Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Gary Denman announced
today that the Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) solicitation release date
has been extended to February 17, 1995.
Denman noted, "We were very pleased with the response to our call for papers.
We've received a great many that could make a significant improvement in the
advanced technology available to the military. This delay will allow time for
submitters to discuss their concept in detail with the ARPA program managers
and, we hope, will result in a set of proposals of even greater benefit to
Since December 21, 1995, TRP has reviewed over 1,300 concept papers in 13
technology focus areas, including advanced polymers for aircraft, millimeter
wave technology and electric/hybrid vehicles. Feedback on the papers is now on
the way back to the submitters.
The TRP is an ARPA-led program designed to provide affordable leading-edge
technology to the Department of Defense (DoD) by leveraging commercial
know-how, investments, and markets. The program does this either by finding a
new market for existing defense technologies in order to significantly lower
the price to DoD, or, for those areas in which commercial technology leads
Defense, by providing DoD access to emerging commercial technology.
In previous competitions, TRP has funded efforts across a wide range of
Defense-relevant technologies. For example, TRP projects are focusing on
improving the performance of uncooled IR sensors while reducing their cost of
by a factor of 10. This will allow widespread use of night vision, greatly
increasing the U.S. military ability to fight at night.