Leidos wins R&D DARPA contract in support of Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications programNews
November 04, 2015
RESTON, Va. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s officials selected Leidos for a research and development contract in support of Phase 2 for the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) program.
The single-award contract has an 11-month base period of performance – with another 11-month option. It is worth an estimated $14 million dollars if all options are exercised.
Under the SSPARC program, engineers hope to improve the capabilities of radar and communications through spectrum sharing. During Phase 1, using a high-fidelity end-to-end simulation, the Leidos team demonstrated that the minimum distance from military radar that commercial wireless may operate can be reduced by 50 times, officials say.
During Phase 2, engineers will perform lab testing as well as a field demonstrations to show the technology behind using real-time software with physical radar and communications systems. The algorithms developed can increase radio frequency spectrum availability for both radar and communications systems, if engineers are successful.
Work under this contract will be performed in Arlington, Virginia.
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