The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants proposals to investigate, prototype and demonstrate an air-to-air-to-surface hybrid link and networking concept. It will involve combined and simultaneous free-space optical and radio frequencies. Proposals are sought in range and flight demonstration systems integration and technology maturation.
DARPA anticipates most of the funding will be for the first selections phase, for which applications are due Dec. 19. For more information, see FedBizOpps.gov, solicitation no. BAA04-03.