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Novel Sensing and Detection

Novel concepts and devices capable of detecting and monitoring physical phenomena

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The Manufacturable Gradient Index Optics (M-GRIN) program seeks to advance Gradient Index (GRIN) design and fabrication technology. This program will develop new lens design methods and tools coupled to fabrication processes and manufacturing tolerances that will provide a pathway to a scalable manufacturing system, which can flexibly produce lenses in units of one to thousands. DARPA seeks to design, fabricate and demonstrate manufacturing feasibility of GRIN-based optical assemblies. The program will address all of the following technology areas: 1) materials development, 2) optical element design, 3) test and evaluation methods (metrology), and 4) manufacturing.
Program Manager
Dr. Paul Sheehan joined DARPA as a program manager in the Biological Technologies Office in July 2017. Dr. Sheehan will focus on new nanoscale methods for biological sensing that could be coupled with advanced engineering and electronics. His interests involve the bi-directional conversion between electronic and biochemical signals, the study of how nanostructures interact with cells and biomolecules, and new approaches for the rapid development and manufacture of bioassays.
09/11/2017
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09/11/2017
Although available program funds are typically fully allocated at the start of a program, opportunities sometimes arise 12 – 18 months after program kickoff, when phase 1 performance is being assessed. If you have ideas you think may be of interest to a program, this may be a good time to talk to the PM.
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.