Army posts HSA-DM RFI

On April 16, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for Revolutionary Technology and Strategies for the Holistic Situational Awareness—Decision Making (HSA-DM) Program. Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Eastern on June 3.

The Army Contracting Command – Redstone Arsenal (ACC RSA), Fort Eustis Branch (CCAM-MZA-F), (CCDC) Technology Development Directorate-Aviation Technology/Systems Integration & Demonstration (TDD-A/SID), is requesting information to support development of its future Holistic Situational Awareness Decision Making (HSA-DM) program.  The intent is to gain an understanding of available and future technologies capable of supporting design, development, integration, and demonstration of systems intended to manage aircraft crew member cognitive workload. This request for information (RFI) is divided into four efforts.

  1. Information Management: Identify information management technologies that are able to simultaneously receive, process, store, and transmit terabytes of data and knowledge products from multiple sources.
  2. Data and Sensor Fusion: Identify technologies able to accept data (3D, cultural, track, semantic, etc.) from multiple sensors, databases, and networks, and fuse the data into a comprehensive “own-ship” world model or information manager.
  3. Autonomous Decision Aiding and Information Distillation: Identify technologies capable of distilling data and information into knowledge products for crew member adjudication and/or autonomous decision making.
  4. Human Machine Interfaces: Identify Human Machine Interface (HMI) technologies that facilitate intuitive communication of relevant operational environment knowledge to and from crew members.

This RFI is intended for a diverse set of contractors and research entities. Offerors are encouraged to respond to any and/or all requirements within this RFI befitting of their expertise. An overarching consideration is that submissions should be presented knowing the referenced technologies synergize with all the efforts presented in this RFI. These efforts are meant to influence, inform, and enhance one another. The goal is to eventually create a family of systems that is greater than the sum of its parts and operates in a variety of domestic and combat Army helicopter missions.

It is the Government’s intent to understand the art of the possible from industry to support the HSA-DM objective as well as inform potential future agreements or contracts.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM