About Nokomis

Nokomis is a high growth technology company dedicated to providing advanced technical capability for our customers. Our team develops and delivers state-of-the-art uniquely capable sensors and technology solutions.


Nokomis is headquartered in Charleroi, PA with satellite offices in McDonald, PA and Mather, PA. The Charleroi facility occupies 50,000 sq. ft. of office and laboratory space and is equipped with state-of-the-art scientific, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities.  Nokomis has substantial in-house Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) assets at each of its facilities.


Founded in 2002, Nokomis was formed to develop a new generation of electromagnetic technologies that leverage electromagnetic signatures and electromagnetic effects. Nokomis technologies exploit the principles of electrodynamic interactions through sophisticated technology to locate, detect, characterize, track, diagnose and mitigate electronic based threats with unparalleled performance. Nokomis has executed on over 150 contracts totaling over $80M revenue.

Nokomis Timeline

April 2, 2002

Began Work On Technology That is Recognized as AELED and Hiawatha

October 1, 2002

Incorporated Nokomis

October 1, 2004

Whitepaper to NSA

October 18, 2004

Filed Provisional Patent on AELED / Hiawatha Technology

December 20, 2004

Briefing Title: “Improving Electromagnetic Remote Location of Individuals Who Are Dependent on Electronic Equipment” Accompanied by Demo Data

February 19, 2005

Improving Electromagnetic Remote Location of Individuals Who Are Dependent on Electronic Equipment for Persistent Tactical Surveillance

March 3, 2005

Letter and White Paper Submittals to DARPA (Joe Guerci – Deputy Director DARPA / SPO)

March 15, 2005

NDA With Sierra Nevada – Initiation of Detailed Discussions Related to AELED / Hiawatha Technology

March 17, 2005

Enhanced Electromagnetic Location of Electronic Devices

June 23, 2005

Description of Technology to Brigadier General Joseph Votel

June 30, 2005

Meeting at DARPA to Discuss Technology

August 9, 2005

Demonstration of Technology to Congressman John P. Murtha

August 10, 2005

Demonstration of Technology to Congressman Tim Murphy

September 23, 2005

Letter From Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno to Congressman Murtha Describing Assessment of Technology Demonstrated to Congressman Murtha

September 30, 2005

Letter From Congressman Murtha to Nokomis Related to Demo and Joint Chiefs and JIEDDO Interest

2006 – 2012

$15 Million in Phase I, II, & II to Develop Core Sensor and SBIR Success Story


NAVSEA IWS Repurposes Core Sensor and NAVSEA Completes 3 Successful Blind Pilots




Initial Air Force Pilot


AFSC Wide Pilot

Success Stories

Nokomis has participated in the highly competitive the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and has transitioned many SBIR developed technologies. Currently, Nokomis has an extremely strong Intellectual Proprietary (IP) portfolio of nearly 50 patents. Nokomis is working with a wide array of customers to solve real-world problems using these advanced technologies. Since its founding in 2002, Nokomis has demonstrated the ability to commercialize uniquely innovative products and services. Nokomis has a DoD SBIR/STTR Commercialization Achievement Index of 95%.

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Contract Vehicles

Nokomis has numerous contract vehicles with the following organizations: Navy, Air Force, Army and the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA).

For more information please contact:

Eli Polovina Vice President of Operations

Nokomis has current DCAA audit certification for execution on contracts up to $100M.