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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - DARPA Official page of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

www.darpa.mil DARPA's mission is to prevent and create strategic technological surprise by maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S.

military. The Agency sponsors revolutionary, high-payoff research bridging the gap between fundamental discoveries and their military use.

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DARPA and the United States Air Force flew a Lockheed Martin hypersonic cruise missile, with an Aerojet Rocketdyne engin...
04/05/2022

DARPA and the United States Air Force flew a Lockheed Martin hypersonic cruise missile, with an Aerojet Rocketdyne engine, at speeds faster than Mach 5 for an extended period of time. The 2nd successful HAWC program flight adds a new vehicle configuration to military transition options.

https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-04-05

DARPA’s Underminer program has shown that tactical tunnel networks can be rapidly built for getting supplies to denied l...
03/31/2022

DARPA’s Underminer program has shown that tactical tunnel networks can be rapidly built for getting supplies to denied locations or rescue missions. Colorado School of Mines, GE Research and Sandia National Laboratories created technologies for underground access. http://ow.ly/gSkE50IxGiH

What if we could produce space structures on orbit w/o volume constraints imposed by launch? Our NOM4D program has selec...
03/23/2022

What if we could produce space structures on orbit w/o volume constraints imposed by launch? Our NOM4D program has selected 8 teams to explore concepts in materials science, manufacturing, and design technology to make it possible: http://ow.ly/mqBs50IqK1y

According to the White House, the United States ranks 13th worldwide in infrastructure quality. DARPA is launching a new...
03/18/2022

According to the White House, the United States ranks 13th worldwide in infrastructure quality.

DARPA is launching a new program called Bio-inspired Restoration of Aged Concrete Edifices, or BRACE, to develop technologies that impart long-lasting, self-healing capability to concrete at depths that address cracks early, to repair them, prevent their propagation, and extend the serviceability of critical infrastructure. http://ow.ly/GUKa50ImGse

Life-altering #climate change impacts could happen suddenly due to #Earth system "tipping points." Our newest podcast ex...
03/14/2022

Life-altering #climate change impacts could happen suddenly due to #Earth system "tipping points." Our newest podcast explores a program to predict such #catastrophic events w/ experts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), University of Exeter, and JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Listen at: http://ow.ly/QhYl50IjbV0

Making decisions in the moment (ITM): New program seeks to quantify the alignment of algorithmic decision-makers with tr...
03/03/2022

Making decisions in the moment (ITM): New program seeks to quantify the alignment of algorithmic decision-makers with trusted human decision-makers in difficult domains where there is no agreed upon right answer. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-03-03

We launched a program today to detect signs of depression, anxiety, or suicidal ideation earlier and more reliably than ...
03/02/2022

We launched a program today to detect signs of depression, anxiety, or suicidal ideation earlier and more reliably than ever before, hoping to counter the tragic trend in suicides since 9/11 among active duty members and veterans. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-03-02

Are fault-tolerant quantum computers on the horizon? Our new US2QC program aims to determine if an underexplored approac...
02/22/2022

Are fault-tolerant quantum computers on the horizon? Our new US2QC program aims to determine if an underexplored approach to quantum computing is capable of achieving operation much faster than conventional predictions. http://ow.ly/R83950I1qEp

Sick of mosquitos? DARPA’s Revector program aims to precisely, safely, and efficiently reduce mosquito attraction and bi...
02/17/2022

Sick of mosquitos? DARPA’s Revector program aims to precisely, safely, and efficiently reduce mosquito attraction and biting to help maintain the health of military personnel operating in disease-endemic regions. The program is now entering its second phase with performers from Stanford University. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-02-16

DARPA XAI (Explainable Artificial Intelligence) was the focus of a special issue of Applied AI Letters. The special issu...
02/09/2022

DARPA XAI (Explainable Artificial Intelligence) was the focus of a special issue of Applied AI Letters. The special issue is comprised of 24 articles describing XAI algorithms and model interfaces, as well as their effectiveness in improving user trust. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/26895595

It might look a little disconcerting to see a @Lockheed Martin @Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter flying itself...but, don'...
02/08/2022

It might look a little disconcerting to see a @Lockheed Martin @Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter flying itself...but, don't worry, we've got this! DARPA's ALIAS technology just enabled the first ever flight of this iconic chopper…with nobody onboard. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-02-08

DARPA is inviting submissions of innovative research concepts for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort “Su...
02/07/2022

DARPA is inviting submissions of innovative research concepts for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort “Sustainable Reef Starters,” and seeks to develop novel carbon-neutral, durable materials to replace traditional gray infrastructure for coastal infrastructure (e.g., seawalls, artificial reefs) to both protect DoD installations and support the development of beneficial coastal ecosystems.

Additional information on the program can be found at: http://ow.ly/wo2a50HOm17.

