Military Embedded Systems

Satellite-communications contract with AFRL garnered by Verus Research


March 12, 2021

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

NASA image.

Albuquerque, N. M. Verus Research has won a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, the center for space technology research and development, as part of the AFRL's $9.7 million, five-year Research Options for Space Enterprise Technologies (ROSET) project, which focuses on future space communications.

Verus Research -- together with teammates Vulcan Wireless, PnP Innovations, IDEAS Engineering & Technology, Libration Systems Management, SA Photonics, Tau Technologies, Fibertek, and the University of New Mexico -- will work on designing, fabricating, integrating, and testing advanced network architectures, components, and systems, such as radio-frequency and free space optical communications platforms, that will be deployed on satellites. 

Initial work for Verus Research will focus on solutions for coordinated satellite control and mounting the Local Intelligent Networked Collaborative Satellites (LINCS) Laboratory at AFRL.