AFRL posts MINOTAUR funding opportunity
On June 15, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) posted a broad agency announcement for the Multi-INt Operations Technologies And Unification Research (MINOTAUR) program (BAA NUMBER: BAA-AFRL-RIK-2016-0007). The agency recommends that white papers be submitted before October 2, 2017 for best FY 18 funding consideration.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) is soliciting white papers under this broad agency announcement (BAA) for research, design, development, test, evaluation and experimentation of innovative technologies and techniques for Multi-INt Operations Technologies and Unification Research (MINOTAUR).
The objective of the BAA is to incrementally deliver a suite of tools and technologies to enhance Open Architecture Intelligence Information Systems from the sensor through the analyst, chain of command, and out to the operational units. This effort will research, develop, test, and evaluate new methods for integrating multiple intelligence sources and improving the fusion, processing and exploitation of raw source data from the battlefield to actionable mission criteria through assured and adaptable technologies. These tools and technologies will be able to securely share information and integrate new sensors and sources of data. Additionally, this effort is intended to advance baseline performance beyond what is currently operational or fielded.
Research efforts under this program are expected to result in next generation tools and technologies, which incrementally deliver a suite of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities. These capabilities will provide a myriad of decisive advantages such as: 1) Integration/modernization of intelligence based Open Architectures, 2) Integrate new sensors and sources of data into the enterprise in rapid and agile fashion, 3) Develop tools and technologies for fusion, processing and exploitation of raw intelligence, and 4) Speedy access to intelligence products based on mission need. The effectiveness of this research and development will be assessed through testing and evaluation activities. Technology innovations that deliver new or improved operational capabilities are of high interest. Offerors are encouraged to describe the pre-conditions that are necessary for the proposed techniques to work effectively.
Full information is available here.