DARPA seeks mapping of RF spectrum for deployed troops
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Mar 06, 2012
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Advanced RF Mapping (RadioMap) program is seeking proposers with expertise in cognitive radio, radio
environment mapping and radio device software development for a
Proposers’ Day on March 14, the agency said
The program seeks provide real-time awareness of radio spectrum use across frequency, geography and time so spectrum managers and automatic spectrum allocation systems can operate more efficiently, reducing the problems caused by spectrum congestion, DARPA also said.
Another goal of the RadioMap program is to help small tactical units
such as platoons or companies that rarely carry equipment for monitoring
radio emissions. With RadioMap, the radios already carried by these
units would do double duty to inform the troops about nearby threats and
opportunities that are visible in the RF spectrum, DARPA added.