Aug. 15- Raytheon Company was awarded a one-year, $1.34 million contract by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to participate in the initial phase of a program to develop and enhance spectrum utilization techniques for wireless communications.
The program is important to the Department of Defence because it will increase the ability to communicate adaptively in what is increasingly becoming a crowded and spectrum-limited environment.
Through the implementation of this contract, Raytheon plans to develop and later implement software-controlled techniques and mechanisms to enable highly-efficient spectrum utilization and spectrum sharing between different users and services, and thus in effect create more capacity to help meet the needs and demands of current and new users.
The focus of the program is to develop appliques that would reside in every communication system and possibly other transmitters (such as radars sharing the same bands) to control system sense and characterize the RF environment and transmit and receive parameters.
With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company is a global technology leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.