Who We Are
Athena-Tek is an SBA 8(a) firm bringing over 25 years of communications System Integration experience to the Federal and Commercial industries including designing, developing, producing and supporting networks for governmental agencies, the oil and banking sectors and large and medium enterprises. Moreover, Athena-Tek has built-to-print experience with Government-off-the-shelf (GOTS) products and has supported live training systems fieldings CONUS and OCONUS.
Athena-Tek’s roots go back to the initial cellular deployments in Latin America with its principals having participated in network deployments from the original analog AMPS systems. The cellular industry evolved to 2G TDMA/CDMA/GSM and has now merged into 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE). Athena-Tek’s principals will later support cellular network upgrades, and deploy and operate satellite, wireless broadband, paging, trunking and fiber networks.
Beginning in 2011, Athena-Tek supported the pursuit of the US Army’s largest Combat Training Center Instrumentation Systems (CTC-IS) Request for Proposal (RFP) project that called for the following networks: 4G LTE video, secured P25 voice, Life Fire Communications System (LFCS) and Range Data Management System (RDMS) data. Athena-Tek conducted an extensive requirements analysis, industry survey, and supported modeling and simulation efforts to select the best communications systems that met the threshold and objective CTC-IS RCS requirements. Part of our support included a comprehensive radio frequency spectrum study that analyzed Army Spectrum Management Office, FCC and NTIA guidelines to provide the best frequency terrain to match the available technologies. Our findings, a combination of Department of Defense (DoD), Public Safety and commercial frequencies, resulted in a Player Unit (PU) software and hardware redesign to meet the RDMS and LFCS requirements. The RDMS PU was also fitted with the required wireless personal area network (PAN) to support future interfaces and weapons systems.
During 2013, Athena-Tek supported the Army Mobile Instrumented Training System (AMITS) project that included an abridged version of the CTC-IS requirement project described above and a different radio frequency spectrum guidelines. The additional capability Athena-Tek offered in this effort was to support the system demonstration using the Homestation Instrumentation Training System (HITS). Towards that end, Athena-Tek built the HITS system, resident in the Army’s Live Training Community’s Portal.
Athena-Tek is currently leveraging GOTS and Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to produce innovative solutions. Moreover, Athena-Tek is evolving to support the Simulation and Gaming domain by building strategic relationship to support development of the next generation training systems.