DARPA hosting virtual 'proposal day' for Army airspace deconfliction program

By Jaspreet Gill / April 7, 2020 at 2:33 PM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is hosting a virtual "proposal day" in support of the Army's Air Space Total Awareness for Rapid Tactical Execution program.

The ASTARTE program seeks "to provide real-time, low-risk joint de-confliction between airspace users and joint fires at an Army division level to enable responsive support to tactical units and build a resilient air picture in an anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) environment while conducting joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) operations," according to a notice posted today.

The program focuses on algorithms that can identify and propose airspace deconfliction solutions, sensors that can detect aircraft and airborne weapons and a virtual lab testbed that will allow for "the modeling, simulation and virtualization of current joint military airspace management systems, operations and ASTARTE technology."

The webinar will be hosted on April 21 and will include presentations by Army personnel. Opportunities for one-on-one meetings with ASTARTE Program Manager Paul Zablocky will be available via teleconference the following day, the notice says.

Interested participants should register by April 15.