ART-014: Quantum Photonics Tasks for Research
The importance of Quantum Science has been recognized by both military and civilian leadership, and is specifically identified as a Modernization Priority in the National Defense Strategy as dictated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Furthermore, Quantum Science addresses all four Strategic Product Areas outlined by Army Futures Command; 1) Quantum Edge Technology, 2) Artificial Intelligence Training and Assessment Technologies, 3) Persistent Tactical ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisitions and Reconnaissance) in Contested Environments, and 4) Tactical Networking and Communications in Contested Environments.
Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center has need of research to advance its understanding of quantum technologies, and assist in its efforts to bring the Warfighter of today, the solutions of tomorrow. The ideal research will be done by a contractor(s) whom possesses a deep understanding of the subject, and well developed facilities for exploring a wide range of basic research in the fields of quantum mechanics and Nonlinear Optics, hereafter referred to as Quantum Photonics. It is also desirable that the contractor(s) has experience with systems engineering (e.g. trade space studies, validation, verification, and reliability engineering.) The contractor would be expected to perform basic research, provide technical data, and prototypes. It is desirable that CCDC Armaments Center would be responsible for identifying Military Applications for said research and performing the engineering efforts required to integrate these technologies into appropriate form factors for weapons and fire control platforms.