Communications


DARPA puts its money on spectrum sharing

The research agency offers a $2 million prize for technologies that use software-defined radios and machine learning to make more efficient use of the RF spectrum.

Navy awards deal to support airborne radios

Rockwell Collins receives a $31 million contract for repair support of its AN/ARC 210 devices.

Terahertz amplifiers could open new frontiers in RF communications

Researchers from Northrop Grumman, working with DARPA, have developed two different amplifiers capable of using the THz range of the spectrum, which could lead to a new range of high-speed, secure communications.

Navy hires two to explore cryogenic RF technologies

Out of the Fog and Hypres win contracts to develop cryogenic radio frequency systems and quantum memory technologies.

Army researchers picture a new GPS alternative

CERDEC uses two highly sensitive miniature cameras in a vision-aided navigation system that accurately detects both motion and depth.

Army's portable command post connects expeditionary forces

The expeditionary sustainment commands, or ESCs, extend the operational picture out to units in the field.

Euro effort demos secure, interoperable communications

European partners claim they have demonstrated the ability to use a common radio waveform for tactical communications.

An Air Force parachute jumper demonstrates BATDOK.

Widespread battle-ready wearables likely still far off

Despite technology improvements, an Air Force scientist says a majority of wearable devices aren’t ready for the field.

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