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The Mercury Processing Platform

Our capabilities, whether directly or indirectly, all have one thing in common — they are critical components of the neural…

Mark Aslett, President & CEO

September 29, 2022

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Mercury the processing company

With the rapid growth and portfolio expansion of Mercury in recent years, a lack of familiarity with what the company does…

Rubin Dhillon

September 22, 2022

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This is not a drill: Preparing for a severe cyber storm

Designing post-quantum cryptography (PQC) is much more than just implementing an algorithm. You need industry-leading…

Angie Giles

September 19, 2022

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The exponential power of Mercury

Investments for innovations and collaborations that maximize our strategic advantage are informed by five global macro…

Mark Aslett, President & CEO

September 14, 2022

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Veterans @MRCY: Mark Bruington

Mark Bruington, Captain (retired), served in the US Navy for 28 years as a Naval aviator. Before joining the Navy, he received a BS in Physics from San Francisco State University. In his initial assignment with the A-6 Intruder attack aircraft, he supported a deployment for Operation Southern Watch in the Persian Gulf on board […]

Mercury Systems

November 20, 2018

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Veterans @MRCY: Lisa Disbrow

Lisa Disbrow, Colonel (retired), served in the US Air Force and US Air Force Reserve as an Operations Intelligence Officer, Operational Planner, and Programmer. Lisa retired from the USAF Reserve with over 23 years of total service. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 and received her commission from the Air Force’s Officer […]

Mercury Systems

November 16, 2018

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Management of Complicated Systems

Complicated systems, like the ones created here at Mercury, beg for access to a management module that can monitor health and control the behavior of modules that make up these systems. These management modules can be separate, integrated on each module/board, or strictly software applications. Our SMP Engineering team has dealt with these many types […]

Kevin O’Malley

November 14, 2018

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Veterans @MRCY: Paul Leuchte

Paul Leuchte served in the US Air Force Band, part of the MA Air National Guard, for 23 years. He began his career in the trumpet section and ultimately became the squadron First Sergeant and Drum Major.

Mercury Systems

November 12, 2018

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Can GPS be Trusted? Part 3

In my previous posts, I discussed the shortcomings and benefits of utilizing GPS as a primary Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) source. I also examined methods that provide Assured PNT (or A-PNT). These include hardening the GPS signal against jamming, while at the same time jamming the enemy’s receivers, utilizing encryption to provide spoofing immunity, […]

Alan Simmonds

November 9, 2018

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Veterans @MRCY: Edward Conant

Edward Conant, Colonel (retired), Operational Fighter and Test Pilot, served in the US Air Force for 26 years after graduating from the US Air Force Academy in 1988. He began his career flying the F-15C Eagle at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He’s pictured here in the cockpit of “his” F-15 (although the American taxpayer […]

Mercury Systems

November 7, 2018

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The Secret to Amplifying Your Impact

On my LinkedIn page, I posted an update inspired by the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth. Motivated by the response I received, I wanted to explore this topic further in my first blog post! No matter what job title is listed on my email signature, I’m an engineer by training […]

Leadership Team

November 2, 2018

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Can GPS be Trusted? Part 2

In my previous blog post, Can GPS be Trusted? Part 1, I explained why commercial GPS position, navigation and timing (PNT) cannot be trusted for critical systems. This blog explains how a trusted PNT system can still use a GPS as the primary PNT source. Adding Trust with A-PNT Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (also known […]

Alan Simmonds

October 23, 2018

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Think Global, Act Local

According to the web site Simplicable.com, “’Think global, act local’, is a common principle that is applied to organizations, business, education and governance. It asks that employees, students and citizens consider the global impact of their actions.” As a group, virtually all who are reading this blog (thank you) are all of the above – […]

Rick Studley

October 16, 2018

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Finding new opportunities with Nashua Community College (NCC)

Part of the job of a talent attraction professional is uncovering ways to find talent with the right skill set to meet an organization’s needs. But what if the roles you’re trying to fill are in a niche market or the industry you’re searching is struggling to find, motivate and train skilled workers? Recently we […]

Claire Breton

October 10, 2018

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Can GPS be Trusted? Part 1

Alan Simmonds

October 3, 2018

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Don’t believe what they say… Size DOES matter!

Don’t believe what they say…Size DOES Matter! In this case the smaller the better – especially in the constrained spaces of an aircraft cockpit or an unmanned vehicle where every inch is precious real estate needed for additional functionality, including massive amounts of sensor processing. These applications require the latest field-programmable gate array (FPGAs), graphics processing […]

Jennifer Keenan

September 20, 2018

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Culture and Values: More than Wall Décor

If I knew 10 years ago, the power of an engaged workforce and a living, breathing culture and set of values to influence the success of an organization, I’d have prioritized them above all else back then. In recent years, I have worked with my leadership team and employees across the board, to define Mercury’s […]

Leadership Team

September 10, 2018

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Supported Switched/Mesh Fabrics - Part 2

In Part 2 of the Supported Switched/Mesh Fabrics series we’ll explore the multiple benefits of using a system configured with any of the Switched or Mesh fabrics discussed in Part 1, whether in a commercial, semi-rugged or extreme environment. These options range from Military and government use, in and out of war zones, geologists using […]

Kevin O’Malley

September 7, 2018

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