IAI Awarded Air Force Contract to Develop an Open Software-Defined Radio with Direct GPU Access

ROCKVILLE, Md.—March 23, 2021—Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force to develop an open software-defined radio (SDR) that can transfer data directly from a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to a GPU for further processing.
In this contract, IAI will develop a software-defined radio that addresses the needs of the US Air Force for robust systems that are both cost-efficient and flexible. A key affordance of SDR technology is its scalability without relying on parts or components which may become obsolete over time. IAI’s solution will provide expanded capabilities and enhanced performance.

“IAI is grateful to support the US Air Force’s efforts to improve communication systems with a solution that will enable the development of new wireless technology,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI specializes in developing advanced sensor systems for military, transportation, and medical applications including RF-based location and tracking systems. In developing this technology, IAI will leverage its extensive experience and intellectual property in FPGA-based, high-performance, software-defined radios and prior IFF transponder research to enable rapid prototyping and validation of the design.

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors.


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