Army seeks CMOSS compliant EW SDR
On November 1, the U.S. Army issued a request for information (RFI) for Command Control Communications Computers Cyber Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (C5ISR)/Electronic Warfare (EW) Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) compliant Electronic Warfare (EW) Software Defined Radio (SDR) and/or related EW application software. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on November 30.
The Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and Product Lead Electronic Attack (PdL EA) are conducting market research. The purpose of this market survey is to identify parties that have invested Internal Research and Development (IR&D) dollars to design a Command Control Communications Computers Cyber Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (C5ISR)/Electronic Warfare (EW) Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) compliant Electronic Warfare (EW) Software Defined Radio (SDR) and/or related EW application software. Information sought is for the purpose of understanding the scope of work that can be accomplished within the below requirements and assumptions.
The Army has defined a suite of open architecture standards named CMOSS to enable the reduction of C5ISR system size, weight and power – cooling (SWaP-C) and ensure commonality across multiple platforms by enabling the sharing of hardware and software components. The Terrestrial Layer System – Small (TLS-S) prototype platform will be used for operational assessment of these architectures.
The prototype capability (CMOSS specified Open VPX, VICTORY, and MORA compliant Card) described in this RFI will be integrated into the TLS-S prototype platform with additional CMOSS compliant cards to include: Single Board Computer – Kontron VX305H-40G, Switch Card – Elma ComEth 4590a, and PNT – HTL_PNTRv Card. The EW/SDR card will need to be integrated into this chassis configuration. The card shall adhere to the slot profile SLT3-PAY-1F1U1S1S1U1U2F1H-14.6.11-4. Position, Navigation, Timing and Signal Resource interfaces should be VICTORY and MORA compliant, and responses must include information on any open architecture interfaces implemented specifically including VICTORY and MORA SW Component Types, Versions and SW Compliance Testing. If these interfaces are not fully VICTORY and MORA compliant, responses must include timeline for compliance. All software interfaces should be open. Specifications, User Manuals, and Software Description Documents are desired.
The intent is for the Government to have open access through a Software Development Kit (SDK) or application frameworks so as to rapidly develop techniques and/or install existing 3rd party applications rapidly on to the SDR card. The SDR card shall be able to store and concurrently run multiple techniques.
Review the full U.S. Army EW SDR RFI.
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