Military surveys industry for high-fidelity simulations of enemy missiles to enhance missile defense

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.

Nov 21st, 2017
Military surveys industry for high-fidelity simulations of enemy missiles to enhance missile defense
Military surveys industry for high-fidelity simulations of enemy missiles to enhance missile defense
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., issued a sources-sought notice (MDA18EITRFI01) on Monday 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 3-D scattering center.

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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 may email requests for a classified annex to this announcement no later than 27 Nov. 2017 to the MDA's John Swan at john.swan@mda.mil, with a copy to Ronald Soule at ronald.soule@mda.mil. Those requesting this annex must have secret facility clearances.

Companies interested in responding should email 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.

Email questions or concerns to John Swan at john.swan@mda.mil. More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/ba48599c272c2756847c05dabd5c0431.

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