Radio frequency comms systems equipped with AI to improve network resilienceNews
November 18, 2020
CHANTILLY, Va. Perspecta Inc., announced that its applied research arm, Perspecta Labs, has received an award on the modular radio frequency (ModRF) program for the U.S. Army from the Consortium Management Group, Inc., on behalf of the Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5). The award represents follow-on work for the company and has a value of $13 million.
The company claims that the objective of the program is to provide an efficient, agile, and modular radio frequency (RF) communications capability to the warfighter to enable mission execution in congested and contested environments.
Current tactical radio systems require manual steps at setup and for execution of the primary, alternate, contingency, emergency (PACE) communications plan, which is used each time there is degradation, interference, or system failure.
On the program, Perspecta Labs will aim to design, develop, integrate, and demonstrate an automated PACE capability which will be intended to reduce the burden on the warfighter and improve network resilience. Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Perspecta Labs' automated PACE technology will be designed to deliver network awareness to automatically optimize network configuration and data routing among available tactical radio networks.