The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC)-Atlantic and Astrapi Corporation executed a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (LP-CRADA) to explore Astrapi’s Spiral Modulation
Dallas, TX (March 25, 2020) – Astrapi Corporation is pleased to announce the execution of a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (LP-CRADA) with the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) – Atlantic to explore Astrapi Corporation’s Spiral Modulation. Spiral Modulation provides a technology to dramatically increase the flexibility of communication systems symbol waveform design and to use this additional flexibility to address key spectral efficiency challenges in telecommunications. This initial LP-CRADA targets exploration and validation of Astrapi’s simulation and first-generation Software Defined Radio (SDR) results and establishing a research pathway for collaboration on second generation SDR development.
“This engagement enables Astrapi to validate our early research and then extend our work into our second-generation Software Defined Radios. We are demonstrating a 3-4dB, over a factor of two, reduction in required signal power for matched communication performance,” said Dr. Jerrold Prothero, Astrapi Founder and CEO. “We are delighted to begin this project with NIWC that aims to support crucial defense and commercial communication needs.
Spiral Modulation provides benefits for a wide variety of commercial and defense communication networks, including satellite, defense, mobile, and Internet-of-Things. Astrapi is now actively establishing technology transition relationships to deploy Spiral Modulation into modems, radios, terminals, smart devices, and sensors.”
A critical and often limiting problem for any communication system is the required signal power needed to transmit increasing amounts of data. Spiral Modulation has demonstrated considerable promise for effectively supporting low-power communication through dramatically higher spectral efficiency.
ABOUT Astrapi Corporation
Astrapi is the pioneer of spiral-based signal modulation, which opens an unexplored area for innovation at the core of telecommunications. Based on a generalization of Euler’s formula, the foundational mathematics for telecom, Astrapi provides fundamentally new ways to design the symbol waveforms used to encode digital transmissions. By applying new mathematics to signal modulation, Astrapi is able to improve the trade-off between the four fundamental parameters in telecommunications: bandwidth, signal power, data throughput, and error rate. The resulting efficiency translates into higher spectral performance with more bits available at a lower cost.
ABOUT the Naval Information Warfare Center – Atlantic
The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) reports directly to the Naval Warfare Systems Command located in San Diego, California. NIWC utilizes major offices in South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Florida and Washington, D.C., as well as overseas posts in Europe, the Mideast and Antarctica, to effectively meet the needs of our customers.
NIWC Atlantic is a Department of the Navy organization that meet our nation’s demands for uninterrupted vigilance, fail-safe cybersecurity, adaptive response and engineering excellence by delivering secure, integrated and innovative solutions to many naval, joint and national agencies.
NIWC personnel are honored to serve naval, joint and national warfighters unified efforts to best cope with the dangers of the 21st century and beyond by enabling them to respond to any situation, anywhere, at any time. We design, acquire, engineer and sustain the systems, sensor connections, cyber network infrastructures and knowledge management services to ensure reliable information is available to only those who need it, where and when it is needed.