GIRD Awarded USMC Ground Radio LPI/LPD Interference Mitigation Active Communication Antenna Contract

Posted by: Patrick Cutno
Category: Contracts

Abstract:

GIRD Systems, Inc (GIRD) proposes an (LPI/LPD) interference mitigating (IM) active antenna (A2), simply referred to simply as the A2, module which both reduces the United States Marines Corps (USMC) spectral signature and raises the adversarial spectral signature. This is accomplished through a novel A2 system design which provides a long-range, terrestrial, tactical data link and interfaces to the data port(s) of the AN/PRC-117G. The unique hardware and signal processing design provides precise beam alignment, advanced null-steering towards in-band and adjacent channel interference, power control to enable LPI/LPD operation, sensing of the surrounding spectral environment and a low-size, weight and power (SWaP), man-packable form factor. This development provides a communication system which can operate with resilience in a contested-network environment. The primary development efforts consist of system feasibility studies, hardware design and development and signaling processing/software development and evaluation. The developed A2 system is expected to possess TRL 3 at the end of the Phase I effort and TRL 6 at the end of the Phase II effort. GIRDs assembled team brings decades of tactical radio and communication system design experience and is well-qualified to successfully execute this program.

Solicitation Topic Code:

N181-003