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Novel Sensing and Detection

Novel concepts and devices capable of detecting and monitoring physical phenomena

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09/07/2017
DARPA published its Young Faculty Award (YFA) 2018 Research Announcement today, seeking proposals in 26 different topic areas—the largest number of YFA research areas ever solicited.
04/25/2018
Only a few decades ago, finding a particular channel on the radio or television meant dialing a knob by hand, making small tweaks and adjustments to hone in on the right signal. Of course, we now take such fine tuning for granted, simply pressing a button to achieve the same effect. This convenience is enabled by radio frequency synthesis, the generation of accurate signal frequencies from a single reference oscillator.
The Direct On-Chip Digital Optical Synthesizer (DODOS) program seeks to create a technological revolution in optical frequency control analogous to the disruptive advances in microwave frequency control in the 1940s.
Program Manager
Mr. John Waterston joined DARPA in 2017 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Mr. Waterston’s interests are in maritime autonomy, undersea warfare, distributed sensing, and non-traditional communications.
03/29/2019
The Blackjack program will develop and demonstrate the critical technical elements for building a global high-speed network architecture in low earth orbit (LEO) that enables highly networked, resilient, and persistent DoD payloads that hold the ground, surface, and air domains in global constant custody. This opportunity focuses on Blackjack Pit Boss, an architecture and associated software/hardware approach providing a proliferated LEO (P-LEO) system the ability to continuously deliver perishable target data to selected subscribers, without the need for (1) commanding from human satellite operators; or (2) ground-based payload data processing and exploitation. An overarching goal is to dramatically reduce the time required to task, collect, process, exploit, and disseminate critical target data during peacetime and conflict.