LGS Innovations to Provide RF Interference Monitoring Systems to NOAA

LGS Innovations has been awarded $8.5 Million toward a potential $204 Million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Radio Frequency Interference Monitoring System (RFIMS) contract. RFIMS is a five-year contract to develop, produce, install, and maintain a radio frequency interference monitoring system to mitigate the risk of potential interference by commercial wireless carriers sharing the spectrum with NOAA satellite operations. Other affected government departments such as the Departments of Defense and Interior ground stations may also benefit from the development of the RFIMS and awarded contract.

Under the terms of the contract, LGS Innovations will deliver frequency spectrum monitoring between NOAA and wireless carriers, provide real-time detection of “interference events,” classify the types of RF interference it detects, and provide real-time notifications to both NOAA operators and the wireless carriers of any detected interference.

LGS Innovations has formed a team that includes partners selected for exemplary performance, unique and complementary capabilities, and a command of the NOAA mission and systems for RFIMS. These include Solers and Science and Technology Corporation (STC), who bring multi-disciplinary engineering expertise and NOAA domain knowledge; and Tower Engineering Professionals (TEP), one of the largest U.S. telecommunication tower engineering firms. Other strategic partnerships for this contract include Digital Global Systems (DGS), a specialist in the delivery of advanced, real-time RF spectrum analysis and monitoring; and SMA, a recognized expert with EVMS.