Rome company abuzz following $3.2M Air Force contract for new ‘WASP’ system

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ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, located at the Beeches Business Park, has been awarded a $3.2 million research and development contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome to advance the state of the art in software-based waveforms for radio communications systems, the company has announced.

ANDRO’s next-generation Waveform Agile Systems Pallet (WASP) significantly reduces the time and cost to generate validated digital communications waveforms for the rapid field deployment of military radio platforms, the company said, adding that the work is being performed at ANDRO’s Heisenberg Lab under the leadership of Dr. Ashwin Amanna and assisted by James Bohl and the ANDRO WASP team in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate.

“The contract opens avenues for new advancements in true software-based waveform developments and growing the Government’s software waveform ecosystem to support the warfighters’ needs, including 5G cellular commercial technologies and applications,” said Dr. Andrew Drozd, president of ANDRO.

Drozd added that “WASP is one of the cornerstone ANDRO technologies that will advance the communications landscape of the future both for the military and civilian radio product manufacturers.” The company is looking to fill up to 10 new jobs in this growing area of research and development, he added.

ANDRO, which is celebrating its 26th year of business, provides research, engineering, and technical services to defense and commercial industries, the announcement said.

The independently owned company, established in 1994, is dedicated to research, development and the application of advanced computer software and hardware solutions for spectrum exploitation, secure wireless communications for cognitive radios, multisensor and multi target tracking, advanced radar data fusion, and sensor resource management.

ANDRO also has offices in Syracuse at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator and Dayton, Ohio and anticipates opening additional offices in Rochester, New York and Melbourne, Fla.

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