A Vencore subsidiary has secured a $5 million contract to developÂ a new radio-frequency mapping softwareÂ underÂ phase three of theÂ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Advanced Radio Frequency Mapping program.
Vencore Labs will act as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin toÂ create new platforms to helpÂ the Defense DepartmentÂ provide battlefield situational awareness of RFÂ spectrum usage, VencoreÂ said Wednesday.
“This third phase includes plans for testing RadioMap on RF-capable equipment that is typical in current forward-deployed environments, along with a field test and demonstration,” said Petros Mouchtaris, Vencore Labs president.
He said the company will also continue efforts to matureÂ its technology developed under phase one and two of the project.
Phase three of the program will cover the development of a management system to monitorÂ task status and radio position and support forÂ third-party development of the system for futureÂ RF devices.
Vencore Labs said it will also provide software designed to supportÂ distributed command and control, RadioMap task management and C2 software agents for RadioMap tasks on RFÂ platforms.
RadioMap works to provide RF information without the need for additional radio equipment orÂ interference ofÂ existing equipment.
The program also seeks to develop systemsÂ that putsÂ spectrum information as a visual overlay on a map to support communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
Vencore noted that the Air Force Research Laboratory and other U.S. military departments support the program with plans of transitioning the technology for operational use.