This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Basic and Applied Research at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center is open to Concept Papers as of 29 February 2020 and will remain open through 28 February 2025.

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) identifies scientific and technical areas of interest for research and/or exploratory development. This BAA is conducted using full and open competition. In an effort to minimize proposal preparation cost, this BAA utilizes a two-step process.

The first step will be the submission of a concept paper. Offerors that submit concept papers that are consistent with the intent of the BAA, and are of interest to the Government will be invited to submit a proposal (step two). Such an invitation does not assure that the submitting organization will be awarded a contract. Instructions for the submission of a concept paper are required prior to the submission of a proposal.

Failure to follow this two-step process may preclude the chance for award. Proposals submitted in response to the BAA will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria set forth in the BAA. Technical evaluations will employ a peer or scientific review process. A proposal’s technical evaluation and its importance to agency programs, along with funding availability are primary bases for contract award. Cost realism and reasonableness shall also be considered to the extent appropriate.

The BAA technical areas of interest are divided into the following groups:

A. COMBAT FEEDING
– COMBAT FEEDING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
– COMBAT RATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

B. SOLDIER PROTECTION AND SURVIVABILITY
– WARFIGHTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES

  1. Integrated Protective Headborne Equipment and Injury Diagnostic/Assessment Tools
  2. Modular Personal Protection Equipment (MPPE) and Injury Diagnostic/Assessment Tools
  3. Chemical/Biological Protection for Individuals
  4. Flame and Thermal Protection for the Individual Soldier
  5. Counter surveillance
  6. Body Worn Interactive Materials
  7. Materials Nanotechnology
  8. Advanced Protection, Integration Technologies/Systems and Assessment Methods
  9. Integrated Sound, Light and Blast Management for the Ears and Eyes
    TEXTILE TECHNOLOGIES
  10. Multi‐Functional Materials
  11. High Performance Multi‐component Fibers
    MODELING AND SIMULATION
  12. Individual Ground Soldier and Small Unit Operational Effectiveness and Survivability

    C. SOLDIER PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
  13. Body‐Worn Systems, Hand Held Devices, Smart‐Lightweight Electronic Components, and Information processing to Increase Soldier Maneuverability and Protection through on‐Soldier Sensing, Remote Sensing, and Knowledge Management
  14. Biomechanics
  15. Anthropometry
  16. Warrior Performance
  17. Soldier Power Sources, Power & Data Distribution and Management
  18. Future Warrior Technology Integration
  19. Technology Assessment and Simulation Tools
  20. Ecological Approach to Warfighter Survivability; Perception‐Action‐Cognition
  21. Soldier Centric Sensors, Information Portrayal, & Data Management Technologies
  22. Soldier/Squad Performance Optimization
  23. Human Factors

    D. EXPEDITIONARY MANEUVER SUPPORT AND FIELD SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES
  24. Research and Development
    1.2 Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Protection
    1.3 Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Pulse (EMI/EMP) Protection
    1.4 Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency
    1.5 Detection Avoidance
  25. Maneuver and Movement/Sustainment: Deployment/Durability
  26. Functional Integration of Multiple Technologies
  27. Miscellaneous
  28. Unit/Organization Equipment

    E. AERIAL DELIVERY
    – ADVANCED PERSONNEL AND CARGO AIRDROP SYSTEMS

    F. SIMULATION AND TRAINING TECHNOLOGY
    – EMBEDDED TRAINING (ET)
    – LIVE TRAINING SIMULATION OF TACTICAL WEAPON SYSTEM LETHALITY
    – MEDICAL SIMULATION AND TRAINING
    – ADVANCED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION
    – CYBER WARFARE FOR TRAINING (CyWar‐T)
    – ADAPTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS
    – BATTLESPACE VISUALIZATION AND INTERACTION
    – SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS
    – DISMOUNTED SOLDIER RESEARCH