The Missile Defense Agency has notified the U.S. space technology base of MDA’s plan to solicit technology proposals for the next phase of a program that aims to build a space-based sensor to support hypersonic missile defense efforts.
Phase IIa of Space Sensor Layer project will cover payload design and risk reduction for signal chain processing approach under an other transaction agreement with the Space Enterprise Consortium, MDA said Wednesday in a FedBizOpps notice.
A selected contractor must conduct a preliminary concept review and an SCP demonstration.
SSL will serve as a key component of an infrared-based enterprise architecture designed to detect hypersonic missile threats.
The SpEC Consortium comprises commercial and academic organizations that aim to develop space technology platforms.