U. S. Department of Defense Needs Statement

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

U. S. Department of Defense Needs Statement

Solicitation Number: RRTO-20190130-W-DOD

Agency: Other Defense Agencies

Office: Office of the Secretary of Defense

Location: Rapid Reaction Technology Office

Response Date:  Feb 27, 2019 5:00 pm Eastern




The United States Department of Defense is interested in discovering innovative capabilities to advance the Department's modernization priorities and their enabling capabilities.  The Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology (RRTO) Innovation Outreach Program will conduct a Solutions Meeting in the Washington, DC area in summer 2019.  The Solutions Meeting will provide selected innovative companies an opportunity to make short technical presentations to government representatives about their technologies and/or products.  There is potential that companies may be selected for pilot projects or experimentation if their technology appears to match the needs described below.


The Department of Defense has prioritized technology modernization in the following areas: Microelectronics, Cyber, Quantum Science, Directed Energy, Networked C3, Space, Autonomy, Hypersonics, Machine Learning, and Missile Defense.  The Department of Defense seeks innovative, foundational technologies in the following bolded topic areas that can support or enable advances to the modernization priorities (candidate technology can be a stand-alone system, enabling technology related to the modernization priorities, or a component of a system):


Next Gen Computing, Processing, Sensing and Communications

• Neuromorphic Electronics

• Quantum Information and Sensing

 • 5G Wireless Communications for IoT

• Internet of Things Protection and Exploitation

• Passive Sensing

• Long-Range, Low-Power Communications


Smart Fabrics & Sensors

• Monitor Vital Signs

• Wearable Computer Systems

 • Flexible / Wearable Sensors

• Haptics


Artificial Intelligence

 • Synthetic Training / Operational Environments

• Imagery Processing

­   - Change Detection

­   - Pattern of Life Analysis

­   - 3D Representation

­   - Automated Object Recognition

• Decision Support Tools

• AI at the Edge


Power & Energy

• Scalable, High Energy Density Systems

• Micro-Power Generation

• Energy Scavenging & Harvesting

• Fast Charge Batteries



• Human-Machine Teaming

• Vehicle Networks and Controllers

• V2V and V2X Communications

• Human Performance Enhancement

 • Personal Autonomy Support

• Mobility & Logistics


Assured Electronics, MEMS, and Photonics

• Anti-Tamper / Anti-Counterfeit / Trusted and Assured Electronics

 • Low-Power / Ultra Low-Power Electronics

• Novel Metallics, Ceramics and Composites

• Integrated Photonics

• Novel Fiber Optics


Companies interested in participating in the Solutions Meeting should submit an application to RRTO Innovation via e-mail to osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.rrto-innovation@mail.mil.


The following information is required in the application (Note: only 1 application is permitted per company):

1. Email subject line "DoD Solutions Meeting"

2. Company name

3. Website address

4. POC, email, phone number and an alternate POC if desired

5. A succinct description (less than 100 words in length) of the one technology that the company plans to discuss if they are selected to present at the Solutions Meeting.  This description should be about the technology/capability, and should not include a description of the company.

6. Select the one technology area (the bolded technology areas above) that your technology BEST fits.  Do not list multiple technology areas.


All applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM EST, February 27, 2019. Submission of an application does not guarantee an invitation to the Solutions Meeting.



Selected companies will be responsible for their travel and all other expenses associated with participation in the DoD Solutions Meeting.