Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army SATCOM systems to get software-based AI/ML boost


July 25, 2019

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

GERMANTOWN, Md. Hughes Network Systems has won an R&D contract worth $11.8 million from the U.S. Army to improve resiliency and interoperability among satellite communications systems used by the military.

Under the terms of the contract, Hughes will demonstrate its new end-to-end narrowband SATCOM architecture (NBSA) that contains machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) features designed to improve several critical areas – network management, automated control, and system interoperability – for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), C5ISR Center, Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate.

Hughes develops satellite communications products used by the military to address different types of radio-frequency jamming threats.



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