Air Force Research Laboratory

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.

July 1, 2015
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $7,136,232 cost-reimbursement contract for research and development in transparent computing. Contractor will conduct research to develop novel tagging and tracking approaches for establishing the causal relationships among activities across an enterprise environment, particularly focused on distinguishing between the "low and slow" Advance Persistent Threat (APT) and regular user and system activities. Work will be performed at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 30, 2019. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 51 offers received.

June 12, 2015
 

Leidos Inc. S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $7 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser interaction testing. Contractor will provide well-controlled experimental procedures to quantify the effects of high power continuous-wave (up to MW Class) and high energy pulsed (kJ) lasers interacting with individual materials, multi-material subsystems, and/or fully functional targets. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 28, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received.

June 12, 2015
 

Leidos Inc. S&R and Intelligence Systems Services, Reston, Virginia, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for target vulnerability assessments and data analysis. Contractor will conduct assessments that combine target vulnerability data from testing, target optical signature measurements, target exploitation intelligence, system-level fault tree and failure mode analysis, shotline dependency and computational predictive results into a comprehensive probabilistic vulnerability assessment. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 31, 2020.

June 12, 2015
 

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 11, 2015, a not-to-exceed $11,145,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser target interaction modeling and simulation. Contractor will conduct research leading to the development of advanced computational methods for predicting the physical phenomenology resulting from high energy laser interactions. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 8, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 10 offers received.

June 12, 2015
 

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Systems Engineering Solutions, Boulder, Colorado, was awarded on May 29, 2015, a not-to-exceed $21 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for laser interaction testing. Contractor will provide well-controlled experimental procedures to quantify the effects of high power continuous-wave (up to MW class) and high energy pulsed (kJ) lasers interacting with individual materials, multi-material subsystems and fully functional targets. Work will be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by May 28, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with six offers received.

May 29, 2015
 

Cubic Applications Inc., San Diego, has been awarded a $9,900,000 modification (P00001) to increase the contract ceiling to previously awarded contract FA8650-15-D-6580. Contractor will provide solutions to enhance the Air Force chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) counter proliferation and survivability missions program. The contractor will research, test, evaluate and analyze short and long term CBRN technologies. Work will be performed at San Diego; Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; and Camp Smith, Hawaii, and is expected to be complete by January 5, 2020. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.

April 28, 2015
 

DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems Inc., Cypress, California, has been awarded a $7,296,089 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for research and development for detector array development. Work will be performed in Cypress, California, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 27, 2017. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 19 offers received. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $4,236,329 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-15-C-7538).
 

 

April 10, 2015
 

Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded a $35,000,000 modification (P00005) to previously awarded contract FA8750-13-D-0091 for information processing for data to decision making. Contractor will continue in-scope activities in support of the functions and customers of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s mission partners, of Air Combat Command and the 35th Information Squadron. Work will be performed at Herndon, Virginia and Bellevue, Nebraska, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 6, 2018.

March 2, 2015
 

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $14,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development. The Sensor and Information Research Center for Understanding Systems program will carry out fundamental research in sensing and sensor exploitation technologies. These projects will span several disciplines in engineering, science, computer science and mathematics. This program will be made up of multiple short-term projects running simultaneously and addressing several technical topics areas.

January 30, 2015
 

Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp., Aurora, Colorado, has been awarded a $6,999,767 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for prototype software, demonstrations, hardware and reports. Contractor will develop value-added technologies that will leverage modern commercial products and practices to enable adaptive processing for pervasive ISR. Work will be performed at Aurora, Colorado, and Fairfax, Virginia, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 14, 2018. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal year 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

January 12, 2015
 

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.

December 15, 2014
 

Infoscitex Corp., Waltham, Massachusetts, has been awarded a not-to-exceed $98,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aerospace systems technologies and simulation-based research and development capabilities. Contractor will provide aerospace systems technology development focused on technology research areas, which include but are not limited to flight-control laws, automation, autonomy, cooperative control and vehicle integrity management.

December 8, 2014
 

Alion Science and Technology, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $4.5 million contract to research, develop, test and evaluate (RDT&E) leading-edge technologies for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that will bring enhanced command and control battle management to warfighters. Under the three-year Holistic Waveform Development Kit (HAWK) contract, Alion will design, develop, test and integrate services for the HAWK Advanced Waveform Development Environment Ecosystem, enabling rapid development of software-defined radio (SDR) waveforms.

October 29, 2014
 

Stellar Science Ltd., Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been awarded a $7,429,454 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for research and development on the Directed Energy High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute. Contractor will develop a capability to perform end-to-end simulations of all directed energy weapon (DEW) systems by integrating laser source, target effects, ancillary system components and propagation simulations along with directed energy (DE) platform system, engagement and mission level models.

September 30, 2014
 

University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a $42,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for advanced behavior and life prediction of aerospace materials program. Contractor will meet specific research objectives, advancing state-of-the-art materials performance assessment and prediction capability by developing more efficient and comprehensive methods across modeling, simulation and experimental domains through primarily on-site research efforts. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-14-D-5205).

August 4, 2014
 

Exelis Inc., Herndon, Virginia, has been awarded an estimated $49,900,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for new and enhanced software. The contractor will research, develop, enhance, deploy and support the next-generation Cross-Domain Transfer Solutions.

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