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after launch," according to the BAA.
"Techniques which demonstrate the
ability to counter multiple types of
threats and rapidly respond to the dynamic nature of the threat environment
are desired. This will involve the development of enabling system components,
such as multi-band lasers, advanced
expendables, and pointing/tracking
sensors, as well as development of the
modulation techniques and implementation patterns to defeat the threats."
The ITW thrust will focus on "detection of missile and laser threats to
Air Force aircraft" with an emphasis on
"methodologies to improve the affordability, range, and/or false alarm rates
for these types of sensors." "Sensors
and techniques which can improve affordability and increase capability by
suppressing clutter or leveraging the
commercial marketplace are of particular interest," the BAA states. Proactive
countermeasures research will investigate technologies and techniques to
detect and defeat EO/IR sensors and
threats early in the tracking and targeting process, perhaps through detection
techniques such as "cat's eye" reflection. "When tied with ITW and countermeasure techniques, this provides a
layered capability to negate both passive
tracking systems and missile threats."
Research will focus on "enabling system
components, such as multi-band lasers
and agile optical scanners, the integration of these advanced components into
demonstration systems to assess threat
detection and countermeasures performance, and multiple laboratory and
flight experiments for system testing
and characterization."
AFRL may award up the three contracts for the ANSWER program totaling approximately $47 million through
FY2020. Proposals are due December
13. The technical point of contact is
Gary Kaufman, (937) 528-8253, e-mail
gary.kaufman1@us.af.mil. - J. Knowles

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Seeing the Light: Laser Warning Systems Facing Increasingly Lethal Threats
2014 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - December 2013 - cover1
JED - December 2013 - cover2
JED - December 2013 - 3
JED - December 2013 - 4
JED - December 2013 - 5
JED - December 2013 - The View From Here
JED - December 2013 - 7
JED - December 2013 - Conferences Calendar
JED - December 2013 - 9
JED - December 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - December 2013 - 11
JED - December 2013 - From the President
JED - December 2013 - 13
JED - December 2013 - 14
JED - December 2013 - The Monitor
JED - December 2013 - 16
JED - December 2013 - 17
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JED - December 2013 - 23
JED - December 2013 - World Report
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JED - December 2013 - Seeing the Light: Laser Warning Systems Facing Increasingly Lethal Threats
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JED - December 2013 - Index of Advertisers
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