Aviation Systems

Degraded Visual Environment (DVE): Develop the ability to provide aircrews with situational awareness to avoid mishaps in cases of all-weather brown-out, white-out, and cable/obstacle warning. Preference is for lightweight, integrated, and multi-spectral sensor fusion with minimal A-kit impacts and fitting into existing onboard sensors. The DVE solutions should encompass all aspects of the flight profile to include takeoff, enroute, approach, and landing.

All-weather/All-terrain Engagement: Technologies that allow all weather/all terrain air to ground munitions engagement.

First Pass Lethality: Technologies that rapidly pass position, navigation, and timing data to vastly increase munitions accuracy.

Radio Frequency Countermeasures: Radio frequency receivers and countermeasures that could provide significant improvement in threat avoidance and countermeasure capabilities for aircraft.

Infrared Threat Detection and Countermeasures: Light weight systems that can detect IR guided threats and defeat the threat.

Operate in Denied Areas: Technologies to allow SOF platforms to operate in denied airspace (anti-jam GPS, anti-spoof, threat avoidance, electronic warfare systems, LPI/LPD systems, etc.).

Reduced Operator Workload: Cognitive Decision Assessment and Aiding technologies to automate or reduce aircrew workloads.

Platform Modular Design with Open Systems Architecture: Aircraft flight systems segregated from mission systems and use of commercial standards and open systems architecture as opposed to proprietary architectures and standards.

Enhanced Situational Awareness Systems:Enhanced pilot, crew-member, and passenger situational awareness systems for installation on manned aircraft. Mature systems to provide battle space awareness and display capabilities and assessment of pilot, crew-member, and passenger interactions with system(s).

Terrain Awareness/Alerting Systems:Active and passive terrain awareness systems for installation on manned aircraft with integrated anti-jam and anti-spoof technologies.

Aircraft Display Systems:High reliability NVIS compatible systems to potentially complement existing manned aircraft avionics and/or replace legacy displays. Systems that reduce glint and light escapement for increased survivability.

Hostile Fire Indicating System (HFIS):Develop a low power multi-spectral sensor suitable for detecting, classifying, and geo-locating various forms of incoming hostile fire to SOF aircraft.

Noise/Optical/IR/RF Signature Management:Develop technologies that provide various signature management capabilities that can be mission packaged or fully integrated onto the airframe.

Curved Transparent Armor:Develop a transparent armor solution that allows for curved surfaces, maintains optical qualities (both before and after ballistic impact), and weighs less than 8 pounds per square foot.

Simulation and Training Systems:Develop an IA compliant, scalable, Virtual Reality Aircraft Simulation Capability. Simulation Capability should be scalable execute missions from low fidelity route rehearsals to high fidelity collective training exercises with multiple devices on a common terrain and SAF Databse. Integration of Virtual Reality as the out the window Solution for 6 Degree of Freedom Flight Simulators.

Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Expeditionary, maritime, runway independent, unmanned aircraft systems with advanced capabilities that include: open system architecture, modular payloads (plug and play), encrypted digital data link, navigation, information dissemination, and integrated material matrix structures that provide increased protection, stealth, RF apertures, and electromagnetic suppression. Technologies that reduce size, weight, and power.

Aircraft Self Defense Systems:Provide scalable defensive technologies to protect SOF aircraft against the full spectrum of ground-to-air and air-to-air systems.

Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment Payloads:Suitable for both RW and UAS applications that provide either IR or RF CM in a modular payload that maximizes use of existing aircraft mechanical and electronic interfaces and onboard displays as much as feasible.

Advanced Helmet Mounted Displays:Light weight displays that maximize use of commercially available technology (e.g. Google Glass) to provide symbology for flight, weapons, and sensor imagery to the pilot. Integrates into existing helmets and cockpit configurations.

Aviation Systems
Biometrics and Forensics
Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)
Cyberspace Operations
Human Performance
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
Irregular Warfare
Power and Energy
Soldier Systems
Weapons and Electronic Attack