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DARPA invites proposals for Arctic situation awareness

US: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US, invited innovative research proposals for technology supportive of Arctic situation awareness. The DARPA seeks advances in sensor systems and related technologies—such as station-keeping capabilities—that are rugged enough to withstand Arctic conditions, economical to operate and environmentally responsible with minimal impact.

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, that requires development of new manned or space-based platforms, or that is only a concept of employment or operations using existing platforms and systems.

This solicitation is for an initial exploratory effort of no more than 9 months duration. Performers will develop system concepts and critical technologies and will participate in developing a rich base of technology options during a series of government-sponsored laboratory and field developmental trials.

Key points:
Total amount of money to be awarded: Approximately USD 4,000,000
Anticipated individual awards – Multiple awards are anticipated.
Types of instruments that may be awarded – Procurement contract
Any cost sharing requirements – No direct requirement.

Agency contact: Points of Contact
The BAA Coordinator for this effort may be reached at electronic mail: [email protected]

For all proposals to be received prior to April 30, 2012
ATTN: BAA 12-28
3701 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1714

For all proposals to be received on or after April 30, 2012
ATTN: BAA 12-28
675 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-2114

One can click here to download detailed proposal.

Source: www.defpro.com