DoD Communities Of Interest: Space
Subject : Hybrid Space Architecture
Due Date: 2021-10-18 23:59:59 US/Eastern Time
Government Organization: Defense Innovation Unit DIU
The Department of Defense (DoD) seeks a hybrid space architecture to integrate emergent commercial space sensor and communications capabilities with U.S. Government space systems while incorporating best-in-class commercial practices to secure and defend the network across multiple domains. The architecture will be secure, scalable, responsive, and information centric. It must also be flexible to remain relevant and trusted during times of rapid technological change and dynamic threat environments. Software-defined controls, interfaces, and security are foundational to sustaining this agility. This architecture must be demonstrated as a payload (hosted or bespoke) capable of communicating across disparate government and commercial networks. To realize this demonstration, four domains have been identified: multi-path communications, variable trust protocol, multi-source data fusion, and cloud-based analytics (see Figure 1 at website below). Each of these domains can function individually and independently while combining to fulfill the overall architecture.
This prototype project will be a multi-phase effort that may commence with an initial study phase, risk reduction prototyping phase, and cross-domain collaboration opportunities as needed. Commercial satellite manufacturers representing the remote sensing, communications, PNT, and integration services sectors, and information companies specializing in software defined network architecture design and implementation are encouraged to participate in order to realize the full potential of a hybrid space (internet) architecture. Teaming arrangements for partial solutions are encouraged or may be facilitated through this solicitation process. The prototype schedule and cost may be considered independently of launch schedule and cost. In their proposal, companies are requested to describe their vision for the greater architecture and identify the partnerships necessary to realize it.
Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office | PO Box 1748, Fayetteville, NC 2B303