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Hardware to Software Transformation

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

DIUx is accepting solution briefs in response to the solicitation(s) below during the indicated time periods. Submissions received after indicated time periods will not be considered.

  1. Hardware to Software Transformation: DoD is seeking commercial solutions to transform legacy, hardware-based systems into modern, software-defined systems that can be rapidly integrated with existing and emerging DoD and commercial technologies. Areas of Interest include software-defined radios, software-defined radar signal processing, hardware emulation for virtual testing of physical devices, and rebuilding of VAX/VMS systems and applications into x86-based open architectures using modern software development best practices. Companies should have demonstrated technical expertise in one or more of these areas. The government may facilitate teaming arrangements among submissions offering complementary capabilities to achieve desired effect. Companies are also encouraged to present their own teaming arrangements in their solution briefs Desired solutions should have commercial viability, prospective companies should have experience with advanced commercial radars and/or real-time systems for commercial vehicles (aircraft, automobiles, or ships). A successful prototype will demonstrate the ability to migrate a complex hardware-based military system into a modern, software-defined architecture. Technologies and methodologies used in this prototype should be applicable to a wide range of legacy DoD systems, to include radars, aircraft, ships, etc.


Key Performance Criteria:

    • Performance Criteria:
    • - Prospective companies must be US-owned
    • - Prospective companies should be capable of holding a clearance (desired)
    • - Radio Frequency (RF) components must be able to generate, transmit, receive, and process GHz-class RF signals
    • - RF components must support bandwidths from 50-1000 MHz
    • - User Experience (UX) for Command and Control, System Monitoring, and Operations must be highly intuitive and user-friendly


Submissions accepted from 02/12/2018 11:00 to 02/21/2018 17:00 PT