Augmented Reality Headset for Maintainers (SBIR Topic #N201-024) - Phase II SBIR:

June 12, 2023 – BANC3 has received the option contract modification to continue the work on Phase II SBIR: developing a complete headset design package for a rugged, marinized, self-contained AR headset for Navy aircraft maintenance technicians. Our work began with a short feasibility study on our approach and progressed with the development of a package of design documentation such as a design specification, hardware specification, software architecture, mechanical design specification, thermal specification, battery & power specification, and security plan. We will also include a plan for two-factor authentication using CAC cards, as well as several 3D drawings of the proposed mechanical design. BANC3 will include in the design documentation a plan and approach for EMI, HERO, high/low temp operation, salt-fog, and water resistance as ruggedization requirements. BANC3 is developing a standalone, rugged augmented reality headset that can survive the wide range of harsh environments that the Navy must operate in. The same headset will be enhanced to meet all of the Navy's strict cyber security requirements as well as provide a method for two-factor authentication that does not rely on network connectivity.  

BANC3 wins a multi-year Department of Defense (DoD) contract for the Defense digital modernization effort

Princeton New Jersey, June 1, 2023  BANC3, Inc., today announced that it has been selected under the Stimulating Transition for Advanced Microelectronics Packaging [STAMP] program to provide its software-defined receiver (SDRX) products on Intel's latest Multichip Packages. As part of the Department of Defense's (DoD's) broader digital modernization efforts, to leverage the best commercial technologies for military applications, this program will provide a new set of advanced capabilities to facilitate the accelerated transition of Intel's Multichip Packages into current DoD programs of record across the Defense Industrial Base. BANC3 will use Intel A-Tile Direct RF data converter tiles and Intel F-Tile advanced Serializer/Deserializer tiles connected to high-performance, low power Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs in the chipsets. STAMP is a program the Pentagon/DoD has introduced to facilitate the deployment of microelectronic prototypes developed through the State-of-the-art Heterogeneous Integrated Packaging Initiative (SHIP). The STAMP program seeks to advance the transition of multichip packages built through the SHIP program to military systems. The STAMP project will provide the defense industrial base opportunities to identify and integrate the Multichip Packages and perform analysis and test into programs of records. BANC3 is a leading provider of next-generation radio frequency (RF) spectrum monitoring, currently supporting National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) payload launch missions to combat the rising threat to US satellites. BANC3 is a developer and manufacturer of extremely wide instantaneous bandwidth software-defined receivers for radio frequency spectrum monitoring. "We are excited to be included in STAMP and anticipate achieving an 80% reduction in size, weight, and power by using Intel's Multichip Package while improving the performance of our SDRX solution. These enhancements will contribute to a smaller installation footprint, simplified system architecture, and better reliability for the end users," said Fred Ilsemann, Vice President of Research & Development at BANC3. "This new contract represents our company's dedication to the warfighter; developing innovative systems for critical next-generation space monitoring platforms. This builds upon our successful development and deployment of Digital RF real-time, high probability of intercept Receiver Systems to Satellite launch locations at Vandenberg, California and Cape Canaveral, Florida," said BANC3 CEO, Babu Cherukuri. "We are proud to be working with Intel and Naval Surface Warfare Center to provide the state-of-the-art products that are at the core of the critical U.S. Space Mission and prepared to support our nation's defenses in the decades to come." For more information about BANC3's SDRX technology, please visit  

BANC3 Awarded Air Force Contract for Helmet Augmented Display for Extended-Reality System (HADES)
for Training & Mission Rehearsal

February 2023 – BANC3, Inc., an augmented reality (AR) & mixed reality (MR) technology pioneer and leading provider of complete end-to-end digital ecosystems of AR/MR solutions, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Direct to Phase II SBIR for the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). BANC3's solution for AFSOC will include an augmented and mixed reality headset leveraging demonstrated strengths of the existing & commercialized AR/MR headset technology via partner ThirdEye Gen, but with significant enhancements and customizations tailor-made to meet AFSOC training and mission rehearsal needs as part of an interconnected extended reality environment. BANC3's solution fills a critical hole in AR solutions that standalone AR headsets cannot fill by providing a large multi-room reconfigurable & interconnected multi-person extended reality training environment with trackable results and repeatable sessions.BANC3 is headquartered in Princeton, NJ. BANC3 has been a leading developer in Augmented Reality hardware and software for over 10 years and has experience supporting government & military customers for over 20 years. BANC3, Inc., together with their partner for commercial & enterprise markets, ThirdEye Gen, Inc., designed & developed the X2 Mixed Reality Smartglasses, which have achieved commercial success for a wide variety of customers that include US DoD & other government agencies, health systems, oil & gas / other industry, telecom providers, and educational institutions. For more information about BANC3 & ThirdEye, please visit and and contact us.

