Monthly Archives: August 2015

ONR Long Range BAA Award

ONR has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation a contract under the ONR Long Range Broad BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology for “Advanced Integrated Composite Repair.”  The award amount is $1,472,199.

USAID USAID/Guatemala BAA on Guatemala’s Development Challenges

USAID and Guatemala has released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on Guatemala’s Development Challenges.  The purpose of the BAA is to “collaborate on activities that harness science, innovation, technologies and partnerships to solve Development Challenges in Guatemala and Central America in the case of HIV/AIDS activities, allowing USAID to:

  1. Reach out to potential partners with recognized expertise in relevant areas;
  2. Co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate with partners; and
  3. Discover, test, and scale breakthrough innovations to solve Development Challenges more quickly and cost-effectively.”

The BAA number is BAA-Guatemala-2015.  The full BAA can be found here.

Army SMART SEEDS Test and Evaluation Award

The US Army has awarded the Sustainable, Mobile, Alternative & Renewal Technologies (SMART) Energy Efficient Deployable Shelters (SEEDS) Test and Evaluation contract.  The contract was awarded to Applied Research Associates, Inc with a contract value of $299,771.34.

The BAA number was W912HZ-15-BAA01.  The topic of the proposal was “Contingency Basecamp Operational Energy.” The objective of the study is to “validate the development of the SMART Energy Efficient Deployable Shelter (SEEDS) and determine the energy savings in comparison to the baseline shelter previously developed.”

DARPA Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3) BAA

DARPA I2O has released a BAA on Extreme DDOS Defense (XD3).  The BAA can be found here.

DARPA is soliciting proposals for resilient defenses against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on computer networks.  The program “aims to thwart DDoS attacks by dispersing cyber assets (physically and/or logically), disguising the characteristics and behaviors of those assets, and mitigating the attacks (especially low‐volume attacks) that still penetrate the targeted environment.  Each opportunity also constitutes a distinct XD3 program technical area.”

The program manager is Dr. Stuart Wagner.  DARPA is anticipating multiple awards with proposals due October 13, 2015.  A Proposer’s Day will be held September 2, 2015.

DHS Exploratory Research in Preventing Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism Awards

DHS has announced four awards for the Exploratory Research in Preventing Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism.  The awards are:

  • RadiaBeam Technologies LLC – $964,846.29
  • Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc – $1,288,342.00
  • Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc – $3,143,715.00
  • CapeSym, Inc – $2,003,868.84

IARPA Forecasting Rare Events RFI

IARPA has announced a request for information on Forecasting Rare Events.  The RFI is for information gathering purposes only and is not a request for proposals.

IARPA is interested in “emerging methods to model and forecast rare events, and approaches for assessing the performance of these methods. Of particular interest are methods that can support fundamental advances in rare event forecasting that may be generalized or adapted for a range of domains. … The low frequency of rare events makes model and forecast evaluation difficult, as the number of observations may be too small to make conventional statistical inferences about performance.  This RFI also seeks to identify alternative approaches for assessing the performance of methods for forecasting rare events.”

The responses to this RFI may be used to help in planning a one-day workshop on rare events. A result of the workshop would be the identification of promising areas for research investment.  Responses, up to 5 pages, are due September 18, 2015.

AFRL Scalable Coordinated Human-Centered Automated Resilient Plan Award

AFRL Rome announced an award on August 11, 2015 to Next Century Corporation in Columbia, MD for the Scalable Coordinated Human-Centered Automated Resilient Plan project.  The award amount is $4,311,374.

DARPA Innovative Vacuum Electronics Science and Technology (INVEST) BAA

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office has released the Innovative Vacuum Electronics Science and Technology (INVEST) BAA.  The BAA can be found here.  This BAA is seeking innovative approaches to modeling, advanced manufacturing, theory and design of components, and other focus areas that enable revolutionary advances in vacuum electron devices at millimeter wave (mm-wave) frequencies above 75 GHz.

Focus areas include:

  • Advanced modeling
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Innovative beam-wave interaction structures
  • Cathode science and technology

Abstract are due September 14, 2015 and proposals are due October 30, 2015.  DARPA anticipates that  approximately $10M in total funding will be available for awards for up to 3 phases over 48 months.  The funding type is 6.1.  The program manager is Dr. William Palmer.

ONR Sea-Based Aviation (SBA) Science and Technology BAA

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has released the Sea-Based Aviation (SBA) Science and Technology BAA.  The BAA can be found here.  ONR is requesting white papers and proposals on Basic or Applied Research in the following Technology Focus Areas:

  1. Unsteady Aerodynamics of Maneuvering Aircraft
  2. Coupled Aircraft / Ship Aerodynamics in Dynamic Interface (DI) Modeling and Simulation
  3. Advanced Handling Qualities for Rotary Wing Aircraft
  4. Fixed Wing Aerodynamics and Control for Carrier Landing

White papers (5 pages) are due September 10, 2015 and full proposals are due November 19, 2015.

ONR Forward Deployed Energy and Communications Outposts INP (FDECO INP) Research Thrust

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced the Forward Deployed Energy and Communications Outposts INP (FDECO INP) Research Thrust.  This research thrust is part of the Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology.  A copy of the special notice can be found here.

The purpose of this notice is to highlight the new thrust.  The purpose of the thrust is to “improve the Navy’s ability to conduct mine countermeasures (MCM). Its focus is on automating the employment and operation of both manned platforms and UxVs (i.e., unmanned underwater, surface, and air vehicles) as well as improving the quality, speed of production, and level of automated production for the various MCM data products. ”  There are two main thrust areas for the thrust:

  1. MCM Task Force Planning
  2. Mission Planning

White papers up to 10 pages long should be submitted before submitting a full proposal. See the special notice for more information.