DARPA

October 4, 2013
By George I. Seffers

Boston Dynamics has used its YouTube channel to unveil its latest creation, WildCat, which is capable of walking, running and bounding. The company describes its latest cat bot as “A four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain. So far WildCat has run at about 16 mph on flat terrain using bounding and galloping gaits. The video shows WildCat's best performance so far. WildCat is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA's M3 program. Not sure they named it right, though. Looks more like a hyperactive dog than a cat.

September 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

Silvus Technologies Inc., Los Angeles, Calif. has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract for the 100 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) Radio Frequency (RF) Backbone (100G) program. The total dollar value of this 20 month Phase I contract is approximately $3.7 million. As a final deliverable of this phase, Silvus is to demonstrate a multiple input, multiple output system capable of multiplexing eight independent streams, each carrying one Gb/s data over a line-of-sight wireless range above 50 kilometers.

September 6, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a maximum $8,476,061 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the DISARMER research effort. This contract provides for development of a quantizer that realizes the full potential of a low-jitter photonic sample and holds in a direct conversion digital receiver based on a photonics-enabled, analog-to-digital converter with a 4-gigahertz IBW and greater than 10 effective number of bits for an undersampled 12-gigahertz signal. The contracting activity is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va. (HR0011-13-C-0071)

August 16, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems, Redondo Beach, Calif., is being awarded a $10,118,368 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-09-C-0062). Under the Terahertz Electronics (THz) program, the performer shall develop critical device and integration technologies necessary to realize compact, high-performance electronic circuits that operate at a center frequency of 1.03 THz. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

August 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Burlington, Mass., is being awarded a $79,051,718 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-13-C-0075). This award supports the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Insight Program, which is developing an adaptable, integrated human-machine exploitation and resource management system. This is a correction of a previously issued contract announcement. DARPA, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity.

July 31, 2013
George I. Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Burlington, Mass., is being awarded a $29,023,781 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HR0011-13-C-0075). This award supports the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Insight Program, which is developing an adaptable, integrated human-machine exploitation and resource management system.

June 5, 2013
George I. Seffers

Agile Defense Inc., Fairfax, Va., was awarded a cost-plus-award-fee contract with a maximum value of $31,878,082 for unclassified information technology services for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Army Contracting Command, Research Triangle Park, N.C., is the contracting activity. 

April 26, 2013
George I. Seffers

GXM Consulting LLC, Ashburn, Va., is being awarded a $29,216,585 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This award supports the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Transformative Apps program. DARPA, Arlington, Va., is the contracting agency.

March 21, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Science Applications International Corp., Arlington Va., is being awarded a $9,468,199 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements. This contract was competitively procured via a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

March 18, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded an $11,037,154 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, and Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va., is being awarded an $8,086,263 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The statement of work for both is classified. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity. 

March 15, 2013
George I. Seffers

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. is being awarded a $15,150,012 modification to a cooperative agreement for the autonomous diagnostics to enable prevention and therapeutics: diagnostics on demand (ADEPT: DxOD) program. The digital slipchip platform for use in limited resource settings will be designed to provide analytic parity with the equipment typically used in reference laboratories, yet with a user experience and robustness that would permit clinical laboratory improvement amendments-waived status. To allow for a high level of medical care, the device will be readable with a cell phone, so results can be transmitted to reference laboratories or remote physicians.

March 14, 2013
George I. Seffers

The Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a potential $21,213,511 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of configurable technology to provide anti-submarine warfare surveillance over large, operationally relevant, deep ocean areas. This effort will include system architecture and design, sensors and processing, communications mobility, and energy requirements. This contract was competitively procured via a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency broad agency announcement.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

March 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

January 22, 2013
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December 3, 2012
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November 30, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
University of Pennsylvania, Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia, is being awarded an $8,122,014 modification to a cost contract. Option 1 is being exercised to continue research under the Broad Operational Language Translation program to address the compelling need to perform multi-turn communication with non-English speaking local populations of foreign countries and allies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va is the contracting activity. 

November 9, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
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. 

September 14, 2012
George I. Seffers

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.

August 17, 2012
By George Seffers

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 validated the suitability of a trimaran platform. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.

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