The U.S. Air Force has awarded a team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) a $9.4 million contract to develop a component of a novel geolocation system that will detect and locate communications and other high-frequency signals with unprecedented accuracy. The program, funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), will integrate a high-fidelity ionospheric model with a geolocation system for the first time to achieve this level of precision.
Innovative Signal Analysis, Richardson, Texas, has been awarded a $12,971,119 cost-plus-fixed fee completion contract for TACOMA software and hardware system. The contractor will develop and demonstrate enabling technologies and algorithms to improve upon a capability to automatically collect, process, characterize, identify and fingerprint priority signals of interest that may have advanced modulation and low-probability of intercept features. This effort will assist the Air Force in the enhancement of electronic intelligence collection and processing capabilities across multiple ISR sensing sources.
Zeta Associates Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee with a maximum value of $28,500,000 for the upgrade and production of Guardian Eagle X-Midas V3 systems and related services. The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity.
Infoscitex Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $46,900,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development for the Human Measurement and Signatures Intelligence Program. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
MacAulay-Brown Incorporated, Dayton, Ohio, is being awarded a $24,891,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to design, develop, and test innovation involving apertures, receivers, exciters, signal processing, and algorithms for signal intelligence, threat warning, direction finding, information operations, electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection applications. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.