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DARPA – Microsystems Technology Office BAA – HR001124S0028


DARPA seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing Microsystems Technology Office programs or other published solicitations.  The maximum funding for projects is USD$2M.

Current areas of interest include:

  • Quantum circuits
    • Fault-tolerant quantum computer modeling
    • Fault-tolerant quantum computer architectures
    • High efficiency quantum-optical transducers
    • High-rate quantum-optical entanglement generators
    • Matrixed quantum sensors for sensing and signal processing
    • Methodologies and building blocks for chip-scale quantum systems
    • Scalable application-specific quantum hardware
    • Ultrahigh density qubit manufacturing methods
  • Biological circuits
    • Biochemical processor alternatives
    • Microsystem translators to control biological function
    • Portable, customizable nanopore sensing platforms
    • Self-assembled biomolecular transistors and integrated circuits
  • Photonic circuits
    • Chip-scale hyperspectral sensors
    • Low size, weight, and power conformal optical phased arrays
    • Low size, weight, and power high intensity light sources
    • Portable ultrahigh power terahertz emitters
    • Ultrafast scattered light analyzers
    • Ultrahigh-density intra-chip 3D photonic interconnects
  • Manufacturing Ecosystem
    • Data-starved fabrication and integration process predictions
    • Frameworks to accelerate electromagnetic microsystem discovery
    • High density cryogenic-to-room-temperature interconnects
    • Miniaturized 3D heterogeneously integrated cryogenic cooling
    • Real-time closed-loop manufacturing of new materials
    • Self-updating programmable assembly tools
  • Dual Use by Design
    • Black-box model-based risk assessment frameworks
    • Commercially relevant tool development challenge problems
    • Customizable template application specific integrated circuits
    • Electromagnetic spectrum interaction strategic emulators
    • High-accuracy long range passive ranging
    • High-efficiency waste heat electricity generation at the microsystem
    • Low size, weight, and power passive navigation
    • Plasmonic sub-terahertz amplifiers
    • Tunable emissivity materials


Proposals will be accepted and assessed on a rolling basis until 9 May 2025.

Abstracts are encouraged but not mandatory.


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Broad Agency Announcement – MTO: HR001124S0028

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