The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking industry proposals for a project to develop core technologies for a sixth-generation wireless network.
A notice published Friday on SAM.gov states the acquisition is reserved for small businesses.
NIST is looking for a vendor to design, evaluate and demonstrate artificial intelligence-based network functions and to develop algorithms for assuring end-to-end service qualities and measuring E2E interferences between different services.
Task areas under the 6G core network project are centered around edge learning, E2E quality-of-service assurance algorithms and entanglement routing models for quantum networks.
A selected contractor will support the transformational networks and services group within the smart connected systems division of NIST’s Communications Technology Laboratory.
Interested businesses have until July 26 to respond to the solicitation.