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					Division of Engineering Research
The E-Funding News
Apr 15, 2011

Announcements:
 - Engineering Noontime Session – Tuesday, Apr 19 – RCR Presentation for
Graduate Students and Post-docs. Room 3540 Engr. Bldg, 12-1. Pizza and Pop
provided.

 -Check out your listing in the Faculty Expertise Database. Changes can be made via
the Update button. http://www.egr.msu.edu/egr/research/resources/facultyexpertise.php

-If you’ve been away, archived E-Funding News are easily accessed at
http://www.egr.msu.edu/research/administration/funding

Contents:

1. Dept of Energy – Advanced Solar Energy Technology Solicitations
2. Revolutionary Energy Concepts for Air Force Energy Horizons
3.Rapid Development of Counter-IED Capabilities for Dismounts- Army
4. TEAMING OPPORTUNITY FOR SPACECRAFT BUS DEVELOPMENT AND
OPERATIONS- NASA
5. Proposers Day Announcement for the IARPA Finder Program - IARPA-BAA-11-
05
6. Smart Park – Dept Transportation
7. Development, Test and Evaluation of a Floating Area Network Littoral Sensor
Grid (LSG) System - Navy
8. Request for Information (RFI) for Full Disk Encryption Method for Commercial
Mobile Devices - DARPA
9. Deployed Energy Storage Program Proposers' Day - DARPA
10. Broad Agency Announcement for Innovative Technologies and Methodologies
for Reducing Various Environmental Problems – Air Force
11. BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT - INTENT TO ESTABLISH GOVERNMENT-
UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP(S) IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
FOR THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION
12.Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) - DARPA
13. Advanced Fossil Energy Research: Novel Developments in Sensors and
Controls for Fossil Energy Power Generation and Fuel Production Technologies –
Dept Energy
14. INFLATABLE AERODYNAMIC DECELERATOR - NASA

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1. Dept of Energy – Advanced Solar Energy Technology Solicitations
Letter of Intent – May 9, 2011
Proposal – June 9 , 2011
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/

       Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency (F-PACE): In a
        collaborative funding effort with the National Science Foundation, $39 million is
       available for research and development in solar device physics and PV
       technology to improve PV cell performance and reduce the costs of modules for
       grid-scale commercial applications.
       http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=119222&WT.mc_id=USNSF_
       56&WT.mc_ev=click
      PV Balance of Systems: $60 million in funding is available for research,
       development, and demonstration of balance of system components. Projects
       may include new building-integrated photovoltaic products, new mounting and
       wiring technologies, and new building code language that can foster the use of
       innovative, low-cost hardware designs while maintaining safety and reliability.
      Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS)-Advanced Concepts: $40
       million in funding is available to develop technologies that will help increase the
       integration of solar energy onto the electrical grid and facilitate interactions
       between solar energy systems and Smart Grid technologies. This could include
       projects focused on improved energy storage technologies and better system
       functionality. SEGIS-Advanced Concepts will also support projects like high
       voltage systems that reduce the overall installed costs associated with balance of
       systems components costs for installations, and projects focused on
       technologies like micro-inverters that are capable of harvesting more energy from
       the sun.
      PV Next Generation: $30 million in funding is available for early-stage applied
       research to demonstrate and prove new concepts in materials, processes, and
       device designs for solar PV component development at the laboratory scale.

DE-FOA-0000493: Extreme Balance of System Hardware Cost Reductions (BOS-X)

DE-FOA-0000387: Transformational PV Science and Technology: Next Generation
Photovoltaics II

DE-FOA-0000479: Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems - Advanced Concepts

DE-FOA-0000492: Foundational Program to Advance Cell Efficiency (F-PACE)

2. Revolutionary Energy Concepts for Air Force Energy Horizons
SOL: RFI-11-04-PKP
DUE: 05-13-11
The Air Force is requesting information on revolutionary energy technologies and
approaches that address the challenge of future Air Force energy needs. These needs
are driven by national security strategy to reduce reliance on foreign petroleum, federal
mandates for efficiency and emission reductions, and mission requirements. The Air
Force seeks the assured energy advantage across the domains of air, space,
cyberspace and infrastructure. Synopsis

3.Rapid Development of Counter-IED Capabilities for Dismounts- Army
SOL: JIEDDO_BAA_11-01
DUE: 05-23-11
The Department of Defense (DoD) solicits proposals for the development of innovative
capabilities to defeat IEDs employed against dismounted U.S. or coalition forces
anywhere in the world, but especially in Afghanistan. JIEDDO is seeking counter-IED
capabilities that can be rapidly developed, demonstrated, and deployed within 6 to 12
months from award. However, JIEDDO is willing to entertain less mature systems with a
potentially high payoff. Proposals must address one of the following requirements: A.
Dismounted Detection of Buried IEDs B. Unmanned Ground Vehicles for Dismount
Support See attached BAA document for full description of requirements. Synopsis

