Research of aerospace systems technologies contract won by Infoscitex
DAYTON, Ohio. Infoscitex Corp. (IST), a DCS Corp. subsidiary, received a contract modification on its indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Research of Aerospace Systems Technologies (RAST) contract. The contract is valued at $70 million.
This contract modification IST will continue development support to Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio began in 2009. Specific work will continue to focus on technology research areas including flight control laws, vehicle integrity management, flight-worthy software verification and validation, battle management, manned and unmanned human-vehicle interface technologies, human-autonomy teaming, unmanned vehicle ground control stations, power and thermal management systems, small and micro air vehicle design/fabrication, and precision airdrop technologies.
Under the RAST contract, IST provides overall aerospace systems technologies and simulation-based research and development capabilities to the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), AFRL, Aerospace Systems Directorate, and Aerospace Vehicles Technology Assessment & Simulation Branch (AFRL/RQQD) and supports requirements of Supervisory Control & Cognition Branch (AFRL/RHCI).
Along with aerospace technologies R&D, IST will continue to research and develop capabilities to advance the Simulation Based Research and Development including constructive simulation, virtual simulation, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, flight test, multidisciplinary design activities, and application of related tools/techniques needed to develop, evaluate, analyze, and mature aerospace systems technologies and/or system capabilities.
AFRL sponsors the work under this contract. Work is expected to continue through June 14, 2021.
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Topics covered in this article
- manned and unmanned human-vehicle interface technologies
- flight-worthy software verification and validation
- small and micro air vehicle design/fabrication
- unmanned vehicle ground control stations
- power and thermal management systems
- and precision airdrop technologies
- vehicle integrity management
- human-autonomy teaming
- flight control laws
- battle management