Baton Rouge-based wireless communication company Bascom Hunter announced yesterday it had been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the tune of $150,000. The money will be used for a study to improve the efficiency of public radio networks by minimizing harmful effects of interference.
Back in March, the company was awarded a $716,000 contract with the U.S. Navy to develop an interference cancellation system. This new program will utilize the recently developed technologies and resource allocation algorithms. The study will begin with public safety radio networks but can easily expand into other wireless systems including smart phones.
Dr. Shuangqing Wei, an Associate Professor from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University, has partnered with Bascom Hunter and will take the lead in developing the resource allocation algorithms as a subcontractor for the duration of the project.
Bascom Hunter’s mission is to enable customers to get the most out of the wireless revolution. The company provides consulting services including customer relationship management (CRM), sales and marketing, government relations, and technology development.
The company specializes in advanced defense and industrial applications, and serves multiple markets including marine and offshore vessels, industrial and commercial facilities, and government and public safety.
To learn more, visit BascomHunter.com.