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Sea Air Space 2021

Mr. Geurts came by the Fuse display at #SAS2021. It was great discussion on #JADC2 and warfighter focused tactical networks. We are excited to be a part of the team of innovators changing the way we fight future wars.

Naval Aviation remains at the tip of the spear, and our team is working tirelessly to advance the capabilities of our tactical, C2, and ISR aircraft as they operate at the tactical edge. VADM Dean Peters, we are hard at work to keep your pilots, aircrew, and platforms safe, and functioning like a well-oiled machine into the future. Integrated networks are critical to maintaining our advantage in the air and on the sea. The Fuse warfighter-focused approach to design, engineering, and rapid prototyping will keep driving innovation into the fleet!

We were excited to have an “11-star day” at the conference and proud that our team is getting the attention of senior leadership and forward thinking technologists across the Navy. We look forward to working with you, bringing together NAVWAR and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to deliver advanced capabilities to sailors and aviators deployed around the world. 

 

 

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Rapid Prototyping Proves Networking Capabilities

The Fuse Test Squadron took to the skies over San Diego yet again in the past couple of weeks to demonstrate advanced airborne networking capabilities using off-the-shelf radio and link equipment. Fuse has been able to achieve exceptional success with complex networks of networks, operating in constrained airborne environments, using the CORE family of systems. Fuse software running in CORE has closed the gap for network connectivity over dissimilar links. A constant drumbeat of flight testing has allowed our team to connect with the user and constantly experiment with new approaches to configuration and connectivity. The amazing feat of interconnecting dissimilar aircraft with dissimilar links has been achieved using CORE in this environment of constant test throughout development. 

Test and demonstration will sometimes fail, but the critical step forward is to learn at every chance you get and continue forward without making the same mistake twice. This approach of build, test, break, rebuild and test again has brought us to a point where our systems are working consistently, and our capabilities are proven! It is exciting to see this approach to rapid prototyping helping to drive the fleet forward! 

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Additive Manufacturing Accelerates Prototyping

Fuse used its native 3D printing capability to rapidly prototype and solve a pop-up hardware issue. This issue was identified during local flight-testing of an integrated communications pod. The Fuse hardware team designed and printed cable backshells to fix a connector orientation issue at the last minute of flight testing. The quick-thinking and skilled engineering of the team ensured that flight testing was able to continue with minimal schedule slippage.

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Patches Bring Squadron Culture to Fuse

A big part of the Fuse culture is keeping our team of tech experts clearly focused on the warfighter. A small way of pulling our engineers into the domain of aviation is our own squadron and detachment patches. Fuse recently celebrated successes of the past year with the addition of patches to our Warfighter Wall. The wall hosts patches from the past ships, squadrons, and commands of our team, as well as those of our customers and users.  To this display of insignia our team has added their own commemorative marks.  Our patches are small way of celebrating the hard work of the team.  

This year Fuse celebrated our ten-year anniversary. Life here in San Diego mixes the beach, with ships, aircraft, and global deployments. 

Our MUDLAN team has performed exceptionally well! Together with teammates from George Mason University, Pacific Antenna Systems, First RF, Boeing, and Cubic we have been able to pull a struggling Tech Demo up to be an exceptionally successful experiment with multiple aircraft and multiple firsts.

2020 was a tough year with the impact of COVID lockdowns. We are proud of our Essential Workers at Fuse and proud of the impact our team is having on warfighting capabilities despite the lockdown. 

Our T3 software has deployed to its first lifetime deployment onboard ship. It is exciting to have our Fuse systems out in the fleet.


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Second Fuse Patent Awarded

Dr. Dell Kronewitter, Fuse Integration’s Director of Engineering, received his second Patent from the USPTO on February 16, 2021. This expansion of the Fuse Intellectual Property portfolio is a significant accomplishment for the organization and showcases Fuse’s commitment to developing advanced technologies that enhance our nation’s warfighting readiness and capabilities.  

The most recent patent covers our Tactical Airborne Network Simulator (TANS) and its ability to model and experiment with GPS perturbations. The patent applies to systems level simulations with alternate position navigation and timing (APNT), perturbed geolocation, and orientation. Using this technology Fuse can analyze degradation in distributed system performance due to degraded PNT information. TANS can artificially perturb a location or orientation solution by adding error via supplied configuration. The results can be compared to the device under test receiving accurate location information. The ability to simulate perturbation of geolocation/orientation systems allows software and hardware developers to design, test, and evaluate robust networking systems.  

This technology gives Fuse the ability to provide a simulation environment that can test, evaluate, and validate networking algorithms which must remain robust against perturbed orientation data. This further enables development of systems with increased immunity to GPS or other position and orientation errors.  

