Innoflight – Embedded Space Systems

Innoflight builds modular, high performance, low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) electronic systems and qualifying them for extreme environments. We have hands-on experience with government and commercial Tacsats, Microsats, Nanosats and Cubesats. We design and build high-efficiency power systems, embedded systems such as on-board-computers, controllers, and command decoders, high reliability supervisory circuits, secure IP Command and Control (C2) links and analog (FM) and digital (GMSK/BPSK/QPSK) RF links.

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S-BAND COMPACT RADIO

Innoflight’s Flight-Heritage S-Band Compact Radio (SCR-100) is designed for performance and reliability in a substantially miniaturized package. It incorporates advanced encryption, modulation, encoding and transport methods through modern highly integrated application specific chipsets (RF) and high density FPGAs. 

  • The transmitter has a frequency range of 2200MHz -2300MHz and supports BPSK and QPSK modulation techniques. Input encoding is designed to support IP/HDLC but also compatible with other NRZ formats. The data rate operates up to 4.5Mbps.

  • The receiver runs at a frequency range of 2025MHz-2110MHz and supports GMSK and FM/PCM modulation techniques. The input encoding supports IP/HDLC and also compatible with other NRZ formats. The maximum uplink data rate is 100kbps, significantly faster than the traditional SGLS and CCSDS.

  • This radio has been fully qualified and had its first successful flight in LEO in November 2013. Qualification includes the usual functional and environmental qualification testing along with end-to-end testing with the radios used on the ground side. In addition, the 1494 filing and spectral efficiency testing are all complete and passed.

  • The SCR-100 is available (and shown above) with optional diplexer + splitter.

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SPACE PROCESSORS

Innoflight’s processing products leverage FPGAs with embedded processors to provide flight computer capability as well as distributed processing solutions to interface with spacecraft payloads and control critical subsystems, such as spacecraft power or propulsion.  Through our deep experience in FPGA design, we provide sophisticated smarts in a single device and add built-in space environment performance and reliability improvement mechanism.

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Application Highlights

Innoflight is a small business dedicated to innovative and responsive C4ISR solutions for reliable and secure operations in extreme environments. Innovative Electronics Solutions for Affordable Aerospace Systems. They specialize in the use of COTS and modern standards for aerospace design. Their products are found in tactical and experimental systems including commercial and government space vehicles.

Company Overview

Innoflight Inc. is a federally registered small technology company founded in June 2004 by Mr. Jeffrey Janicik that specializes in electronics systems for reliable operations in extreme environments.

Our core competency is affordable and responsive satellite design and operations through the innovative implementation of modern Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) technology in tandem with common standards and protocols. Our products are qualified through a proprietary process that includes all of the following: parts reliability, system level fault tolerance and radiation risk mitigation. Our primary focus is to provide aerospace vehicle systems with advanced solutions while reducing development timeline and ultimately reducing cost.

We have significant experience and skills in modular, high performance, low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) electronic systems and qualifying them for extreme environments. We have hands-on experience with government and commercial Tacsats, Microsats, Nanosats and Cubesats. We design and build high-efficiency power systems, embedded systems such as on-board-computers, controllers, and command decoders, high reliability supervisory circuits, secure IP Command and Control (C2) links and analog (FM) and digital (GMSK/BPSK/QPSK) RF links.

Innoflight’s systems are designed to be autonomous and capable of advanced networking operations.

We maintain a competitive edge in our product design and development efforts through our experience and understanding of entire system architectures.

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Brandi Fruge

Brandi Fruge

Inside Sales Engineer

Office Phone: 720-822-4119
Email: brandif@vicmyers.com

Brandi grew up in Katy, Texas.  She graduated from Colorado School of Mines with her Mechanical Engineering Degree in 2015. She previously worked for Schlumberger as a field engineer on frac locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and more. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, binge watching Netflix and spending time with her dog, Duke.

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TRACY GROSSMAN

Field Engineer

Tracy was raised in Arizona and served in the USAF as an Electronic Warfare Technician, completing an Electrical Engineering Technology Journeyman degree from Community College of the Air Force. After the Air Force he worked as a technician before getting his Bachelors in Computer Information Systems at the University of Phoenix. Tracy worked as a Computer Systems Engineering consultant before joining Orbital Sciences (now Northrop Grumman) in 2002, where he worked as an Electrical Engineer for 15 years designing and deploying systems to test and launch rockets. Tracy specialized in Telemetry Ground Systems for several years before becoming the Lead Electrical Engineer on the Antares Ground system design team. After Orbital, he worked as an Embedded Systems Sales Engineer, helping customers find the best solutions to solve complicated design requirements. Starting July 2019, Tracy is on Team VMA as a Field Engineer to continue building relationships and helping engineers find innovative solutions for high-reliability applications. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and adult children and his hobbies include Trucks, Hiking, Camping, Hunting, Scuba diving, Motorcycling and church.

