The Department of Defense has issued a request for information on potential hardware and software platforms that can help increase the warfighter's ability to wirelessly connect devices that transmit data and voice communications.
DoD's Rapid Reaction Technology Office said in a FedBizOpps posted Tuesday it seeks input and technologies from vendors, government research-and-development organizations and academic institutions for inclusion in projects to develop future systems that would support intra soldier wireless communications.
The ISW platform is designed to manage connectivity between military devices such as radios, headsets, sensors and helmet mounted displays.
The U.S. Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command found during a trade study that an ultra-wide band technology was the most viable wireless personal area network platform for ISW applications.
According to the notice, the government will review vendor applications and may invite candidates to provide applicable comments and recommendations during the Thunderstorm 19-3 Table Top Experiment event.
Thunderstorm 19-3 TTX seeks to address maneuverability and logistic challenges for dismounted soldiers who perform small unit operations, including their ability to receive and exchange situational awarenes, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.
Interested parties can apply through March 30 for the opportunity to join the event.