The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is exploring potential future vehicle technologies and is hosting the ENACT Challenge: Enabling Network Architecture for Collaborative Technologies. The challenge should be viewed as a research initiative and invites innovators to submit a proposal outlining the development of a detailed network architecture (technologies, modules, protocols, etc.) for high-volume information and data transaction for an FAA portion of a future Network Architecture Capability supporting the exchange of vehicle data.
The three-fold desired outcomes are as follows:
- To develop a solution that will lead to a stable capability that is well-positioned for future operation.
- To demonstrate how the FAA could potentially connect with service suppliers, which are intermediaries between the vehicles and the FAA, over the internet including possible subsequent data delivery to partners
- To develop a solution that is compatible with FedRAMPED cloud services and technologies
- To provide an architecture on cloud infrastructure
Awards:- Sensis will award total prizes of up to $35,000 in Phase 1. Up to seven participants will be awarded: an invitation to a potential Phase 2 and up to $5,000 in prizes. Phase 2 is expected to have up to $65,000 in prizes in addition to access to project relevant data sources. Details on Phase 2 will be provided at a later date.