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t he
US AIR FORCE ISSUES BAA FOR
EW- AND EMS-RELATED TENCAP
RESEARCH

* Focus Area 2 includes: proposed
systems or algorithms to improve
IR emitters/emissions identification and geolocation; how proposed
systems help in characterizing the
target signatures beyond what is
currently available; ways to implement time-dominant cloud computing architecture to facilitate data
sharing and fusion; and ways to develop and implement data standardization and harmonization across
the range of sensors.
* Focus Area 3 includes: cyber effects
to enable irregular warfare; space
force enhancement (e.g., SATCOM,
PNT, space weather); tools to detect
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
with sufficient timeliness and standoff range to allow safe disarming or
avoidance; tools, equipment, and
software to support Special Operations Forces; and tools and equipment
for wide-band, low profile communications in man-pack portable
configurations.
* Focus Area 4 includes: timely, all
weather detection, identification and
location of hard and buried targets;
near-real-time detection, location
and identification of Personal Communications Systems; timely detection, characterization and location
of intentional (i.e., jamming) and unintentional electromagnetic interference affecting military or commercial
SATCOM; and detection, characterization, and geo-location of the source
of attacks against space assets.
* Focus Area 5 includes: development
and implementation of data standardization
and
harmonization
across the range of sensors contributing to Space Situational Awareness; development of software to
determine space systems operational
status and sensor coverage of space;
determination of existing capabilities to integrate space systems C2
with space and terrestrial sensor
status and configuration; and imple-

mentation of a real-time cloud computing architecture to facilitate data
sharing and fusion.
* Focus Area 6 includes: rapid integration of relatively mature RF-enabled
cyber capabilities with tactical airframes or special mission platforms;
rapid development and integration of
cyber with software-defined radios;
rapid development of highly sophisticated EW techniques and/or technologies; risk reduction prototyping of
next-generation, tactical cyber and/
or EW capabilities; and capabilities
and/or techniques that support cyber
and/or EW operational preparation
of the environment (OPE), enhanced
ISR, measures of effectiveness/performance (MOE/MOP), and/or battle
damage assessments (BDA).
* Focus Area 7 includes: survivable and
secure netted tools and technologies that attain or enhance robust,
survivable, and flexible LPI/LPD
high-bandwidth communications and
datalink architectures to effectively
execute command and control in an
A2/AD environment; and survivable,
interoperable, multi-platform, fullspectrum, state-of-the-art offensive
and defensive electronic warfare (EW)
capabilities - electronic Attack (EA),
electronic protect (EP), and electronic
support (ES).
* Focus Area 8 includes: tools to better
integrate space assets and capabilities into theater planning systems,
command and control, and airborne
support and execution platforms;
long-range, high-confidence realtime combat identification; and
capabilities to counter offensive
and defensive directed energy (DE),
anti-satellite (ASAT), and EW advanced threats.
* Focus Area 9 includes: large data
analytics for the analysis, correlation and/or association of data from
all other AF TENCAP focus areas to
operate in the cloud environment;
visualization tools and techniques

The Journal of Electronic Defense | August 2014

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Intelligence Surveillance
and Reconnaissance/Special Operations Forces, has issued a Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA) for the Air Force
Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (AF TENCAP) program aimed
at investigating and developing concepts and technologies for a wide array of new and advanced capabilities
for military operations in across a
wide range of domains. This includes
several electronic warfare topics and
other electromagnetic-related operations. Concepts will focus on "unique
approaches and techniques, leveraging existing air, space, cyber, national
and global ISR and Non-Traditional ISR
(NTISR) systems capabilities leading
to revolutionary and evolutionary improvements in capability, performance,
and cost savings."
The five-year, open-ended BAA is
divided into nine major focus areas:
1) Geo-location and Tagging, Tracking, Locating; 2) Sensor, Data Fusion
and Dissemination; 3) Unconventional/
Asymmetric Warfare/Support to Special
Operations; 4) Situational Awareness; 5)
Space Situational Awareness; 6) Cyber
and Spectrum Warfare Operations; 7) Air
Superiority; 8) Command, Control and
Spectrum Utilization; and 9) Real-Time/
Near Real Time Large Data Analytics
and Virtualization.
* Focus Area 1 will include examination of: emerging precision geolocation
techniques
including
combining and fusing multiple data
sources; innovative methods of correlating and deconflicting Joint
Blue Force Situational Awareness
(JBFSA) information; tools to disseminate JBFSA location data to
crews in aircraft cockpits, tanks,
artillery, etc., in real-time; and exploitation of emerging wireless network capabilities.

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Back to the Future With HF SIGIHT
HF SIGIHT Battles the Ionosphere
Technology Survey: Solid-State Power Amplifiers
Book Reviews
EW 101
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - August 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - August 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - August 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - August 2014 - From the President
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JED - August 2014 - Letters
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