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Advanced R&D

Since its inception, Silvus Technologies has received over $50M in R&D funding from such sources as DARPA, Army, NSF, Navy and Air Force as well as several commercial R&D contracts focused on delivering MIMO capabilities to the customers' end solution.  

Silvus consistently delivers on complex programs requiring the development of computer software, simulation capabilities, FPGA implementation, hardware prototyping and field testing.  

Below is a list of R&D programs Silvus has been the prime on:

AGENCY

PROGRAM TITLE

DESCRIPTION

TYPE

AWARD DATE

DARPA Distributed Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation Spatial interference mitigation via cooperation between several airborne assets Phase II 8/18/2016
US Navy A Wireless MIMO MANET Solution for Anywhere/Anytime Access to Shipboard Video Sources Provide anytime/anywhere video distribution within Navy ships Phase I 8/11/2016
Office of Naval Research Single Transceiver - DSA DSA operation using a legacy single antenna radio without impacting radio throughput Phase II 7/30/2016
US Air Force Research Lab Airborne Multi-antenna Robust Collaborative Network (AMRCN) A highly spectrum-efficient mesh network solution for next-generation airborne backbones and gateways supporting ground and airborne units in combat Phase I 7/20/2016
DARPA 100G Subcontract for MIMO Applique for LOS SISO Radio Phase II 1/8/2016
Northrop Grumman        
Office of Naval Research Single Transceiver - DSA DSA operation using a legacy single antenna radio without impacting radio throughput Phase I 10/27/2015
US Army A Fully-Distributed PHY/MAC for High Capacity Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Robust Interference Alignment (IA) Improving network sum throughput via interference alignment Phase I 9/29/2015
US Air Force SOF Multi-Function Develop a single unit delivering a MANET of 100's of nodes and over 20 legacy tactical waveforms as well as ISR receiver Phase I 7/30/2015
US Air Force Airborne Applique An applique module for use with SISO radios to enable some enhanced MIMO capability Phase I 7/29/2015
DARPA Distributed Spatial Interference Mitigation Enabled by Matrix Completion (DRIM) Spatial interference mitigation via cooperation between several airborne assets Phase I 6/1/2015
DARPA Wireless Network Defense Enhanced MIMO SDRs with customized APIs in support of ACS's DARPA WND contract Phase I 5/26/2015
DARPA Asymmetric leverage of favorable tropospheric propagation conditions for long range A/LPI/LPD communications in A2AD surface maritime environments Simulation and experimental validation of high throughput data communications by exploiting troposcatter ducting over bodies of water Seedling 3/24/2015
US SOCOM Innovative Methods for Increasing Data Link Capability Creating a MIMO MANET mission module for AN/PRC-148 and AN/PRC-148B handheld tactical radios with cross banding of traffic Phase II 3/6/2015
Office of Naval Research Single Transceiver Dynamic Spectrum Access (ST-DSA) System Enable full DSA functionality without impacting the throughput of the primary communications network Phase I 10/27/2014
US Air Force Research Laboratory ScanEagle Spectrum Analyzer (SESA) Effective isotropic antenna via distributed antennas on a Scan Eagle Phase I 10/27/2014
Office of Naval Research SDSM for ScanEagle Develop Multi-Antenna Software Defined Spectrum Monitor for the ScanEagle UAV Phase I 10/27/2014
DARPA 100 Gb/s RF Backbone (100G) Design, build and test an airborne-based communications link with fiber-optic-equivalent capacity and long reach that can propagate through clouds and provide high availability Phase I 8/20/2013
US Army CERDEC Spatial Interference Mitigation for SRW Utilize MIMO Eigen Beamnulling to Provide SRW with Enhanced Tolerance to Jamming and Inteference Phase I 7/18/2013
US Air Force Research Laboratory Co-array Digital beamforming antenna system for air and ground applications Phase II 7/18/2013
DARPA A Multi-Pronged Approach to Maximizing Overall Network Spectral Efficiency Develop a unified approach that combines MIMO, polarimetrics, MUD, DSA and Interference alignment to achieve 50x gain in network spectral efficiency Phase I 5/24/2013
Robotics Technology Consortium MIMO NLOS Comm Links for Robotic Teleoperation MIMO Enabled Comms Link for NLOS Robotic Tele-Operation. (PM:NAVEODTECHDIV) Milestone 3 12/1/2012
DARPA Fixed Wireless at a Distance Enable pervasive high throughput communications to geographically dispersed ground forces by utilizing 100s of antennas fixed at the Tactical Operations Center or structures and platforms of opportunity Phase I 6/30/2012
US Air Force Experimental Quantification of MIMO Benefits to a JTRS Like Signal Develop a fully digital beamforming system for Common Data Link applications on SWaP constrained UAVs Phase I 5/7/2012
US Army A Novel Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) based Handheld Radio with Exceptional Range, LPD and Cost Metrics Develop a low cost, energy efficient, high LPD handheld radio that can close a link at 10 km Phase II 4/8/2013
