DASA is seeking proposals for innovative technologies for communications, networking and information services, with an emphasis on challenges specific to defence.
The scope of this Competition includes the development of new physical layers, networking and information layer concepts and protocols, as well as cross-cutting aspects such as inter-layer interactions, network management approaches, and the impact of novel information assurance technologies. DASA is particularly interested in proposals that address issues specific to defence, such as:
- denial of communications technologies by highly capable adversaries
- the need to adapt rapidly to changing operational context – including changes in communications capability – without dependence on expert staff
- the need to integrate rapidly into heterogeneous networks and information systems.
Generation After Next Communications and Networks will have four phases. This competition is a ‘Discovery’ phase which seeks innovations at Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) of 3 or 4.
DASA expects to fund 8 – 10 proposals for projects up to 6 months duration. £1M is available in total for this phase so individual projects are likely to be in the range £80 – 120,000.
Submissions are due 31 May 2023.