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Improving Coexistence of Co-located Radios on UAV’s using Self Interference Cancellation Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0084
Agency Tracking Number: FX192-SO1-0568
Amount: $49,725.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF193-CSO1
Solicitation Number: DoD SBIR X19.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-12
Small Business Information
960 Hamlin Crt
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
United States
DUNS: 067164593
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Mehlman
 Director, Engineering
 (617) 347-6896
Business Contact
 Aditya Agrawal
Phone: (408) 221-4214
Research Institution

The traditional approach of using filters to enable co-located radios to operate is inefficient as it is wasteful of spectrum due to large guard-band spacing required as well as inflexible thus limiting the use of LPDI waveforms. Based on research done at Stanford University, Kumu Networks' has pioneered the use of wireless self-interference cancellation techniques to create zero-guard band, software programmable filters that eliminate the need for fixed filters. The technology has been commercially deployed in US Tier1 LTE Mobile Operator networks. Recent technology advances has allowed Kumu to miniaturize the technology down an integrated circuit (RF chip) form factor making it possible for adoption in mobile, portable and airborne environments in addition to ground based, fixed infrastructure equipment.

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