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AF Research Lab Seeks White Papers on Tactical Info Management Tech

research and development RDThe Air Force Research Laboratory‘s Information Directorate at the Rome Research Site in New York has announced a new $9.9 million funding opportunity for tactical information management technologies.

A presolicitation notice posted Monday on FedBizOpps says that the Information Management-enabled Sensor Tasking and Ad Hoc Control program aims to facilitate the development of automated tasking tools for airborne tactical sensors, which warfighters would use to acquire information during military theater operations.

ISTAC focuses on connectivity, information management and computing technologies that the branch wants to help enable automated sensor tasking for all military users connected to the tactical network, the notice says.

AFRL/RI says it will provide offerors access to the Marti, Android Tactical Assault Kit and OpenPod government-owned software to establish third-party sensor tasking capability and address several identified technical and operational challenges.

Interested parties are tasked to submit white papers on vision-aided navigation and localization information management tools that support active tasking functions and technologies that enable application tuning based on resource availability and other constraints.

Respondents should also develop a simulation environment that will be used to evaluate the information management architectures and mechanisms to manage select reference information.

The breakdown of the obligated funding amount is $1 million for fiscal year 2015, $2 million for fiscal 2016, $2.5 million for fiscal 2017 and $4.4 million for fiscal 2018.

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