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AFRL RELEASES BAA FOR EW AND
C4ISR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

IN BRIEF
Naval Surface Warfare Center
(Crane, IN) has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify sources that
can provide solutions or components
to support development of a Shipboard
360-degree Multi-Spectral Persistent

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Surveillance System. Plans are to hold
industry days in September or October at NSWC Crane where industry can
provide briefings on their submissions
and/or demonstrations of their systems. It is anticipated that there will
be demonstrations of new technologies
and capabilities using the facilities
at Crane's Joint Electro Optics Center's
towers, labs, target boards and Lake
Greenwood. Responses are due July 18.
The solicitation number is N00164-14S-NB24. The technical point of contact
The Journal of Electronic Defense | July 2014

The Air Force Research Lab's Sensors
Directorate (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH)
has solicited proposals for a program
to develop new RF and electro-optical
component technologies that can support EW, C4ISR and automatic target
recognition applications. Known as the
Sensor Order Contract for Receivers,
Apertures, and Testing of Electronic
Subsystems (SOCRATES) program, the
objective is to perform "modeling,
analysis, simulation, development,
fabrication, characterization, testing,
evaluation, demonstration and conceptualization of radio frequency and
electro-optical subsystem, component,
device and material technologies for air
and space sensor applications including
Command, Control, Communications,
Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance
and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Automatic
Target Recognition, Electronic Warfare
and Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM)
systems," according to the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
The SOCRATES effort will cover multiple tasks orders, the first of which
is the Aquinas Modeformer Program
(AMP). Under AMP, AFRL will further develop "multi-arm spiral antennas combined with modeformers, which promise
high angular resolution in a compact
size that covers wide frequency bands"
in direction finding applications. This
could reduce the number of antennas
needed for wideband DF systems. Funding is $500,000 and the period of performance is 27 months.
The second SOCRATES task order will
focus on developing "simultaneous transmit and receive (STAR) technology for use
in multi-function phased arrays to support the warfighter in contested, timeline
constrained environments." The objective
is to develop a "STAR-capable array with
performance beyond the current state of
the art for RADAR, Communications, and
Electronic Warfare (EW) applications."
This is a 36-month, $300,000 effort.
AFRL expects to award more task orders over the course of the SOCRATES
program. AFRL anticipates awarding a
pair of Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite
Quantity (IDIQ) task orders totaling
approximately $40 million. Proposals

were due last month. The BAA number
is BAA-RQKS-2014-001. The technical
point of contact is William Mitchell,
AFRL/RYDR, (937) 528-8860, e-mail william.mitchell.33@us.af.mil. - J. Knowles

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - July 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
EW 101
New Products
AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - July 2014 - 5
JED - July 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - July 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - From the President
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JED - July 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - July 2014 - AOC Election Guide
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