LGS Innovations has been awarded a 3-year, $14.5 million contract to develop spectrum management policies for radio networks, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York.
The award will support the Dynamic Spectrum Access Policy Development project of the National Spectrum Consortium, of which LGS Innovations is a member. Through the award, LGS will develop spectrum management policies for Dynamic Spectrum Access radio networks, and is responsible for modeling, designing, developing and running testbeds for rule validation, verification,and integration of the entire system. Dynamic spectrum management can allow radios to detect available channels in the wireless spectrum and adjust its transmission channels to avoid user interference and congestion.
“LGS Innovations has been in the spectrum management business for over fifteen years,” said LGS CEO Kevin Kelly. “Addressing spectrum access and allocation is becoming increasingly important, and we understand the environmental awareness gap has been a significant impediment. A fundamental component of the LGS solution is [radio frequency]situational awareness, which includes environmental sensing and a deep understanding of the environment.”
LGS Innovations is also the lead for the radio frequency environmental awareness, a sub-system providing real-time RF environmental understanding that enables dynamic adjustment of spectrum allocation policies and improves radio network effectiveness.
The government funds the National Spectrum Consortium through an overarching Other Transaction Agreement, and NSC members compete for projects managed by the government’s Consortium Management Firm. The consortium’s mission is to foster collaboration between government, industry and academia to identify, develop and demonstrate the enabling technologies necessary to broaden the military and commercial access to and use of the electromagnetic spectrum.