The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) invests in programs offering the potential for revolutionary changes in technologies that promote homeland security and accelerates the prototyping and deployment of technologies that reduce homeland vulnerabilities. HSARPA performs these functions in part by awarding procurement contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, or other transactions for research or prototypes to public or private entities, businesses, federally funded research and development centers and universities.
A critical area of focus for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the development of radiological and nuclear countermeasure systems that improve our capability to address the threat of a radiological dispersal device (RDD), an improvised nuclear device (IND), or a nuclear weapon being used by terrorists within the US. DHS is implementing a comprehensive systems approach that emphasizes early detection and effective intervention capabilities at the Federal, state, and local levels, as well as post-event capabilities for remediation. Under the Detector Systems for Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasures (DSRNC) program Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), HSARPA solicits detector systems that will contribute to an overall system of countermeasures.
These detector systems must provide a high confidence in detection of nuclear material - even when shielded - while maintaining a low rate of false alarms. The attributes desired for these detection systems include the following:
? Ability to detect shielded Special Nuclear Material (SNM);
? High probability of detection of threat materials with a minimum of nuisance alarms and a systematic approach to handle nuisance alarms properly;
? Total cost of ownership low enough to allow systems to be proliferated around points of entry and at critical nodes.
The goals of the DSRNC program are to perform the underlying research and development (R&D) to improve existing deployed technologies, and to develop new and enhanced technologies for the detection of nuclear and radiological materials.
Further information may be obtained at www.hsarpabaa.com.
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
For more information or to view the full announcement please visit the funding URL identified in this notice.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Dept of Homeland Security-Direct Reports, Science and Technology, Science and Technology Business Office