KEENAN GRIFFIN

Field Engineer

Keenan was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduated from the University of Denver with his Electrical Engineering Degree with a Specification in Mechatronic Systems. With the need to problem solve and the love to work with people, Keenan has worked in technical sales for the manufacturing, construction, and security industries. From going outside to hike, snowboard, golf, run, or grill to staying inside to cook, read, or simply relax by sitting down to watch a good movie, Keenan loves to spend as much time as possible with his friends and family.

CHRISTIE WHITEHEAD

Field Engineer

Christie Whitehead Is married and has raised 3 beautiful children, one girl and 2 boys. Her passions are children, education, technology and volunteering. She helped open a Charter school from the ground up in 2000 that is now a top 100 school in the nation year after year. Christie has her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. She has been in many technology engineering positions and thrives on solving problems. She strives to always add value, have patience and care for others. She loves technology and complexity of the things people are designing. She loves to get into the lab, sharing experiences and knowledge that may help her customers.

SIERRA BISHOP

Inside Sales

Sierra has been with VMA for 3 years.  She previously worked in law enforcement/emergency dispatching for over 9 years.  She is currently going back to school get a bachelors degree in Art and Graphic Design.  She loves travelling and enjoys doing anything ‘artsy’, but especially loves watercolor and oil painting.  When she can she likes to catch a good live theater show.

KRISTIN HALL

Sales Administration

Kristin has been a part of the Vic Myers Associates team for five years now. Prior to her position as Inside Sales and Administration, she worked in the Construction Industry as a Project Manager. Needless to say, she has learned a lot here at VMA, and enjoys being a part of this company. In her free time, she values singing at church, card-making, and spending time with her husband and family.

RON GARCIA

Inside Sales

Office Phone: 505-884-6878
Email: rong@vicmyers.com

Ron has worn several hats at VMA over the past twenty years, including inside sales, IT guru, webmaster and application engineer. As a recent empty-nester, Ron and his wife are spending more time on the road, exploring the Southwest. He is an avid sci-fi enthusiast, enjoys playing guitar and listening to jazz.

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JIM BARNETT

Inside Sales

Office Phone: 480-345-6449
Email: jimb@vicmyers.com

Jim was born in Michigan but has lived in Arizona longer than most natives. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and holds certifications in Network Administration and Network Security. Jim originally joined Vic Myers Associates in 1991 and has held a variety of positions. Among his interests are hiking, travel, and most things vintage including cars, music, architecture, and artifacts.

MARK MYERS

Field Engineer, Legend

There a few experiences in my life which I consider invaluable. They include earning my Boy Scout Eagle rank with considerable help and inspiration from my father, serving in the United States Submarine Service during the Viet Nam war, earning a black belt in a mixed style martial arts (it took me 25 years), completing a masters degree (16  years),  becoming a lifelong learner, being engaged in my faith, and ending up with some really good friends.  Professionally, I love being a helper, an ally, a facilitator, a problem solver and someone who is passionate about wanting my friends, my customers and my colleagues to be successful.  Life can be hard, life can be unfair and life can be extraordinary, all at the same time.

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CARLTON DAVENPORT

VP of Administration

Office Phone: 505-884-6878
Email: abq@vicmyers.com

Carlton has traveled and lived all over the U.S. but chose Albuquerque as his home. Carlton and Nancy have raised 3 daughters, grown up and making their own lives now. He joined VMA in 1991 and is responsible for the day-to-day business side, supporting our sales efforts, doing whatever it takes.

BOB BISHOP

Field Engineer, Area Manager

Bob was raised in Minnesota. Graduated from Minneapolis Technical College with an A&P license. He worked at Rosemount Inc. for a few years and moved to California where he met his wife and gained valuable experience having sold to the test ranges, military bases, and contractors. Bob has been in Colorado selling to the same customers for over 25 years. He enjoys muscle cars, hockey, travel, golf and singing at his church.

RYAN CHRISTIAN

Field Engineer, VP

Ryan was raised in Mesa, Arizona, attended Gilbert schools and graduated from ASU in 2006 with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. He went on to complete his MBA at the University of Phoenix Campus in Mesa. Prior to VMA, Ryan worked 5 years as a consumer sales consultant and then 5 years as Analyst at Orbital Sciences, now Northrop Grumman.   Outside of the office, Ryan loves to spend time with his wife, 10yr old daughter and twin 5 year old boys. Ryan loves to get outdoors to hunt & fish as often as possible, serves frequently with kids and adults at church and enjoys quality BBQ time with his friends and family.

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