Army posts TITAN RFI

On December 4, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for a Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN). Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. Eastern on December 20.

The United States Army, Project Manager Distributed Common Ground System – Army is seeking information on the current state of technology for a future mobile intelligence ground station architecture to operate at Brigade, Division, Corps, and Field Army echelons, in vehicles and shelters organic to the formation. The future intelligence ground station system will be called the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN).

TITAN 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 with, receive and process a variety of sensor data feeds.  The future ground station will need to consolidate and/or reduce the footprint of existing Radio Frequency (RF) receiving/transmitting equipment, computing solutions, and provide the ability to dynamically scale solutions based on the user and echelon needs. The future ground station will leverage content delivery network technology and distributed storage architectures to provide a seamless, cloud enabled Common Operating Picture in both cloud and on premise environments.   A key focus will be providing a user friendly ability to receive sensor data and provide timely targetable data directly to the fires network as well as provide multi-discipline intelligence support to targeting, and Situational Awareness (SA)/Situational Understanding (SU) in support of mission command.

Examples of current technologies that could support these needs include hyper-converged architecture solutions, integrated Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) solutions, service discovery architectures, cloud gateways, multi-link/multi-band RF antenna & transceivers, and artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms. 

Prior to completion of a production representative future ground station, the Army will require rapid delivery of an integrated future ground station space prototype.  This prototype will integrate existing software and unique hardware that provide access to commercial and national signals intelligence and geospatial intelligence data and services.  The prototype will demonstrate the ability to use commercial and national space capabilities to rapidly provide executable data to mission command consumers.  The government is interested in methodologies and relevant experience in rapidly integrating, testing and accrediting capabilities to support rapid fielding of similar technologies.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM