On May 10, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity posted an invitation to a Proposers’ Day Conference for the Ithildin program, in advance of a new solicitation (Solicitation Number: IARPA-BAA-17-04).
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the Ithildin program on June 6, 2017 in anticipation of the release of a new solicitation. The Conference will be held from 8 AM to 4 PM EDT in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The purpose of the conference will be to provide information on Ithildin and the research problems the program aims to address, to address questions from potential proposers, and to provide a forum for potential proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities.
This announcement serves as a pre-solicitation notice and is issued solely for information and planning purposes. The Proposers’ Day Conference does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or proposal abstracts. Conference attendance is voluntary and is not required to propose to future solicitations (if any) associated with this program. IARPA will not provide reimbursement for any costs incurred to participate in this Proposers’ Day.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND GOALS
The Ithildin program intends to develop novel sorbent materials for chemical sampling and storage. The focus of the program will be to provide enhanced sorbent capabilities at the molecular, nanoscale and mesoscale level, independent of the sampler design. Enhanced capabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Preferential adsorption of target chemicals or chemical classes or interest, while retaining the capability to collect broad-spectrum background
• Preferential rejection of high-abundance clutter materials, such as water or hydrocarbons
• Capability to activate/deactivate the sorbent material based on mechanical, physical or temporal triggers
• A remotely detectable signature indicative of adsorption of a specific target or target class
Attendees must register no later than 5 PM EDT on June 2, 2017, at https://eventmanagement.cvent.com/IthildinPD. Directions to the conference facility and other materials will be available on that website. No walk-in registrations will be allowed. Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to the 125 registrants and to no more than 2 representatives per organization. All attendees will be required to present a government-issued photo identification to enter the conference.
Full information is available here.