ROME, N.Y. — Rome–based ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC has won a three-year, nearly $7 million federal contract through the national spectrum consortium (NSC) focusing on spectrum-relocation policy.
It’s also called a dynamic spectrum assess (DSA) policy system. ANDRO is one of the 212 current members of the consortium.
With this contract, ANDRO will work with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Rome (Rome Lab), the office of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) said in a news release issued Thursday. ANDRO and Rome Lab will work to “advance” federal policy for spectrum relocation impacting both government and “emerging” civilian-communication systems.
ANDRO will provide new products for spectrum awareness and sharing and coexistence between government and civilian systems.
The contract will “significantly” help in ANDRO’s plans to double staff to more than 100 employees and expand facilities over the next two years, both Schumer and Andrew Drozd, president of ANDRO, said in the release.
“This is a significant award for our region, recognizing the spectrum expertise that is necessary to solve a very complex issue for the nation’s wireless strategy identified by the President as needed to realize the full potential of government-held spectrum to spur economic growth,” Drozd said.
About the NSC
The NSC represents several government agencies across all U.S. Department of Defense services and other federal agencies, Schumer’s office said.
The relationship is through a 5-year, $1.25 billion, section 845 prototype other transaction agreement (OTA) with the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense, emerging capabilities and prototyping (or ODASD, EC&P).
The NSC works on collaboration between government, industry, and academic experts “to identify, develop, and demonstrate the enabling technologies needed to broaden electromagnetic spectrum use and broaden the military and commercial access to and use the electromagnetic spectrum,” according to Schumer’s release.
Established in 1994, the independently owned ANDRO provides research, engineering, and technical services for defense and commercial industries.
The firm, which is headquartered in Beeches Business Park in Rome, focuses on research, development, and the application of advanced computer software for electromagnetic environment impact studies, spectrum exploitation, secure wireless communications for cognitive radios, multisensory and multi-target tracking, advance radar data fusion, and sensor resource management.
ANDRO is also working to establish a new company to help bring its military heritage of products to the commercial market, per the release.
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