DARPA Strategic Technology Office - Office-wide Announcement

Sponsor Deadline: 

Oct 31, 2022


DOD Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

UI Contact: 

DARPA Strategic Technology Office (STO) Office-wide Announcement
Grants.gov  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336356
Sam.gov  https://sam.gov/opp/872c239e98254252bb88283a1d8e3fe7/view

The Strategic Technology Office STO is developing a mission-focused technology portfolio aimed at peer competition across all phases and levels of intensity. When one looks at the full spectrum of peer competition, there are two fundamental drivers: the pace of peer modernization and growth of conventional military capabilities; and the effectiveness of peer adversary incremental expansion of influence and coercion by management of escalation and competitive actions below the threshold of conventional conflict.

STO is helping to address these challenges with two major thrust areas:
(1) Mosaic Warfare (MW)
(2) Shaping the Battlespace (StB)

Research areas of current interest to STO include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Acoustic communication and sensingAdaptabilityAdvanced computingArchitecture and advanced systems engineeringArtificial intelligenceAutonomy and control algorithms“Big data” analytics Combat identificationCommunications and networking, virtual and adaptiveComplexity managementCritical infrastructure defenseDecision Aids and C2 technologyDevOps and novel software development and integrationDigital twinsDirected energy (DE)Distributed autonomy and teaming (machine-machine, human-machine)Effects chain functions (disaggregated Find, Fix, Finish, Target, Engage, Assess)Electro-Optic/Infrared sensorsElectromagnetic Warfare (EW)High frequency (HF) communications and sensingHigh voltage electric power systems and architectureHuman behavior modelingHuman-machine symbiosisLogistics and supply chain analytics and C2Integration and reliability technologiesInteroperabilityModeling and simulationMicrowave and millimeter wave communications and sensingNovel kinetic effectsNon-kinetic effects (EW, DE, cyber)PhotonicsRadio technologies (especially software-defined and novel waveforms and processing)Radar and adaptive arraysRoboticsSeekers and other expendable sensors and processingSensors and analyticsSignal processingSpace sensors, communications, autonomy, and architectures (especially supporting proliferated low earth orbit constellations)Strategy analysis technologySystem of systemsUndersea and seabed technologyTactics development technologyTesting and data collectionVery Low Frequency (VLF) technology