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BAA04-09 - Advanced Technology Office (ATO) CY'04 BAA

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Contracts Management Office
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Dec 31, 2003
Applications Due:

Dec 31, 2004

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant, Other

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) 04-09 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES; CLOSING DATE: 31 December 2004; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY'S: 15 October 2004; PROPOSAL ABSTRACTS: 29 October 2004; PROPOSALS: 26 November 2004; POCs: Anthony Cicala, DARPA/CMO; Email: BAA04-09@darpa.mil, WEB: http://www.darpa.mil/ato/solicit.htm. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND DESCRIPTION: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) is soliciting proposals under this BAA for the performance of research, development, design, and testing that directly supports the Advanced Technology Office (ATO). This includes Robust Networking and Communications, Intelligence Preparation of the Battlesphere (IPB), Information Operations (IO), Computer Network Operations, Maritime, Special Operations and technologies that provide unconventional advantages over adversaries or potential adversaries. TECHNICAL AREAS: Any technical areas that fall within the scope of the topics listed in the Program Objectives are acceptable. The following, but not limited to, areas are of specific interest. Concepts for: (1) ultra-maneuverable, supersonic munitions for air/land/sea engagements, (2) earth-penetrating payload carriers capable of holding buried and hardened targets at risk, (3) novel approaches to the development, implementation and control of networked weapons systems, (4) novel microprocessor/computing architectures to support secure computing, (5) trustworthy computing in mobile environments, (6) improved IR/thermal detection technologies, capable of use in trans-sonic projectiles launched from mortars, (7) improved metal cutting and melting technologies (e.g., thermites), (8) improved explosives with a yield of 3-5 times of TNT, (9) low-cost laser detector technology, (10) low-cost military grade encryption mechanisms / devices, (11) object based file systems, (12) network storage and caching protocols for reducing long-haul communications loads, (13) wide area network firewalls and proxies, capable of dealing with asymmetric data flows and speeds in excess of 5Gbps, (14) information and communication technologies enabling "power to the edge" in maritime systems synergistic with forcenet concepts, (15) energy at sea, (16) autonomous target recognition and classification algorithms for asymmetric littoral threats, (17) persistence and ubiquitous maritime sensor systems, (18) point defense systems for littoral environments, (19) efficient transport systems, (20) novel methods for tracking, localization, and identification of maritime vessels, (21) mobile, distributed, autonomous systems for undersea environments, (22) mine tagging/neutralization systems, (23) underwater microbial fuel cell and gas extraction technologies and systems, (24) unmanned amphibious & underwater gliding surveillance vehicles, (25) miniature, low power underwater (water column and bottom mounted) sensors and networks, (26) miniature marine biotags and bio inspired underwater sensor systems, (27) power dense, open and closed cycle, logistic fueled engines, (28) non-lethal urban warfare technologies including through the wall sensing, remote sensing of concealed weapons, bombs, chemicals and remote disabling hostile humans and vehicles, (29) novel environmental remote sensing techniques and advanced mission planning tools for estuary, riverine, and coastal environments, (30) biofabrication processes for improved nanostructured devices and materials, (31) solid-state lighting devices and systems, (32) biomimetic object-vision recognition, (33) non-cooperative LPD building interior imaging systems, (34) passive electrostatic sensors and systems, (35) passive maritime collision avoidance systems, (36) soldier vision, (37) squad/platoon level smart munitions. Note: This BAA shall be open from 1 January 2004 through 31 December 2004. While the government may choose to review Executive Summary?s, Proposal Abstracts and Proposals up to 31 December 2004, for practicality purposes, offerors choosing to submit ideas under this BAA are strongly encouraged and advised to submit Executive Summary?s no later than 1200, Local Time, Friday, 15 October 2004; Proposal Abstracts no later than 1200, Local Time, Friday, 29 October 2004; Full Proposals no later than 1200, Local Time, Friday, 26 November 2004. EVALUATION CRITERIA: Offerors choosing to respond to this BAA will be evaluated against the following five (5) criteria: (1) Technical Approach; (2) Potential Contribution and Relevance to the DARPA/ATO Mission; (3) Offeror?s Capabilities and Related Experience; (4) Approach/Ability to Technology Transition; and (5) Cost Realism. Technical factors (Technical Approach and Potential Contribution and Relevance to the DARPA/ATO Mission) are considered more important than non-technical factors (Offeror's Capabilities and Related Experience, Approach/Ability to Transition Technology, and Cost Realism). In accordance with FAR 35.016(e), the primary basis for selecting proposals for award shall be technical, importance to agency programs, and funds availability. The Government reserves the right to select for award all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this BAA. All responsible sources capable of satisfying the Government's needs may submit a proposal that shall be considered by DARPA. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Institutions (MIs) are encouraged to submit proposals and join others in submitting proposals. However, no portion of this BAA will be set aside for HBCU and MI participation due to the impracticality of reserving discrete or severable areas of this research for exclusive competition among these entities. ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE: Offerors choosing to respond to this BAA must read the attached Proposer Information Pamphlet available. Original Point of Contact Anthony Cicala, Contracting Officer, Phone (571)218-4639, Email acicala@darpa.mil

Who can apply:


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Funding Sources:

Research and Technology Development

More Information:

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Cicala, Anthony

Address Info:

Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Contracts Management Office, 3701 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22203-1714

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