On July 13, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a Proposers’ Day Workshop for the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) Co-Design Phase 2 program (Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-15-57). Participants must register no later than 4:00pm Eastern time on July 20.
DARPA will host a Proposers’ Day Workshop in support of the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) Co-Design Phase 2 program on July 27, 2015 at the ANSER Conference Center at 5275 Leesburg Pike, Suite N-5000 Falls Church, VA 22041 from 8:00AM to 12:30PM. Following the workshop, there will be one-on-one meetings with DARPA at the DARPA Conference Center, 675 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203 on July 30. There may be a chance for a select few visitors to schedule a one-on-one meeting the day of the industry day, although this cannot be guaranteed. The purpose of this workshop and one-on-one meetings are to provide information on the SSPARC program and the SSPARC Co-Design Phase 2 Solicitation (DARPA-BAA-15-42); promote additional discussion on this topic; and address questions from potential proposers.
The Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) program seeks to improve radar and communications joint operational capabilities through spectrum sharing. The SSPARC program includes work with existing or near-future radar systems (“coexistence”) and work on new radar system concepts designed from the ground up for sharing (“codesign”). The Codesign Phase 2 solicitation focuses on codesign projects, and focuses on sharing between or integration of military radars and military communications systems. Approaches that also incorporate other functions such as Electronic Attack, Electronic Sensing, Positioning Navigation and Timing, and Signals Intelligence are within scope. Systems operating in any frequency band are within scope. Air-, sea-, and land-based systems are within scope. The end goal of Phase 2 codesign projects is to develop promising system concepts, along with associated scenarios, CONOPs, metrics and assessment of potential benefits, that would be candidates for a subsequent effort to develop and field test a prototype system.
Full information is available here.