Primary business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and actively engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
MIKEL has a tradition of delivering innovative technology and practical solutions to the U.S. Navy. Our core competency spans three major areas Acoustic Tracking and Navigation, Combat Systems, Performance Assessment In each of these areas, we provide a complete solution – ranging from an understanding of the operational context of the problem, to development of algorithms that process data, to the delivery of software and hardware systems. Our expertise is multi-disciplined. To solve real-world problems, we look at the situation holistically and deliver innovative products.
The Submarine Acoustic Navigation System Beacon is an undersea, bottom-mounted acoustic device used by the SANS system to provide undersea ground truth to submerged vehicles. The beacon can be acoustically commanded to turn on, change ping rate, increase/decrease its source level or activate release for recovery. Once activated the beacon emits a periodic coded acoustic ranging signal used by SANS.Read More
Standardized Metrics Assesments of Readiness and Training is an analysis tool that is capable of taking inputs from a ship’s navigation and Fire Control System and displaying the crew’s responses in different situations. These different responses can be analyzed by crew members or by a third party via the SMART tool. Within SMART are variables that can be changed in order to reflect tactical guidance or shipboard policy.Read More
Advanced Contact Management Systems aids commanding officers in gathering actionable sonar information. In the world of passive sonar, actionable information is very limited. The only pieces of information available are the arrival angles and signal frequencies of acoustic energy from other underwater contacts. With that information, commanding officers of billion-dollar naval assets infer vital actionable information.Read More
Kelly Mendell, President of MIKEL, strives to create a great workplace that serves the needs of the client and the employees. Under Kelly's guidance since 2003, MIKEL has achieved tremendous growth in the Technology and Service areas of Undersea Warfare, focusing on developing innovative underwater navigation and positioning technologies for the US Navy Submarine community. Kelly brings a strong dedication to customer service and develops solutions that are beneficial to all. The client receives the highest quality performance and results through Kelly's commitment to dedicating the necessary resources to get the job done and by aggressively investing in employees' training and education. "I'm always looking for employees that care about the quality of their work. It's through them that MIKEL truly shines."
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Laura Deady, Executive Vice President at MIKEL, is responsible for new opportunities and plays a critical role in the planning and execution of MIKEL's strategic plan. Laura has more than 25 years of experience in Contract/Project Management, Operations and Business Development for both large and small companies supporting the Department of Defense and has an in-depth understanding of the Defense landscape. Laura seeks to exceed expectations by focusing on building and maintaining excellent client relationships. Prior to joining MIKEL in 2011, she was the Rhode Island Program Manager and the Director of Contracts at Gryphon Technologies.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Brian Guimond, Chief Technology Officer of MIKEL, is focused on developing novel, cost effective technologies for the Fleet that really make a difference. He is a recognized expert in Target Motion Analysis (TMA), tactical analysis and overall submarine combat and sonar systems. Brian is well qualified to understand the Fleet's needs based on his current knowledge coupled with his extensive experience as the NSAP Science Advisor to the Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), Tactical Analysis Director for COMSUBPAC , and Chief Engineer for Combat Control Advanced Development at NUWC NPT. Brian Guimond received a BSEE and an MSEE from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
Tom Casey, Chief Engineer at MIKEL, is responsible for the execution of our highest priority programs. He has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of Undersea Tracking Range Development based on his current projects and customers as well as his previous roles as U.S. Navy Technical Project Officer for the Undersea Ranges, NAVSEA Technical Warrant Holder for Undersea Ranges and as the NSAP Science Advisor to the Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC). He earned BSEE and MSEE degrees from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.