Raytheon to develop IT capabilities for Ocean Observatories Initiative with UCSD

Raytheon to develop IT capabilities for Ocean Observatories Initiative with UCSD

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Aurora, USA, July 3, 2007: Raytheon company’s Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business has been selected as part of a University of California at San Diego (UCSD)-led team to design and construct information technology and networking capability for the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The program was awarded by the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.

Raytheon IIS will assist the UCSD team in creating the blueprint for a digital infrastructure that will allow ocean observatories to collect, process and transmit data 24/7. The initial award is for $29 million over six years, with total funding reaching $42 million over the course of the 11-year project term. Raytheon’s role is valued at nearly $2.5 million and includes the provision of systems engineering support to ensure consistency in the evolving Integrated Ocean Observing System architecture.

Other teammates include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of Southern California, Rutgers University, Boulder Real Time Systems, and Triad Project Management Services.