US Army A Novel Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) based Handheld Radio with Exceptional Range, LPD and Cost Metrics Develop a low cost, energy efficient, high LPD handheld radio that can close a link at 10 km Phase I 1/12/2012
US Air Force SC-Orderwire for the Airborne Network Develop an omni-directional Orderwire control plane for the Airborne Network Phase II 11/30/2012
US Air Force SC-Orderwire for the Airborne Network Develop an omni-directional Orderwire control plane for the Airborne Network Phase I 11/3/2011
US Army Universal Active Jammer Cleaner Develop a bolt-on prototype jammer cleaner that enables communication radios to send and receive in the presence of strong co-site jammers Purchase Order from Booz Allen Hamilton 10/30/2011
US Army Universal Active Jammer Cleaner Develop a bolt-on prototype jammer cleaner that enables communication radios to send and receive in the presence of strong co-site jammers Phase I 11/16/2010
Joint Tactical Networking Center Experimental Quantification of MIMO Benefits to a JTRS Like Signal Experimental study on applying MIMO to JTRS waveform Phase II 9/23/2010
Wright Patterson AFB A Comprehensive MIMO Centric Solution for Improved Spectral Efficiency of Airborne Data Links To demonstrate improved spectral eficiency of UAV networks with multi-antenna signal processing techniques Phase I 9/23/2010
Robotics Technology Consortium MIMO NLOS Comm Links for Robotic Teleoperation MIMO Enabled Comms Link for NLOS Robotic Tele-Operation. (PM:NAVEODTECHDIV) Milestone 2 9/16/2010
US Army A Highly Versatile, Low Cost, MIMO Capable 60 GHz Wide Band Local Radio To develop a MIMO radio prototype operating in 60 GHz V band for potential Stryker vehicle application. Develop and field test a frequency agile MIMO radio Phase II.5 9/16/2010
US Army A Highly Versatile, Low Cost, MIMO Capable 60 GHz Wide Band Local Radio To develop a MIMO radio prototype operating in 60 GHz V band for potential Stryker vehicle application. Develop and field test a frequency agile MIMO radio Phase II 9/16/2010
DARPA Mobile Networked MIMO (MNM) Demonstrate the MNM capability under dynamic urban NLOS multipath channel conditions where conventional techniques are degraded Phase III 5/26/2010
DARPA MIMO Techniques for Broadband UAV Networking MIMO techniques for broadband UAV networking BAA Seedling 3/5/2010
Robotics Technology Consortium MIMO NLOS Comm Links for Robotic Teleoperation MIMO Enabled Comms Link for NLOS Robotic Tele-Operation. (PM:NAVEODTECHDIV) Milestone 1 4/7/2009
US Army A Highly Versatile, Low Cost, MIMO Capable 60 GHz Wide Band Local Radio To develop a MIMO radio prototype operating in 60 GHz V band for potential Stryker vehicle application. Develop and field test a frequency agile MIMO radio Phase I 4/7/2009
DARPA Mobile Networked MIMO (MNM) Demonstrate the MNM capability under dynamic urban NLOS multipath channel conditions where conventional techniques are degraded Phase II 5/13/2007
DARPA Versatile Radios for CBManet Provide versatile MIMO radios for DARPA CBMANET program (Sub to Cengen) Phase II 10/22/2007
DARPA Unifying Theory for Baseband Processing in Data Communications Systems Optimal hardware/software partitioning for digital communication algorithms Seedling 11/15/2006
DARPA WNAN - Wireless Network After Next Develop highly capable radio w/advanced technology that works around physical layer deficiencies (Sub to Honeywell) Phase I 12/11/2006
National Science Foundation Adaptive/Cognitive Software Radio Architecture for 1Gbps+ Wireless Networking MIMO & Cognitive radio techniques to improve video distribution in home and enterprise wireless LAN applications Phase II 8/4/2006
DARPA 3-D Spread Spectrum for High Threat Environments Validating MIMO capability in non-realtime hardware Phase II 8/18/2005
Wright Patterson AFB Throughput Optimization via Adaptive MIMO Communications MIMO for airborne applications Phase I 8/1/2005
Office of Naval Research Eigen Spreading Spatial Spreading combined with DSSS or FHSS for improved LPI / LPD / AJ Phase II 8/18/2005
DARPA        
Office of Naval Research Universal MIMO OFDM SDR for Mobile Autonomous Networks Versatile MIMO enabled software defined radio prototype for autonomous networks Phase II 7/25/2005
National Science Foundation Adaptive/Cognitive Software Radio Architecture for 1Gbps+ Wireless Networking MIMO & Cognitive radio techniques to improve video distribution in home and enterprise wireless LAN applications Phase I 10/1/2004
Office of Naval Research Eigen Spreading Spatial Spreading combined with DSSS or FHSS for improved LPI / LPD / AJ Phase I 5/17/2004
DARPA        
Office of Naval Research Universal MIMO OFDM SDR for Mobile Autonomous Networks Versatile MIMO enabled software defined radio prototype for autonomous networks Phase I 5/17/2004
DARPA 3-D Spread Spectrum for High Threat Environments Validating MIMO capability in non-realtime hardware Phase I 12/8/2003

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