DARPA Defense Sciences Office DSO is requesting information related to theoretical hypotheses for physical mechanisms by which objects moving at hypersonic (Mach 3-9) speeds may create mechanical and/or electromagnetic (EM) disturbances in the atmosphere (0-500 km).
Based on responses, DARPA may choose to make an initial investment into modeling and simulation work to explore these atmospheric perturbation mechanisms – specifically, their propagation, magnitude, and other actionable insights.
This RFI is seeking responses that address two specific focus areas:
- FA1 – Hypotheses for EM disturbance mechanisms
- FA2 – Hypotheses for mechanical disturbance mechanisms
Responses are due 8 May 2023.