Nuran Wireless Inc. has been selected to supply a software-defined radio (SDR), the PicoSDR 8×8, to the Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) division. This SDR is designed specifically for research on multielement arrays and overcomes one of the major technological barriers with SDR so far by supporting a very high number of antennas while maintaining phase coherency between them — a real breakthrough. As a result of the company’s commitment to innovation, Nuran Wireless is proudly joining Rockwell Collins as a supplier of software-defined radios to NAVAIR.

Nutaq Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of NuraN Wireless will supply its PicoSDR 8×8 software-defined radio to the NAVAIR NAWCWD located in Point Mugu, Calif. The PicoSDR allows radio frequency performance, development of beam forming, phased-array or direction finding systems, and evaluation and compatibility testing of modern Navy RF systems such as advanced radars, jammers, communication equipment and military cellphones.

“We were excited to launch the PicoSDR as we knew it was addressing an important gap in the market by reducing considerably the time and effort required by engineers to setup a prototyping platform. The fact that this product is now in the hands of major customers such as NASA and NAVAIR proves that the product really meets the needs of the market and that our expertise is being recognized by some of the biggest players of the industry” explained Martin Bedard, Co-CEO & Co-President of NuRAN Wireless.

Software-Defined Radio is used to describe a radio transmitting/receiving hardware that is reconfigurable. Software-defined radio have significant utility for military and mobile (cell phone) applications, both of which must serve a wide variety of evolving radio protocols in real time.

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