On June 21, the U.S. Army posted a request for information about Modern Signals Development support (Solicitation Number: W56KGY17D0MSD). Responses are due by 3:30pm Eastern on July 5.
Modern Signals Development is a new capability that has been developed and prototyped by ARGON ST, INC., 329 BERNARDO AVE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA 94043-5225 under Contract No. W56KGU-16-C-0002. Argon ST is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. The Advanced Modern Signals research and development supports various projects in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) area, aimed at improving collection and exploitation of Modern Signal types, both in development of capabilities for these new signal types and in improving techniques for exploitation, and migrating those advances onto new platforms to assist the Warfighter.
The Government has an ongoing requirement to upgrade and advance key technologies including but not limited to systems within Programs of Records (PoRs) such as BANSHEE, DRT 12xx and PRISM for robust intercept and exploitation of modern Communications Intelligence (COMINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) targets. The required activities include investigative and algorithmic studies, system architecture definition, prototype demonstration efforts, calibration/evaluation activities, and interface support to Government software including but not limited to REDHAWK and the Tactical Open Architecture (TOA).
The Modern Technology Advancement requirements include modifying an existing Army Modern Signals collection system to bring the sensor into Joint Interface Control Document (JICD) 4.1/4.2 compliance. Existing JICD 4.1/4.2 interfaces, geolocation techniques and reporting schema already in-place for the TOS4 (Reverse Link) RL signal will be utilized where possible in order to maximize The Next Generation (TNG) network compatibility. This effort is to bring a currently fielded Army Modern Signals collection system into JICD compliance with respect to its TOS4 RL intercept capability. The contractor shall develop and implement interfaces to perform sensor queuing/control and common database capabilities to provide coordinated operation of selected representative Modern Signals and conventional SIGINT, IMINT, and GMTI sensor systems. Database interfaces to existing capabilities will be provided to support automated data-mining and predictive analysis techniques for rapid operator alerts and cross-sensor cueing in real-time response to emerging threat scenarios.
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