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nas and advanced RF processing with
a rapid (21-month) technology demonstration for solutions.

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Millennium Space Systems (El Segundo, CA) has been awarded a $720,000
contract by the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) for RF Microsatellite Risk Reduction Technology. The
program involves innovative research in
RF communications and sensing technologies for microsatellites (satellites
with a mass of 10-100 kg). DARPA had
identified two key technology areas of
interest: lightweight deployable anten-

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The US Air Force's Air Combat Command has issued an RFI for technical
support of the Advanced Capabilities
Pod (ACaP). Nellis AFB (Las Vegas, NV)
has requested capability statements
from companies for the purpose of identifying potential sources to provide
technical support for Aggressor Jam-

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systems that provide Radio Frequency
(RF) transmissions that can be used
by military GPS receivers with the
required software. The primary intended function of pseudolites is to
mitigate potential interference and
jamming. Because pseudolites are deployed terrestrially, they can provide
much stronger signals to GPS receivers than space-based GPS systems. PM
PMT has identified areas of interest
including: assessment of pseudolite
position, time, and velocity (PVT) accuracy; challenges to maintaining
PVT accuracy and potential mitigation
strategies; ability to operate in adverse
electromagnetic environments; and
size, weight, and power expectations
and strategies to integrate on ground
and air platforms (for response purposes assume an airborne platform like
a Shadow UAV and ground platform as
JLTV). PM PNT is also interested in information pertaining to the pseudolite
C2 system including: compatible fielded systems that could potentially host
pseudolite C2 software or functionality; a ranked list of significant pseudolite C2 risks with possible mitigation
approaches; and details of experience
in building fielded military C2 applications that manage sensors spread across
the battlefield or that manage RF systems. The primary purpose of the RFI
is to obtain feedback pertaining to the
pseudolite capable software upgrade to
legacy GPS receivers. The intent is to
only perform software modifications to
a fielded legacy GPS receiver without
changes to current hardware/firmware.
Areas of interest include: compatibility
of the pseudolite waveform with fielded legacy GPS receivers; how different
software versions for a particular GPS
receiver may be more or less suitable
to this software upgrade and protecting pseudolite location data within the
GPS receiver. Plans call for the EMD
phase to begin in fiscal FY 2018 with
acquisition through a single provider
for the entire pseudolite requirement,
including all subsystems (transmitter,
receiver, C2). The solicitation number
is: EngineeringandManufacturingDev
elopment(EMD)-Pseudolites. The point
of contact is Joseph Shields, email:
joseph.r.shields.civ@mail.mil.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - April 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
DARPA Profile: Advanced Materials
Mission Profile: Non-Kinetic Thinking Creates New Possibilities for Air and Missile Defense
Threat Monitor
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - April 2016 - cover1
JED - April 2016 - cover2
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JED - April 2016 - 5
JED - April 2016 - The View From Here
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JED - April 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - April 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - April 2016 - From the President
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JED - April 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - April 2016 - World Report
JED - April 2016 - DARPA Profile: Advanced Materials
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JED - April 2016 - Mission Profile: Non-Kinetic Thinking Creates New Possibilities for Air and Missile Defense
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JED - April 2016 - Threat Monitor
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JED - April 2016 - EW 101
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JED - April 2016 - AOC News
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JED - April 2016 - Index of Advertisers
JED - April 2016 - JED Quick Look
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