Industry Canada

Industry Canada

October 07, 2010 12:32 ET

Harper Government Supports Research and Development for Innovative Signal and Sensor Processing

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - The Honourable Gordon O'Connor, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced that the Government of Canada is making a repayable $1.8-million investment in a research and development (R&D) project being undertaken by D-TA Systems Inc. The investment is being made through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI).

"This funding will enable D-TA to continue investing in R&D and create new products to meet the demands of the marketplace," said Minister of State O'Connor. "Through SADI, we are helping to leverage private sector investment in R&D, attracting international investment to Canada and promoting the development of a highly skilled workforce."

D-TA will use the SADI funding to develop products that convert analog signals from systems such as radio, radar and sonar into digital data for computers. This conversion will enable real-time processing and display. With the government's investment in this project, D-TA will be able to customize products to meet the requirements of defence communications' users in Canada and the United States.

"Our aim is to simplify and streamline high-end sensor interfacing and processing systems," said Dr. Dipak Roy, Chairman of D-TA Systems. "Thanks to SADI support, we will be able to invest in more R&D to meet those objectives."

SADI supports strategic industrial research and pre-competitive development projects in the aerospace, defence, space and security industries. SADI is managed by the Industrial Technologies Office, a special operating agency of Industry Canada that has a mandate to advance leading-edge R&D by Canadian industries.

Backgrounder

SADI Investment in D-TA Systems' Signal Processing Project

Through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI), the Government of Canada is making a repayable $1.8-million investment in D-TA Systems Inc.'s Network-Centric Advanced Sensor Processing Platforms Development Project. The company will develop systems that simplify the processing of signals from such applications as radio and radar. The project will allow D-TA to offer readily customizable products to meet users' requirements.

D-TA, an Ottawa-based company, connects high-speed data processors directly to computers, saving users time and reducing costs.

SADI, launched in April 2007, supports private sector industrial research and pre-competitive development in Canada's aerospace, defence, security and space industries through repayable investments.

The benefits of SADI include leveraging private sector investment in research and development (R&D), attracting foreign investment to Canada, advancing technology transfer and innovation, and developing a highly skilled workforce. SADI is managed by the Industrial Technologies Office, a special operating agency of Industry Canada that has a mandate to advance leading-edge R&D by Canadian industries.

For more information about SADI, please visit the Industrial Technologies Office website (www.ito.ic.gc.ca).

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan
    Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502