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well as individual meetings with companies. According to the
Army's FY2018 budget request, it plans to spend $11.3 million
on the DDUs effort during the present fiscal year, and a request
for proposals is expected in the next few months. The solicitation number for the program is W909MY18R008. The point of
contact for the Industry Day is Stephanie Yohey, e-mail stephanie.p.yohey.civ@mail.mil. - J. Knowles

AFRL TO RELEASE HPEM SOLICITATIONS
The Air Force Research Lab, Directed Energy Directorate,
High-Powered Electromagnetics (HPEM) Division (AFRL/RDH)
(Kirtland AFB, NM) has announced plans to issue three new
solicitations for HPEM research in the areas of Modelling and
Effects, Sources and Components, and Applications.
The research in Modelling and Effects, which will be addressed by BAA FA9451-18-S-0004, will "determine the effectiveness of HPEM technology and to perform numerical
simulation to do virtual design and engagement modelling.
Effectiveness investigations include the degree to which frequency, bandwidth, irradiance, pulse duration, pulse repetition, and other pulse-shape characteristics influence specific
classes of target systems and components as well as battle
damage assessment. The numerical simulation effort develops
and uses advanced, supercomputer-enabled numerical simulation and optimization algorithms to virtually design HPEM
sources and antennas that are capable of delivering the desired
effects. Technologies and efforts considered include, effects on
infrastructure targets, effects from front door engagements,

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predictive effects models, innovative particle-in-cell (PIC)
codes, understanding of detailed physics involved in high power tube environments (plasma formation, emission, gas desorption) to allow improved material design and better simulation/
experiment fidelity in the multi-GW regime, and engagement
and mission level modelling and simulation of HPEM systems."
In the Source and Components area (BAA FA9451-18-S-0005),
the objective is to "conduct research and development on advanced compact rep-rate pulsed power, as well as alternatives
to high-power vacuum-tube sources. The goal is to explore improved versions of narrowband High Power Microwave (HPM)
sources as well as alternative approaches to developing higher-rep-rate, compact, high-power HPM devices. In addition,
alternative approaches to counter-electronics technologies, including ultra-short pulsed lasers and charged-particle beams,
are part of this effort. Technologies and efforts considered are
significant size reductions for all parts of the HPM system,
materials modeling, prime power, high-energy-density capacitors, permanent magnets, transmission lines, switches, and
non-linear transmission lines, as well as high voltage insulators and electron collector/anode materials, and new HPEM materials to enable new sub-system topologies and geometries."
The third research area, Applications (BAA FA945118-S-0006) will focus on the design, development and demonstration of "HPEM technologies for future HPEM systems by
addressing key technical barriers. The goal is to develop HPEM
technologies that are lightweight, efficient, affordable, and
reliable for warfighter applications. Specific technologies being addressed are based on technical gap analysis of Air Force
Core Function roadmaps. Technologies and efforts considered
are feasibility studies of innovative HPEM applications, military utility assessments, system integration, and demonstration of HPEM capabilities."
The research topics will be addressed at an Open Forum to be
held on November 29 in Albuquerque, NM. The point of contact
for this event is Donald Lyles, e-mail donald.lyles@us.af.mil.
The Broad Agency Announcement for these topics are expected
to be issued in the January-February timeframe. - JED Staff

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As part of the need for maintenance and evolution of current and future tactical waveforms for Software Defined Radios
(SDRs) Army Contracting Command, Program Executive Office
Command Control Communications - Tactical (PEO C3T) Program
Manager Tactical Radios (PM TR) Product Manager Waveforms
(PdM WF) will host a technical exchange meeting (TEM) December 5 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The waveform product manager is researching potential operational threats to the
Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS)
waveform and radios that use them. Potential near/mid/far
term threats may require software waveform changes, and the
service is seeking feedback on possible waveform upgrades and
EW Protect techniques to combat these threats. The solicitation number is W15P7T_18_FrequencyHopping. The main point
of contact is Gregg Martin, gregg.g.martin.civ@mail.mil.

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JED - December 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2017

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
An Approach to UAV-Based ELINT
Combined EW and Cyber Event Illuminates Important Issues and Disconnects
Technology Survey: RF Tuners and Tuner Modules for SIGINT Applications
AOC EW Singapore 2018 Preview
Report from the 2017 AOC CEMA Conference
New Products
Recounting the History of the EW Working Group
EW 101
AOC 2017 Annual Award Winners
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - December 2017 - intro
JED - December 2017 - cover1
JED - December 2017 - cover2
JED - December 2017 - 3
JED - December 2017 - 4
JED - December 2017 - 5
JED - December 2017 - The View From Here
JED - December 2017 - 7
JED - December 2017 - Conferences Calendar
JED - December 2017 - 9
JED - December 2017 - Courses Calendar
JED - December 2017 - 11
JED - December 2017 - From the President
JED - December 2017 - 13
JED - December 2017 - 14
JED - December 2017 - insert1
JED - December 2017 - insert2
JED - December 2017 - The Monitor
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JED - December 2017 - 23
JED - December 2017 - Washington Report
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JED - December 2017 - World Report
JED - December 2017 - 27
JED - December 2017 - An Approach to UAV-Based ELINT
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JED - December 2017 - Combined EW and Cyber Event Illuminates Important Issues and Disconnects
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JED - December 2017 - Technology Survey: RF Tuners and Tuner Modules for SIGINT Applications
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JED - December 2017 - AOC EW Singapore 2018 Preview
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JED - December 2017 - 67
JED - December 2017 - Report from the 2017 AOC CEMA Conference
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JED - December 2017 - 73
JED - December 2017 - New Products
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JED - December 2017 - 76
JED - December 2017 - Recounting the History of the EW Working Group
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JED - December 2017 - 79
JED - December 2017 - 80
JED - December 2017 - EW 101
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JED - December 2017 - 84
JED - December 2017 - AOC 2017 Annual Award Winners
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JED - December 2017 - AOC News
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JED - December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
JED - December 2017 - JED Quick Look
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