Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) will develop 5G-enabled prototypes of virtual training and spectrum sharing systems for two military installations as part of a potential $600 million experimentation and testing program the Department of Defense announced in October 2020.
The company said Thursday it plans to use its Digital Soldier augmented reality and virtual reality architecture to help the U.S. Army create training environments that will employ the new wireless technology at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
This project builds on Booz Allen’s efforts under a $561 million Army task order in October 2019 to develop an athlete management system for soldier readiness programs.
For the second project, the company will help the U.S. Air Force implement an AI-based spectrum sensing technology at Hill AF Base in Utah to manage spectrum allocation for 5G cellular services.
The Spectrum Coexistence and Sharing prototype will apply Booz Allen’s R.AI.DIO algorithms designed to process radio frequency signals.