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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: 2/20/2020
Strategic Technologies
STO
DARPA's Strategic Technology Office (STO) is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that provide the U.S. military increased lethality in an era of eroding dominance within the focus areas of the broader Mosaic Warfare objective: Mosaic Technologies, Mosaic Effects Web Services (EWS), and Mosaic Experimentation.
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
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: 11/15/2019
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).
Response date: 11/15/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Variable Speed and Energy Efficient Depth Changing Buoys
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 Battle Management, Command and Control; Communications and Networks; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Maritime Sensors. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of a long lasting, deep water, depth changing buoy or glider.
Response date: 11/15/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Distributed, Secure, and Trusted Processing for Heterogeneous Swarms of Autonomous Vehicles
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 Trusted and Secure Computing, Autonomous Vehicles, and Swarm Technologies. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of distributed, secure, and trusted processing for heterogeneous swarms of autonomous vehicles.
Response date: 11/15/2019
SBIR/STTR Opportunity: Radio Frequency (RF) Multipath Characterization & Transmitter Localization of Overwater Emitters
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 RF tomography and multipath characterization. In particular, DARPA is interested in understanding the feasibility of RF Multipath Characterization and Transmitter Localization of Overwater Emitters.
Response date: 1/7/2020
Providence
STO
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals in the following technical areas: naval surface warfare, electronic warfare (EW), battlespace surveillance, machine learning, intelligent systems, and ultra-wideband receiving. 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.
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