BAE to Help DARPA Create Wideband RF Interference Protection Mechanisms

BAE to Help DARPA Create Wideband RF Interference Protection Mechanisms
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.

You may also be interested in...

Ed Sheehan President

CTC to Continue Supporting USAF Facilities Under New Contract Modification; Ed Sheehan Quoted

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has secured a contract modification to help the U.S. Air Force manage facilities and corresponding utility systems. The company said Tuesday it will continue to deliver subject matter expertise and program management services for USAF facilities under an existing five-year, $21 million contract.

RFCM test Navy

Navy Tests Airworthiness of BAE-Made RF Countermeasure Tech for P-8A Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the airworthiness of a BAE Systems-made prototype of a technology meant to provide the P-8A Poseidon aircraft with radio frequency defense. The pod-mounted radiofrequency countermeasure passed its airworthiness test while installed on the P-8A platform operated by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron or VX 20, Naval Air Systems Command said Friday.

Mk 18 Mod 2 UUV

Huntington Ingalls Subsidiary Books Potential $75M Navy UUV Payload Modernization IDIQ

A Huntington Ingalls Industries business unit has received a potential five-year, $74.7 million contract to help update payload for the U.S. Navy’s Mk 18 Mod 2 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicles. HII’s Hydroid subsidiary will provide Increment II hardware for the Mk 18 Mod 2 UUV as part of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.