This contract was awarded under the DSO Office Wide BAA, number DARPA-BAA-16-46.
DARPA BTO has announced an award to Columbia University, New York for the Biological Control Program, BAA number DARPA-BAA-16-17. The award amount is $3,013,454 with not to exceed options of $4,602,696.
The Biological Control Program program will “demonstrate tools to rationally design and implement multiscale, closed-loop control of biological systems, through the development of biological controllers, testbeds to evaluate control of system-level behavior, and theory and models to predict and design effective control strategies. The resulting capabilities will be inherently generalizable to a variety of biological systems. Successful teams will integrate and apply these capabilities to demonstrate a practical proof-of-principle biological solution to a proposer-defined application relevant to the DoD.”
The program manager is Dr. Elizabeth Strychalski.
AFRL has announced an award to the University of California, Santa Barbara for High Power MWIR Lasers on Silicon. The award amount is $1,045,000.
Icosystem “combines expertise in human behavior & decision-making with simulation and optimization techniques inspired by complexity science and biology to build predictive analytics solutions. These software simulations reflect the complex network of connections that make up real systems and make it possible to see emergent patterns and anticipate the impact of unexpected events.”
DARPA has announced an award for the Intense and Compact Neutron Sources Phase Two (ICONS2) Program, DARPA-BAA-16-37. The awardee is Adelphi Technology, Inc. The award amount is $1,114,332.