CERDEC posts new BAA for PNT tech
On November 22, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) issued a broad agency announcement for position, navigation and timing technologies (W56KGU-18-R-PN22).
The U.S. Army CERDEC CP&I Directorate has the mission of research, design, development, initial acquisition, integration, demonstration, and testing of a variety of experimental, inventory, commercial-off-the-shelf and other electronic Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems for a variety of Army missions.
The goal is to support CERDECs Strategic Thrust for PNT by providing technical and operational capabilities that enables the Soldier to continue their operations in hostile RF and GPS denied environments. Proposed technical approaches may apply to operations both before and after the cessation of hostilities. This announcement emphasizes approaches that address the very different challenges presented by urban fighting and dramatically enhance war fighter capabilities, for example, the ability to interact, maneuver, and operate under a time constrained environment. These changes should generally result in lower casualties, lower collateral damage, and the effective use of combat power.
The specific topics of interest revolve around the research and development of technologies may provide revolutionary improvements to the entire spectrum of PNT.
In order to achieve the capabilities described above, CP&I Directorate will pursue the design, development, integration, and demonstration of critical and enabling technologies and system attributes pertaining to citied areas of interest. Offerors should emphasize radical concepts that may contain high technical risk, but if enabled, would have commensurate high military payoff. The Government is not interested in extensions to existing CERDEC programs or minor improvements to operational capability. Rather, CERDEC is seeking innovative concepts that will provide either an entirely new military capability or will enhance existing capability by orders of magnitude (based on demonstrable relevant metrics).
Full information is available here.