Air Force seeks cognitive EW

On March 11, the U.S. Air Force posted a request for information on cognitive EW systems. Responses are due by 12:00 p.m. Eastern on April 12.

The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center seeks cognitive (artificial intelligence/machine learning [AI/ML]) algorithms to advance the capabilities of airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems in development/production. The Government is looking for organizations with strong EW experience and algorithms/technologies that provide the capability for EW systems to more rapidly and intelligently respond to emitter ambiguities, emerging threats, in both sparse and dense signal environments.

The Government’s primary objective is to incrementally develop and integrate mission relevant cognitive EW technologies that start at technology readiness level (TRL) 4. Cognitive electronic support and electronic attack technologies will investigate/resolve challenges of adaptive, agile, ambiguous, and out of library complex emitters that coexist with background (signals that are not the primary signal of interest) signal challenges. The government is also interested in cognitive technologies which provide rapid EW reprogramming capability or leverage the interplay and accumulation of knowledge for improved system performance.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM