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BAE to Help DARPA Create Wideband RF Interference Protection Mechanisms

WARP concept
WARP concept

BAE Systems has received a pair of contracts worth $5 million combined from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design methods for protecting wideband receiver systems from radio frequency signal interference when used in electromagnetic spectrum operations.

The company said Wednesday it will explore self-interference and external signal cancelation approaches under the first and second technical areas of DARPA's Wideband Adaptive RF Protection effort.

Through the program, DARPA is seeking architectures to support the use of software-based wideband radios in a contested or congested spectral environment.

“WARP signal filters and cancellers will sense and adapt to the electromagnetic environment through the intelligent control of adaptive hardware," said Chris Rappa, product line director of BAE's FAST Labs organization.

BAE noted the two contracts expand its research and development work on military electronics and electronic warfare technologies.

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