Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded a $16,487,403 cost plus fixed fee contract for alert dissemination and event profiles from text as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Deep Exploration and Filtering of Text Program. The contracting activity is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
Northrop Grumman, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $33,158,857 modification to a cost plus fixed fee contract. The Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor (ARMS), Multifunction RF program Phase II, will be the detailed design/build phase which aims for a tower demonstration of a controlled flight into terrain sensor and a multifunction sensor suite, and support of integration of radar data into the synthetic vision avionics backbone. This phase seeks to provide the detailed design of the multiple sub-array aperture based on the concepts developed in Phase 1.
Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $58,485,318 cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to perform Phases 2 through 4 of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) Program. The contractor will design, construct, and demonstrate a prototype ACTUV vessel. The contractor proposed a trimaran platform: key features and innovations for the vessel, sensors, autonomy and software. This design reflects the results of extensive trade studies conducted by Science Applications International in Phase 1, which vali
Boston Dynamics Incorporated, Waltham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $10,882,438 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contractor will develop and build a set of identical humanoid robot systems for use by performers in both phases of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge Program. This effort will develop robotic platforms consisting of two legs, a torso, on board computing, two arms with hands, and a sensor head.
Intific Incorporated, Hampton, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,334,720 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. In-scope modification was issued under the Insight Program to continue the development of the virtual environment, a high-fidelity simulation of the physical test bed and Exploitation and Resource Management System operation together in a closed loop and demonstrate its capability for real-time simulation. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the contracting activity.
Dr. Arati Prabhakar has been named director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia.
Terremark Federal Group Incorporated, Miami, Florida, is being awarded a $9,116,831 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract to provide cloud-based computing, infrastructure, data, and analytical support under the General Services Administration Special Item Number (SIN) 132-51 and SIN 132-52. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Honeywell, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $9,343,572 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding Honeywell to design, develop, and deliver a demonstration of a gyroscope with a goal capability of absolute reference navigation in a compact, four-diameter optically integrated gyro-head.
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Lab, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is being awarded a $17,784,829 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Option One is being exercised to continue research under the Behavioral Learning for Adaptive Electronic Warfare Program to develop the capability to counter adaptive wireless communication threats in tactical environments and in tactically relevant time scales. Wireless communication threats include an adversary's use of wireless radios and networks for command, control and communication, as well as for other malicious uses, such as radio contro
AO Sense Incorporated, Sunnyville, California, is being awarded an $11,968,047 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Precision Inertial Navigation Systems (PINS) effort of the High Dynamic Range Atom Sensors (HiDRA) Program. This action exercises the option for phase two. The HiDRA Program builds on the PINS II results, extending sensor operation to demanding real-world platforms. HiDRA culminates in laboratory, ground and flight testing of high dynamic range atom optics inertial measurement units. The Defense Advanced Research Projects
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has notified The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, of a -$13,660,799 modification to another transaction agreement (OTA). The goal of the Vulture Program was to design, develop, and manufacture a flight demonstrator.
DARPA's Diverse Accessible Heterogeneous Integration program is initiating a foundry technology effort to find innovative methods to combine a variety of devices and materials onto a single silicon chip.
BIT Systems Incorporated, Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,015,000 firm-fixed-price, level-of-effort contract for professional engineering services (system design, engineering, and integration services) in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Cyber Fast Track Program. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, California, is being awarded a $9,035,520 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Nitride Electronic Next Generation Technology Program. The performer will develop device and integration technologies necessary to realize enhancement and depletion mode nitride transistors that simultaneously provide extremely high-speed and high-voltage operation in a process consistent with large-scale integration in circuits of 1,000 or more transistors.
Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, is being awarded an up to $85 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract to provide for advanced research, development, and engineering support technology programs for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the contracting activity.
A U.S. Navy mine-hunting robot can locate a mine, so why not build a commercial robot with the same ability to detect cancer and other diseased cells in the human body? An Office of Naval Research effort is doing just that.
Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,949,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contractor will provide a flexible smartphone mobile ad-hoc network, associated development, and test framework to ensure successful integration and validation of content-based mobile edge networking technology developer solutions. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have called upon industry to develop a low-cost and secure communications, network management and situational awareness system for the U.S. military, public safety agencies and commercial clients.
Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation, Durham, North Carolina, is being awarded a $12,705,721 other transaction modification. This work is for the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP), phase five/year two. The ongoing objective of the FCRP is the establishment of world-class technically-focused multi-university teams to engage in collaborative discovery research in areas where evolutionary research and development efforts have failed to find solutions to anticipated problems for the Defense Department and the semiconductor industry.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has opened its Shredder Challenge to find better ways to piece together shredded documents that troops discover in warzones.