DASA is seeking proposals for innovative technologies with £500k up for grabs
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals for innovative technologies to deliver information exchange capabilities that are resilient in a highly dynamic operating environment where there are significant challenges from congestion and contention (e.g. jamming).
The following areas are of interest:
- novel communication techniques
- novel coding and modulation
- novel networking techniques
They are interested in innovations that will reach Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) of between 3 and 6, at the end of the Phase 1 competition.
£500k is available for this Phase 1 DASA competition. There is no upper-limit per proposal for this competition, but we are expecting to fund around 5 to 10 proposals to complete before the end of February 2022. DSTL will be seeking a balanced set of proposals over the 3 challenge areas.
The competition closes for submissions at midday BST on Wednesday 7 April 2021.
This DASA competition aims to provide novel and disruptive ideas into the Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) funded Resilient Deployed Communications (RDC) research project within the Information Systems (IS) Programme at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
In accordance with the RDC project outcomes, technologies could inform policy or procurement activities. Any future exploitation of technologies may be via the different Front Line Commands (Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and UK Strategic Command), procurement organisations and partners across government, as well as via international research collaboration where appropriate, in order to provide enhanced deployed communications systems to the defence user.
Find out more about how to enter here.