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ANDRO awarded close to $3 million for AFRL contract

Posted 8/19/22

ANDRO Computational Solutions, located at the Beeches Business Park and in its 28th year of operation, was awarded $2,971,854 in additional research and development funding ...

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ANDRO awarded close to $3 million for AFRL contract

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ROME — ANDRO Computational Solutions, located at the Beeches Business Park and in its 28th year of operation, was awarded $2,971,854 in additional research and development funding to an existing Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RI) contract titled, “Waveform Agile Systems Palette — Next Generation (WASP-NG) Hardware/Software Prototype,” valued at almost $6.2 million.

The added funding raises the current obligated amount to $3,831,000, which will be used to further advance the state-of-the-art software-based waveforms for radio communications through October 2024.

ANDRO’s WASP-NG significantly reduces the time and cost to generate validated digital communications waveforms for the rapid field deployment of military radio platforms. The work is being performed at ANDRO’s Heisenberg Lab under the leadership of Ashwin Amanna, chief scientist – Research Sector, and assisted by Sr. Research Engineer James Bohl and the ANDRO WASP-NG team in support of AFRL’s Information Directorate of Rome.

The company has been in contact with several large defense/aerospace and commercial companies interested in leveraging the WASP-NG capability to enhance their radio communications products and services. ANDRO President Andrew L. Drozd said he hopes to expand its WASP-NG research and development activities to serve a growing customer base and is exploring the launch of a separate division centered on delivering Waveform-as-a-Service (WaaS) to its customers.

Amanna attributes ANDRO’s success in advancing the WASP-NG capability to his resolute research team and the forward-thinking vision of the AFRL program manager, Michael Gudaitis.

“We took AFRL’s vision, implemented it and demonstrated it could work, but to get here has required a partnership of multiple companies and an ecosystem of stakeholders with a common goal,” Amanna said.

ANDRO provides research, engineering, and technical services to defense and commercial industries in the areas of advanced spectrum exploitation, secure wireless communications, software-based waveform development, cognitive software defined radio networking, multisensor data fusion and sensor resource management.

 

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