In order to best develop these S&T roadmaps the Office of Naval Research requests information from government, industry, academia, and small business on current and recent HPRF S&T efforts and the development of HPRF related technologies. This information will be used to support a Senior Advisory Panel led HPRF Strategy and Investment Planning Review in the spring of 2014. Selected RFI responses may be invited to provide additional information or briefings in support of the Panel roadmap assessment and development. Desired areas of interest include Prime Power, Pulsed Power Systems, Advanced HPRF Sources, Antennas, Lethality, and Modeling and Simulation.
Prime Power Prime Power considerations could include but not limited to advanced batteries and power electronics. For the purposes of this RFI prime power source descriptions should include: voltage and current capabilities; Size, weight and energy densities; Current and future state of development (to include TRL); and Compatibility with common HPRF sources or pulsed power systems.
Pulsed Power Systems Pulsed Power System considerations could include but not limited to Energy Storage, Voltage Multiplication, Switching, and Power Conditioning. For the Purposes of this RFI pulsed power system descriptions should include: Voltage and current capabilities, Charging and discharging times, Size and weights; Current and future state of development (to include TRL); and Compatibility with common HPRF sources.
Advanced HPRF Sources Advanced HPRF sources could include but not limited to advanced development or high power solutions for common HPRF sources and novel HPRF sources. For the purposes of this RFI advanced HPRF source descriptions should include: Source power output (independent of antenna when applicable); Duty cycle capabilities including pulse repetition rate, pulse width; Frequency content including center frequency and bandwidth; Prime Power requirements; The time required to take the HPRF source from standby to firing. Size and weights; Current and future state of development (to include TRL); and Compatibility with common HPRF Antennas.
Antennas Antenna considerations could include but are not limited to Conformal and Non Conformal antennas. For the purposes of this RFI Antennas descriptions should include: Antenna gain; Center frequency and bandwidth capabilities; Peak power capabilities; Size and weights; Current and future state of development (to include TRL); and Compatibility with common HPRF sources.
Lethality HPRF systems are only as effective as their level of lethality which can be described in terms of both soft (mission) kill and hard (system) kill. It is desired to develop a concept of the level of lethality testing completed. Lethality descriptions should include: Targeted devices; Sources or types of waveforms used throughout testing, level of lethality testing completed. Lethality descriptions should include the level of lethality determined when available as well as the related test procedures. This section will likely require responses via a classified addendum
Modeling and Simulation Modeling and Simulation considerations could include but not limited to Electromagnetic propagation for HPRF sources (multipath, material penetration), Signal coupling into devices, Antenna development, and Engagement or PK modeling.
Real-Time Measure of Effectiveness HPRF effects on an adversary system may not always be easy to measure quickly, and in real-time. Concepts for quick, real-time measure of the effects of HPRF devises is of interest.
Innovative HPRF Systems Novel and/or innovative new concepts for HPRF application are sought. Offensive and defensive applications may be addressed as well as counters to both asymmetric and conventional threats.