Brief: Photonics technologies
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to establish university-based photonics research centers to exploit emerging technologies for intelligent microsystems for sensing, communication, processing and storage of information. DARPA seeks proposals for establishing and operating centers that address specific aspects of the broad technical challenges. There are likely to be multiple awards for four-year efforts, made during the first half of 2004. Collaborative efforts and teaming is encouraged. For more information, see FedBizOpps.gov, solicitation no. RA03-37. Responses are due Oct. 24.