DARPA-BAA-14-38: Biological Technologies, Response Date 4/30/2015
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.
DARPA-BAA-13-37: Living Foundries: 1000 Molecules, Response Date 2/2/15
DARPA’s Living Foundries: 1000 Molecules program seeks to build a scalable, integrated, rapid design and prototyping infrastructure for the facile engineering of biology. This infrastructure will enable transformative and currently inaccessible projects to develop advanced chemicals, materials, sensing capabilities, and therapeutics. Furthermore, the infrastructure will provide a flexible, efficient, and continuously improving capability to Department of Defense (DoD) and the engineering biology community. A final proof-of-principle demonstration of capabilities will require rapid design and prototyping centers to generate 1000 novel molecules and chemical building blocks, thus enabling access to radical new materials.
DARPA-BAA-14-30: Hand Proprioception & Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX), Response Date 9/10/2014
The HAPTIX program will develop new science and technology to achieve closed-loop control of dexterous mechatronic prostheses that will provide amputees with prosthetic limb systems that feel and function like natural limbs. HAPTIX will focus on development of implantable peripheral interfaces for volitional motor recording and sensory feedback signals; implantable electronic systems to transferport information between these interface(s) and the prosthesis; and sophisticated encoding and decoding algorithms to transform recorded volitional motor control signals into limb movements and patterned stimulation into naturalistic touch and proprioceptive sensations. System performance and the ultimate benefit to prosthetic users will be determined in a year-long, take-home trial before the end of the HAPTIX program.
DARPA-BAA-14-51: Pathogen Predators, Response Date 9/23/2014
DARPA is soliciting proposals for research supporting the potential use of Bdellovibrio and/or Micavibrio bacterial predators as therapeutics against infections caused by Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant and priority threat pathogens.
DARPA-BAA-14-54: Biological Technologies EZ, Response Date 7/23/2015
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Of particular interest are those proposals from entities (both small and large business) that have never received Government funding, or who do not normally propose to Government solicitations. Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.
DARPA-BAA-14-49: Biological Robustness in Complex Settings (BRICS), Response Date 2/17/2015
Through the Biological Robustness in Complex Settings (BRICS) program, DARPA
is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop the necessary
fundamental understanding and component technologies to create robust
engineered biological systems. It is expected that technology developed in
the BRICS program will enable the safe transition of synthetic biological
systems from stringently controlled laboratory environments to more complex
settings. The BRICS portfolio will consist of a set of programs, of which
this is the first, that aim to elucidate the design principles of
engineering robust biological consortia and apply this fundamental
understanding towards specific DoD applications. This announcement calls for
the development of generalizable approaches that may be ultimately
integrated into a complex biological system. DARPA anticipates a second BAA
comprising specific challenge scenarios that require the integration of
capabilities developed within this program.
DARPA-SN-14-56: Next Generation Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces, Response
The Biological Technologies Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking innovative ideas to support the next
generation of neurotechnology capable of non-invasively sensing neural
activity at the single neuron level in an awake, ambulatory human.
DARPA-BAA-14-46: DSO Office-Wide, Response Date 6/16/2015
The mission of DSO is to identify and pursue high-risk/high-payoff research initiatives throughout a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into important, radically new military capabilities. In support of this mission, DSO is soliciting innovative research concepts of interest to defense and national security. FAQDSO Office-Wide BAA Proposers' Day Materials June 19-20, 2014Doing Business with DARPA Security Rules of the Road DSO Overview Program Manager Introductions Q&A and Interacting with DSO Questions from the DSO Proposers’ Day
DARPA-BAA-14-52: Materials Development for Platforms (MDP), Response Date 10/2/2014
The Materials Development for Platforms (MDP) program aims to develop a methodology and toolset to compress the applied material development sequence from 10+ years to roughly 2.5 years. Applied material development will be conducted by: (a) establishing a cross-disciplinary construct that incorporates materials science, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), engineering, design, analysis, and manufacturing; and (b) establishing and implementing a new materials development methodology that is guided by "design intent" and incorporates manufacturing technology.Proposers Day FAQ
DARPA-SN-14-59: Simplifying Complexity in Scientific Discovery (SIMPLEX) Proposers’ Day, Response Date 9/2/2014
The goal of SIMPLEX is to create domain-agnostic mathematical formalisms to capture functional relationships across multi-scale heterogeneous data and forms of knowledge. Proposed formalisms should be modular and extensible across a wide variety of scientific domains. SIMPLEX will enable investigation of scientific questions through formal mathematical techniques and data-driven interactive queries to complement the time-consuming and often insufficient pursuit of published literature.
DARPA-SN-14-61: Simplifying Atoms to Product (A2P) Proposers’ Day Webinar, Response Date 9/3/2014
The goal of the Atoms to Product program is to develop the technologies and processes required to assemble nanometer scale constituents into systems, components, or materials that are at least millimeter scale in size. While assembly is the primary focus of A2P, the second key program interest is the exploitation of unique nanometer scale characteristics. Systems, components, or materials that result from the A2P assembly process should leverage unique material properties and/or the miniaturization, material and geometric heterogeneity, and ability to build in three dimensions that assembly at the nanometer scale enables.
