ANDRO receives contracts to improve wireless security
ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, of Rome, received two new federal government contracts, both for new solutions to improve wireless security.
The awards were based on innovative research in wireless communications conducted by ANDRO’s Marconi-Rosenblatt Innovation Lab in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI / ML) led by Dr Jithin Jagannath, Director , and Anu Jagannath, co-director, according to the announcement.
“The main idea of authenticated spectrum sharing is to allow access to the Wi-Fi 6 / 6E and 5G radio frequency (RF) bands only to authorized users in order to protect privacy within a federal restricted network.” said Dr Jithin Jagannath.
“The Phase I project received $ 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 funding from the second phase for the development of prototypes which is expected to reach $ 750,000, “he added.
A second SBIR Phase I award from the Department of Defense valued at $ 150,000, called DeepeRFind, aims to develop new methods to improve the sensitivity of fingerprinting techniques to RF signals using learning in depth – a machine learning approach.
Fingerprint technology enhances wireless security by enabling precise detection and classification of wireless signals.
“DeepeRFind has a wide range of applications in tactical and commercial environments, given the proliferation of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices,” said Dr. Andrew L. Drozd, President of ANDRO. Funding for the second phase for the development of prototypes is expected to amount to approximately $ 1 million.
“I am proud of the team at ANDRO’s Marconi-Rosenblatt Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI / ML) Innovation Lab for their achievements on both fronts,” said Drozd, adding that these opportunities will add significantly to the company’s technology and product portfolio and contribute to its growth plans and short-term hiring needs.
ANDRO, currently headquartered at 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 services and technical to defense and commercial industries.
The privately held company, established in 1994, is dedicated to research and product development towards advanced computer software applications in secure wireless communications, cognitive radios, development of agile waveforms for tactical radios and satellite modems, advanced radar data fusion, sensor resource management and C5ISR requests.
ANDRO is working to bring its military legacy 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 more information on ANDRO technologies and investment opportunities, visit its website at www.androcs.com.