The Department of Defense has issued a request for information on potential hardware and softwareÂ platformsÂ that can help increase the warfighter's ability toÂ wirelessly connect devices that transmit data and voice communications.
DoD'sÂ Rapid Reaction Technology Office said in a FedBizOpps posted TuesdayÂ it seeks input and technologies from vendors, government research-and-developmentÂ organizations and academic institutions for inclusion in projects to develop future systemsÂ 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'sÂ Combat Capabilities Development Command found during a trade study that anÂ ultra-wide band technology was the most viableÂ wireless personal area network platformÂ for ISW applications.
According to the notice, the governmentÂ willÂ reviewÂ vendor applications andÂ may invite candidates to provide applicable comments and recommendationsÂ during the Thunderstorm 19-3 Table Top Experiment event.
Thunderstorm 19-3 TTX seeks to addressÂ maneuverability andÂ logistic challenges forÂ dismounted soldiers whoÂ performÂ 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 joinÂ the event.