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union (USSR) launched the first satellite ever, triggering events that led to creation of...
02/07/2022

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union (USSR) launched the first satellite ever, triggering events that led to creation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) on February 7, 1958. Although it was well known that both the USSR and the United States were working on satellites for the international scientific collaboration known as the International Geophysical Year (an 18-month “year” from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958 and designed to coincide with a peak phase of the solar cycle), many in the United States never fathomed that the USSR would be the first into space. “Now, somehow, in some way, the sky seemed almost alien,” then-Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson recalled feeling on that night, adding that he remembered “the profound shock of realizing that it might be possible for another nation to achieve technological superiority over this great country of ours.” Ever since its establishment on February 7, 1958, ARPA—which later added the D for defense at the front of its name—has been striving to keep that technological superiority in the hands of the United States.

Details for submitting proposals to our Recycling at the Point of Disposal (RPOD) effort are now available. RPOD will ev...
02/07/2022

Details for submitting proposals to our Recycling at the Point of Disposal (RPOD) effort are now available. RPOD will evaluate the technical feasibility to recover critical elements in electronic hardware (e-waste): http://ow.ly/ahhz50HOqgE

DARPA DSO is sponsoring a virtual Information Session to relay the objectives of the anticipated Recycling at the Point ...
01/27/2022

DARPA DSO is sponsoring a virtual Information Session to relay the objectives of the anticipated Recycling at the Point of Disposal (RPOD) Disruption Opportunity (DO). The Information Session will be held via pre-recorded webcast on Feb. 8, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

The Recycling at the Point of Disposal (RPOD) DO will evaluate the technical feasibility to recover multiple low-volume fraction critical elements, including rare earths, present in end-of-life electronic hardware (e-waste).

RPOD aims to develop novel extraction chemistries, push practical limits of recovery, and demonstrate the technology in a prototype.
If successful, the recovered stream from e-waste can minimize supply chain disruptions of critical elements sourced or processed abroad that are essential for high performance DoD hardware.

Register for the virtual Information Session by 4 p.m. EST on Feb 1.
https://events.sa-meetings.com/RPODInfoSession

Young Faculty Award (YFA) recipient Dr. David Cook at Kansas State University and colleagues have demonstrated Cas13-ind...
01/24/2022

Young Faculty Award (YFA) recipient Dr. David Cook at Kansas State University and colleagues have demonstrated Cas13-independent guide-induced gene silencing (#GIGS) in three plant species. The findings, published in Genome Biology, show that GIGS offers benefits for crop improvement and functional genomics: https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-021-02586-7

Synchronizing time in modern warfare – down to billionths and trillionths of a second – is critical for mission success....
01/20/2022

Synchronizing time in modern warfare – down to billionths and trillionths of a second – is critical for mission success. High-tech missiles, sensors, aircraft, ships, and artillery all rely on atomic clocks on GPS satellites for nanosecond timing accuracy. A timing error of just a few billionths of a second can translate to positioning being off by a meter or more. If GPS were jammed by an adversary, time synchronization would rapidly deteriorate and threaten military operations.

To address this scenario, DARPA has announced the Robust Optical Clock Network (ROCkN) program, which aims to create optical atomic clocks with low size, weight, and power (SWaP) that yield timing accuracy and holdover better than GPS atomic clocks and can be used outside a laboratory. ROCkN will leverage DARPA-funded research over the past couple decades that has led to lab demonstration of the world’s most precise optical atomic clocks. ROCkN clocks will not be as precise as the best lab optical clocks, but they will surpass current state-of-the-art atomic clocks in both precision and holdover while maintaining low SWaP in a robust package. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-01-20

Our SCEPTER program seeks to develop machine-generated strategic plans at the operational level of warfare. Deadline to ...
01/13/2022

Our SCEPTER program seeks to develop machine-generated strategic plans at the operational level of warfare. Deadline to register for the virtual Proposers Day is 3 p.m. EST today. http://ow.ly/NziZ50HtKhP

DARPA's Defense Sciences Office has selected 10 industry and university teams for the Enhanced Night Vision in Eyeglass ...
01/12/2022

DARPA's Defense Sciences Office has selected 10 industry and university teams for the Enhanced Night Vision in Eyeglass Form (ENVision) program. Current night vision (NV) devices are bulky and heavy, resulting in a significant torque on the wearer’s neck. This torque greatly limits the wearer’s agility and often leads to chronic injury over prolonged use. Additionally, existing NV devices only provide a narrow field of view (FOV) and are limited to the near-infrared (IR) spectral bands, greatly limiting situational awareness in varied night conditions. ENVision seeks to leverage recent advances in planar optics and transduction materials to develop NV systems that don’t require bulky image intensifiers, provide wider FOV, offer enhanced visual access across IR bands, and are lightweight to reduce neck strain.

Five teams were chosen to develop multi-band, wide FOV planar optics and planar image intensifiers that impose near-zero neck torque on the wearer. Another five teams were selected to explore new methods to amplify photonic up-conversion processes from any IR band to visible light to enable future "intensifier-free" night vision systems.

For listing of the teams selected visit: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2022-01-12a

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