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Novel Directed Energy research proposals

The Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) seeks proposals from academia, industry and Government-funded organisations for novel Directed Energy concepts, technologies and techniques. Submissions close 12th January 2021.

The Directed Energy call is seeking proposals for leap-ahead proposals for High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Power Radio Frequency / High Power Microwave (HPRF/HPM) technologies.

What are the research problems?

Directed Energy (DE) Defence Systems are potentially disruptive solutions for a range of challenging Defence applications. With the rapid maturation of DE systems, based on High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Power Radio Frequency / High Power Microwave (HPRF/HPM) technologies, DE solutions are becoming a significant subset of the layered defence capability which includes both offensive systems and countermeasures to a multitude of continually evolving threats.

S&T proposals are sought in the field of DE technologies and systems, within the following broad focus areas: 

  • Novel DE concepts, technologies, techniques and Defence applications
  • Methods and approaches to hardware and software integration into DE systems
  • DE effects, including human effects, countermeasures and protection

Application process

Submissions are to be made via AusTender.

Potential suppliers wishing to respond to this procurement will be required to fully comply with and meet the following conditions for participation:

  1. Clause 5 - Statement of Tax Record;
  2. Clause 8 - Defence Security requirements; and
  3. Applicants must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) or a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) to participate in this procurement.

The call for proposals closes at 1400 (Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) on 12th January 2021.

Tender response are to be submitted electronically via AusTender website using the 'Lodgement Page' link on the 'tender notification'.

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Key information

The call for proposals closes at 1400 (Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) on 12th January 2021.

Submit your proposal

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