4. TEAMING OPPORTUNITY FOR SPACECRAFT BUS DEVELOPMENT AND
OPERATIONS- NASA
SOL: SS-Spacecraft Operations
DUE: 042211
This partnering synopsis solicits potential partners to participate in a proposal
development activity that addresses the technical objectives and development of a
complete mission in response to an anticipated Earth Venture Class Investigation
Announcement of Opportunity (AO) expected to be released in the Spring/Summer of
2011. Earth Venture is a Program element within the Earth System Science Pathfinder
Program(ESSP) consisting of a series of innovative, integrated, science-driven
approaches to pressing Earth system science issues. The goal of NASAs Earth Venture
mission portfolio is to provide frequent flight opportunities for high quality, high value,
focused Earthscience investigations that can be accomplished under a not-to exceed
cost cap and that can be developed and flown relatively quickly, generally in 5 years or
less. Synopsis

5. Proposers Day Announcement for the IARPA Finder Program - IARPA-BAA-11-
05
SOL: IARPA-BAA-11-05(pd)
DUE: 050411
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will host a Proposers'
Day Conference for the Finder Program on May 11, 2011, in anticipation of the release
of a new solicitation in support of the program. The Conference will be held from 8:30
am to 3:30 pm in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The purpose of the
conference will be to provide information on the Finder Program to address questions
from potential proposers and to provide a forum for potential proposers to present their
capabilities for teaming opportunities. The Finder Program aims to build on existing
research systems to develop technology that augments the analyst's expertise to
address the geolocation task. Required technical innovations include 1) efficient and
effective use of analyst time and knowledge, 2) effective use of a wide variety of data
sources, 3) fusion of diverse publicly available imperfect reference data, and 4)
expansion of automated geolocation technologies to work efficiently and accurately over
all terrain and large search areas. Synopsis

6. Smart Park – Dept Transpotration
SOL: DTMC75-11-R-00017
DUE: 05-09-11
Demonstrate a SmartPark technology for determining truck parking space occupancy.
Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

7. Development, Test and Evaluation of a Floating Area Network Littoral Sensor
Grid (LSG) System - Navy
SOL: N00167SEAPORT
DUE: 05-23-11
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, has a requirement for the
development, test and evaluation of a Floating Area Network Littoral Sensor Grid (LSG)
system. This requirement focuses on system integration, testing, demonstration and
certification/qualification of the floating area LSG system.Synopsis

8. Request for Information (RFI) for Full Disk Encryption Method for Commercial
Mobile Devices - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-SN-11-34
DUE: 05-02-11
This is a Request for Information (RFI) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA). DARPA, within the guidelines described in its charter, wishes to
support research to assist the Department of Defense and the Federal Government in
addressing the cross-agency challenges associated with securing proprietary data
stored in commercial mobile devices (CMDs). The primary purpose of this RFI is to
discover new technologies and methods to support full disk and system encryption of the
CMDs (specifically Apple and Android platforms) to include a pre-boot environment to
load the operating system. The solution must use an AES-256 bit encryption algorithm
compliant with FIPS 140-2 as published by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST). In order to meet this objective, DARPA extends an invitation to
industry and universities to submit a whitepaper with ideas/concepts that describe an
innovative existing technology approach that can be deployed in less than 90 days.
Synopsis

9. Deployed Energy Storage Program Proposers' Day - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-SN-11-35
DUE: 042211
PROPOSERS' DAY CONFERENCE: DARPA will host a Proposers' Day Workshop in
support of the BAA 11-53, Deployed Energy Storage (DES) program on April 27, 2011 at
The Hilton Hotel, 950 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The
purpose of this conference is to provide information on the Deployed Energy Storage
(DES) program; promote additional discussion on this topic; address questions from
potential proposers; and provide a forum for potential proposers to present their
capabilities for teaming opportunities. PROGRAM OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the DES program is to develop a system that can be deployed to forward
operating bases (FOBs) that will store and distribute power from traditional and
renewable power sources to provide the user with an uninterrupted reserve energy
supply with millisecond to multiple day power interruptions or extended periods of
reduced availability of energy supply. Such a capability will minimize the amount of fuel
needed for power generation at FOBs. A technology solution to the DES uninterruptible
power challenge must be capable of responding to power fluctuations that span from
short-term (milliseconds to hours) to long-term (hours to days) durations.
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=b0c648a793e903c72b03cee4f
f47b2bf&tab=core&_cview=0

