Mikros Systems Corporation was incorporated in the State of Delaware in June 1978. We are an advanced technology company specializing in the research and development of electronic systems technology primarily for military applications. Classified by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as a small business, our capabilities include technology management, electronic systems engineering and integration, radar systems engineering, combat/command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems engineering, and communications engineering.
Founded in Albany, New York, Mikros was formed to leverage the microprocessor advancements coming out of the nearby General Electric Research and Development Center into state-of-the-art digital signal processing applications for the defense industry. We specialized in developing technology and products advancing the state of military RF (radio frequency or wireless) and underwater data communications. Through several U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards in the early 1990s, we developed and fielded the AN/USQ-120 Multi-Frequency Link-11 Data Terminal Set still in use today by the U.S. Navy.
In the mid 1990s, we began shifting our core business area away from military communication applications to the rapidly expanding commercial wireless communications arena. Our advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology base and core competencies enabled us to develop unique, proprietary technology, high-speed data broadcasting techniques utilizing the commercial AM and FM radio spectrum. In 1998, we sold our military communications business to an unrelated third party.
Due to expanding cellular and satellite communications technologies, market demand for commercial wireless data broadcasting (one-way communication) applications never fully materialized. Upon expiration of our non-compete restrictions imposed by the 1998 sale of our military communications business, we shifted our focus back to research and development for military electronic systems. In 2002, we began developing SBIR initiated technology products within our areas of expertise, and remain committed to this strategic approach today.