About Us

A Brief Introduction and Project Awards

AiRANACULUS is a Massachusetts-based start-up that provides advanced research, development and consulting services for next-generation defense, science, infrastructure and commercial applications. Our experts apply more than 20 years of leadership in advanced RF design to address the most novel and challenging R&D problems, from concept, design and development to prototyping. The company brings unique domain expertise in intelligent wireless communications, spectrum awareness and sharing, mmWave and terahertz communications, and 5G/6G and beyond; electronic warfare and spectrum dominance, signals intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and critical infrastructure, smart grid and hyperscale internet of things. We leverage advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, edge computing, network slicing, quantum computing, distributed ledger / blockchain and game theory to efficiently address these critical challenges. Our innovations have resulted in solutions to defeat extreme cases of interference; solutions for radar and 4G/ 5G spectrum sharing; novel techniques for detection and characterization of signals; creation of a low SWaP signal analyzer; communications for low probability of detection, interception and geolocation; and methods to make smart grids resilient.

Program TitleAgencyAward DateDescription
Cross-Layer Wide-Band Cognitive Communications Architecture Enabled by Intelligent Direct Digital Transceiver (CLAIRE)NASAJuly 2020Develops a cognitive communications architecture for NASA’ s moon mission in 2024. Uses advanced sensing and machine learning technologies for decision making.
Waveform Agnostic Decision Engine (WADER)ARMYJune 2020Makes DoD radios resilient by optimizing the degrees of freedom using machine learning techniques.
CohoDARPAFeb 2020Signal detection, characterization and recognition for ISR missions.
NSC 5G Dynamic Spectrum SharingAFDecision PendingTechnique to enable spectrum co-existence between high power airborne radar and commercial 5G systems.
LPD Waveform Develops secure protected low probability of detection communications link.

News & Interviews

NSC

The NSC's Third Spotlight Interview Featuring Apurva Mody!

In the third episode of the NSC spotlight series, Sal D'Itri, Chair of the National Spectrum Consortium, is speaking to Apurva Mody, Executive Committee member. In the video, they discuss spectrum innovation. When not representing the Consortium, Apurva works for AiRANACULUS.

We hope these videos help bring a sense of community during these unprecedented times. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the conversation.

sal

Sal D'Itri
Chair, NSC
Vice President and General Manager, Federal - Federated Wireless

Apurva

Apurva Mody
Executive Committee Member
NSC
Founder, AiRANACULUS

If your member company would like to participate in the series, send us an email! If you have any questions, please reach out to cassie@vrge.us.

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Papers

ReferencePaper
[ModyC07]A. N. Mody et al., “Machine Learning Based Cognitive Communications in White as well as the Gray Space,” Proceedings of the IEEE MILCOM, 2007.
[ModyM07]A. N. Mody et al “Recent Advances in Cognitive Communications,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Network Centric Military Communication, Oct. 2007
[Mody08]A. N. Mody, M. Sherman, R. Martinez, R. Reddy and T. Kiernan, “A Survey of IEEE Standards Supporting Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access,” Proceedings of MILCOM, Nov 2008.
[Mody10]A.N. Mody, M. Sherman, “On Making the Current Military Radios Cognitive without Hardware or Firmware Modifications,” Proceedings of MILCOM 2010.
[ModyPhD04]A. N. Mody, Ph. D. Thesis, Receiver Implementation for SISO and MIMO OFDM Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
[Mody12]A.N. Mody, R. Reddy, T. Kiernan, T. X. Brown, “Security in Cognitive Radio Networks, an Example Using the IEEE 802.22 Standard,” Proceedings of the MILCOM, 2012
[Mody13]B. Fette, A. N. Mody, R. Sundaram, G. Noubir, J. Tranquilli, “Countering Smart-Jammers: Nash Equilibria forAsymmetric Agility and Switching Costs,” MILCOM 2013, FOUO Session.
[ZengMody13]H. Zeng, H. Deng, A. N. Mody et al., “From Spectrum Agility to Network Agility: Proactive and Adaptive Reconfiguration for Reliable Communication in Tactical Networks,” Proceedings of the IEEE MILCOM, 2013
[Mody19]A.N. Mody, D. Couto, P. Basu, M. Shea, “Orthogonal Chirps for Radar and Comms Fungibility,” Patent Application.
[SpoMo18]C. M. Spooner, A. N. Mody, “Wideband Cyclostationary Signal Processing Using Sparse Subsets of Narrowband Subchannels”, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2018
[SpoMo13]C. M. Spooner ``Tunnelized Cyclostationary Processing: A Novel Approach to Low-Energy Spectrum Sensing,'' in Proc of MILCOM 2013, San Diego, CA, Nov 2013.
[Mody01G]A.N. Mody, G. Stuber, “Synchronization for MIMO-OFDM Systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE Globecomm, 2001
[Mody01O]A.N. Mody and G. L. Stuber, "Efficient Training and Synchronization Sequence Structures for MIMO OFDM, 6th International OFDM-Workshop, pp. 16.1-16.6, Hamburg, Germany, September 2001.
[Mody01V]A.N. Mody and G. Stuber, “Parameter Estimation for OFDM with Transmit and Receive Diversity,” Proceedings of the IEEE VTC 2001, Rhodes, Greece, May 2001.
[Mody02]A.N. Mody and G. Stuber, “Receiver Implementation for MIMO-OFDM Systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE Globecomm, 2002.
[HaMody02]Ha, J., Mody, A.N., Sung, J.H., Barry, J.R., McLaughlin, S.W., and Stüber, G.L., "LDPC Coded OFDM with Alamouti/SVD Diversity Technique,'' Kluwer Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 183-194, October 2002.
[Mody03]A.N. Mody, A. and G. L. Stuber, "Open Loop Timing Recovery and Channel Estimation for MIMO OFDM Systems,'' 6th International OFDM-Workshop, Hamburg, Germany, September 2003.
[Mody04]A.N. Mody and G. Stuber, “” OFDM Workshop 2004
[Mody06]Book Chapter - Li, Y. and , G.L., Stüber, eds., Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing for Wireless Communications, Springer-Verlag, 2006.
[Mody08]A.N. Mody, R. Raich and G. Stuber, “Joint Iterative Parameters Estimation from the Cramer Rao Lower Bound for an OFDM System,” Proceedings of the IEEE MILCOM 2008.

