Verus® Research Awarded $9.7 Million Contract for Space Technology Research and Development Improving the Future of Space Communications

by | Mar 24, 2021

Albuquerque, N.M.  “ Verus® Research, a New Mexico-based team of scientists and engineers specializing in advanced research and development, announces it has been awarded a 57-month, $9.7 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, which serves as the Department of Air Force's center of excellence for space technology research and development.  Verus Research partnered with several other industry leading technology companies and institutions including Vulcan Wireless, PnP Innovations, IDEAS Engineering & Technology, Libration Systems Management, SA Photonics, Tau Technologies, Fibertek, and the University of New Mexico for this initiative which will work on improving the future of space communications.

We are honored to receive our largest contract from AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate, said Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, chief technology officer for Verus Research. This award will allow our team to develop advanced network architectures, components, and systems such as radio-frequency and free space optical communications platforms to advance the state of the art in satellite communications.

Verus Research's initial work under the new contract will include developing coordinated satellite control solutions through reinforcement learning and runtime assurance as well as assisting AFRL in standing up the Local Intelligent Networked Collaborative Satellites (LINCS) lab.  Dr. DelGrande described this as a landmark win for the Verus Research team.

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About Verus® Research

Headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., Verus Research is a team of scientists and engineers specializing in the research and development of electromagnetic technology, lasers, microwaves, radio frequency communication, multidisciplinary systems integration, and nuclear systems analysis.  The company's services include advanced research and technology, modeling and simulation architecture, tactical systems development and testing and strategic systems engineering.  Performing in-depth analysis of current and future technologies and transforming complex theory into real-world solutions, Verus Research's clients include defense contractors, military organizations and the armed services, aerospace organizations, technology companies and the national laboratories.  Visit Verus Research's website at and follow the company on LinkedIn and Facebook


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