DoD Communities Of Interest: Big Data
Subject: Advanced Research Concepts (ARC)
Due Date: Oct 24, 2023 04:00 pm EDT
Government Organization: DARPA
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is issuing an Advanced Research Concept (ARC) Opportunity, inviting submissions of Abstracts for innovative exploratory research concepts in the technical domain of quantum computing applications. This ARC Opportunity is issued under the umbrella ARC Exploration Announcement (EA), DARPA-EA-23-01.
ARC Opportunities are designed to allow an individual researcher the opportunity and time to focus on nascent, paradigm-shifting ideas for national security applications. The aggregate level of effort for a proposed research concept must be equivalent to one full-time equivalent (FTE) and 12 months. Multiple researchers from the same organization may be proposed; however, DARPA expects that the individual(s) working on the proposed idea primarily focus on the effort for the entire period of performance to the maximum extent practical. Only minimal variation to this requirement will be accepted. The maximum period of performance is 12 months. The total award value is limited to a maximum of $300,000 in Government funding to cover the cost of the proposed FTE and required materials, equipment and Other Direct Costs.
To view the original DARPA Exploration Announcement for Advanced Research Concepts, visit SAM.gov under solicitation number DARPA-EA-23-01: https://sam.gov/opp/5c1bc5cce33d4ccf99c79b78b01e437a/view.
It is incumbent upon the proposer to review the underlying ARC Master solicitation Exploration Announcement, any resulting amendments to the master solicitation, and Frequently Asked Questions before preparing and submitting an abstract and/or submitting an Oral Proposal Package (if invited). All abstract submissions to this announcement must adhere to the instructions contained in the underlying master solicitations.
The IMPAQT ARC Opportunity is soliciting ideas to explore the following question: What are the applications for a quantum system with N*q > 10,000 as a co-processor for a classical computational system?
The IMPAQT ARC will explore novel algorithms and applications that can leverage practical quantum systems that are expected to be demonstrated within the next several years. IMPAQT will connect previously disparate communities; specifically, IMPAQT proposals should connect quantum computing (QC) researchers with application domain experts working on state-of-the-art classical solutions to target problems.
Questions regarding this EA should be emailed to IMPAQT@darpa.mil.
Questions or assistance, contact:
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