SOURCE: Sensor System Solutions

February 13, 2006 08:30 ET

Sensor System Solutions' Depth Sensor Qualifies for Navy Submarine Application

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2006 -- Sensor System Solutions, Inc. (OTC BB: SSYO), a manufacturer of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors, intelligent sensor interface electronics and intelligent embedded control systems, today announced the qualification of its depth sensor by the United States Navy.

This project involved the research, development, and manufacture of a custom sensor to be used by the Navy at their underwater tracking ranges for submarine crew training, test and evaluation. Over the past year, Sensor System Solutions (3S) has been working with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center to develop a unique pressure sensor with underwater performance characteristics that satisfied stringent test parameters. The 3S depth sensors have successfully completed the testing phase, and deployment of the sensors will begin in approximately four months. This particular application of the 3S depth sensor has a revenue potential of $1.2 million with other applications being pursued.

"We received this development contract in December 2004, and have been working closely with Naval engineers to meet the stringent requirements of the U.S. Navy," said Michael Young, president and CEO of Sensor System Solutions. "This project highlights the strength of 3S' capabilities to leverage our custom engineering talents with our advanced MEMS technology, producing an ISO-compliant pressure sensor application under strict compliance guidelines."

These 3S sensors incorporate MEMS technology and use piezoresistive silicon that is micro-machined to produce a sensor that has extremely high levels of stability and repeatability across the entire pressure range. The 3S sensors are suitable to replace all previous strain gauges in use for this application. Since the sensors are designed in one unit and to be easily replaced by direct drop-in replacement, the cost of maintenance of the sensors is greatly reduced. The 3S sensors also met the Navy's requirements of providing a more affordable replacement depth sensor; significantly reducing replacement time for failed sensors; and virtually eliminate high drift rates which cause failure in existing sensors.

Roger Sullivan, Sensor System Solutions' vice president of sales and marketing added, "Our proprietary technology will allow replacement of outdated sensors more efficiently and affordably. We expect this project to be the first of many that will allow 3S to compete in and expand our presence into the military market segment by becoming a qualified Department of Defense manufacturer."

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About Sensor System Solutions (3S)

3S is engaged in the design and manufacture of sensor components and sensor system solutions. These products are marketed to a variety of OEM and end-product manufacturers, including the medical, chemical, military, oil and gas industries. 3S's strategy is to integrate the Company's numerous intellectual properties into intelligent interface electronics and sensors enabling "smart products" that provide enterprises with an unbroken stream of critical real-time information -- 24 / 7 -- for machine conditions, manufacturing processes and/or business transactions, without human attention or intervention. 3S markets these products through various strategic partners. For more information, please contact us at 949-855-6688 or visit us at

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Ann Jones
    Jones, Dolan & Company
    949-855-6688 ext. 128
    714-227-0391 -- cell

    Sales & Marketing Information:
    Roger Sullivan
    VP Sales & Marketing
    949-855-6688 ext. 118