AFRL releases new BAA for advanced computing tech

On May 23, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a new broad agency announcement entitled Advancing Computing Technology and Applications (BAA NUMBER: FA8750-19-S-7010). For best consideration for FY20 funding, AFRL recommends that white papers be submitted by June 28.

Seeking innovative research to explore and develop computational capabilities with greater sophistication, autonomy, intelligence, and assurance for addressing dynamic mission requirements imposed by Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and Cyber applications and size, weight, and power (SWaP) constrained Air Force Platforms.

Of particular interest are emerging technologies that can provide revolutionary computational capabilities which enable greater system adaptability, autonomy, and intelligence while improving information availability throughout the C4ISR enterprise. This includes high performance embedded computing that supports on-board processing using advanced machine learning applications, robust and secure machine learning technology to strengthen and defend military applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning, non-conventional neuromorphic systems and applications, tools to increase the productivity of developing applications, methods and architectures that can provide dramatic improvements in the performance/cost of systems.

Also of interest are technologies that can reduce warfighter decision latencies/response time, decrease system costs and system development times.

This BAA is a follow-on to BAA RIK-14-05 entitled Emerging Computing Architectures and Applications, which was closed on 18 April 2019.

Full information is available here.

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