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Decentralization

The ability to update underlying capabilities in large and massively complex systems inexpensively and quickly is crucial to avoid outdated and inferior electronics. The increasing complexity of our major military systems precludes rapid change so it is essential that we move towards a new model that allows for quick adoption of new and modern electronics.

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Current military communication systems have limited ability to support mobile, distributed operations in remote geographic areas due to the small size of networks and relatively short range of military radios. Today, military mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are used to relay communications services beyond the range of a single radio.
Access to the electromagnetic spectrum is critical to military forces today. Electronic warfare seeks to deny or degrade adversaries’ access to spectrum while minimizing impacts on friendly forces. Currently, electronic warfare strikes are conducted primarily by monolithic, high-value platforms that can have powerful but insufficiently precise effects. These strikes typically impact large geographic areas, for example, and may inadvertently deny spectrum access to friendly users.
Program Manager
Dr. Timothy M. Hancock joined DARPA as a program manager in September 2016. His research interests revolve around RF microsystem development that spans semiconductor device processing, circuit design and system integration for communication, radar, and electromagnetic spectrum-sensing applications. He is particularly interested in new circuit architectures and the underlying technology development to improve the dynamic range of RF receivers and transmitters in the face of increasing bandwidth to support wideband electromagnetic spectrum operations.
08/04/2020
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the following technical area: distributed coherent communications with an emphasis on developing a bi-directional mosaic element system that works with current tactical radios operational waveforms. The program, Resilient Networked Distributed Mosaic Communications (RN DMC), is a vital part of the Mosaic Warfare end-state vision. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.