Harris Corporation has a 186-acre site in Palm Bay, Florida. The facilities, laboratories, technical equipment and proven ISO 9001 and 9002 certified processes are combined to develop technology and products that meet or exceed its customers requirements.
These facilities, staffed by expert engineering, scientific and technical professionals, house an array of development laboratories; engineering, program management and administrative offices; antenna ranges; computer facilities; prototyping/testing laboratories; and state of the art production and manufacturing facilities.
A number of sophisticated and fully equipped development and testing laboratories are always available throughout Harris facilities. The configuration of these laboratories changes frequently to adapt to the changing requirements of the programs they support. Representative samples of these labs include:
Our developmental manufacturing facilities are oriented primarily toward low-volume production and engineering design/development programs in which close interaction between design engineering and manufacturing is vital to program success. These facilities are located near the programs they support in order to facilitate interaction between manufacturing and engineering.
Harris maintains over 100,000 square feet of developmental manufacturing facilities dedicated to aerospace, ground communications systems, and information systems programs. These facilities support the developmental build, low-volume production and test of ground, avionics and space-based electronic equipment.
Of the 100,000 square feet, 39,000 square feet of environmentally controlled facilities is dedicated to low-volume production and engineering/development for both space and avionics programs.
Today, the Space Structures Fabrication and Test Facilities serve the manufacturing requirements for both government and commercial programs. These facilities provide over 100,000 square feet of temperature and humidity-controlled clean room environments that boast ceiling heights of up to 90 feet.
The Harris Malabar manufacturing facility was built in 1984. Located on 127 acres of land, the facility contains over 295,000 square feet square feet of floor space The factory is fully certified to ISO-9002 and is supported by a completely non-union workforce qualified for all facets of electronic manufacturing.
In addition, the stockroom has an automatic storage and retrieval system. The Hi-Rel stockroom was the result of a TQM Employee Involvement Team and has played a major role in reducing labor hours and inventory errors.
Shipping and Receiving
A state-of-the-art receiving facility serves Harris by providing incoming tests and inspection for electrical and mechanical receipts.
The communications requirements of Harris employees are supported by a sophisticated data network, a full-featured digital telephone system, and video conferencing. The data communications network is one of the largest bridged Ethernet networks in the world.
Harris Corporate Data Center
The Harris Corporate Data Center is connected via dedicated fiber-optic, microwave, and conventional terrestrial systems. Satellite communications and longlines are also part of the Corporate Wide Area Network, which connect the data center to Harris Operations around the world.
The Harris Training Center, with 11,900 square feet of space and 12 classrooms is equipped with the latest audio, video, and teaching equipment. After work hours, the Training Center is used for the Florida Engineering Education Delivery Systems (FEEDS). FEEDS is a statewide cooperative engineering education effort sponsored by the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and the Florida International University. This program provides employees with the opportunity to obtain advanced degrees in engineering, statistics, science or engineering management.
Customer Briefing Center
Harris' Customer Briefing Center includes displays of all the information technology offered by Harris Corporation. It also serves as the site for one-on-one technical briefings, small group meetings, video teleconferencing, and large-scale executive meetings and seminars.