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aIR FoRce PRogRaM aIMS To
INcReaSe auToMaTIoN oF SIgINT/
ISR caPabIlITIeS
The Air Force Research Laboratory
(AFRL) Rome Research Site (Rome, NY)
has issued its latest version of a perennial Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
for "Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Collection, Processing and Exploitation."
The program is intended to provide
for the development of "real-time processing technology to improve the extraction, identification, analysis and

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reporting of tactical information" in
support of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. The program will also provide for
protection of blue coalition forces with
command, control, computer and intelligence applications, and support battlespace awareness.
Specific to the ISR mission, the Air
Force is looking for new and innovative methods and processing techniques
that will provide decision-makers with
ISR information in as near real-time as

The Journal of Electronic Defense | October 2014

According to the RFI, "Current
state of the GPS-free precision navigation technology still suffers from
multiple shortcomings including:
large mean-squared navigation errors over time; high acquisition, operational and maintenance cost when
compared to GPS; time-consuming and
labor-intensive pre-mission analysis
and planning; large supporting infrastructure for mission planning;
large cost, size, weight, and power (CSWaP) incompatible with deployment
on small military platforms; and large
waste heat incompatible with deployment on small platforms."
The RFI also states, "DARPA is contemplating the research and development of
cross-modality, external-feature-based
navigation as sensor inputs to guidance
and control systems. Some of the sensor
modalities that may be used (not an exhaustive list) are electro-optic/infrared
(EO/IR) and radio frequency (RF) imaging (active or passive imaging), active/
semi-active/passive guidance by EO/IR
and/or RF signals, and tracking by exploitation of signals of opportunity (EO/
IR/RF)."
"Desirable technologies and approaches have the following characteristics: (a) has navigation and
homing precision at least as good as
GPS nav/homing, (b) could be realized
in a small C-SWaP package, (c) could
operate over denied areas, (d) would
not reveal the location of the mission
platform(s) nor expose the mission
platform(s) to threat of attack, (e)
would be suitable for potential transition to diverse airborne platforms
and systems (not restricted to a single
platform or concept of operations), (f)
would potentially have very short prelaunch latency (minutes to seconds)
and a high degree of pre-mission and
pre-launch automation, (g) would potentially require little or no human
intervention for analysis and adjustment, and (h) would potentially minimize the volume of data that must
be communicated between deployed
platforms and their command-andcontrol nodes. "
The RFI coordinator can be reached
at DARPA-SN-14-62@darpa.mil. - JED
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - October 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Maneuver Warfare in the Electromagnetic Battlespace
The Race to Keep Pace: Countermeasures Against Radar-Guided Anti-Ship Missiles
CONVERGING INTERESTS - Is CEMA the Right Solution for the US Army’s EMS Mission?
Technology Survey: Anti-Jam GPS Receivers and Antennas
New Products
Book Reviews
EW 101
AOC 2014 Award Winners
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - October 2014 - cover1
JED - October 2014 - cover2
JED - October 2014 - 3
JED - October 2014 - 4
JED - October 2014 - 5
JED - October 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - October 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - October 2014 - Courses Calendar
JED - October 2014 - 11
JED - October 2014 - From the President
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JED - October 2014 - 14
JED - October 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - October 2014 - Washington Report
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JED - October 2014 - World Report
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JED - October 2014 - Maneuver Warfare in the Electromagnetic Battlespace
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JED - October 2014 - The Race to Keep Pace: Countermeasures Against Radar-Guided Anti-Ship Missiles
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JED - October 2014 - 64
JED - October 2014 - CONVERGING INTERESTS - Is CEMA the Right Solution for the US Army’s EMS Mission?
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JED - October 2014 - 68
JED - October 2014 - 67
JED - October 2014 - Technology Survey: Anti-Jam GPS Receivers and Antennas
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JED - October 2014 - New Products
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JED - October 2014 - Book Reviews
JED - October 2014 - 81
JED - October 2014 - EW 101
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JED - October 2014 - 85
JED - October 2014 - AOC 2014 Award Winners
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JED - October 2014 - 93
JED - October 2014 - AOC News
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JED - October 2014 - Index of Advertisers
JED - October 2014 - 97
JED - October 2014 - JED Quick Look
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