CONCISE SUMMARY OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Air Force Materiel Command, AFRL – Rome Research Site is seeking innovative and affordable technologies that provide tactical airborne networking for autonomous systems. The Air Force is investigating networking and communications technologies to enable future autonomous manned/unmanned teaming capabilities. It is interested in solutions across all layers of the protocol stack, but is primarily focused on protocols for the application, transport, and network layers.

Details are here – https://beta.sam.gov/opp/ec916d1242ca447a9e16540ac67de7d3/view

The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is open and effective until 30 Sep 2021. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only. While white papers will be considered if received prior to 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 30 Sep 2021