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Perspecta Lands DARPA Contract Option to Mature RF-Based UAV Tech; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris President Perspecta Labs
Petros Mouchtaris, President, Perspecta Labs

Perspecta's applied research unit has received a $5.1M contract modification to mature a radio-frequency management system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and demonstrate the technology on an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Perspecta Labs will perform Phase 3 activities for its RF resource manager system throughout a 21-month period as part of DARPA's Converged Collaborative Elements for RF Task Operations program, Perspecta said Tuesday.

The tool is designed to mitigate UAV tracking errors while accelerating decision-making and supporting radar, communications and electronic warfare functions.

Perspecta noted that it will also manage third-party payload for the RF system as part of the modification.

Petros Mouchtaris, president of Perspecta Labs, said the team is “excited to mature and demonstrate“ the RF technology on UAVs to help achieve multiplatform and multifunction requirements for battle management.

The award builds on Perspecta Labs' phase 2 work on the CONCERTO program, as well as its six-month effort to build extensions for the RF resource manager tool.

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