Anti-Jamming, Agile Transceivers for Mobile, Ad-Hoc, Wireless Networks

Period of Performance: 05/15/2006 - 09/03/2008


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm
P.O. Box 1010
Great Falls, VA 22066
Principal Investigator


Agile access to the radio frequency spectrum provides a solution to the problems of deployable, interoperable, wireless communication networks. Interoperability for military forces or civilian first responders has been elusive since the advent of wireless communications. Fixed spectrum allocation regimes and varying operational requirements for diverse end-users have led to the deployment of wireless systems with incompatible, fixed technical parameters. Additionally, the inflexible assignment of spectrum causes inefficient use of this finite resource. The ever increasing demand for wireless services by commercial interests competes for spectrum with net-centric warfare concepts of operations. Further, relieving spectrum bottlenecks using dynamic allocation and agile access methods is a critically needed technology for both government and non-government spectrum users. In this proposal, we describe a JTRS-compatible communications technology that solves the problems of interoperability for military and civilian first responders, efficient use of the spectrum, urban operations, resilience to interference and jamming, and backward compatibility with legacy systems. A clear path to transition is also defined.