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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 stephen.a.roberts3.mil@
mail.mil, and MAJ Andrew Stannard, email andrew.d.stannard.fm@mail.mil.
- 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

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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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JED - August 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - August 2016 - From the President
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JED - August 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - August 2016 - AOC Election
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