RPAT Technicians

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-4517
Agency Tracking Number: F071-089-1169
Amount: $99,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF071-089
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Duns: 949183701
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mike Luginbuhl
 VP, AeroSpace & IS Group
 (719) 457-4244
Business Contact
 Stuart Aldridge
Title: VP, Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (402) 505-7887
Email: stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution
Our adversaries understand the need to limit their exposure time to preying USAF eyes. The enemy hides, exposes only during the briefest of time and then hides again. As the enemy adapts to our technology and finds methods to minimize their exposure, the F2T2EA process had to be compressed from hours, to seconds. An obvious impediment to fast Time Sensitive Targets (TST) engagement is that aircraft must travel to and strike the target before it disappears from view. Just as important is the administrative delay in the kill chain. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to propose to research and develop our concept RPAT Technicians that compress the F2T2EA timeline for support to near-instantaneous planning assessment and airborne weapons assignment for a team distributed in a ground control center and airborne control platform. Reactive planning against TSTs requires prior lists of “what-if” and “what-to-do” which will naturally accelerate the manual decision process. RPAT Technicians work inside the human decision loop to support the need for immediate answers. The technicians, at the high end, maintain engagement decisions for each target type and, at the low end, maintain an access list for immediate human input and direction.

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