The U.S. Air Force has awarded Georgia Tech a potential four-year, $9.4 million contract to research and develop multi-model analog sensing platforms for the service branch.
The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the cost reimbursement contract through a competitive acquisition process with 45 proposals received as part of the Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security program, the Defense Department said Wednesday.
LADS is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that seeks to develop new platforms designed to protect Internet of Things, low-resource and embedded devices from digital threats through monitoring of analog emissions.
Georgia Tech will perform work in Atlanta, Georgia, through July 31, 2020.
Contract work covers the elimination of interference from other devices, identification of parameters to compute from signals that a device emits during testing and training, and extraction of sub-bands of interest, DoD said.
AFRL will obligate $2.9 million from the service branch’s research, development, test and evaluation funds for fiscal 2015 and 2016 at the time of award, according to DoD.
Apart from Georgia Tech, the service branch also awarded Vencore a potential four-year, $8.3 million contract and Praxis Engineering Technologies a four-year, $12.6 million contract to support the LADS program.