Science and technology (S&T) efforts focused on preserving and advancing the advantage of U.S. Navy platforms over adversaries. Areas of focus within the program include, but are not limited to:
- Technologies improving platform survivability
- Enhanced recoverability: technologies for enabling a platform to rapidly regain military capability after surviving an attack
- Reduced susceptibility: enhanced platform stealth through research into signature mechanisms and mitigation technologies
- Reduced vulnerability: technologies and design methodologies for reducing the vulnerability of platforms to an adversary attack
- Advanced thrust production technologies providing options for future platform designers
This work supports the Navy’s interest in advanced sea platform performance S&T, advanced sea platform survivability S&T, submarine S&T, and naval engineering.
Research Concentration Areas
Research areas target the program goals of enhancing the mission effectiveness and endurance of submarine platforms. These include:
- Advanced motor technologies providing options for future submarine designs
- Efforts advancing submarine platform survival from attacks in combat
- Efforts to provide an enduring platform stealth advantage over all potential adversaries
- Technologies for reducing depot maintenance and enhancing platform availability at lowest feasible operating cost
Research Challenges and Opportunities
- Advanced motor technologies providing high torque and power in a smaller geometry
- Technologies enabling design and construction of submarine platforms with greater survivability, combat power and endurance
- Technologies for improving understanding and mitigation of signatures in order to ensure an enduring platform stealth advantage in submarines
UPDATED: November 2020
How to Submit
For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please refer to our broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-22-S-B001.
Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.