Syntonics maintains a quality management system (QMS) that is registered to ISO 9001:2008 (ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2008). Our registrar is the American affiliate of the British Standards Institute, BSI Management Systems America, Inc.
Syntonics LLC is diligent in its commitment to excellence, meeting or exceeding customer requirements, and continually improving effectiveness. It is by the combined efforts of every Syntonics employee that this commitment is fulfilled.
GEN-STD-000000-9050, Rev C, 7/05/2002
Syntonics’ QMS is described in a set of documents that flows from our Quality Manual, which is available to any customer for his/her review. “Syntonics’ processes and procedure are interrelated and follow a logical implementation sequence. The flow and relationship of the processes is shown in the Business Process Flow…. The characteristics of this sequence and interaction are evaluated periodically in part during corrective and preventive action evaluations and in part during Management Review of the Quality System.”
GEN-STD-000000-9050, Rev. C, 7/01/2002
The Army is using "RF-over-fiber” technology with both heritage and new radios to implement an aerial layer of aerostat-based communications in Afghanistan. Other applications of the same technology can decrease the risk of electronic detection of command posts (CP); reduce the threat to communication personnel and costly radio/crypto equipment; decrease CP set-up time; enable radio-antenna configurations that are otherwise impossible; and lower maintenance response times. The physics of relevant electro-optic components are introduced. System building blocks are introduced (e.g., lasers; detectors; optical fibers, connectors, circulators, splitters, amplifiers). System design examples are presented for specific tactical radios. The tutorial concludes with a discussion of system design issues for an aerial layer of communications relays.