MDA wants high-fidelity simulations of enemy missiles to enhance missile defense

U.S. missile defense experts are surveying industry to find companies able to develop computer simulations of enemy missiles and missile-related observables to help government and industry improve better ballistic missile defense systems and enabling technologies.

Dec 1st, 2017
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - U.S. missile defense experts are surveying industry to find companies able to develop computer simulations of enemy missiles and missile-related observables to help government and industry improve better ballistic missile defense systems and enabling technologies.

Officials of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville, Ala., have issued a sources-sought notice (MDA18EITRFI01) for the MDA Threat Systems Engineering Innovation in Production, Modeling, and Simulation project.

MDA officials are most interested in missile simulations to help develop threat specifications, threat models, characterizations, scenarios, and trajectory data. MDA officials are concerned about enemy missile systems that continue to evolve, proliferate, and that are increasingly complex.

MDA wants to hear from companies that over the past four years have been able to meet aggressive schedules and respond to changes; developed high-fidelity enemy missile simulations; tailored enemy missile simulations to customer needs; validated missile simulations; performed assessments of enemy missile simulations; and developed innovative approaches, processes, and tools to speed development of missile simulations.

The agency is looking for companies with expertise in threat characterization models and data; computer-aided design; trajectory; radar cross section; augmented point scattering model; and 3D scattering center.

Companies should have skills in infrared optical signatures; optical signature in-line generators; spectral and banded infrared plumes; and missile debris. Companies also should be familiar with high-fidelity missile specifications; high-fidelity scenario data; verification and validation reports; and special studies.

Companies interested were to have e-mailed requests for a classified annex to this announcement no later than 27 Nov. 2017. Those requesting this annex must have secret facility clearances.

Companies interested in responding should e-mail white papers no later than 4 Jan. 2018 to John Swan at john.swan@mda.mil, with a copy to Ronald Soule at ronald.soule@mda.mil.

E-mail questions or concerns directly to John Swan at john.swan@mda.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/ba48599c272c2756847c05dabd5c0431.

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