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Doolittle Institute / Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate

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Apr 12, 2023

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Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) – Air Delivered Effects Broad Agency Announcement
Challenge Summary
Continuous Open White Paper Submissions

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) will remain open 5 years from the BAA posting date (March 2022) or until amended or superseded. It may be reissued and/or amended periodically, as needed. This BAA is set up in two parts: (1) Basic Open BAA, in which white papers may be submitted at any time during the open period, and (2) Call BAA, in which white paper/proposal Call announcements may be issued by the Government in and under FA8651-22-S-0001. This BAA is intended to cover Basic Research (6.1), Applied Research (6.2), and Advanced Technology Development (6.3). It is recommended each submitter consult with the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) to discuss the topic(s) of interest prior to white paper submission.
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Submission Deadline
The BAA prioritizes and supports research and innovation in the following broad areas: 
  • Digital Material Management 
  • Foundation Weapon S&T 
  • Networked, Collaborative, Autonomous (NCA) Weapons 
  • Countermaritime 
  • Counterair 
  • Airbase Defense 
  • S&T Enablers for NDO, SOF, and Space 
Opportunity Areas

Specific Focus Areas-

AFRL/RW is seeking collaborators from industry and academia who have developed or are developing novel technologies in the following research areas: 
  • Weapon Airframe Systems Technology Research 
  • Bioprincipic Sensors, Information Processing, and Control 
  • Autonomous Target Recognition 
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Technologies 
  • Advanced Scene Generation 
  • EO/IR/LADAR/SAL System Research 
  • Navigation & Estimation Technology 
  • Modeling, Simulation & Analysis (MS&A) of Advanced Weapon Concepts 
  • Lethality, Vulnerability, and Survivability  
  • Warhead Research 
  • Fuze Research 
  • Munitions Energetic Materials 
  • Facilities & Equipment Enabling Ordnance Technologies and Advanced Energetics 
  • Multi-Function, Multi-Mode Radar Research 
  • Modular Open Systems Research 
  • Weapon Autonomy & Control Technology 
  • Cyber Survivability for Precision-Guided Munitions 
  • Strategic Planning, Prototyping, and Experimentation 
How do I participate?
  1. Review the complete Air Delivered Effects Broad Agency Announcement. 
  2. Identify area(s) of capability. 

  3. Email for further discussion and to schedule initial call with technical point of contact. 

  4. Submit white paper based on conversation with TPOC.  

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Point of Contact


Ayesha Haider



Tech Transfer Program Manager, Doolittle Institute