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t he monitor news ARMY CALLS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO UPCOMING CYBER QUEST EXPERIMENT AFRL PRESENCE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ANTI-JAM TECHNOLOGY AND SIMULATION The Air Force Research Lab Sensors Directorate (AFRL/RQK), (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH), has released a pre-solicitation announcement for the Precise Reference Sensing for Cognitive EW (PRESENCE) program. (TOC), operating within a Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) wartime scenario. The solicitation emphasizes that, "the intent is to establish operational realism but maintain a 'No Fear of Failure' environment for these early and innovative concepts." Among the operational interest areas are: Cyber Situational Understanding (SU); Big Data Analytics at the tactical edge (i.e. Brigade Command Post); Defense of critical information collection systems and sensor/payload capabilities' requirements; improvements to the defense of critical commanders' communication and command and control systems within the tactical command post; survivability and utility of electronic systems in an EMSO [Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations] congested and/or positioning, navigation and timing denied environment; improvements to the efficiency of cyberspace effects delivered through EW assets; increased compatibility and collaboration between EW SU management tools and cyber planning tools; improved efficiency of using sensor packages or tactical radios to enable sensors and data collection at the Soldier level (Soldier as a Sensor). Specific EW interest areas include: tactical EW sensors at Battalion, Company and Platoon level echelons planned and deployed by the Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Situational Understanding (SU) Management Tool at the Brigade and Battalion echelons. Cognitive EW leverages artificial intelligence technology to adapt to rapidly changing electromagnetic environments where communications and navigation could be degraded or disrupted by enemy activities such as jamming. PRESENCE will conduct technology research for the performance of Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) including electronic attack The EW sensors will alert on any unidentified emitter and send information to the Brigade and Battalion CEMA SU tool, which will analyze and identify the Signal of Interest (SOI) in near-realtime, and if determined to be an enemy emitter, send its location information to the Ground Force SA (GSA) tool. The sensors will have a preloaded target list with the CEMA SU tool able to send and command remote role changes to the sensor platforms (mounted, dismounted, airborne) such as electronic attack (deny, disrupt, degrade, and manipulation) and EW support (precision geolocation and direction finding). The system will also be able to provide EW battle damage assessment (BDA) effects on targeted emitters. Cyber Quest will be held from July 1028, 2017. Among the participating DOD organizations are: the Cyber Battle Lab, Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), Cyber Protection Brigade (CPB), TRADOC Capabilities Manager (TCM) Cyber, TCM Electronic Warfare (EW), TCM Tactical Radio (TR), TCM Network and Services (N&S), Requirements and Integration Division (RID), Capabilities and Analysis Division (CAD), and the Program Manager (PM) community. The deadline for submission of white papers is August 31. The solicitation number is: CYBERQUEST2017. The points of contact are: MAJ Stephen Roberts, e-mail, and MAJ Andrew Stannard, email - J. Haystead (EA), electronic protection (EP), and electronic support (ES) techniques for cognitive electronic warfare (EW) applications; Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS); position, navigation and timing assurance (PNTA); software defined radio (SDR); modeling, simulation, wargaming and analysis (MSW&A), and scintillation and hypersonic MSW&A experiments. The Journal of Electronic Defense | August 2016 In support of its annual "Prototyping Experiment" Initiative aimed at providing innovative solutions to close critical capability gaps for Army Warfighting Challenge #7, the US Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) (Fort Gordon, GA) has issued a solicitation for its planned "Cyber Quest 2017 (CQ '17)" Cyberspace Operations, Signal and EW Prototyping Experiment event. Challenge #7 is defined as follows: "Conduct Space and Cyber Electromagnetic Operations and Maintain Communications - How to assure uninterrupted access to critical communications and information links (satellite communications [SATCOM], positioning, navigation, and timing [PNT], and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance [ISR]) across a multi-domain architecture when operating in a contested, congested, and competitive operating environment." Cyber Quest will assess emerging technologies against Army requirements to "inform current capability development and doctrine writing efforts, validate concepts, and better understand doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities (DOTMLPF) impacts for those concepts under evaluation." The experiment will present a realistic operational scenario with opportunities to highlight innovative potential solutions within a live, virtual or constructed (LVC) environment, including an Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) Tactical Operations Center 15

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

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Cyber Blitz: US Army Gains New Insight for EW/Cyber Operational Integration
Technology Survey: Solid State Power Amplifiers for EW, Radar and Communications Applications
EW 101
Threat Monitor
AOC Election
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

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