IARPA posts RFI for Ultra-Low-Power Chemical Sensing Devices
On May 11, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity posted a request for information on Components and Capabilities for Ultra-Low-Power Chemical Sensing Devices (Solicitation Number: IARPA-RFI-18-04). Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on June 1.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is seeking information on research efforts into components and capabilities for ultra-low-power chemical sensing devices: collection systems, separation systems, detection/identification, vacuum systems, and power systems. This request for information (RFI) is issued solely for information gathering and planning purposes; this RFI does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals. The following sections of this announcement contain details of the scope of technical efforts of interest, along with instructions for the submission of responses.
The goal of this RFI is to gather information about component level technology that has been developed inside and outside of the MAEGLIN Phase 1 efforts and to share that information with those interested in submitting proposals for MAEGLIN Phase 2 to facilitate teaming and overall creativity of system approaches.
The information gathered from this RFI will be used in a data package that will be made available to those who 1.) respond to this RFI or 2.) register on IDEAS for the MAEGLIN Phase 2 BAA. Additionally, RFI information will be shared with IARPA’s MAEGLIN mission partners to help them evaluate the current state of the art in components for compact, ultra-low-power chemical sensing systems. Please do not submit any responses that include proprietary or classified information.
Full information is available here.