10. Broad Agency Announcement for Innovative Technologies and Methodologies
for Reducing Various Environmental Problems – Air Force
SOL: AFCEEBAA-11-002
DUE: 04-20-11
 *** The AFCEE Website is now up for AFCEEBAA-11-002 (BAA 002) Phase I White
Paper submittals. As a reminder, complete the 2-page proposal online form (white
paper) by 20 April 2011 no later than 4:00 pm CST. *** This announcement seeks out
proposals that demonstrate and validate innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective
technologies and/or methodologies that will lead to accelerated closure of environmental
sites across the Air Force, eliminate or reduce hazardous material use and
environmental release, and serve the Air Force's future environmental needs. Validated
technologies and methodologies must comply with all applicable regulatory
requirements, policies and guidance in the Restoration, Compliance Restoration,
Pollution Prevention, and Military Munitions Response Programs.
Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

11. BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT - INTENT TO ESTABLISH GOVERNMENT-
UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP(S) IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
FOR THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION
SOL: BAA-2514-GI
DUE: 040612
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is soliciting proposals from
universities with graduate schools of Science and Engineering with applied research
centers to put in place one or more long term partnership(s), which will collaborate on
and support a broad range of technical and research projects related to improving
capabilities in collection and information sharing, data fusion/analysis, knowledge
discovery, intelligence architecture, emerging technologies, irregular and asymmetrical
warfare as well as critical programs of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD) and
other federal agencies. The specific purpose is to provide the warfighter with
demonstrations and research of rapidly evolving and leading edge technologies,
techniques and research to enhance the warfighter's capability to counter the many
threats of irregular warfare. These projects and/or demonstration opportunities may be
pursued either at the university's facilities or at Government facilities, depending on the
particular project needs. Under this Agreement, the awarded university will collaborate
with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Patuxent River, Maryland, on
a broad range of projects utilizing multiple disciplines in research, development and
training projects. These projects will be developed and implemented into a
demonstration of experimental exercises at any number of the University's or the
Government's demonstration or training areas. The University will provide appropriate
access to their facilities in support of these demonstrations and exercise projects.
Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

12.Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) - DARPA
SOL: DARPA-BAA-11-45
DUE: 060311: The goal of E-PHI is to develop the necessary technologies,
architectures, and design innovations to enable novel chip-scale electronic-
photonic/mixed-signal integrated circuits on a common silicon substrate. See the full
DARPA-BAA-11-45 document attached. Important Dates Posting Date: April 14, 2011
Proposal Due Date: June 3, 2011 @ 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time Proposer's Day:
May 2, 2011 Synopsis

13. Advanced Fossil Energy Research: Novel Developments in Sensors and
Controls for Fossil Energy Power Generation and Fuel Production Technologies –
Dept Energy
Solicitation: DE-FOA-0000518
Due: May 16, 2011
This FOA seeks to develop the technologies and approaches necessary to achieve the
following:
1. Develop decision-based algorithms for interfacing heterogeneous sensor networks to
enable intelligent real-time decision making capability and allow for appropriate methods
for managing complexity at the sensor network level.
2. Develop novel coatings and embedded sensors for online and in-situ assessment of a
component or process.

3. Develop real-time sensor networks that enable multi-dimensional reconstruction of
reacting systems and operating components.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=85514



14.INFLATABLE AERODYNAMIC DECELERATOR - NASA
SOL: NNL11ZB1005R
NASA/LaRC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Inflatable Aerodynamic
Decelerator (IAD) research and development. Inflatable/deployable aerodynamic
decelerators are cross-cutting technologies being developed to achieve improved
atmospheric entry capabilities, which can enable high-mass robotic and human
exploration missions. The principle purpose of this IAD requirement is to provide design,
analysis, fabrication, and testing of IAD systems for space vehicle aerocapture, entry,
decent and landing for hypersonic, supersonic, transonic and subsonic regimes,
including but not limited to, the inflatable structure, thermal protection system (TPS), and
restraint system for stowage. Materials to be used for the system include, but are not
limited to, refractory cloths, threads, and yarns; ceramic insulating battings; polyimide
films; and fiber-reinforced polyimide films.
Synopsis


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Other Funding Opportunities:
This and earlier notices are archived at
http://www.egr.msu.edu/egr/research/resources/fundingopps/enews-archive-list.php
Environmental RFPS posted by MSU (Tom Dietz):
http://www.environment.msu.edu/news/funding.html
 -SBIR/STTR - info for many agencies: http://www.zyn.com/sbir/scomp.htm
-Grants.Gov – search individually by key word, agency, etc.
http://www.grants.gov/applicants/find_grant_opportunities.jsp
-Army Research Office: http://www.aro.army.mil/research/index.htm
-Institutionally limited proposals for MSU –
http://resfacil.msu.edu/groups/ILP/wiki/087cd/Institutionally_Limited_Application_Proced
ure.html
-NIH - Bioimaging/Bioengineering opportunities –
http://www.nibib.nih.gov/publicPage.cfm?pageID=1879
-Office of Naval Research: http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/business_opp.asp
-Michigan Biotechnology - www.michbio.org
-For more Funding Opportunity information, Search Engines, etc. see the DER Funding
web site:
http://www.egr.msu.edu/egr/research/resources/fundingopps/index.php

				
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