AFRL posts new ELINT Information Exploitation BAA
On September 18, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a new broad agency announcement for Electronic Intelligence Information Exploitation (BAA NUMBER: BAA FA8750-18-S-7015). For FY 19 funding, the agency recommends that white papers be submitted by 2:00 p.m. Eastern on October 19.
This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 30 Sep 2023. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only.
CONCISE SUMMARY OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT
The overall technical objectives of this BAA are to employ existing and emerging technologies to develop and demonstrate automated, real-time signal detection, processing, exploitation, and reporting capabilities of existing and emerging Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) signals in support of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.
Technology applications include, but are not limited to: (1) the enhancement of ELINT signal processing software and hardware to address the increased complexity and volume of the ELINT battlespace; (2) the enhancement of collection system efficiency for single and multi-platform collection optimization and management; (3) the development of technology for the detection and exploitation of emerging ELINT signals and systems,(4) the enhancement of effectiveness of databases that use existing multi-source, multi-platform, real-time collection systems, and (5) the development of capabilities to improve the timeliness and accuracy of post-mission ELINT intercept processing in support of various ELINT analysts.
This BAA is a follow-on to the BAA AFRL-RIK-2015-0013 entitled, “ELINT Collection, Processing and Exploitation.”
Full information is available here.