(link) The 10.3 SBIR / STTR topics are out this morning. There are 10 (!) CR related SBIR or STTR topics in the solicitation all from the Air Force (some indirectly through the Office of the Secretary of Defense) I’ve listed them below (hopefully the table posts correctly).
|Air Force||AF103-070||Airborne Networking: Using Context-Awareness for Better Network Routing and Management||SBIR||Development of complete prototypes that demonstrate the use of wide-area network states and user intents in a complex and uncertain environment to automatically enhance network routing and management.|
|Air Force||AF103-085||Agile Space Radio (ASR)||SBIR||Develop agile multiband radios/transceivers that can automatically find and use the most efficient frequencies, modulation waveforms, protocols, etc., for communications satellites.|
|Air Force||AF103-168||Unknown Wireless Network Discovery||SBIR||Research, develop and evaluate algorithms and methodologies for discovering and characterizing non-cooperative hidden nodes with selfish or malicious intent operating in real world environments.|
|Air Force||AF103-044||Auto-configuring routers to support dynamically forming networks||SBIR||Develop a capability for routing entities in an airborne network to automatically optimize configuration and performance and adhere to network policies by selection of appropriate routing protocols|
|Air Force||AF103-048||Network Virtualization||SBIR||Research and develop virtualization technologies to provide innovative approaches for infinite horizontal network scalability via cloning, replication, expansion, as well as extra “spike-capacity”.|
|OSD / AF||OSD10-AN1||Cross-layer Wireless Networking Architectures and Protocols||SBIR||Design and assess innovative methods to create cognitive cross-layer wireless networking protocols to achieve autonomous network resiliency in contested RF spectra.|
|OSD / AF||OSD10-AN3||Autonomous Network Management||SBIR||Provide a technology that automatically determines network status/condition and takes appropriate corrective actions as necessary.|
|OSD / AF||OSD10-AN5||Wireless Autonomic Airborne Infrastructure||SBIR||Provide an autonomic wireless networking infrastructure that offers near-commercial grade throughput to edge data producers/consumers using thousands of airborne network nodes.|
|Air Force||AF10-BT09||Dynamic Cross-layer Routing Using Cognitive Spectrum Allocation Techniques||STTR||Design and assess innovative methods to create adaptive cross-layer wireless networking protocols to achieve network resiliency in contested RF spectra|
|Air Force||AF10-BT03||Innovative Approaches to On-Demand Cloud Computing over Ad-Hoc Wireless
|STTR||Develop techniques, algorithms, protocols and architectures to enable on-demand cloud computing across varied tactical platforms utilizing distributed ad-hoc wireless networks|
I remember when we started way back in Aught-seven and it was good when there was a single CR SBIR solicitation across all departments for an entire year. But for this one, we’re in the pleasant position of getting to downselect our responses to the topics we think are the most interesting and make the most sense for the business.
You can also see how I prioritize things over the last two posts: wait a couple months to catch up on proposed spectrum regs, but read and synthesize SBIR solicitations an hour or so after they’re released.