Military Embedded Systems

Microelectronics research support for U.S. Air Force to be provided by KBR


June 25, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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HOUSTON, Texas. KBR won a $194.3 million task order to research, develop, test, and analyze the design and fabrication of microelectronics components, verifying and validating their trustworthiness for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Trusted Electronics Branch (RYDT).

Under the Security and Trustworthy Foundations for Electronics Resurgence (STryFER) task order, KBR claims that its efforts will include multidisciplined research and development of design best practices and methodologies for trusted systems in the digital and analog realm.

The company also claims it will develop science-driven counterfeit detection schemes through microelectronic device characterization methodology, and advanced fabrication and packaging schemes for trusted microelectronics.

The Air Force Installation Contracting Center, 774 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee task order through the DoD Information Analysis Center's (IAC) Multiple Award Contract, an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity vehicle for complex, integrated professional projects. 


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