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  • The left-hand sub-image shows nPoint’s three-dimensional (3-D) nanopositioning system for a surface metrology.The nanopositioning technology facilitates infrared imaging systems used by airborne vehicles in reconnaissance, surveillance, and search and rescue operations. Under this DARPA SBIR, nPoint developed a three-dimensional (3-D) nanopositioning system for a surface metrology tool that has significant advantages over existing products, in terms of improved precision, accuracy, repeatability, speed, and ease of use.

The second sub-image located to the right of the left-hand image shows Irvine Sensors Coproration's a system-in-stack module with programmable logiand multiple memory layers. Under this DARPA SBIR, Irvine Sensors Corporation (Irvine Sensors) developed a stacked-chip solution to ensure correct-ness, reliability, and functionality of designed integrated circuits (IC’s). These circuits are critical parts of future weapons and defense systems. Based on a novel assembly of subcomponents, the stacked technology prevents determined adver-saries from potentially intercepting and altering designs.

The third sub-image located to the right of the second sub-image shows AeroVironment's hand-launched Raven unmanned arial vehicle (UAV) that provides aerial observation at line-of-sight ranges up to 10 kilometers and has a wingspan of 4.5 feet and a weight of 4.2 pounds. Raven UAVs have saved countless lives in various military conflicts around the world by providing fast far sight security against threats. 

The fourth sub-image located to the right of the third sub-image shows an. After the events of 9/11 and the military’s subsequent initiation of operations in Afghanistan, there was an immediate need for a small handheld device that would provide one-way phrase-based communication capability.VoxTec International, then a division of Marine Acoustics, Inc., developed the Phraselator handheld translation device and tools to meet this need. Phraselator translation devices provide fast, accurate translations by matching predetermined English phrases to recorded translationsin other languages, enabling the user to provide information, give directions, or ask questions with easily conveyed responses (like yes or no).

  • Biological Technologies Office Solicitations

    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-15-05: Biological Technologies EZ BAA, Response Date 11/6/2015 

    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.
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    DARPA-BAA-15-21: Technologies for Host Resilience (THoR), Response Date 5/19/2015 

    This program strives to discover host tolerance mechanisms in order to identify a suite of interventions suitable for use in humans to mitigate the deleterious effects of infectious diseases. THoR is seeking novel methods and technologies to discover and understand these responses in hosts that are resilient when exposed to infectious diseases. Specifically, DARPA aims to discover the fundamental biological relationships that underlie host tolerance to infection in animal populations in order to provide the foundational knowledge required to develop interventions for potential transition into clinical use.

  • Defense Sciences Office Solicitations

    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. 

    DSO Office-Wide BAA Proposers' Day Materials June 19-20, 2014
    Doing 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 

  • Information Innovation Office Solicitations 

    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-BAA-15-29: Brandeis, Response Date 4/29/2015  

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of data privacy to develop the technical means to protect the private and proprietary information of individuals and enterprises. 

    DARPA-BAA-15-36: Building Resource Adaptive Software Systems (BRASS), Response Date 5/22/2015  

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the areas of formal methods, program analysis, compiler design, and runtime and virtual machine implementation to realize tools for the construction of long-lived, survivable, and scalable adaptive software systems. The goal of the BRASS program is to realize foundational advances in the design and implementation of survivable, long-lived complex software systems that are robust to changes in the resources (logical or physical) provided by their operational environment. 

  • Microsystems Technology Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-14-42: Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), Response Date 9/9/2016 

    This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations.

    DARPA-BAA-15-14: Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations, Response Date 4/23/2015 

    DARPA seeks to transform the energy efficiency of unattended sensors through elimination or substantial reduction of the stand-by power consumed by the sensors while they await a signature of interest. The improved energy efficiency is expected to result in an increase in the sensor mission lifetime from months to years. The Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations (N-ZERO) program aims to create intelligent sensors that can process and detect RF and physical sensor signatures, consume less than 10 nW of power, and attain a low false alarm rate of 1 per hour or better in an urban environment.
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  • Strategic Technology Office Solicitations

    DARPA-BAA-14-48: Strategic Technologies, Response Date 9/17/2015 

    DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that offer the potential for significant capability improvement across the Strategic Technology Office focus areas. This includes technology development related to Battle Management, Command and Control (BMC2), Communications and Networks, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Maritime, and Foundational Strategic Technologies and Systems.

    DARPA-BAA-15-24: Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications Phase 2, Response Date 4/27/2015 

    DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of spectrum sharing between radar and communications systems, following on prior work carried out in the coexistence thrust of Phase 1 of the Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications (SSPARC) program. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.  

  • Tactical Technology Office Solicitations

    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.

    Proposers Day Video   Proposers Day Briefs 

    DARPA-SN-15-27: Request For Information (RFI) Hardware and Software for Unmanned Vessel Perception, Response Date 4/28/2015 

    DARPA is interested in hardware and software solutions that enable an autonomous lookout from a surface vessel; specifically, information on technologies that automate a "lookout by sight" from sea surface vessels. COLREGS Rule 5 states, "Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision."  


  • DARPA has issued the following announcements. This list in no way replaces the official notifications which have appeared on FedBizOpps.

    FedBizOpps is the single government-wide point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities worth more than $25,000. DARPA has issued the following announcements. This list in no way replaces the official notifications which have appeared on FedBizOpps. FedBizOpps notices take precedence over the following information.

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