SBIR Phase III Award for Augmented Reality System for U.S. Army

BANC3, Inc., an Augmented Reality (AR) & Mixed Reality (MR) technology pioneer and leading small business provider of complete end-to-end digital ecosystems of AR/MR solutions, continues to successfully perform on the Phase III contract from Army Contracting Command, NJ (ACC-NJ) at Picatinny Arsenal that derives from and extends prior Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) work. Under this initial 2-year contract, BANC3 is developing AR capabilities for integrated fire control systems utilizing and building upon capabilities and experience developed through the successful completion of the SBIR Phase I and II contract work, "AR/MR for Live Fire Ranges," for the US. Army Program Executive Office – Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, FL. This work, completed in late 2019, included the development of a standalone optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) that displays virtual targets and simulated environmental occlusions (such as smoke, fire, and explosions) for soldier marksmanship training. BANC3's Phase III contract work will include the development of a fire control system for the Mounted Machine Gun Optic (MMO) that integrates with the High Explosive Dual Purpose Airburst (HEDP-AB) ammunition programming unit (PU) using BANC3's AR capabilities developed in Phase I and II.  

Software enhancements for the Digital RF Receiver System Deployed to Satellite launch locations at
Vandenberg Airforce, California, and Cape Canaveral, Florida

January 2023 – BANC3 has worked on enhancing the software applications for its wide-bandwidth Digital RF Receiver System Design developed for DoD Space customers which has been deployed to customer locations. BANC3 has successfully deployed its innovative design. The production version provides extensive insight into the critical nature of the high probability of intercept and high accuracy RF signal characterization in real-time during mission-critical operations. Our digital receiver systems are implemented using high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), 100 Gb/s fiber optic interfaces, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), embedded processing, and client/server software applications.

USARPAC Communications & Information Network Support (Fort Shafter, Hawaii)

BANC3 is continuing to successfully provide program and project management; engineering and technical support, systems integration, and mission planning subject matter expertise required by the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) G6 Communications and Information Network Support (C&IN) Section in support of the Theater Army Service Component Command (ASCC) mission command functions. BANC3's work on this contract covers on-site support services in Government facilities at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, and support as required to USARPAC-assigned units in Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Guam, and Alaska. The primary mission requirement is to provide mission support for USARPAC G6 C&IN mission command operations, programs, and activities including but not limited to: HQ IT Support, Plans and Exercise Support, Programs and Policies Joint and Coalition Integration Support, and Training Support.

Laser Warning Receiver Support SME and Technical Support
[throughout Continental USA, primary station C4ISR, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)]:

BANC3 continues to provide Laser Warning Receiver (LWR) Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and technical support to Government LWR Engineering Leads for LWR Trade Study Analysis, Source selection input, performance evaluation recommendations, performance, and qualification testing recommendations of an Army Ground Vehicle LWR. Using input from I2WD, our SME supports Trade Studies and acquisition of the LWR through the government PMs' ECP modernization process to ensure the performance and commonality requirements are met. BANC3 support includes recommendations on the development and execution of a standalone LWR performance test plan and provides LWR SME support during LWR testing and integration. In support of Configuration Management, BANC3 maintains configuration control of the common Army Ground Vehicle Laser Warning Receiver (LWR) Performance Specification and will assist identified vehicle PMs to ensure all necessary performance, maintenance, environmental, quality assurance, and training requirements are accounted for.   


Laser System Technology: Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia

BANC3 continues follow-on work to provide engineering services, laboratory and testing services, data analysis, sensor evaluation, programmatic services, and facilities and maintenance services in support of the Imaging Technology Branch mission-funded 3-Dimensional (3D) Micro-Electronics for Night Vision Sensors program and Digital Night Vision Imaging Technology program.