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Honeywell Receives Fiber Optic Gyro Contract Modification

November 14, 2013

Honeywell International Inc., Aerospace-Clearwater (Space), Clearwater, Fla., has been awarded a $7,279,938 modification (P00048) to an existing cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (FA9453-08-C-0263) for the Strategic Systems and Launch Technologies (SSLT) program. The contract modification is for an in-scope add work to Option III for additional work required to identify, test, and modify the design to develop a radiation hardened loop closure Application Specific Integration Circuit for the Strategic Fiber Optic Gyro. Detachment 8, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Contracting Division, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is the contracting activity.

TASC to Research Laser Bioeffects

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

TASC Inc., Andover, Md., has been awarded a $35 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Optical Radiation Bioeffects and Safety (ORBS) program. The objective of the ORBS program is to conduct research on kinetic energy systems to assist in transitioning Defense Department technologies. Research efforts will include the following technical areas: novel laser bioeffects, laser eye protection and advanced technology demonstration, and applied high energy laser bioeffects. Basic and applied research will be conducted on optical radiation hazards expected in future combat scenarios with the view toward development of appropriate countermeasures. Contract deliverables include data, hardware and software. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-6519).  

Northrop Grumman Awarded Automatic Target Recognition Contract

October 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Md., has been awarded the fifth contract in a fair opportunity, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity program with a total program amount of $24,375,000 for research and development regarding automatic target recognition (ATR). The Compact ATR and Sustainable Environment (CASE) program addresses efficiency and sustainability concerns associated with the development, operation and maintenance of current non-cooperative ATR technology. Research is focused on reducing template/database dimensionality and cost for single and multi-phenomenology ATR, while maintaining target identification performance. CASE will develop and demonstrate the ability to add new target representations to ATR databases rapidly, including potentially on-the-fly target insertion. CASE will exploit opportunities for increased operational efficiency and robustness through missionization of ATRs. Technology developments will be demonstrated in both laboratory and field environments, including real time flight demonstrations. CASE will also explore the migration of compact ATRs to operational use. The Air Force Research Laboratory is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-1750).

Johns Hopkins to Develop Multi-Intelligence Software

October 3, 2013
George I. Seffers

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md., has been awarded a $6,765,425 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for developmental software. The purpose of this acquisition is to design, develop, test and demonstrate advanced net-centric, multi-intelligence exploitation and fusion capabilities capable of exploiting real-time operational signals intelligence and imagery intelligence to improve situational awareness and enable event recognition. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome N.Y., is the contracting activity (FA8750-13-C-0220).

Silvus Technologies to Research Beamforming Antenna Technology

September 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Silvus Technologies Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., has been awarded an small business incentive research Phase II contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to design and build a digital beamforming antenna array for airborne applications. This contract award is a result of a successful Phase I feasibility study that Silvus Technologies conducted under small business incentive research topic # AF131-038. The total dollar amount of the award including Phase I and Phase II is $900,000. Under this two-year contract, Silvus Technologies will build a digital beamforming antenna array for airborne and ground applications and demonstrate electronic tracking of multiple simultaneous transmit and receive beams to and from airborne assets and the ability to adaptively null out interferers. This program lays the foundation for a low size, weight, power and cooling directional antenna technology that can be mounted on small, unmanned aerial vehicles.

Raytheon Wins Long-Range Imaging Research and Development Contract

September 13, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Raytheon Company Corp., El Segundo Calif., has been awarded a $19,351,087 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Military Imaging Surveillance Technology-Long Range (MIST-LR) Technical Area 2, to research advance computational imaging techniques in support of beyond-the-diffraction-limit imaging. Air Force Research Laboratory/RQKDB, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-13-C-7372).

Trex Enterprises Wins Long-Range Surveillance Award

September 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

Trex Enterprises Corp., San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $23,550,321 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for military imaging surveillance technology-long range (MIST-LR) technical area 1. The objective of this program is to research and advance computational imaging techniques in support of beyond-the-diffraction-limit imaging. These techniques will provide high-resolution imagery from available apertures and thus will support target identification missions at extended ranges supporting operations in denied environments. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-13-C-7371).

Exelis Receives Research and Development Contract Modification

June 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Exelis Inc., Clifton, N.J., has been awarded a $16 million modification that increases the current indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract ceiling to $40,900,000 for research and development under the Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Research program to continue crucial threat assessments, technology evaluations and threat/technology model developments that support critical warfighter needs. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. 

Intific Receives Research and Development Contract

June 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Intific Inc., Peckville, Pa., has been awarded a $24,960,275 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Plan X intuitive interfaces (PXII) software/hardware. The objective of the PXII effort is to design the overall Plan X visualizations and user experience, including workflows, intuitive views, motion studies, and integrated visual applications. Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y., is the contracting activity. 

Masiello Assigned to Air Force Research Laboratory

Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Masiello, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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