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Hardware to Software Transformation

The Problem This Solution Solves

Built in 1977, the COBRA DANE phased array radar in Shemya, Alaska plays a vital role in ballistic missile defense and space surveillance missions.  However, many components are decades old and are difficult to repair due to parts obsolescence. The Air Force and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have a shared requirement to sustain this radar as an operational 24/7 sensor until 2030 and likely beyond. This is just one of many DoD systems limited by obsolescence. Legacy systems impede system integration and software functionality required in the 21st century threat environment.

The Solution

SRI International provided prototype upgrades to four vital components of the system that transform legacy, hardware-based systems into modern, software-defined systems that can be rapidly integrated with existing and emerging DoD and commercial technologies. The modernized components from this decade will inherently increase system capabilities, including, but not limited to, stronger object chain of custody for missile defense as well as beam steering applications.

SRI International is one of the many companies we have contracted with in a variety of focus areas.

The DIU Commercial Solutions Catalog is a compilation of both our successful and transitioned prototypes. In conjunction with our Department of Defense (DoD) partners, we have evaluated, adapted, and tested these commercial solutions to solve your organization’s AI/ML, autonomy, cyber, human systems, and space challenges.

Prototype “Success Memos,” which enable DoD and U.S. Government (USG) entities to enter into Production Other Transaction agreements without re-competing, are available through DIU.

If you work for a DoD or USG organization, these technology solutions are available for purchase right now. To learn more about whether these capabilities can meet your organization’s unique operational needs or how to acquire them, please send a direct inquiry through DIU’s Contact Us page.