Project Announcement: Advanced Network Technologies for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment Practices

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate software that enables ongoing reallocations of scarce RF spectrum resources for public commercial use and with efforts resulting in significant long term cost savings.

Primary objectives include:

  • Developing a software-only solution to enable a more disciplined and responsible transmission of RF that affords better network access and allows the DOD to sustain ongoing reallocations of additional RF spectrum resources for public commercial use, via software maintenance.
  • Demonstrating enhancements to data link layer protocols to improve network throughput; thereby reducing demand on frequencies shared with public entities.

The solutions developed for this initiative must modify advanced signal filtering and data link layer protocols, significantly extending the range of current Tactical Targeting Network Technologies (TTNT) communications in contested and uncontested environments. The overall approach will include establishing two lines of effort, one focused on advanced signal filtering and the other on data link layer protocol enhancements to TTNT.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 8/22/2023.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).