ANDRO receives contracts to enhance wireless security

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ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, of Rome, has received two new contract awards by the federal government, both addressing novel solutions for enhancing wireless security.

The awards were based on innovative research in wireless communications led by ANDRO’s Marconi-Rosenblatt Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Innovation Lab headed by Dr. Jithin Jagannath, director, and Anu Jagannath, co-director, according to the announcement.

“The primary idea of authenticated spectrum sharing is to permit access to the Wi-Fi 6/6E and 5G radio frequency (RF) bands only to authorized users to protect privacy within a restricted federal network,” said Dr. Jithin Jagannath.

”The Phase I project was awarded $150,000 under the DHS SBIR Program to conduct proof-of-concept research over a 5-month period to address specific homeland security technology needs, with second-phase funding for prototype development anticipated to be up to $750,000,” he added.

A second SBIR Phase I award from the Department of Defense valued at $150,000 called DeepeRFind, is aimed at developing novel methods of enhancing the sensitivity of RF signal fingerprinting techniques using deep learning – a machine-learning related approach.

The fingerprinting technique enhances wireless security by enabling the accurate detection and classification of wireless signals.

“DeepeRFind has a wide range of applications in both tactical and commercial environments, considering the proliferation of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices,” said Dr. Andrew L. Drozd, ANDRO president. The second phase funding for prototype development is anticipated to about $1 million.

“I am proud of ANDRO’s Marconi-Rosenblatt Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) Innovation Lab team for their accomplishments on these two fronts,” said Drozd, adding that these opportunities will considerably add to the company’s portfolio of technologies and products and contribute to its plans for growth and near-term hiring needs.

ANDRO, currently headquartered in approximately 20,000 square feet in the Beeches Business Park at One Beeches Place, 7980 Turin Road in Rome, with offices in Syracuse and Dayton, Ohio provides research, engineering, and technical services to defense and commercial industries.

The privately owned company, established in 1994, is dedicated to research and product development towards applications of advanced computer software in secure wireless communications, cognitive radios, agile waveform development for tactical radios and satellite modems, advanced radar data fusion, sensor resource management, and C5ISR applications.

ANDRO is working to bring its military heritage of products to the commercial market and plans to relocate and expand its facilities in the Rome area by the fourth quarter of 2023

For information on ANDRO technologies and job placement opportunities, go to its website at www.androcs.com.

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