Strategic Command, Control, Communications, Computer Intelligence, Surveillance (C4ISR) to Operationalize the Stratosphere (SCOS) Prototype Project
The Department of Defense (DoD) desires to enhance strategic mission capabilities by exploring Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance autonomous stratospheric technology. Since 2006, the DoD has invested in stratospheric platforms, sensor technologies, and payloads. Developmental testing in the last five years has been focused on operationalizing the stratosphere by demonstrating a higher Operational Tempo (OPTEMPO) with persistent, long long-duration stratospheric balloons and solar UAS. These platforms offer the opportunity to enhance the mission for persistent operations in non-permissive environments.
Frequency Selected Limiters Manufacturing Development
The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking prototype support for the Frequency Selected Limiters Manufacturing Development Project. The Department of the Navy (DoN) uses Radio Frequency (RF) waveforms to execute the Warfighter’s mission requirements. As threats and mission requirements continue to evolve, the DoD is constantly looking to improve and upgrade its radar and Electronic Warfare (EW) system’s capabilities. An emerging capability the Warfighter is looking to include in its systems is tunable filter and tunable limiter technologies. These technologies leverage Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) films to provide an excellent combination of high quality (high Q) and broadband tuning range that enable the manufacturing of high-quality broadband pre-selectors and EW receiver front end applications.
Alternative, Non-GPS Navigational Tool for Hypersonic Weapon Systems
The Department of the Navy is seeking prototype support in accordance with an Alternative, Non-GPS Navigational Tool for HypersonicsWeapons Systems. Current navigation systems are heavily reliant on GPS signal technology for both commercial and military applications. While GPS has become a pervasive technology for military uses, it has security and availability challenges. In recent years, the ability to compromise GPS has been demonstrated by adversaries using jamming techniques that interfere with military mission execution. In times of conflict, it is possible that the GPS satellites themselves could be physically compromised. This creates a need to explore alternative technology solutions that would utilize non-terrestrial, natural or man-made objects or signals of opportunity that may be available throughout the world to provide navigation precision comparable to GPS.
Standardized High Level Data Fusion System Architecture for Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (HLDF CUAS)
The Department of the Navy (DoN) is seeking support to document and provide open systems architecture that defines the requirements and interfaces of a reference High Level Data Fusion (HLDF) prototype capability in support of a Command and Control (C2) system that can fuse data from multiple sources to provide object assessment, situational assessment, and threat assessment.