The Office of Naval Research is seeking proposals for the development of a modular photonics mast housing as part of the Affordable Modular Panoramic Photonics Mast Future Naval Capabilities Program. Eligibility is open to academia and industry. The estimated total amount of awards is $33 million anticipated to be made available over a five-year period. Awards will be made in four areas:
Modular Photonics Mast Housing - 1 or more awards with $13 million available over six years;
- Broad Spectral Band Window Technology - 1 or more awards with $2 million available over five years beginning in FY10;
- Low-Light-Level Short-Wave Infrared Video Camera - 1 or more awards with $10.85 million available over six years; and,
- Short-Wave Infrared Hyperspectral Sensor - 1 or more awards with $7.2 million available over six years.
Proposals are due Aug 11. More information about ONR BAA 09-027 is available at: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/ONR/ONR/ONRBAA09-027/listing.html.