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5G++ : Adapting 5G for Tactical mmWave Networks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-20-P-0035
Agency Tracking Number: A19C-002-0085
Amount: $166,500.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19C-T002
Solicitation Number: 19.C
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-01-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-31
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tugba Erpek
 Senior Research Engineer
 (301) 294-4246
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5200
Research Institution
 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 Ed Colbert Ed Colbert
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
United States

 (571) 858-3368
 Nonprofit College or University

5G technology is targeting very high throughput, low power, and low latency, which will benefit not only commercial but also tactical communication systems. Operating in millimeter wave (mmWave) bands provides high bandwidths to meet the ever-growing throughput demands in shared spectrum environments. However, 5G waveform, as it is, does not satisfy Army’s requirements on jamming resistance, low probability of interception/low probability of detection (LPI/LPD), privacy, and authentication. IAI will design and implement 5G++ as a small-form factor hand-held radio embedded with novel algorithms that adapt the 5G waveform to tactical networks in mmWave bands in terms of jamming resistance, LPI/LPD, and security.

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