Project Awards, Press Releases, Patents and Papers


AiRANACULUS is at the forefront in Intelligent RF and Networking Solutions for applications ranging from Space to Smart Cities. The company has assembled the world’s leading experts to provide algorithms, reference architectures and products in signal processing, cross-layer analysis, cybersecurity and networking to create spectrum aware technologies capable of re-configuring radio and sensor systems for optimal performance in congested and contested environments.

Program Title Agency Award Date Description
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.
CohoDARPADec 2020Signal detection, characterization and recognition for ISR missions.
NSC 5G Dynamic Spectrum SharingAFMarch 2021Technique to enable spectrum co-existence between high power airborne radar and commercial 5G systems.
LPD WaveformIRAD-Develops secure protected low probability of detection communications link.
Cognitive Multi User Detection for Advanced Tactical Networking Waveform (CAMICA)NAVYApril 2021Develops Multi User Detection (MUD) Techniques to boost the capacity for the Advanced Tactical Networking Waveform .
Intelligent Network Function Virtualization and Policy-based Routing EngineNASAMay 2021Develops Network Function Virtualization based on Network Policies for NASA' s Moon Mission in 2024.
Next Gen Security ArchitectureIRAD-Develops Zero Trust Architecture for Smart Cities
Securing Compartmented Information with Smart Radio Systems (SCISRS)IARPASept. 2021Develops innovative techniques to automatically detect and characterize RF anomalies in complex RF environments.
Operational Spectrum Comprehension Analytics and ResponseNavyOct. 2021Intelligent Spectrum Management
MUSCETAFOct 2022Develops Multi-Channel Multi-Functional UHF-50 GHz Cognitive Transceiver
Biological and Chemical Threat Prediction and Reasoning SystemDTRAMay 2023The BiCEPS System leverages Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to analyze the data from wearable devices to detect human exposure to agents.
Dynamic Spectrum ManagementNavyMay 2023Dynamic Spectrum Management will provide architecture and technologies to enable spectrum sharing between Radars and 5G Systems

News & Interviews


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


Apurva Mody
Executive Committee Member

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Press Release Date
AiRANACULUS® Awarded Contract from NASA to Demonstrate Feasibility of an Advanced Communications System for Moon Missions

Press Release

October 29, 2020
AiRANACULUS® - Nation’s Top 5G Experts come together for the State of Indiana 5G Zone’s First Quarterly Innovation Event

Press Release, Video 1: Admiral (Ret.) David Simpson with Bob Flores, Former CTO, CIA , Video 2: Dr. Apurva N. Mody with Dr. Walt Magnussen

January 13th, 2021
AiRANACULUS® Awarded Contract from NASA to bring 5G Architecture to the Moon and Mars Missions

Press Release

June 6th, 2021
AiRANACULUS® Awarded Phase II NASA Contract for Advanced Space Communications System

Press Release

October 27th, 2021
AiRANACULUS® Awarded Intelligence Agency Contract For Enhanced Communications Security

Press Release

November 4th, 2021
AiRANACULUS® Adds Defense and Aerospace Research Leaders, Dr. Mike Griffin and Dr. Lisa Porter to the Advisory Board

Press Release

March 29th 2022


Reference Paper
[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.
[ModyBook15]1. A. N. Mody, G. Chouinard, S. Shellhammer, M. Ghosh, D. Cavalcanti, “Cognitive Wireless Regional Area Networks – Enabling Cost Effective Wireless Access, Middle Mile and Backhaul Solution Using Spectrum Sharing and Opportunistic Spectrum Access,” Wiley 2015, Pages 551-604
[ModyBook17]A. N. Mody, A. Saha, I. Reede, G. Miele and G. Cerro, “IEEE 802.22: Cognitive Radio Standards: Theory to Implementation,” Springer, 2017
[Mody97]A. N. Mody, M. Shadaram, B. Usevitch, D. Lafaw, "Performance Evaluation Of M-QAM Fiber-Optic Links in the Presence of the External Modulator Bias Fluctuations," International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP1997)
[Mody98]A. N. Mody, M. Shadaram, S. Pappert, "Effect of RF Phase Noise on Performance of QAM Fibre Optic Links Using Taylor Series Approximation," Electronic Letters, 1998.


Reference Patent
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-