US Navy seeks industry partners for counter UAS research

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is interested in joint research and development in the characterization, test, and evaluation of Counter UAS threat libraries on multiple host platform sensors. NSWC Crane seeks Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) partners that possess the expertise, capabilities, facilities for the manufacturing and prototyping of Electro-Optic, and Infrared Sensors. CRADA partners must have experience in the following areas to explore R&D opportunities with the Electro-Optic Technology Division:

  • Evaluation of video processor algorithm’s ability to detect, identify, and track small commercial UAS. Must be able to provide full formal descriptions of objective function(s) that meet formal criteria for a metric
  • Ability to fuse sensor data from radar and electro-optic sensors to detect, identify, and track small commercial UAS.
  • Validate modular open systems architecture (MOSA) for integration into a Government Command and Control software suite according to evaluation criteria.

This synopsis serves as a sources sought for CRADA participants and seeks information from companies capable of providing expertise, capabilities, facilities and experience in any of these fields and applications with respect to a CRADA effort. Any group that believes it has the ability to perform collaboration with NSWC Crane in these areas can identify its capabilities by submitting the information to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Chief Technology Office (Code 00T), Attn: Mrs. Jenna Dix, Bldg 2036, 300 Hwy 361, Crane, IN 47522 or

Responses are requested by close of business January 30, 2019. After reviewing the responses, NSWC Crane may request a meeting or teleconference with responding parties to gain further insight into their capabilities.

Solicitation Number: N0016419SNB34

Deadline for submissions: Department of the Navy

Responsible Agency: 30 January 2019

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