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-15-13: Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems (EQUiPS), Response Date 2/25/2015
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) methods for large-scale DoD systems. The EQUiPS program will provide a mathematical framework and tools for the propagation and management of computational uncertainty from different sources in the modeling of complex scientific and engineering systems. The program will focus, in particular, on systems with multi-scale coupled physics and uncertain parameters in extremely high-dimensional spaces.FAQProposers' Day - DSO Overview Proposers' Day - Contracting Overview Proposers' Day - PM Overview Proposers' Day - Attendee List
DARPA-BAA-15-12: Agnostic Compact Demilitarization of Chemical Agents (ACDC), Response Date 3/2/2015
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop prototype systems for agnostic conversion of chemical warfare agents to inert material. Destroying bulk stores of Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and their organic precursors abroad is a significant challenge for the international community. Current approaches such as hydrolysis, incineration and supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) to process CWAs and precursor chemicals have a number of shortcomings: 1) they are not truly agnostic due to limitations with the chemistry and/or materials of construction; 2) due to their large size, they require transport of the agent from the storage site to the neutralization site; and 3) approaches such as hydrolysis and SCWO require consumables (e.g., water), which must be supplied locally and produce significant amounts of hazardous waste that require further processing. In the Agnostic Compact Demilitarization of Chemical Agents (ACDC) program, DARPA will develop new technologies to address these shortcomings.FAQ
DARPA-BAA-15-16: Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA), Response Date 2/5/2015
The Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program will explore non-traditional perception and autonomy methods that enable new classes of minimalistic algorithms for high-speed navigation in cluttered environments. Through this exploration, the program will develop and demonstrate the capability for small and fast unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to fly autonomously through complex, cluttered environments. The FLA program focuses on autonomy algorithms and software--specifically on sensing, perception, planning, and control--rather than on the flight hardware platform.FAQ Proposers' Day - Contracting Overview Proposers' Day - DSO Overview Proposers' Day - PM Overview Proposers' Day Attendee List
DARPA-BAA-15-19: Materials for Transduction (MATRIX), Response Date 4/2/2015
The Materials for Transduction (MATRIX) program in DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking innovative ideas and novel approaches to achieve revolutionary transductional devices and capabilities using materials with energy conversion capabilities and/or strongly correlated properties.
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