SPAWAR asks industry for ideas on military communications, cyber defense, and related topics

SAN DIEGO, 16 April 2010. Researchers at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are asking industry for ideas on new technologies to benefit Navy applications in command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence; space; electronic information systems; and joint tactical radio system (JTRS) software-defined radio communications.

Apr 16th, 2010

Posted by John Keller

SAN DIEGO, 16 April 2010. Researchers at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are asking industry for ideas on new technologies to benefit Navy applications in command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I)
; space; electronic information systems
; and Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)software-defined radio communications.

SPAWAR released a broad agency announcement (BAA - N00039-10-X-0002) Thursday asking for technical white papers and cost estimates on topics such as:

-- communications alternatives to space based satellites;
-- RF interference mitigation;
-- protected satellite communications capacity;
-- GPS repeat spoofer detection & location;
-- micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) internal measuring system
-- miniature atomic clock;
-- miniature optical gyroscope;
-- advanced tactical data links;
-- multi-function antennas;
-- cyber defense;
-- Full Net-Ready Joint connectivity and interoperability among all passive and active sensors;
-- robust, reliable, secure communications and networks;
-- pervasive and persistent sensor networks;
-- high availability and secure computing recourses to support near-real time to real-time requirements;
-- advanced meteorological and oceanographic prediction systems;
-- meta data fusion & analysis to gain intelligence, knowledge, and wisdom;
-- efficient and secure database systems for critical information;
-- ability to provide actionable intelligence to tactical units; and
-- ability to expose enemy networks, and anticipate and influence their behavior.

Companies interested are not limited to these topics, however, and are encouraged to submit responses that might advance any related scientific and technological capabilities.

This BAA will be open for one year, and will close on 12 April 2011. Send proposals to SPAWAR's Contract Specialist John Sullivan by e-mail at john.j.sullivan3@navy.mil, or by post at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, 2.0 Contracts Directorate, Attn: John Sullivan, 4301 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110-3127.

For questions or concerns, contact Sullivan by phone at 619-524-7145, or by e-mail at john.j.sullivan3@navy.mil

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/SPAWAR/SPAWARHQ/N00039-10-X-0002/listing.html.

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