RPAT Technicians

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,974.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-4517
Award Id:
81996
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-089-1169
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator:
Mike Luginbuhl
VP, AeroSpace & IS Group
(719) 457-4244
mike.luginbuhl@21csi.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Aldridge
VP, Deputy Chief Technology Officer
(402) 505-7887
stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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