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BAE Demos “˜Hedgehog“™ Geolocation, RF Comms Tech for DARPA Program

BAE Demos “˜Hedgehog“™ Geolocation, RF Comms Tech for DARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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BAE Demos “˜Hedgehog“™ Geolocation, RF Comms Tech for DARPA Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BAE Systems has completed a demonstration of its Hedgehog semiconductor built to support radio frequency sensing functions and support communications with unmanned aerial systems in contested environments.

BAE said Tuesday it demonstrated the software-defined radio semiconductor as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency“™s Distributed RF Analysis and Geolocation on Networked System program, which seeks to integrate geolocation and signal identification capabilities with drones.

As part of the exercise, BAE showcased Hedgehog“™s capacity to conduct real-time geolocation and signals intelligence data processing to military officials.

Chris Rappa, product line director for RF, electronic warfare and advanced electronics at BAE's FAST Labs, said the small-form-factor semiconductor has the potential to provide tactical advantage to warfighters due to its capacity for deployment across various platforms.

According to BAE, Hedgehog leverages BAE“™s MATRICS SDR chip technology designed to support applications such as EW, SIGINT and other communications functionalities.

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