Army posts RFI for Future Ground Station Computing Capabilities
On August 15, the U.S. Army posted a request for information (RFI) for future ground station computing capabilities. Responses are due by 12:00 p.m. Eastern on September 13.
The United States Army, Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System – Army is seeking information on the current state of technology for scalable computing, processing, and storage capabilities for a future intelligence ground processing station. The intent is to gather information on combined computing and storage equipment that provides flexibility and scalability while also reducing the size, weight, power and cooling (SWaP-C) required for a future mobile ground station system.
The future ground station system is anticipated to replace the current Tactical-Intelligence Ground Station, Operational-Intelligence Ground Station, Advanced Miniaturized Data Acquisition System Dissemination Vehicle and Remote Ground Terminal. A critical ground station capability is the ability to interface and process a variety of sensor data feeds. The future ground station is looking to consolidate and/or reduce the footprint of existing computing solutions and provide the ability to dynamically scale the computing solution based on the user and computational need.
Examples of current technologies that could support this includes hyper-converged architecture solutions and integrated Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) solutions.
Full information is available here.