The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Fleet Innovation Team (FIT) is soliciting technical/cost proposals for research and development support in technologies that are applicable to Small to Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), UAS Payloads, Persistent Surveillance Technologies, Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS), and Special Sensor Systems. Technologies proposed should emphasize rapid development, Test and Evaluation (T&E), and technology insertion to the warfighter.
The NAWCWD FIT develops and integrates advanced sensors, communications and systems for use by Navy Marine Corps and other agencies as needed. The purpose of these sensors and surveillance systems is to support a variety of Aviation missions including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Airborne Strike, Air Warfare, Counter-Air, Close Air Support and Interdiction, Defense Suppression, Electronic Attack, Naval Warfare and Amphibious Strike, and Anti-Surface Warfare. Most of the sensors will be air deployed (via manned or unmanned aircraft), but ground, surface and undersea deployable sensors will also be included when mission driven.
This BAA not only includes the UAS, sensors, sensor data processing and sensors systems, but mathematical modeling of the sensor, communication techniques between the sensors and/or platforms, interfaces, the fusion and exploitation of multi-sensor data, and any other technique to develop advanced capabilities and to reduce the cost of transitioning sensors technologies.