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Defense Innovation Unit Seeks to Minimize 5G Interference in SATCOM Signals

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Defense Innovation Unit Seeks to Minimize 5G Interference in SATCOM Signals

The Defense Innovation Unit is looking for a contractor that can develop a solution for isolating and maintaining the quality of satellite communications signals where 5G radio frequency interference is present. The agency explained that SATCOM equipment bandwidths tend to overlap with those of 5G, causing signal degradation and loss.

According to a project notice from the DIU, the solution should be able to bypass any level of nearby 5G tower and user activity and provide a consistently high-quality SATCOM signal reception. The agency expects that advanced techniques and processing algorithms will be developed to lessen co-channel interference.

The notice indicates that if a complete solution is not proposed, the DIU will prioritize submissions utilizing proven, repurposable technology requiring minimal modifications to address 5G interference.

The agency added that it would prefer to work with original equipment manufacturers and vendors based in the United States. It may also elect to form teams of contractors with complementary capabilities.

Responses are due on June 26, the DIU said.

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