DASA is seeking innovative solutions across two challenges in Advanced Materials:
Challenge 1 – Intelligent Materials and Structures – focused on materials and structures that can either sense changes in their environment, actuate a change under extreme environmental conditions, or a combination of both. This challenge is also concerned with assessing the aging and degradation of deployable and morphing structures and its impact on long-term performance.
Challenge 2 – Materials for Enhanced Thermal Management – focused on materials and structures that can withstand extremes of temperatures, including structural materials for high temperatures in oxidative, corrosive or/and erosive environments and materials to support the protection of people and equipment operating in extreme (high or low) temperatures. This challenge is also concerned with either limiting heat transfer to or providing effective routes to transfer heat rapidly away from critical components.
Submissions for proposals between £100 – £300,000 over 9 – 24 months are due by 25 April 2023.
Project deliverables are expected at TRL 2-4, depending on the specific domain.