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This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being
addressed by ongoing BTO programs or other published solicitations.
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is to make strategic, early investments in science and technology that will have long-term positive impact on our nation's national security. In support of this mission, DARPA has pioneered groundbreaking research and development (R&D) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for more than five decades.
The Personalized Protective Biosystem (PPB) program will develop an
integrated ensemble that simultaneously reduces protective equipment needs
while increasing protection for the individual against existing and future
chemical and biological (CB) threats. The capability to provide unburdened
CB protection will maximize time on target for the warfighter and the
stability operator, provide operational flexibility, extend mission
duration, and enable military operations in austere environments regardless
of the threat. PPB will consist of lightweight materials that protect the
warfighter from exposure to any CB threat while simultaneously providing a
second layer of protection, at the tissue barrier, with bio-molecular,
commensal organisms, or other technologies that protect the skin, eyes, and
airway from CB threats. PPB will improve mission execution by solving the
current ("state of the art") protective equipment limitations, including
threat-specific vulnerabilities, thermal/logistical burdens, exposure risks
during equipment removal/decontamination, and on-demand availability during
unexpected threat situations.