Patents

ReferencePatent
Apurva Mody and Gordon L. Stüber, "Time and Frequency Synchronization in Multi-Input, Multi-Output (MIMO) Systems”US Patent No. 7,088,782, Filed April 24, 2002, Issued August 08, 2006. Continuation US Patent No. 7,706,458, Filed June 7, 2006, Issued April 27, 2010.
Apurva Mody and Gordon L. Stüber, "Estimating Channel Parameters in Multi-Input Multi-Output Systems"US Patent No. 7310304, Filed April 24, 2002, Issued December 18, 2007.
Apurva Mody and Gordon L. Stüber, "Apparatus and Methods for Providing Efficient Space-Time Structures for Preambles, Pilots and Data for Multi-Input, Multi-Output Communications Systems"US Patent No. 7269224, Filed September 17, 2002, Issued September 11, 2007.
Apurva Mody and Gordon L. Stüber, "Preamble Structures for Single-Input, Single-Output (SISO) and Multi-Input, Multi-Output (MIMO) Communication Systems"US Patent No. 7269127, Filed October 4, 2002, Issued September 11, 2007.
Apurva Mody and Gordon L. Stüber, "Methods and Systems for Sampling Frequency Offset Detection, Correction and Control for MIMO OFDM Systems"US Patent Publication US 2004/0131012A1.
A. N. Mody, U.S. Patent Application No. 20060067, entitled “Efficient Detection Algorithm for a Broad Class of Signals Using Higher Order Statistics in Time and Frequency Domains”US12/644,513, Granted 2014.
A. N. Mody, P. Fiore, U. S. Patent Application No. 20060112, “Methods and Apparatus for Multiple Signal Identification and Finding the Basis Functions of the Received Signal”US12/439,168, Granted, 2012.
A. N. Mody, US-PCT Patent Application No. 20070066 “Spectrum Sensing Function for Cognitive Radio Applications”US60/959,254, Granted, 2013.
A. N. Mody, S. R. Blatt, D. Mills, N. Thammakhoune, T. McElwain, U. S. Patent Application No. 20060235, “Cognitive Radio Methodology, Physical Layer Policies and Machine Learning”US 8,929,936 B2, Granted 2015.
A. N. Mody, M. Sherman, K. McNeil, P. Khuu, D. Dudgeon, R. Reddy and T. Kiernan, U. S. Application 20070097, “Protocol Reference Model, Security and Inter-operability in a Cognitive Communications System”US 8,442,445 B2, Granted, 2013
A. N. Mody and R. Reddy, U. S. Application 20080313, “Resource Allocation for Improved Self Co-existence in Wireless Networks with Applications to Cognitive Networks”US 8,326,309 B2, Granted 2012
A. N. Mody, T. Brown, BAEP – 1134 PRO, “Collaborative Sensing, Information Fusion and Decision Making for Security in Cognitive Networks”-
A. N. Mody, M. Sherman, A. Trojan, K. Yau, J. Farkas, S. Sputz, “Methods and Systems to Make Current Wireless Radios Cognitive Using External Sensor and Application Level Messaging.”-
R. Reddy, A. Mody, T. Kiernan, Method for Ensuring Security and Privacy in a Wireless Cognitive Network”US 8,898,468 B2
A. N. Mody, “Method and System for Spectrum Manager Operation in Cognitive Radio Systems”US 8,787,926 B2, Granted 2015
M. P. Anthony, A. N. Mody, C. M. Spooner, J. Chuang, “Process for tunnelized cyclostationary to achieve low-energy spectrum sensing”US 9,755,869 B2, Granted, 2017
A. N. Mody, M. Sherman, A. Lackpour, A. Rosenwinkle, “Advanced Beaconing for Spectrum Sharing between Radar and Communications Systems”US 2,020,0187,013 A1, Granted 2020
A. N. Mody, R. Lawrence, J. Chuang, J. Dolan, C. Spooner, “Techniques for Implementing Portable Spectrum Analyzer,” Patent Applied for-