DOD SBIR 24.1 BAA

Active
No
Status
Closed
Release Date
November 29th, 2023
Open Date
January 3rd, 2024
Due Date(s)
February 21st, 2024
Close Date
February 21st, 2024
Topic No.
SF241-D024

Topic

15 SPSS Path to Production Development for Electro-Optical Sensor Scheduling Software Modernization

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024

Summary

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the 24.1 SBIR solicitation. The specific topic of the solicitation is "15 SPSS Path to Production Development for Electro-Optical Sensor Scheduling Software Modernization". The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulation (EAR). The objective of this solicitation is to optimize telescope mount and sensor usage for Space Domain Awareness (SDA) operations, R&D, mission partner campaigns, maintenance, upgrades, and associated personnel. The goal is to develop a DevOps path to production for capabilities that support Squadron business functions and mission capabilities. This includes the development of a 15 SPSS Portal for marketing/advertising, scheduling, optimization, assessment, and metrics/dashboard. The solicitation consists of three phases. Phase I is a Direct-to-Phase-II (D2P2) topic, meaning no Phase I awards will be made. Offerors are expected to demonstrate feasibility through a prior "Phase I-type" effort. Phase II involves the development of a Path to Production for a space sensor resource scheduling prototype, which will be deployed in laboratory and operational environments. Phase III focuses on site infrastructure software modernization. The solicitation references the Department of Defense Software Modernization Implementation Plan Summary and keywords include DevOps, DevSecOps, Path to Prod, SDA, Digital Transformation, Software Modernization, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and Cloud. For more information and to submit proposals, visit the DOD SBIR 24.1 BAA solicitation page on grants.gov: link.

Description

OUSD (R&E) CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Advanced Computing and Software; Integrated Sensing and Cyber; Directed Energy (DE); Integrated Network System-of-Systems; Space Technology

 

The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, which controls dual use items. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with the Announcement. Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws.

 

OBJECTIVE: To optimize telescope mount and sensor usage for contributing Space Domain Awareness (SDA) operations, R&D, mission partner campaigns, maintenance, upgrades and associated personnel. Develop a DevOps path to production for capabilities that support Squadron business functions. Develop a DevOps path to production for mission capabilities to include Development/Test/Production environments for GEODSS and R&D Operations. Build and deliver a 15 SPSS Portal - marketing/advertising, scheduling, statusing, optimization, assessment, metrics/dashboard, SITREPs/MISREPs.

 

DESCRIPTION: Host a kickoff meeting with the Government led Product Team, dev team, engineer team and associated stakeholders. Conduct a discovery and findings to address technical and programmatic needs including; re-use of existing tools/code, evaluation of potential platforms and opportunities to deliver new capabilities to the 15 SPSS.

 

PHASE I: As this is a Direct-to-Phase-II (D2P2) topic, no Phase I awards will be made as a result of this topic. To qualify for this D2P2 topic, the Government expects the Offeror to demonstrate feasibility by means of a prior “Phase I-type” effort that does not constitute work undertaken as part of a prior SBIR/STTR funding agreement.

 

In order to demonstrate the feasibility that would have otherwise been demonstrated during Phase I performance, the Government expects Offerors to demonstrate a technical solution for an initial software deployment of an app that tracks telescope mount usesage requests, scheduled downtime due to maintenance, sensor usage, and human resources required for all of the above.

 

PHASE II: Develop a Path to Production for space sensor resource scheduling prototype. Prototype shall be required to deploy in both laboratory and operational environments.

 

PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Phase III will continue to provide the same criterium as Phase II but will include more site infrastructure software modernization.

 

REFERENCES:

Department of Defense Software Modernization Implementation Plan Summary-March 2023;

 

KEYWORDS: DevOps; DevSecOps; Path to Prod; SDA; Digital Transformation; Software Modernization; SaaS; IaaS; PaaS; Cloud