The Ohio Federal Research Network awards $7.5 million in grants to advance unmanned aerial systems innovations

OFRN Press Release – February 20, 2020 DAYTON, Ohio — The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million in grants to six projects in round four of the organization’s Sustaining Ohio Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation Next Generation (SOARING) initiative that supports research and development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) […]

AIR FORCE EXPLORE OPPORTUNITY CALL Call Released: 26 September 2019 Submissions Open: 14 October 2019 (or before) Submissions Close: 11 November 2019 @ 11:59pm PT The Air Force unveils AF Explore, a new opportunity call for capability ideas that advance the transformational component of the AF Science and Technology (S&T) 2030 strategy. With this nationwide call, the Air Force […]

Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice – Microgravity Chemical Theory (10)

The purpose of this Polyplexus Pilot Topic Opportunity Notice is to provide public notification of a research and development funding opportunity on the Polyplexus online platform. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) invites participation in Polyplexus, which is an online, professional, technical conversation between the research community and DARPA Program […]

DARPA-PA-18-02-07 Teaching AI to Leverage Overlooked Residuals (TAILOR)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is issuing an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) opportunity inviting submissions of innovative research proposals to investigate new, third wave AI approaches that leverage residuals to contextually reason, and make counterfactual predictions to better account for individual differences with the goal of enhancing the safety and efficacy of human […]

RFI (DARPA-SN-19-33) Potential opportunity to discuss new DSO research initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) announces the opportunity for potential performers to meet with a DSO program manager (PM) to discuss mutual research interests. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Discover DSO Day event scheduled for June 18-19, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Nearer the event, DARPA […]

Ohio Federal Research Network team demos battery with double lifespan

OFRN Press Release – March 8, 2019 (Springfield, OH)… An Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) project team, led by Dr. Vikas Prakash of Case Western Reserve University, successfully flew a drone outfitted with structural batteries for 171 minutes – nearly double the roughly 90-minute lifespan of a standard UAV battery —in a demo late February at […]

DOE Notice of Intent to Issue Cybersecurity Institute Funding

DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Establishing a Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing February 6, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced their intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: […]

BAA HR001119S0022 DARPA DSO Presolicitation: Materials, Architectures and Characterization for Hypersonics (MACH)

The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of high performance leading edges for hypersonic air platforms. The Materials Architectures and Characterization for Hypersonics (MACH) program seeks to demonstrate new thermal based design and material solutions for sharp, shape-stable leading edges for […]

Ohio Federal Research Network Pools Research on Next-Generation Battery

OFRN Press Release – December 4, 2018 (Dayton, Ohio)… A new Lithium-Sulfur battery being developed in an Ohio research collaboration can store two to three times as much energy as the most efficient Lithium-Ion battery on the market. Over the past many years, groups like the United States Air Force and NASA have focused on improving […]

Jet Engine Efficiency is Focus of Ohio Federal Research Network

OFRN Press Release – December 3, 2018 (Columbus, Ohio)… The hotter a jet engine can run, the more efficiently it can generate power.  Because of the cross-disciplinary applications for jet engines or gas turbines — from flying a military plane to powering electric generation— research into gas turbine efficiency appeals to researchers across Ohio’s universities, military […]