Office of Naval Research releases electronic warfare BAA
On December 19, the U.S. Navy issued a broad agency announcement (BAA) for electronic warfare technology (Solicitation Number: N00014-17-S-B008).
The goal of Electronic Warfare (EW) is to control the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) by exploiting, deceiving, or denying enemy use of the spectrum while ensuring its use by friendly forces. To that end, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) EW Discovery and Invention (D&I) program invests in Science and Technology (S&T) initiatives that will provide naval forces (including Navy and Marine Corps) with improved threat warning systems; Electronic warfare Support (ES); decoys and countermeasures against weapon tracking and guidance systems; Electronic Attack (EA) against adversary Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR); and Electronic Protection (EP) of our own weapons and C4ISR from intentional and unintentional interference.
ONR Code 312 Electronic Warfare (312EW) seeks proposals to develop and demonstrate technologies for the next generation systems in electronic warfare. White papers and subsequent proposals should address technology developments in one or more of the following Research Opportunity Areas 1-5.
Area 1 – Subsystem Demonstrator for EO/IR Beam Steering at Multiple Wavelengths
Area 2 – Intelligent EW Subsystem Demonstrator (SSD)
Area 3 – Networked EW Concepts
Area 4 – Innovative Counter Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C-ISR) Concepts
Area 5 – Innovative EW Concepts
Full information is available here.