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Air Force. Geo Light Imaging National Testbed (GLINT). Sol. F29601-97-4-0152. (CBD Sept. 8) Agreement No. F29601-97-4-0152. The objective of the GLINT program is to design fabricate and test a prototype optical test bed that provides images of satellites in geostationary (geo) orbit.

The images will be of sufficient quality to determine the size orientation and identification of satellites and the test bed will be robust enough to demonstrate scalability and traceability to a fielded system should the testing and images obtained warrant this.

The contractor will perform "cradle-to-grave" development of the optical imaging test bed. The system is to be ground-based unless sufficient evidence can be presented that shows another basing option is advantageous and within budget constraints. The GLINT awardee is strongly encouraged to use existing hardware software and other government resources as much as possible especially for the performance of risk-reduction experiments.

Most of work under this effort will be performed within the Kirtland Air Force Base area or in southern New Mexico. Phillips Laboratory will maintain a technical team to support the GLINT team's system-design process by providing analyses based on government activities in related projects.

The government encourages the formation of consortia allowing for rotating "prime" leads. Cost-sharing with particular emphasis in the early stages of the program is encouraged.Contact: Teresa MartinezAir ForcePhillips LaboratoryDirectorate of Contracting2251 Maxwell Ave. S.E.Kirtland AFB N.M. 87117-5773(505) 846-2240

FBI. Request for information. (CBD Sept. 8) The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is an online information service jointly maintained by the FBI and state and local criminal justice agencies throughout the United States.

A new system called NCIC 2000 will provide all the current services of the original NCIC system along with new technological features including mugshots fingerprint data and image storage and retrieval technology. Information is being sought to aid in the telecommunications system integration of NCIC 2000 image processing hardware and software for criminal justice applications.

The integration recommendations should apply to wireless mobile telecommunications systems and environments that include - but are not limited to - cellular digital packet data radio frequency (RF) local-area networks cellular systems trunked systems conventional RF systems paging systems satellite communications other mobile data applications and new and advanced technologies as they relate to wireless applications.

In addition techniques for scanning an individual's right index finger and incorporating the extracted characteristics into a wireless mobile telecommunications system should be addressed. Integration considerations should include networks dedicated strictly for wireless data and combined voice/data applications.

Integration strategies should also address available and alternative infrastructures with an emphasis on prioritization for law enforcement and public safety that would ensure priority access 24 hours a day seven days a week.

This notice is for information-gathering purposes only. The FBI does not have a requirement for acquisition at this time.Contact: Susan J. SmithFBIJ. Edgar Hoover Building Room 6875935 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.Washington D.C. 20535-0001(304) 625-2441

Air Force. Audio/speech processing. Sol. BAA 97-07-PKPX. (CBD Sept. 5) Rome Laboratory is soliciting white papers for research and development in audio and speech processing technology. Basic research and engineering solutions using new and innovative approaches will be sought.

There are six areas of interest:

1) Message sorting and translation. Robust automatic speech recognition techniques and methods are sought for use in tactical environments. Fusion of other pieces of data with speech recognition results is also of interest.

2) Interference reduction. Technology is being sought to reduce or remove interference from audio signals in tactical communications. The signal of interest may be voice Morse code or data.

3) Voice countermeasures. Techniques that perform with limited training data and in noisy environments are sought.

4) Jam-resistant speech communications. Of interest is the development of low-bit-rate speech communication algorithms for multiple-bit-rate jam-resistant communications.

5) Man/machine interface. Of interest is the development of new MMI techniques to improve efficiency and reduce errors for hands-busy/eyes-busy applications.

6) Background sound identification. This technical area seeks new and innovative techniques to identify sounds based on features extracted from an analysis of the background noise.

Do not submit a formal proposal at this time. Those white papers found to be consistent with the intent of this notice may be invited to submit a proposal.Contact: Joetta A. BernhardAir ForceRome Laboratory/PK26 Electronic ParkwayRome N.Y. 13441-4514(315) 330-2308v

These items have been selected from recent Commerce Business Daily issues and have been edited for space. Full text is available at cbdnet.access.gpo.gov.

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