crane supports the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) under an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) collaboration to engage industry and academia to perform basic, applied, and advanced research projects, and prototype projects in support of current and future needs related to Expeditionary Missions Technologies. The consortium will address requirements in the areas of Power & Energy Systems; Specialized Munitions; Weapon Systems; Maneuver, Surveillance, & Engagement; Integrated Software; Command, Control, Communications and Information (C3i) & Cyber; and Electro-Optic Technology. ATI is excited about creating this new consortium to support NSWC Crane’s research and prototyping initiatives. Join EMC2 to access business and research opportunities focused on research, development, testing, and integrating complex systems across a broad range of technology areas and disciplines.


EMC2 engages industry and academia to advance innovation, leverage emerging technologies, and enhance the DOD’s Expeditionary Warfare Technology .

Specific technology focus areas include:

Development, demonstration, and exploitation of technologies, algorithms, and methods that expands the ability and improves microelectronics test and verification methodologies in support of verifying the trust and assurance of parts.

Development, demonstration, and exploitation of technologies, algorithms, and methods that expand the ability of a computer to learn from data, other computers, or sensors, without human intervention. Machine Learning computers can improve themselves from data, knowledge, experience and interaction with other computers. A computer with machine learning capabilities will use elements of statistics, knowledge science, computer science/systems, natural language processing, large database construction and management, and planning and control to improve its ability to suggest or predict outcomes of situations.

Development, demonstration, and exploitation of technologies, algorithms, and methods that expands the ability and improves sensors operating in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Development, demonstration, and exploitation of technologies, algorithms, and methods that expands the ability for assured and immediate access to domestic production of advanced microelectronics and disruptive research and development investments to surpass the impending limitations of Moore’s Law on silicon microelectronics.  Innovative designs, models and prototypes are desired to enhance Electronic design automation (EDA) Tools; reverse engineering tools and demonstrations; intellectual property (IP) capture and library development; develop & demonstrate IP protection techniques, processes and prototypes; system on chip (SOC) development,  prototyping, demonstration and capability insertion; obfuscation development and prototyping; hardware Trojan evaluation, test development & prototype demonstration; and image process development, prototype demonstration & automation.

Develop standards and practices to foster commercial development of secure, trusted and assured parts. Document and promulgate security-enhancing design practices across government, industry, and academia in the areas of standard program outreach material; standard training material; Government and industry standards and best practices; and self-service libraries of standards and best practices.

Develop prototype technologies that will result in alternative materials or surrogate (next generation) materials for those no longer available from a source that meets the trust requirements of U.S. Military programs. Materials, electronics packaging technologies, or processes that improve the performance, reliability, or availability of high-power RF amplifiers, Expeditionary Warfare systems, and Electronic Warfare systems.  Efforts include prototype hardware or materials demonstrating the developed technology. Areas of interest include: defense manufacturing parts, radomes, batteries, munitions, metamaterials, tools and capabilities applicable to microelectronics, printed circuit boards, wave guides, amplifiers, RF apertures, and interconnects.

Develop advanced prototype microelectronic components and systems for use in multispectral sensors, high-power RF amplifiers, navigation, precision timing, and communications systems.  This includes the development of algorithms, measurement techniques, hardware, software, and techniques to validate the reliability and maintainability for DoD required systems and components. Interest in counterfeit electronics component detection technology and mitigation techniques.

Develop and demonstrate virtual prototype models to support the component, system, engagement, and mission level.  Includes prototypes that allow the interconnection of hardware in the loop with computer models and/or the use of virtual and augmented reality. Applications may include defense weapon system supply chain risk management (SCRM), electronic warfare engagements, Expeditionary Warfare Technologies and engagements, cyber vulnerability threat analysis, and innovative uses of technology to achieve military advantage.

Spectrum Warfare Technologies related to cognitive/adaptive, distributed/networked multispectral sensors, high power RF, spectral agility, low probability of intercept communications, RF and infrared countermeasures, and coherent RF transmission.

Spectrum Warfare Technologies related to advanced and custom optics, advanced threat assessment and exploitation efforts.

Expeditionary Warfare Technologies related to Power and Energy systems, Weapons Systems, Electro-Optic Technology Systems, Specialized Munitions, Mobility Systems, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems; Software Systems; Counter Unmanned Systems; Unmanned Systems; Command, Control and Communication (C3) Systems, and Cybersecurity.

Expeditionary Warfare Technologies related to Unmanned Systems, Counter-Unmanned Systems, Sensor Fusion, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and Autonomous Engagement Systems.