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w a sh i ngto n r e p or t DOD BOOSTS FOCUS ON IEDS As NATO continues to strengthen its forces in Afghanistan, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are emerging as the weapon of choice, according to senior DOD officials. In response, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered the formation of a new task force that will look at ways to enhance the DOD’s counter-IED efforts. In 2004, IEDs began to emerge as a strategic weapon in Iraq, and the DOD responded to this new threat by establishing new organizations, funding countermeasures programs, improving training and buying more ISR assets. Now IEDs are becoming more pervasive in Afghanistan, and the DOD is keen to limit their impact. The task force will be co-chaired by Ashton Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, and will integrate the efforts of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) and DOD ISR community. Rather than starting fresh, as the DOD did in 2004-5, the task force will look at ways to ensure that all relevant DOD resources are focused on the IED problem and that no bureaucratic issues or organizational stovepipes are hindering counter-IED efforts in Afghanistan. While the US has been able to reduce the presence of IEDs in Iraq, Afghanistan may impose some unique challenges, according to testimony Lt Gen Thomas Metz gave before a House panel in late October. Secretary Gates established an ISR task force for Iraq operations, which yielded a new approach that rapidly delivered ISR assets to that theater. The Afghanistan IED task force could have a similar impact on the growing IED problem in that theater. The IED task force will examine the problem over the next several months and report its findings to Secretary Gates in May. – J. Knowles solicitation of FY2010. Several of the research topics are focused on EW and SIGINT applications. The Navy is funding several SBIR projects. One, titled “Digital RF Memory Jammer Simulator” (Topic N101-035), aims to begin development of an “open architecture generic threat Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) jammer simulation and stimulation capability that provides real-time threat emulation (with realistic threat waveforms) and accepts inputs from an intelligence database front end of specified parameters and generic mode description templates.” NAVAIR’s F-18/EA-18 program office (PMA-265) is managing this project. The program point of contact can be reached at (301) 995-2309. NAVSEA’s Submarine Sensor Systems Programs Office (PMS-435), which manages the BLQ-10 ESM program for the Navy’s submarine fleet, is funding a topic titled “Multi-Algorithm Unique Emitter Identification” (Topic N101-061). This project will “develop innovative algorithms and multi-algorithm fusion techniques for submarine EW/ISR system to support unique emitter identification,” and reduce operator workload. The point of contact is Steve Henry, (401) 8327849, e-mail steven.w.henry@navy.mil. PMS-435 is also funding “Innovative Submersible Outboard Cable Failure Detection and Prediction Device” (Topic N101-057). This research aims to “develop a novel approach using innovative research and development to detect potential sources of failure in and evaluate the condition of multi-conductor (i.e., copper pins, copper coax and fiber) cables.” This would determine if strands in a wire are broken or whether a coaxial conductor is fractured – problems that may not appear as failures in standard cable tests. This would help predict failures and determine the “life expectancy” of cables that are fitted to mast-mounted sensors, such as ESM a nten n a s, on submarines. The point of contact is Brian Bradshaw, (410) 832-4109, e-mail brian.r.bradshaw@navy.mil. NAVSEA’s Virginia Class Program Office (PMS-450) is seeking antenna solutions for a topic titled “Innovative Wideband Antenna Technology for Ultimate Consolidated Submarine Mast” (Topic N101-069). This will focus on “wideband antenna design and efficient wideband electronics as a step toward the long-range goal of the development of consolidated, multifunction submarine masts.” These multifunction mast apertures would handle communications, radar and EW. The point of contact is Steve Lose, (202) 781-4052, e-mail steven.lose@navy.il. The Office of Naval Research is funding a project titled “Counter Directed Energy Weapons” (Topic N101-087). This effort will “advance the state-of theart of counter directed energy weapons technologies and develop countermeasures for high energy lasers and/or high power microwave weapons systems in the future. Specifically, this SBIR seeks to develop specific items for a US Navy weapon system, or systems, to improve their survivability characteristics and maintain established performance capabilities when attacked by High Energy, Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), with minimal cost or system impacts.” The program point of contact is Peter Morrison, (703) 696-0553, e-mail peter.a.morrison@navy.mil. The Army is funding research on “Improved Methods of Explosively Disseminating Bi-Spectral Obscurant Materials” (Topic A10-027). This project will look at developing methods for “explosively disseminating” obscurant flakes and spherical powders while minimizing particle damage due to the expulsive forces. The point of contact is Jim Schomo, (410) 436-3047, e-mail jim. schomo@us.army.mil. Proposals are due by January 13. Details of the SBIR solicitation are available on the Web at www.acq.osd.mil/ osbp/sbir. – JED Staff a The Journal of Electronic Defense | December 2009 DOD ISSUES OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES The DOD has issued its first Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/sbir

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2009

JED - December 2009
Table of Contents
The View From Here
Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
2010 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide
What’s New in SIGINT Software?
EW 101
AOC News
AOC Industry/Institute/University Members
Index of Advertisers
JED Sales Offices
JED Quick Look

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