Founded in 1963, Sierra Nevada Corporation is a high-tech electronics, engineering and manufacturing corporation. It is a prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider. The company utilizes communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management systems. It offers sensor management, digital signal processing, database design, antenna calibration and software development services. Sierra Nevada Corporation maintains electronic instrumentation systems that specialize in the testing of the operational performance of communication equipment. It also operates Microsat Systems, which is a wholly owned subsidiary that provides microsatellites and spacecraft subsystems to government and commercial customers. The company serves the telemedicine, nanotechnology and energy markets. It employs a work force of more than 1,600 people. Sierra Nevada Corporation operates more than 35 locations in over 20 U.S. states.