DARPA-BAA-14-39: Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office Wide, Response Date 07/15/2015
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Conflict can occur in traditional domains such as land, sea, air, and space, and in emerging domains such as cyber and other types of irregular warfare. I2O's research portfolio is focused on anticipating new modes of warfare in these emerging areas and developing the concepts and tools necessary to provide a decisive information advantage for the U.S. and its allies.
DARPA-SN-14-17: Cyberspace Operations Research and Development, Response Date 03/12/2015
Cyberspace is a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures and resident data, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers. Cyberspace operations (CSO) are the employment of cyberspace capabilities where the primary purpose is to achieve objectives in or through cyberspace. Cyberspace superiority is the degree of dominance in cyberspace by one force that permits the secure, reliable conduct of operations by that force, and its related land, air, maritime, and space forces at a given time and place without prohibitive interference by an adversary.
DARPA-BAA-12-64: Microsystems Technology Office-wide, Response Date 9/1/2014
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations.
DARPA-SN-14-54: Microwave Magnetic Components Request For Information (RFI), Response Date 9/4/2014
The Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking information on advances in magnetic materials science and processing, and in component design, modeling, integration, and fabrication that will dramatically improve the performance and functionality, and increase the integration level of microwave, mm wave, and sub-mm wave transmitters and receivers for Department of Defense (DoD) applications.
DARPA-BAA-13-29: DARPA Strategic Technology Office (STO) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Response Date 9/18/2014
DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that offer the potential for significant capability improvement across the Strategic Technology Office (STO) focus areas. This includes system and technology development related to Battle Management (BM), Command and Control (C2), Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Electronic Warfare (EW), and Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). Technologies of particular interest would address challenges of operating in contested, denied, and/or austere environments.
DARPA-BAA-14-40, System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE), Response Date 10/27/2014
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to demonstrate that a system of systems (SoS) approach can provide increased military effectiveness, cost leverage (i.e., the cost of the opponent to counter relative to the cost of the US to deploy), and adaptability necessary to maintain U.S. air superiority in contested environments. This broad agency announcement covers Phase 1 of the SoSITE program only. The objective of Phase 1 is to develop architectures for distributing functionality across networks of manned and unmanned platforms for future experimentation, and to develop tools to enable this distribution to be done quickly and reliably. See attached file for the complete solicitation. Industry Day Attendee List
DARPA-BAA-14-44: Wireless Network Defense Phases 2 and 3, Response Date 12/20/2014
The Wireless Network Defense (WND) program is developing and demonstrating new technology to protect the control protocols of wireless networks from the effects of advanced attacks or other forms of compromise. The program focuses on the protocols at the network and medium access control (MAC) layers of the network stack with the goal of protecting those protocols that coordinate among the distributed devices' management of resources such as spectrum, time, and power, and delivery of information. The development of this technology will both improve the robustness of the class of wireless networks that are being procured and fielded in the near future, and also provide a reliable foundation on which to build the next generation of wireless systems. These new defenses will minimize the impact of attacks on network control and will force attacks to be observable and attributable in order to be effective.
DARPA-BAA-14-53: Advanced Scanning Technology for Imaging Radars (ASTIR), Response Date 10/10/2014
DARPA is soliciting research proposals in the area of innovative imaging radar architectures that
can provide high frame-rate, three dimensional imaging of objects through adverse obscurants
(fog, smoke, heavy rain, etc.) without requiring target or platform motion. DARPA is interested
in concepts that provide efficient beam steering and radar imaging using a single transmit/receive
chain and innovative electronic sub-reflector designs. Proposed research should investigate
innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.
Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the
existing state of practice. Proposers Day
DARPA-BAA-14-25: Innovative Systems for Military Missions - Tactical Technology Office (TTO), Response Date 4/24/2015
The Tactical Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting executive summaries, white papers and proposals for advanced research and development of Innovative Systems for Military Missions. This solicitation seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military. Novel concepts are sought in the following focus areas: Ground Systems, Maritime Systems, Air Systems, and Space Systems.
DARPA-SN-14-40: Squad X Infrastructure Study, Response Date 10/3/2014
The purpose of this announcement is (1) to focus the attention of the scientific community on the areas to be studied, (2) to initiate dialogue amongst those interested in these areas, and (3) to share the planned timetable for the submission of white papers. DARPA is interested in receiving white papers and proposals on the following research topic: "Squad X Infrastructure." The objective of this research is to help define the state-of-the-art and future research directions in the area of dismounted squad operations.
DARPA-BAA-14-28: Blue Wolf, Response Date 9/4/2014
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals supporting the Blue Wolf program. The Blue Wolf program will develop and demonstrate integrated underwater vehicle prototypes capable of operating at speed-range combinations previously unachievable in fixed-size platforms, while retaining traditional volume and weight fractions for payloads and electronics. Proposals are sought for novel concept designs, dynamic lift and drag reduction systems, and innovative energy sources.
DARPA-BAA-14-45: Multi Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System (MAD-FIRES), Response Date 10/15/2014
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals for the MAD-FIRES program. The objective of the program is to develop and demonstrate advances in guided projectile technologies. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. Key aspects of the MAD-FIRES program are classified. Only proposals addressing the classified aspects of MAD-FIRES will be eligible for funding under this BAA.
DARPA-SN-14-53: Ground X‐Vehicle Technologies (GXV‐T) Proposers’ Day, Response Date 8/25/2014
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is sponsoring a Proposers' Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the Ground X‐Vehicle Technologies (GXV‐T) program in advance of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).
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