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Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Information Technology Division (ITD) Contract
TSC’s Praxis subsidiary was awarded a Prime, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by NRL-ITD. The contract has a five year period of performance with a ceiling of $245M. TSC’s services under this contract will span five research fields: communications, computing and data storage, information and artificial intelligence, man-machine interfaces, and operational information technology. NRL-ITD conducts basic research, exploratory development, and advanced technology demonstrations in the collection, transmission, and processing of information to provide a basis for improving the conduct of military operations. Funded by a variety of customers and sponsors within DoD, the U.S. government, and industry, ITD's research program covers the areas of Artificial Intelligence, High Assurance Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Virtual Reality, Human/Computer Interaction, Computer and Communication Networks, Communication Systems, Transmission Technology, and High Performance Computing.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Radar Engineering Support
TSC, as part of the AECOM/URS Team, was awarded the first Option Year of a contract to continue support of the Radar Systems Division (B40) at NSWCDD.  TSC personnel provide significant support under this contract for Navy and Marine Corps radar programs, including:  AN/SPY1 radar data analysis, System Calibration Using Satellites, Radar Planning & Analysis Tool, Marine Corps Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar, and the Dual Band Radar. TSC received $1.12M in funding to begin tasking during the first option year.

ViSAR Advanced Algorithm Development  
TSC received a one year, $991.3K sole-source contract from DARPA/STO to perform algorithm development on the ViSAR program. ViSAR is an extremely high frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar and Moving Target detection radar for the AC-130 gunship to complement its existing EO/IR sensor and allow it to operate in clouds and dust. TSC has already designed the baseline radar signal processing as a subcontractor to Raytheon. This new effort will extend these algorithms and investigate enhancements including multi-dwell tracking, shorter coherent dwells, and moving target imaging.
Persistent Infrared Analysis Tool Suite (PIR ATS) Task Order 
TSC was awarded a new task order through the ATEP II contract with NASIC to support the PIR ATS effort.  The objective of this work is to develop a web-based analysis tool suite storefront. This capability provide a single location that enables web-based access to PIR data on-demand and via standard web service protocols through the development of robust web and geospatial services and applications. The TSC effort will provide a Kalman Filter application to generate trajectory estimations from the PIR data. 

Tactical Component Environment (TCE)
TSC received over $3M to support AEGIS Model and Simulation development and Predictive Analysis using our TCE tool.  TCE enables running simulations using SPY Control Program in a desktop.

PEO IWS 2.0 Bridge Contract and Funding
A Bridge Contract to continue support for the Major Program Manager for Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0) was awarded to the SPA Team of which TSC is a partner. Under this contract, TSC will provide engineering and programmatic support for the Air Missile Defense Radar, Dual Band Radar, Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, and AN/SPY-1 Radar programs; and will support the Principal Assistant Program Manager for T&E programs within IWS 2.0.  The Bridge Contract was awarded as a base contract with three options and included an initial funding increment of $1.9M.

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Phase I SBIR Contract
TSC received a Phase I SBIR contract from MDA titled “Inline Threat Generation for Modeling and Simulation.” The primary goal of this contract is to demonstrate a concept for generating ballistic missile threat data that reduces the overall time required for setting up and running performance simulations of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The effort will provide MDA with a more dynamic threat generation capability, as well as improved Overhead Persistent Infrared signature generation. TSC’s MVS/TRP application within our Reconstruction Workbench Services software will provide much of the functionality for this effort.

Sensor for 40mm Grenade Application
TSC received $1M from the US Army at Picatinny to develop a sensor for a 40mm grenade to support a counter defilade application. TSC will build upon technology developed for other height of burst applications for this effort. Our sensor will provide a firing signal to a safe and arm device and will be integrated into a 40mm round. The full up unit will be demonstrated at a test range in Arizona. This technology represents the next generation in medium caliber fuzing. The next phase of the program will be to produce Low Rate Initial Production quantities for further testing as well as to further develop the signal processing portion of the system.

Space and Missile Defense Technology Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration (D3I) Domain 3 Win
Early in FY 11, TSC joined a team led by Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation to pursue the D3I umbrella procurement supporting the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command.
The D3I acquisition was delineated into three separate "domains": 
  • Domain 1:  "Space, High Altitude, and Missile Defense/Ground Systems" -- to be procured as a full and open acquisition.
  • Domain 2:  "Information Integration and Data Exploitation" -- to be procured as a small business set aside.
  • Domain 3:  "Enhanced Warfighter Capabilities" -- procured as a small business set aside.

 In May 2011, given the competitive environment surrounding this acquisition, our prime contractor announced the formation of a Joint Venture (JV) with Aegis Technologies in pursuit of Domain 3. TSC accepted the opportunity to team with this newly formed JV shortly after its formation.  On 10 December 2015, almost three years after our proposal was submitted, the Government announced the award of a D3I Domain 3 IDIQ contract to our team. This contract has a 5-year base period with 2 two-year options.  The contract ceiling on the base period is over $579 million, with options, it is over $1 billion.  After the announcement of this award the real work begins as individual task orders are released for competition. Going forward, TSC is well-positioned and confidently awaiting the future awards of D3I Domains 1 and 2.

US Air Force Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Enhancement
TSC received $200K of SBIR Phase II enhancement funding for SBIR project AF121-106, "Autonomous Situational Awareness for Munitions."  This brings the Phase II funding total to $950K.  With this enhancement, TSC will continue to mature the Munitions Environment Signature Model (MESM), which is an RF scene modeling tool that TSC constructed to support advanced munitions fuze development by AFRL/RWMF at Eglin AFB.  

MESM generates high fidelity simulated fuze radar data for scenes that include the munition, multiple moving targets, and ground clutter.  MESM models multiple coherent receive apertures and uses innovative techniques to compute the radar signatures of CAD model targets rapidly.  This work will further advance TSC's presence in the areas of high fidelity radar signature modeling and analysis.

Contested Environment Radio Frequency Exploitation and Research (CERFER) Funding
TSC received an additional funding increment of $200K for the CERFER program from AFRL. The objective of CERFER is to advance RF sensing in challenging environments to improve the detection, tracking, imaging, and classification of targets. TSC is developing real-time SAR imaging and wide-area GMTI products using radar data collected by a new development radar. TSC is responsible for algorithm development and implementing the processing software on High Performance Computers at Wright Patterson, AFB.