There is direct and immediate applicability for this technology across the DoD and a range of GPS users. 

https://patents.google.com/patent/US10924939B2/en?oq=US+Patent+10%2c924%2c939

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T3 gets U.S. Navy DADMS Approval

The U.S. Navy added Fuse Integration’s Tactical Technologies Toolset (T3) to the Department of the Navy (DoN) Application and Database Management System (DADMS) list. DADMS is the Navy’s authoritative record of software applications approved for use in all Navy and Marine Corps software, equipment, and devices.

T3 is a remote monitoring solution for multi-domain operations providing users with an enterprise view of distributed fleet networks, systems, and an intuitive layout of radar settings and status. This advanced technology significantly enhances the capabilities of operators and decision-makers in today’s dynamic operational environment.

Such recognition and achievement for Fuse Integration further highlights the company’s long-standing commitment to the nation’s warfighters at the tactical edge.

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Fuse Donates to San Diego Food Bank

At the end of last year, Fuse team members pulled together to participate in a Fusegiving Food Drive, an effort to collect nonperishable food items to donate to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Altogether, the team managed to amass 236 pounds of nonperishable food items, estimated to provide 197 meals to people in need. Additionally, the Fusegiving Food Drive collected $175 in monetary donations, estimated to provide 5 meals for every dollar. In total, the Fuse team donations amounted to an estimate of 1,072 meals for San Diegans in need.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank chapter work together to provide healthy food to those in the community who need it, act as advocates, and spread awareness for people who are hungry and hunger-related issues. The food bank provides support to hundreds of thousands of people per month in San Diego County.

The Fusegiving Food Drive was organized by Mary Bolton, Sonia Wilson, and Joe Daniels. The drive was held after the Thanksgiving holiday from November 30th to December 14th.

Fuse is incredibly thankful and proud that, despite these unprecedented and difficult times, our team was able to come together in support of others who are facing hardships in our community.

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Accelerating Production Timelines for the Navy’s Tactical Communications Processor

Fuse delivered software-based automated test tools accelerating the timeline for delivering mission-critical tactical communications systems to the fleet by more than 6 months. The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) suite of software tools verify proper manufacturing, assembly, and operation of the Navy’s Command and Control Processor (C2P) before units are sent to operational U.S. Navy ships.   

Built in conjunction with PEO C4I Command and Control Program Office (PMW 150), the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) software is designed for production contractor use while the Government Acceptance Test (GAT) is aimed at the government lab test process. This process of verification is not new; but utilizing Fuse FAT software to run through an automated series of internal tests decreases assembly/hardware defects before the system is installed in the fleet and increases system availability in fleet. FAT software makes it possible for PMW 150 to conduct origin testing and establish a direct factory-to-fleet delivery process. Due to the maturity of the FAT software, PMW 150 will be able to implement this new process a year ahead of schedule.     

Fuse also released FAT software that provided continuous monitoring during 901E high impact shock and environmental tests, an important step in the operational vetting of a new machine intended for ship use. The Fuse team provided “exemplary assistance” real-time during the actual test to resolve a critical issue that would have caused this test to fail.   

Fuse applied our Warfighter Focused Design Process to work with stakeholders and engineers that would be using our software to understand use-cases and requirements. This resulted in an intuitive UI that walks the tester through test setup and execution and creates detailed test reports and documentation.   

It is amazing to think about the world of test and automation and how a simple software test can have such a huge impact on production and delivery timelines. Fuse looks forward to future opportunities like this! 

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Fuse Donates to STEP

Fuse was proud to welcome Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)’s Tony Teravainen and Tracie Winn, CEO/Co-Founder and Community Engagement Coordinator respectively, to our headquarters yesterday to present our team donation. The team donation was the result of Fuse’s Third Annual Fundraiser, which yielded a new record of support from our team. This year, a total of $1,050 was donated by generous individual Fuse team members, which was then matched by Fuse for a grand total donation to STEP of $2,100! Fuse CEO, Sumner Lee, presented the grand total donation to Tony.

STEP is a nonprofit organization that provides support for junior active-duty enlisted service members, recently discharged enlisted veterans, and their families in Southern California who are facing financial crisis. One of the most valuable aspects of support programs offered by STEP is that their programs help supported families build financial self-sufficiency.

About STEP, Sumner said, “STEP is an excellent program that is helping thousands of enlisted and veteran families. Tony has built a great team at STEP and they are making a significant difference to our veterans.”

Fuse’s annual fundraiser is organized by Ashley Kozak and this year took place between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. Each year, Fuse selects a nonprofit organization that supports local warfighters or veterans. The charitable contributions from our individual team members represent a genuine extension of the Fuse mantra, “Warfighter Focused Engineering and Design.”

Sumner confirmed his pride in getting to witness Fuse’s warfighter focus manifest among Fuse team members voluntarily. “I’m honored to represent the Fuse team who together donated over one thousand dollars for STEP, and proud that Fuse could match the donations of our team.”

Thanks to Tony and Tracie for stopping by. We wish STEP all the best in our mutual goal of supporting warfighters, and encourage anyone interested in supporting a good cause to consider donating or volunteering.