US gives $8M for 5G smart warehouses and spectrum sharing
WASHINGTON, (BM) – Perspecta Labs is a US company that has won a pair of contracts to develop 5G smart warehouses and spectrum sharing for the US Navy and Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing C4ISRNET.
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The contract has been awarded by the US Department of Defense and will be implemented next year by the company. The value of both contracts is a total of $ 8.1 million.
The Pentagon is trying to develop its potential in the 5G spectrum, as it already has advanced weapons systems and communication capabilities. US military installations now require the participation of technologies with different frequency bands in the electromagnetic spectrum. Fast, reliable, and wireless connectivity is needed to manage the country’s military resources and capabilities and manage the US military’s military capabilities on the battlefield.
This project is not the first or the only one that the Pentagon is working on in 5G technology. We remind you that in 2020 alone, Washington gave $ 600 million for the construction of 5 G military test sites. According to BulgarianMilitary.com, several 5G projects are currently being implemented in the United States.
What will Perspecta Labs do?
One of the two contracts is worth $ 5 million. Under this project, Perspecta Labs is tasked with developing a 5G smart warehouse at a Colorado naval base.
Thanks to this project, in the future, this database will use better-built automation of warehousing and postal services, as well as autonomous sharing of information between intelligent warehouses in the database. All this means that even low-level communication – postal services between naval units will be more efficient and monitored in real-time.
Under this project, the company will also have to create a secure connection between all connected autonomous devices in the database. All this means creating additional network support devices connected to the Internet of Things.
The second contract, worth $ 3.1 million, should provide dynamic spectrum sharing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. This project will give an advantage to radars located in the base, which will share 5G spectra in the studied range of 3.1-3.45 GHz.
The main goal of this project is fast detection and response to radar activity.
“Operational-scale experimentation and testing are critical to achieving the potential of commercial 5G infrastructure in industries from defense, transportation and logistics to critical infrastructure, health care, and manufacturing,” company President Petros Mouchtaris said. “Perspecta Labs is excited to design, implement and deploy dual-use 5G prototypes at DOD test sites as part of the world’s largest full-scale 5G experiments.”
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