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IAI to develop an Electromagnetic Spectrum Monitor and Broadcast System for the Army

Electronic Warfare (EW) features a complex Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) environment with many dynamically changing radio frequency (RF) waveforms coexisting for blue and red forces. Equipping blue force with two-fold EMS monitor and broadcast capability in EW is critical for establishing spectrum dominance in operational battlefield scenarios with a dynamic EMS environment. IAI and its collaborators at the University of Tennessee will design and develop a two-fold Electromagnetic Spectrum Monitor, Identification, and Broadcast System called EM-SMART. The key innovation is implementing an adaptive system capable of accurately detecting, identifying, and separating a broad range of RF waveforms on the EMS and then spoofing and broadcasting detected waveforms in a contested environment. Advanced RF fingerprinting and statistical analysis tools will help detect, identify, and classify waveforms received alone or superimposed at different receivers. The work will focus on a cognitive network environment where both blue force and red force waveforms react to each other and adapt to network dynamics. EM-SMART will be implemented in a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) testbed environment, where waveforms, along with monitor and broadcast capabilities, will be ported to SDRs communicating with each other over emulated channels. The system will be implemented in a high fidelity emulation environment using IAI’s RFnest™, a wireless network emulation platform and on tactical platforms using IAI's extensive testing and evaluation experience with tactical radios.

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Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) is a technology innovation company headquartered in Rockville, MD. We specialize in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies, and corporations throughout the United States and internationally. Leveraging agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and its substantial intellectual property portfolio, IAI excels in developing concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: Air Traffic Management, Big Data and Social Media Analytics, Control and Signal Processing, Cyber Security, Education and Training Technologies, Health Technologies, Modeling and Simulation, Networks and Communications, Robotics, and Sensor Systems. For more information on IAI, please visit

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