Using SOSA aligned components, a complete software-defined radio (SDR) solution was created for a TSOA-ID event in a little over two weeks, representing up to a 10-time reduction in cost and schedule compared to solutions developed without the use of well-defined open standards. It’s an open road for the development of improved technologies in military and defense applications.
The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market is expected to grow to more than $60 billion by 2025, and with each passing year the potential for threats due to these often hard-to-detect craft is only going to increase. Successful military-focused counter-UAS (c-UAS) solutions may neutralize these threats today, but these threats continue to evolve. Software-defined radio (SDR) will continue to play a key role in c-UAS solutions for the foreseeable future.