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Established in 1958 as part of the U.S. Department of Defense, DARPA pursues opportunities for transformational change rather than incremental advances. It does so collaboratively as part of a robust innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate, and governmental partners. To fulfill its mission, the Agency relies on diverse performers from throughout this ecosystem to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current and predicted practical problems through applied research. The list of selected opportunities displayed below is provided for convenience. For a complete listing of DARPA opportunities please visit the FedBizOpps website. More

In addition to program-specific opportunities, each DARPA technical office maintains an “office-wide” Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) that covers a range of technical areas of interest to each particular office. The office-wide BAAs are refreshed on an annual basis and offer a mechanism for researchers to reach DARPA with ideas that they feel could be valuable to national security.

Response date: 11/7/2019
Military Tactical Means (MTM)
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the areas of multi-mode electro-optics (EO), sensors, and exploitation techniques capable of performing wide-area search to detect high-value targets in order to task engagement systems to close effects-chains. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice
Response date: 11/8/2019
Artificial Intelligence Mitigations of Emergent Execution (AIMEE)
I2O
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is issuing an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) Opportunity, inviting submissions of innovative basic research concepts in the technical domain of human language technology, cognitive science, and language acquisition.
Response date: 11/8/2019
Network Universal Persistence (Network UP) Phase 2 Proposers Day
STO
The purpose of this event is to provide information on the Network UP program; promote additional discussion on this topic; address questions from potential proposers; and provide a forum for potential proposers to discuss teaming opportunities.
Response date: 11/8/2019
CRANE - Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors
TTO
CRANE will design, build, and flight test an X-Plane that incorporates Active Flow Control (AFC) as a primary design consideration. This BAA seeks full proposals for Phase 0 and a fully priced option for Phase 1. Phase 0 focuses on the aircraft design process and trade space development via the exploration of multiple configurations by each performer and concluding with a Conceptual Design Review (CoDR).
| Air | Unmanned |
Response date: 11/12/2019
OFFensive Swarm Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) Sprint 5
TTO
The goal of OFFSET Swarm Sprints is to create focused breakthroughs in swarm technologies to be integrated into the OFFSET Swarm Systems Architecture.
Response date: 11/12/2019
Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice for Hardware Trojan Identification (Topic 14)
DSO
The purpose of this Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice is to provide public notification of a research and development funding opportunity on the Polyplexus online platform.
Response date: 11/13/2019
Lasers for Universal Microscale Optical Systems (LUMOS) Proposer's Day
MTO
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the LUMOS program, promote additional discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to share their capabilities and ideas for teaming arrangements.
Response date: 11/15/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Precision Time Transfer and Ranging via Tactical Radios
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) is issuing an SBIR/STTR Opportunity (SBO) inviting submissions of innovative research concepts in the technical domain(s) of precision time transfer and ranging using existing military communication links. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of leveraging existing military communication links to synchronize time between platforms to within five nanoseconds (ns) and determine range between platforms to within 5 centimeters (cm).