The formal release of OFRN Round 5 Opportunity Announcement is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2021. All information will be posted to the current solicitation website https://www.ohiofrn.org/current-solicitation
Speaking from a NAMRU-Dpoint of view, areas of improvement for currently available devices would include:
- Multiplicity; having devices that monitor multiple exposures
- Real-time data delivery
#1 and #2 both support compliance in that you can’t “weigh down” a Warfighter with bulky or a lot of devices. They have enough to do and enough to carry; if the device(s) isn’t/aren’t feasible, then it’s useless. #3 – bringing a device back and sending it off only to receive the data a week later does not allow risk assessments to be made during a mission. Having these data is helpful in any capacity, but in real-time (with data logging/storing capability) is of most use.
Yes, very interested in hybrid systems for long duration flights.