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EDA turns its thoughts to cognitive radio and radar

1st September 2020 - 15:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The steering board of the European Defence Agency (EDA) has approved the launch of a new AI-focused research project to harden military communication and radar systems in contested EW environments

EDA member states Germany, the Netherlands and Poland will participate in the Communications and Radar Systems Hardened with Artificial Intelligence in a Contested Electronic Warfare Environment (CRAI) project. 

The three-year CRAI project is expected to begin in 2021, involving European defence companies active in military communications and radar.  

Cognitive radio and radar systems supported by AI technologies are a promising option to harden  communications equipment against EW methods, the EDA noted in a 31 August communique.

These cognitive systems can respond to dynamically changing environments, allowing them to offer stable communication based on optimal utilisation of RF spectrum by ‘sensing’ free spectrum availability and minimising interference between users.

CRAI research will result in a study which aims to investigate future military scenarios and use cases for relevant communication and radar systems, where cognitive methods, combined with AI, offer potential operational benefits.

Among numerous other objectives, the project will also identify potential new communication disturbance based on past experiences; review and adapt AI methodologies for spectrum situational awareness and surveillance; and specify the requirements for the common cognitive system acting in contested electronic warfare environments. 

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