SDSU Research Foundation

Technical and Analytical Support for Tactical Receive Segment (TRS) Project (56-7009) -Graduate

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This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide analytical and technical support services in the field of computer science or computer engineering for the Tactical Receive Segment (TRS) project, Version 5.x and 6x Software Suite releases. The goal is to develop, improve and test new software for the Air Force Tactical Terminal.


TRS is designed to process messages, remove duplicate reports, and filter messages from the Integrated Broadcast System – Simplex (IBS-S), formerly known as the Tactical Related Application Program (TRAP) Data Dissemination System (TDDS); the Tactical Data Information Exchange System B (TADIXS-B); and the Integrated Broadcast System


– Interactive (IBS-I), formerly known as Tactical Information Broadcast Service (TIBS). These broadcasts provide global surveillance information in near real-time for sensor cuing and integration into databases at the various operational field-receive locations. TRS provides support for up to 25 users with individual filter settings and a selection of output formats to accommodate interfacing to most Tactical Data Processors (TDP’s).


TRS can also control tactical receivers such as the R-2482 in the legacy Air Force Tactical Receive Segment (AFTRS) equipment via a Radio Remote Controller (RRC) method and the Embedded National Tactical Radio (ENTR) card via the ENTR driver Application Program Interface (API). The legacy AFTRS is an external rack of equipment with control and data networked via Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to TRS. The ENTR is a peripheral card that resides in the same host platform as TRS and is a member of the AFTRS family of tactical receivers. This effort supports Air Force Tactical Terminal software development and maintenance. Any Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) delivered under this task order will incorporate the applicable EIT Section 508 Accessibility Standards (36 CFR Part 1194).


Software Development:

  • Developing software to include GUIs, databases and software
  • Creating or upgrading websites and/or web pages and
  • Integrating software


Test Engineering:

  • Creating automated software test
  • Running software test
  • Documenting software test results, procedures, and test


Minimum Quaifications: 


Graduate Level 1: Computer Science (Software Development) or Computer Engineering major (in Master’s program).


Required Course Work –All student labor levels shall include:

  • JAVA;
  • C++; and

Additional Qualifications desired: Desired Experience with:

  • Web Development;
  • Databases;
  • Microsoft Office Tools; and/or

Desired Coursework:

  • Differential Equations Course; and
  • Articulate Storyline 2 Course Authoring


This position will require the employee to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance

Due to the regulations established by the Department of Defense, only US Citizens may qualify
This is a student position and is limited to working 20 hours per week
This position will remain open until filled
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


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