Lockheed, SAIC Join DARPA Shared Spectrum Tech Program

ManpackRadioLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Science Application International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) have respectively won $2.6 million and $2.1 million in contracts to engineer a radio frequency spectrum sharing technology for military and commercial use, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday.

John Keller writes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a technology that limits radar and communications access to less than 6 gigahertz of spectrum to cut down on network congestion.

DARPA’s Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications program calls for contractors to build sharing and separation systems, theoretical performance limits and regulatory measures.

Lockheed  will work to integrate a cognitive control plane into various spectrum separation techniques and SAIC will use a machine learning control layer to incorporate a distributed spectrum resource manager, Keller reports.

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