AFRL updates ELINT BAA
On August 31, the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) posted an updated broad agency announcement (BAA) for electronic intelligence information exploitation. For best FY22 funding consideration, AFRL recommends that white papers be submitted by September 30, 2021.
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 analysis enhancements.
This BAA is a follow-on to BAA FA8750-18-S-7015 entitled Electronic Intelligence Information Exploitation. Total funding for this BAA is approximately $49.9M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 48 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $500K to $12M. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount.