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Battle Damage Assessment Manager

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OUSD (R&E) CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Human-Machine Interfaces; Trusted AI and Autonomy; Integrated Network of Systems-of-Systems The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, which controls dual use items. Applicants must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with the Announcement. Applicants are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws. OBJECTIVE: Improve BDA timelines by automating processes, while including human on the loop interaction and developing toolsets with necessary background and real-time data for analysts to make functional assessments and for leaders to make restrike recommendations. DESCRIPTION: Management system that provides a platform to advance the automation of key components required for the assessment of both kinetic and non-kinetic strikes. Leverages and integrates disparate but corresponding maturing technologies in key areas of focus under this topic to provide a comprehensive platform that decreases BDA timelines by automating processes and developing toolsets with necessary background and real-time data for analysts to make functional assessments and restrike recommendations. PHASE I: This topic is only soliciting Direct to Phase II (D2P2) level proposals. Proposers must provide data and documentation demonstrating appropriate function of an existing prototype and preliminary development for automated data aggregation of relevant intel sources, framework for decision tables and critical elements. Additionally, the existing prototype must either already have the relevant software input/output architecture in place, or provide sufficient documentation to substantiate a path toward this architecture within the period of performance of Phase II. PHASE II: The BDAM proof of concept developed separate from the SBIR program, and requires full engineering development to mature and scale up these functions with test/validation on an operational testing platform to enable scalable, accurate bomb hit assessments at the speed of need. The government will provide current classified BDAM Datasets. No other government furnished materials, equipment, data, or facilities will be provided. BDAM requires temporal and geospatial queries with existing common operational/intelligence pictures. PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Adapt, refine, and optimize the existing prototype into a mature product directly integrated with operational tools currently in limited use at one of ACC’s Air Operation Centers. Additionally, pursue integration of BDAM with National Reconnaissance Office and National Geospatial Agency projects and programs of record to expand the software into other intelligence applications and DoD branches, and future space-based battle management command and control satellite systems. REFERENCES: 1. 1. ISR Dominance Flight Plan 2018; 2. National Defense Strategy of the United States of America (2018). Washington D.C., pg.6.; 3. Global Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Core Function Support Plan; 4. AFRL S&T 2030 Strategy, Objective #1: Strategic Capability #3, pg. 7; 5. CJCSI 3162.02 6. SecAF Operational Imperatives 2 & 4. 7. Lockheed Martin to Launch 3 Satellites in 2023 to Advance Joint All-Domain Operations - Via Satellite - (satellitetoday.com) KEYWORDS: Multi-Domain Command and Control; Integrated ISR; Battle Damage Assessment; Bomb Hit Indicator
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