October 9, 2009
ARGON ST to integrate SSC’s Dynamic Spectrum Access technology for military combat test and training ranges
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Shared Spectrum Company (SSC) has teamed with ARGON ST to improve spectrum capacity at U.S. military combat test and training ranges.
ARGON and SSC received an initial contract award from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) based on the PEO STRI SET (Spectrum Efficient Technology) BAA. SSC will integrate its Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) software and technology with ARGON’s HyNET wireless mesh network system. SSC is a sub- contractor to ARGON and will leverage ARGON’s significant experience in network solutions for test ranges.
SSC has developed, manufactured and field tested policy-based DSA radio hardware and software for military applications under the neXt Generation Communications (XG) program funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Under this PEO STRI award, SSC and ARGON will model and demonstrate the spectrum capacity improvements that result from deploying DSA technology.
“We look forward to working with ARGON ST.” said Tom Stroup, CEO of SSC. “The test ranges are highly spectrum constrained, face a growing spectrum demand from additional wireless military training assets and are an ideal candidate for showing the power of DSA to increase capacity of their limited spectrum.”
Shared Spectrum Company
Based in Northern Virginia, SSC is the leading developer of spectrum-sensing cognitive radio technology that ensures optimum use of radio frequencies. The Company was founded in 2000 by Dr. Mark A. McHenry to develop radio frequency technologies that would allow better use of available spectrum.
Argon ST is a leading developer of command, control, communications, computers, combat, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems that support operational commanders by producing and delivering information in time to impact critical decisions.