DoD 2018.1 SBIR BAA Modifications

Announcement Text Changes


Important Note: The following modifications have been made to this BAA since its release to the Internet — November 29, 2017.

Navy SBIR Topic N181-072 has been amended in the Description in the last paragraph to read:

The new gearbox design must be compatible with the current craft configuration regarding form, fit, and function, requiring minimal adjustments to surrounding equipment and support the PMS 377 LCAC Lightweight Gearbox Design specifications (Ref 5).


Army SBIR Topic A18-083 has been amended in the Phase I section to read:

PHASE I: This Phase shall consist of the following:
a) Demonstrate the feasibility of producing a demonstration of a low-cost, lightweight track pin and shoe system by focusing on new manufacturing methods that have been developed over the last 30 years to achieve the lower cost and weight targets which allows for the design envelope to be opened to new geometry (ID and OD) as well as new materials which previously would not be considered due to lost material from machining.
b) This system shall be interchangeable with the current system and meet the same performance criteria.
c) Identify, with Governmental concurrence, the most technical feasible solution from above M&S predictions.
d) Develop initial concept design of equipment and components required to perform the best solution identified above. If commercially available solution that is relevant to military application this step does not need to be performed.
e) Provide a plan for practical deployment of the proposed solution identified above.
f) Determine the commercial merit of the proposed solution to include estimated equipment, component and operation costs.


Air Force SBIR Topic AF181-030 has been amended in the following sections: OBJECTIVE, DESCRIPTION, PHASE II, and REFERENCES (new Refs. 3 and 4).



Navy SBIR Topic N181-035 has been amended in the Keywords section to read:

KEYWORDS: Industrial control systems; cybersecurity; computer network traffic analysis; anomalous network traffic detection; network traffic maintenance indications; network intrusion detection


Army SBIR Program added new topic A18-109 – Title: Radio Direction Finding Obfuscation.



Army SBIR 18.1 Instructions have been amended to update the Army Program Coordinators chart on page 8, and the Topic Index on page 12 to add listing for new Army Topic A18-109.



Army SBIR Topics A18-067, A18-072, A18-076, A18-085, A18-095, and A18-097 have been amended to include Technology Areas at the beginning of each topic.



MDA SBIR Topic MDA18-005 been amended to include the Technology Area at the beginning of topic.



Army Topic A18-052, Phase III section has been amended to read:

PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: The Phase III developed component will be a Technical Readiness Level 6, and is intended to transition to the Army Vehicle Protection Suite Program of Record. The product could be a stand-alone component integrated on to Army ground vehicles, but will more likely be integrated and packaged with other laser warning and threat warning sensors. Potential commercial applications for this sensor technology include laser surveying, ranging, and optical communications.


Army SBIR Topic A18-081 has been amended in the DESCRIPTION section with the addition of four additional paragraphs describing the topic requirements.



Air Force SBIR 18.1 Instructions - Page 4, 5th paragraph, 1st sentence have been amended to include Oasis Systems.



Navy Topic N181-029, Phase I section has been amended to read:

PHASE I: Leverage machine learning concepts and technology to automatically identify and extract key ship salient features from simulated and/or unclassified ISAR imagery and use these features to demonstrate robust automatic target recognition of the vessels. Assessment of the algorithms will be performed against simulated and test radar data to identify the performance expectation against the ISAR image quality obtained from a missile platform. Develop prototype plans for Phase II.


Army Topic A18-038, Objective has been amended to read:

OBJECTIVE: Develop an emulation system capable of deploying a full Long Term Evolution (LTE) Fifth Generation (5G) architecture, including all subcomponents, utilizing open source software, into self-contained commodity personal computer hardware. Utilize exclusively open source shared code components to construct LTE software and standardized interfaces with an emulated physical layer utilizing an environment such as Extendable Mobile Ad-hoc Network Emulator (EMANE) to provide a low cost capability to rapidly conduct research and experimentation on utilizing LTE for tactical comms and the performance of tactical sensors and other mission command systems under varying scenario configurations and conditions.


Army Topic A18-038, Phase I has been amended to read:

PHASE I: Study the full ecosystem of Long Term Evolution (LTE) including eNodeB, Enhanced Packet Core (EPC) and User Equipment (UE) and provide a whitepaper detailing the design of an open source full LTE deployment “in-a-box” including physical layer emulation and upper layer software. The preliminary design must include interfacing UE upper layer software with an emulated physical layer provided by an open source environment such as Extendable Mobile Ad-hoc Network Emulator (EMANE) including user and control signaling and data. The design must also include non-proprietary implementations of all the infrastructure components and features of the latest LTE release and the ability to successfully communicate inter and intra-cell. The system must accurately represent all LTE components as defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) specification. Considerations for scaling up to multiple eNodeB base stations with hundreds of UEs per base station must be included.


Air Force SBIR Topic AF181-011 has been amended in the following sections: DESCRIPTION, PHASE I, PHASE II.



SBIR 18.1 Navy Topic N181-073 was removed on 1/17/18.



The ITAR restriction has been removed from Air Force SBIR Topic AF181-054.



TPOC Updates

Topic # Date
A18-067 29 Nov 2017
A18-096 30 Nov 2017
MDA18-005 30 Nov 2017
A-076 30 Nov 2017
A-077 30 Nov 2017
A-079 30 Nov 2017
A-085 30 Nov 2017
A-087 30 Nov 2017
A-089 30 Nov 2017
A-091 30 Nov 2017
A-093 30 Nov 2017
A-095 30 Nov 2017
A-097 30 Nov 2017
A-098 30 Nov 2017
A-100 30 Nov 2017
A-103 30 Nov 2017
A-105 30 Nov 2017
A18-072 1 Dec 2017
A18-084 4 Dec 2017
N181-014 5 Dec 2017
A18-028 5 Dec 2017
A18-092 7 Dec 2017
N181-005 7 Dec 2017
A18-092 8 Dec 2017
AF181-044 11 Dec 2017
N181-063 12 Dec 2017
N181-070 12 Dec 2017
A18-001 14 Dec 2017
A18-002 14 Dec 2017
A18-003 14 Dec 2017
A18-004 14 Dec 2017
A18-019 14 Dec 2017
NGA181-006 14 Dec 2017
A18-001 19 Dec 2017
A18-002 19 Dec 2017
A18-003 19 Dec 2017
A18-004 19 Dec 2017
NGA181-006 19 Dec 2017
A18-019 19 Dec 2017
AF181-045 19 Dec 2017
A18-088 3 Jan 2018
CBD181-006 8 Jan 2018
AF181-053 9 Jan 2018
A18-003 11 Jan 2018

Reference Updates

Topic # Date
N181-004 29 Nov 2017
N181-072 29 Nov 2017
N181-089 29 Nov 2017
AF181-030 1 Dec 2017
A18-089 8 Dec 2017
N181-008 13 Dec 2017
A18-105 13 Dec 2017
AF181-012 15 Dec 2017
AF181-012 19 Dec 2017
AF181-014 19 Dec 2017
N181-061 21 Dec 2017
A18-081 21 Dec 2017
N181-018 28 Dec 2017
A18-037 4 Jan 2018
A18-049 5 Jan 2018
AF181-056 17 Jan 2018
N181-019 18 Jan 2018
AF181-063 22 Jan 2018

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