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Open Proposal Research Announcement for HPEM - Applications, Modeling & Effects, Sources & Components - Open Forum 2.0

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:May 03, 2018
Category: Research and Development
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFRL - Directed Energy Directorate, 2251 Maxwell Ave, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, 87117


2.0 RSVP List 2.0 Q&A 2.0 Presentation This special notice serves as an invitation to all interested parties to attend an off-base Open Forum in Albuquerque, New Mexico to learn about 3 on-going Broad Agency Announcements which are soliciting innovative research and development concepts for High Power Electromagnetics in the areas of Applications, Modeling & Effects, and Sources & Components. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate (RD), High-Powered Electromagnetics (HPEM) Division (RDH), located at Kirtland AFB, is the Air Forces Center of Excellence for research in HPEM technology and functions as the Air Force Material Commands center for HPEM technology development, acquisition, transformation, and support. The High Power Electromagnetics Division designs, develops and demonstrates advance HPEM technology capability. The vision is that HPEM will be a viable weapons alternative in modern warfare. The HPEM Divisions mission is to lead DoDs integrated development of HPEM weapon technology. The objective is to make HPEM technology lightweight, affordable, supportable, and effective on the modern battlefield. This program promotes projects, research, scientific studies, or other initiatives providing farsighted, high payoff research and development leading to advances in HPEM science and technology. Open BAA Announcements (3): FA9451-18-S-0004 Modeling & Effects The objective of this effort is to determine the effectiveness of HPEM technology and to perform numerical simulation to do virtual design and engagement modeling. Effectiveness investigations include the degree to which frequency, bandwidth, irradiance, pulse duration, pulse repetition, and other pulse-shape characteristics influence specific classes of target systems and components as well as battle damage assessment. The numerical simulation effort develops and uses advanced, supercomputer-enabled numerical simulation and optimization algorithms to virtually design HPEM sources and antennas that are capable of delivering the desired effects. Technologies and efforts considered include, effects on infrastructure targets, effects from front door engagements, predictive effects models, innovative particle-in-cell (PIC) codes, understanding of detailed physics involved in high power tube environments (plasma formation, emission, gas desorption) to allow improved material design and better simulation/experiment fidelity in the multi-GW regime, and engagement and mission level modeling and simulation of HPEM systems. FA9451-18-S-0005 Sources & Components The objective of this effort is to conduct research and development on advanced compact rep-rate pulsed power, as well as alternatives to high-power vacuum-tube sources. The goal is to explore improved versions of narrowband High Power Microwave (HPM) sources as well as alternative approaches to developing higher-rep-rate, compact, high-power HPM devices. In addition, alternative approaches to counter-electronics technologies including ultra-short pulsed lasers and charged-particle beams are part of this effort. Technologies and efforts considered are significant size reductions for all parts of the HPM system, materials modeling, prime power, high-energy-density capacitors, permanent magnets, transmission lines, switches, and non-linear transmission lines, as well as high voltage insulators and electron collector/anode materials, and new HPEM materials to enable new sub-system topologies and geometries. FA9451-18-S-0006 Applications The objective of this effort is to design, develop, and demonstrate HPEM technologies for future HPEM systems by addressing key technical barriers. The goal is to develop HPEM technologies that are lightweight, efficient, affordable, and reliable for warfighter applications. Specific technologies being addressed are based on technical gap analysis of Air Force Core Function roadmaps. Technologies and efforts considered are feasibility studies of innovative HPEM applications, military utility assessments, system integration, and demonstration of HPEM capabilities. Open Forum Location: Innovate ABQ (Rainforest Building) 101 Broadway BLVD NE Albuquerque, NM 87102 Date: 3 May 2018, Thursday Time: 0900 - 1100 Government representatives from AFRL Contracting and the HPEM Technical Areas will be present to provide a short presentation on the topic areas and funding availability. The presentation will be followed by a Question & Answer session. If you plan to attend, please send an email NLT 30 April 2018 with your RSVP to the following email addresses: donald.lyles@us.af.mil AFRL.RDH.OPRAH@us.af.mil If you are unable to attend, but your company is interested in this requirement, check back to this special notice following 3 May as a top-level copy of the forum minutes and attendees will be posted. Attendance is NO T required to participate in any subsequent solicitations or announcements. This notice is NOT a request for the submission of white papers or proposals at this time. It is informational only. Announcements requesting the submission of white papers are posted to FBO under their respective announcement number. This Open Forum is the second in a series of recurring opportunities for RDH technical representatives to dialogue freely with industry counterparts about HPEM innovations and possible research needs. Future forum dates will be posted in advance. *Note* FA9451-18-S-0004 (Modeling & Effects), FA9451-18-S-0005 (Sources & Components), and FA9451-18-S-0006 (Applications) are already posted to FBO and are open for white paper submission. Check those notices out for topic areas and instructions on how to submit a white paper. Added: <input type="hidden" name="dnf_class_values[procurement_notice][description][1][added_on]" value="2018-04-03 17:04:02">Apr 03, 2018 5:04 pm Modified: <input type="hidden" name="dnf_class_values[procurement_notice][description][1][modified_on]" value="2018-05-03 16:55:00">May 03, 2018 4:55 pm Track Changes 03 May 2018 - Open Forum 2.0 presentation slides, Q&A, and RSVP list are now posted. Please continue to monitor this notice for future forum events.

Original Point of Contact

POC Donald J. Lyles, Phone: 5058460392, Patricia I. Arenas, Phone: 5058531755

Place of Performance

Event Location:, Innovate ABQ (Rainforest Building), 101 Broadway BLVD NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102, United States
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