DISA posts RFI for LF/VLF communications
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/Joint Systems Engineering and Integration Office (JSEIO) is seeking information from industry to assist with the development and planning of a potential new requirement.
DISA is seeking information regarding low frequency/very low frequency (LF/VLF) communications capabilities for Department of Defense (DoD) application within the next five, ten and fifteen years, i.e., near-term, mid-term, and long-term.
DoD has historically used the LF/VLF band for fixed, aerial, and submarine communications. Many DoD LF/VLF systems are aging or obsolete.
The DoD is considering improvements to current LF/VLF capabilities such as alternate waveform modes, additional resiliency and cybersecurity protection. This RFI seeks information regarding ongoing and future developments in LF/VLF communications. Where possible, DoD seeks to leverage commercial research and development and opportunities for Government-Industry partnerships.
DoD is conducting market research regarding future state-of-the-art for LF/VLF telecommunications-related technologies and system components (e.g., amplifiers, antennas, transmitters, receivers, waveform modes, terminals). This includes potential cost, size, weight and/or power reductions as well as range, speed, and life cycle supportability improvements.
Full information is available here.