Emerging concepts at the MACE
We work with satellite partners for space services to address a growing market need for radio frequency (RF) collection and analysis. This year, Spire and SNC will launch satellites that detect objects based on targeted RF emissions. The program will provide valuable insight into how military and government organizations can better understand RF emissions and safeguard against GPS interference. Learn how to advance RF collection capabilities in an efficient, low-risk and cost-effective manner.
We are exploring how to apply Metaverse into critical activities such as operator and electronic warfare training and user interface testing. Our wormhole project trains operators by putting them in a realistic environment, generating scenarios instantly from recorded mission data. We leverage sensor fusion, next-gen interfaces and 3D game rendering concepts to test and execute real tasks. Learn where the Metaverse technology maturity level currently is and how you can create your own scenario or environment.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Mapping
We conduct advanced analytics on top of an electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) data lake to process, analyze, visualize and share EMS data to achieve and maintain superiority within the electromagnetic operating environment (EMOE). EM Spectrum mapping is a powerful method used to visualize and characterize a range of frequencies and investigate spatial distributions in an ever-growing field of digital transformation.
Why Should You Partner with the MACE?
Network of business partners, startups & world-leading technical experts
Engage with U.S. government to understand challenges
Access to demonstration & lab facilities with multi-domain test data
Collaborate on emerging technology & the latest trends
Where collaborative innovation delivers capability at the speed of threats.
The MACE was established in 2008 and is endorsed under the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks & Information Integration (ASD(NII)) as a consortium of industry, academia and government partners to provide innovative technical, analytical and process solutions. This fosters a collaborative environment with assisted contracting. MACE is a technology lab focused on developing innovative solutions with complex data and advanced analytics.
We bring in experts across commercial and private industries, government, academia and startups to solve the toughest challenges of today and the future.
Conveniently located in Herndon, Virginia, the MACE is connected to innovation centers and i360 labs across the country.
Technologies Explored Annually
Prototypes & Pilots Developed
Doing Business With Us
We have a range of contract vehicles, OTA consortiums and IDIQs for ease of contracting including the following options:
& Sole Source
GSA JADC2 IDIQ
Determine if a Sole Source justification is appropriate based on unique capability
Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
Consortium Management Group
Accelerated development & deployment
System of systems Consortium
Cooperative Research & Development Agreement
CRADA written agreement between organization and government agency in a relatively short time