HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Abaco Systems today announced that, via a partnership with DeepSig, the company is now able to demonstrate DeepSig’s ground-breaking OmniSIG™ software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing for signal identification and classification in electronic warfare and signals intelligence applications. The OmniSIG software is now deployable on Abaco’s 3U VPX ecosystem – including RFSoC/DSP/FPGA platforms, single board computers, GPU/GPGPU platforms based on NVIDIA technology, network switches and mission ready systems – and its ability to deliver the highest levels of performance for advanced, AI-based applications.
Specifically, the demonstration runs on Abaco’s SOSA aligned SBC3511 and can be accelerated with Abaco’s GPGPU boards (GR2/4/5), which, when coupled with the VP430 RFSoC board creates a high performance, low SWaP platform for signal intelligence and EW applications. It can also be deployed on the GVC1001 mission/display computer and leverage its market-leading AI performance.
“Artificial intelligence-based applications are a key focus for us at Abaco, and this partnership with DeepSig allows us to show prospective customers a complete, integrated, hardware and software solution that is rugged and ready to deploy,” said Peter Thompson, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “We are actively seeking partnerships with software vendors like DeepSig that align with Abaco’s technology initiatives and provide new and technically diverse solutions to complex customer issues.”
The OmniSIG sensor provides a new class of RF sensing and awareness using DeepSig’s pioneering application of AI to radio systems. Going beyond the capabilities of existing spectrum monitoring solutions, OmniSIG is able to not only detect and classify signals, but also understand the spectrum environment to inform contextual analysis and decision making. Compared to traditional approaches, OmniSIG provides higher sensitivity and accuracy, is more robust to harsh impairments and dynamic spectrum environments, and requires less computational resources and dynamic range allowing for an order of magnitude improvement in speed and device requirements.”
“DeepSig is pioneering the use of deep learning to realize state of the art signal processing and radio systems by developing fundamentally new methodologies and software systems for the design and optimization of wireless communications,” said Dr. Timothy Newman, Director of Program Management at DeepSig. “By creating new tools, algorithms, and approaches for signal processing systems, DeepSig is able to achieve unparalleled results in system performance. We’re delighted to partner with Abaco and look forward to supporting their customers.”