Air Force Research Laboratory

December 30, 2015

MacAulay-Brown Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $40 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Spectrum Warfare Evaluation Assessment Technology Engineering Research. Contractor will provide research and development in the areas of radio frequency sensor assessment for electronic support, electronic attack and electronic protection with a primary focus on active countermeasures evaluation and assessment for threat radar and communication systems in a free space radiation environment. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by December 29, 2022. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with five offers received.

December 21, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, has been awarded an $8,203,917 cost contract. Contractor will provide development, design and integration and demonstration of a low SWaP-C (size-weight-power and cost) seeker prototype capable of providing day and night navigation and precision terminal homing to a weapon platform which may engage moving, locatable and stationary targets in a contested environment where the Global Positioning System may not be reliably available. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by December 18, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 17 offers received.

November 13, 2015

Universal Technology Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $37,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for scientific management advice for research and technology (SMART). Contractor will provide advisory and assistance services encompassing professional engineering and management expertise necessary to ensure the research and development conducted at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate and Directed Energy Directorate can continue to provide high performance technologies and systems with sustained reliability to meet the warfighter’s requirements.

November 3, 2015

CACI Technologies Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (FA8650-16-D-1848), and Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colorado (FA8650-16-D-1849), have each been awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with a shared ceiling value of $49,500,000, for spectrum warfare assessment technologies research and development. The contractors will provide for applied and advanced research and development to conduct leading-edge system-of-systems spectrum warfare applications and advanced technology development.

October 28, 2015

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, has been awarded a $9,423,767 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. This contract is the second phase in a three-phase program. This contract aims to dramatically improve the ability to detect and geolocate high-frequency emitters.

October 5, 2015

Black River Systems Co. Inc., Utica, New York, has been awarded a $7,999,778 modification (P00004) to previously awarded contract FA8750-15-C-0039 for geolocation of theater-wide intelligence collection. Contractor will provide development of new capabilities for the already capable Advanced Wideband Processing WOLFJAW system by focusing on the advancement of geolocation techniques, specific signals for collection and improving the existing capabilities using new consumer off-the-shelf technology. Work will be performed in Utica, New York, and is expected to be complete by February 4, 2019.

September 30, 2015

Systems & Technology Research, Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $7,247,502 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. Contractor will work to dramatically improve the ability to detect and geolocate high frequency emitters. The previous phase, Phase 1 of the program, addressed technical innovations to accomplish this objective, including the ability to accurately resolve multiple angles-of-arrival and polarization states through novel antenna concepts; the ability to enhance signal-to-noise ratio and signal detection through the use of multi-dimensional adaptive signal processing; and the ability to accurately determine the dynamic state of the ionosphere.

September 30, 2015

The Boeing Co., Laser and Electro-optical Systems Division, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $13,774,989 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development for the Directed Energy Directorate's Space Electro-optics Division. Contractor will provide expertise in designing and engineering the next generation of adaptive optics, laser guidestar and other electro-optical systems for space superiority; executing experiments to evaluate the resultant developed hardware and software; and maintenance of state-of-the-art experimental equipment. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Maui, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2016.

September 30, 2015

Infoscitex Corp., Littleton, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $24,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the development of fundamental research tools in the areas of sensor exploitation, algorithm performance understanding and performance prediction. Contractor will provide established, enhanced and clarified sensor exploitation performance benchmarks, which will serve both to focus technology development on relevant problems and filter out immature technologies not ready for transition. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by September 27, 2022.

September 30, 2015

UES Inc., Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $45 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development efforts for the Soft Organic Functional Technology program. Contractor will provide research, development and technical transition of biotechnology, biologically derived or inspired materials, flexible electronic materials and devices for energy storage. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by December 30, 2021. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with one offer received.

September 28, 2015

Securboration Inc., Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded a $40 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract for Collaborative Event Processing Environment (CEPE) software development and enhancement of decision aiding tools. Contractor will develop and transition foundational research in semantics and related technologies to provide and enhance capabilities in weapons systems to warfighters in today's information intensive battle space using SBIR-developed technology. The CEPE will facilitate the advancement and transition of advanced technologies to the warfighter keeping with the fundamental objective of the SBIR program.

September 28, 2015

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded an $18,745,838 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. This contract aims to dramatically improve the ability to detect and geolocate high frequency emitters. The previous phase, Phase 1, of the program addressed technical innovations to accomplish this objective, including the ability to accurately resolve multiple angles-of-arrival and polarization states through novel antenna concepts; the ability to enhance signal-to-noise ratio and signal detection through the use of multi-dimensional adaptive signal processing; and the ability to accurately determine the dynamic state of the ionosphere.

September 23, 2015

Modern Technology Solutions Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a $24,998,436 Small Business Innovation Research III sole-source, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Rapid Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Technology Integration Program effort. Contractor will extend the sensor resource management system developed in Phase I for the Missile Defense Agency and apply it to the integration of air, ground and space sensor systems and their associated platforms to provide ISR data products. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; and Alexandria, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by September 17, 2019.

September 23, 2015

Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, has been awarded a $48,721,000 multiple award, fair opportunity, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8650-15-D-1953) for research and development. Contractor will provide for basic, applied and advanced research and development to develop, evaluate and facilitate the transition of technologies to improve the security and reliability of microelectronics and embedded systems. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $200,000 are being obligated on task order 0001 at the time of award.

September 4, 2015

Cubic Defense Applications, San Diego, has been awarded a $16,959,166 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for secure live-virtual-constructive advanced training environment-advanced technology demonstration. Contractor will provide for the development, integration, test and demonstration of live virtual constructive technologies. Work will be performed at San Diego; and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and is expected to be complete by September 30, 2018. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Fiscal year 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $7,110,899 are being obligated at the time of award.

August 31, 2015

L-3 Communications Mission Integration Division, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $8,207,261 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for enhanced electronic intelligence exploitation processor software, hardware, and reports; Nyquist folding receiver software and reports; and Timberline II software, hardware and reports. Contractor will research, develop, and demonstrate enabling technologies and algorithms for real-time and near-real time automatic detection and measurement, processing, and exploitation of radio frequency emissions in support of electronic intelligence. Work will be performed at Greenville, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Aug.

August 17, 2015

Wright State Applied Research Corp., Beavercreek, Ohio, has been awarded a $42,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for human-machine teaming for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) analysis. Contractor will provide research in three areas: (1) ISR knowledge elicitation; (2) ISR concept design and development; and (3) ISR performance assessment.

August 7, 2015

PreTalen Limited, Columbus Grove, Ohio, has been awarded a $15 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, small-business innovation research phase III contract for position navigation and time autonomous negotiator applying cognitive effects-based analysis. The contractor will provide the extension of the suite of custom software and hardware designed to simultaneously and autonomously test available Global Navigation Satellite System receivers across the threat spectrum. Work will be performed in Columbus Grove, Ohio, and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by August 9, 2020. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

August 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a six-ship formation flyover during an air show. Researchers want to know which indicators of personal performance—heart rate or body sway, for example—begin to synchronize when a team works well together.

U.S. Air Force researchers intend next year to provide a system on the commercial market that will significantly improve collaboration capabilities among groups, whether special forces, cyberwarfare, medical or sports teams. The combat fitness tool will categorize teams or individuals as being in red, yellow or green zones, offering an easy-to-understand assessment of readiness levels that will allow commanders to decide if a person needs a break, whether a team’s workload should be rebalanced or if one team is better prepared than another to tackle a specific mission or task.

July 29, 2015

BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $16,900,000 modification (P00007) cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Systems Engineering and Evaluations, Systems analysis Worldwide 6.

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