8. Time Recorded Ubiquitous Sensor Technologies (TRUST)

Division of Engineering Research
Sep 26, 2009
- Engineering Noontime Session - Tuesday Sep 29, 12-1 Panel Discussion on NSF Tips and
Strategies from Faculty who Frequently Review for NSF. Participants include: R. Burgueno
(CEE), C. Chan (CHEMS), S. Shaw (ME), H. Khalil (ECE) with input from Drs. Kempel and Buch.
Room 3540 Eng. Bldg, pizza and pop provided.
-RPA-E Targeted Public Workshops Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy Techline
To continue the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy’s (ARPA-E) ongoing effort to seek
public input into developing potential programs and funding opportunities, ARPA-E will host a series of
workshops in targeted areas of interest in October and November 2009. The information gathered at
these workshops will supplement data received from the September 2009 Request For information
(RFI). Potential workshops include (subject to change):
 Grid Scale Energy Storage – Oct 4, 2009 Seattle WA
 Energy Storage for Vehicles
Direct Solar Fuels
Waste Heat Recovery/ Solid State Lighting
 Carbon Capture & Sequestration
ARPA-E will post an announcement for each workshop, as their dates of approach, at http://arpae.energy.gov/PI.html . Each workshop will be open to the public, however will be subject to space
limitations. To secure a space in a workshop, interested parties must sign up in advanced and
receive confirmation/directions from ARPA-E. Since ARPA-E believes interest for each workshop will
exceed available space, a summary of results from these workshops will be published on the ARPA-E
website.For more information about ARPA-E, please visit http://arpa-e.energy.gov/
-Check out your listing in the Faculty Expertise Database. Changes can be made via the Update
button. http://www.egr.msu.edu/egr/research/resources/facultyexpertise.php
-If you’ve been away, archived E-Funding News are easily accessed at
1. ARGONAUT – Air Force
2. Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corp Science and
3. DARPA-BAA-09-55: Persistent Stare Exploitation and Analysis System (PerSEAS)
4. Ceramics (CER) – NSF
6. Survivability of Interdependent Systems and Components RFI DARPA-SN-09-69
7. Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) FY 2010 Competition - NSF
8. Time Recorded Ubiquitous Sensor Technologies (TRUST)
9. Highly Potent Cancer Therapeutics using Nanotechnology - NIH
10. Materials for Lightening Protection of Composite Airframe Structures – Air Force
11. Functional Modeling of Pediatric Upper Airway Disorders (R01) - NIH
12. Honda Initiation Grant
1. ARGONAUT – Air Force
SOL: BAA-09-RD-02
This is a 5-year Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) with CALLS describing the research areas of
interest for the Applied Research reGarding Operationally Novel And Unique Technologies
(ARGONAUT) program. Multiple awards of contracts of various values and periods of performance
are anticipated. Periodically over the next five (5) years, proposal call announcements (CALLS) may
be issued in the FedBizOpps/EPS to request proposals for specific research efforts under technical
areas. These subsequent CALLS will contain specific descriptions of the research effort to be
addressed, anticipated period of performance, information peculiar to the specific research technical
area, and the expected dollar range for proposals received under the CALL.
2. Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corp Science and
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and
Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and
Marine Corps operations. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare ONR's broad
role in competitive funding of meritorious research across a spectrum of science and engineering
disciplines. Prior to preparing proposals, potential offerors are strongly encouraged to contact the
ONR point of contact (POC) whose program best matches the offeror's field of interest.
3. DARPA-BAA-09-55: Persistent Stare Exploitation and Analysis System (PerSEAS)
Industry Day – Oct 15, 2009
Proposal Due Date - December 8, 2009, 12 noon (ET)
DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of airborne, wide area motion imagery
processing, analysis, and exploitation. The envisioned Persistent Stare Exploitation and Analysis
System (PerSEAS) program is a software systems development and demonstration program for
automatically and interactively discovering actionable intelligence from airborne, wide area motion
imagery (WAMI) of complex urban environments. Used in a forensic mode, the system will exploit
hours and days of WAMI data to identify threat activities and the underlying threat indicators. Used in
a near real time mode, the system will alert the user to developing threat activities in-time to interdict.
In addition to the EO/IR data available from WAMI sensors, PerSEAS will receive/send information
from/to other intelligence sources. The PerSEAS program will significantly reduce the time required to
perform many current exploitation tasks and greatly enhance an analyst's ability to exploit the
burgeoning volume of WAMI data. Solutions to this program will require a multidisciplinary approach
drawing on expertise from computer vision, probabilistic reasoning, machine learning and other
related domains. Due to the technological challenges in this program, offerors are strongly
encouraged to include universities and other research institutes on their teams.An Industry Day will be
held on October 15, 2009 in Arlington VA to 1) provide information on the PerSEAS program, 2)
address questions from potential offerors, and 3) provide a forum for potential offerors to present their
capabilities for teaming opportunities.
4. Ceramics (CER) - NSF
Solicitation: Apply to PD 09-1774
Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2009 - October 31, 2009
This program supports basic research and education in ceramics (including oxides, carbides, nitrides
and borides) as well as diamond and inorganic carbon-based materials. The objective of the program
is to increase fundamental understanding and develop predictive capabilities for relating synthesis,
processing, and microstructure of these materials to their properties and ultimate performance in
various environments and applications. Topics supported include: basic processes and mechanisms
associated with nucleation and growth of thin films; bulk crystal growth; phase transformations and
equilibria; morphology; surface modification; corrosion, interfaces and grain boundary structure;
defects; and the interrelationship among experimental conditions, phenomena, and properties. The
microstructures investigated range from crystalline, polycrystalline, and amorphous to composite and
nanostructured materials. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5352
SOL: NNL10ZB1014
DUE: 10-30-09
This is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Request for Information (RFI). It is emphasized that the requested information is only intended to
determine the current state of the art in the areas described herein. It does not constitute a
commitment, implied or otherwise, that NASA will solicit for such procurement in the future. White
papers in response to this notice will also verify reasonableness and feasibility of future requirements
and promote competition.
6. Survivability of Interdependent Systems and Components RFI DARPA-SN-09-69
DUE: 10-16-09
The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is
seeking ideas that may support a new DARPA program to demonstrate innovative concepts and
technologies that dramatically increase the Department of Defense's (DoD's) technology for making
realistic predictions of survivability. The DoD depends heavily on the trustworthy performance of
complex, interdependent systems at all levels of its activities. For example, electronic equipment,
computing infrastructure, communication networks, airborne, naval and ground vehicles, logistics
chains, and force protection structures rely on the assured functioning of their components and subsystems to satisfy their mission requirements. Realistic predictions of the survivability of such
systems are essential to the DoD for planning and executing its myriad operations.
7. Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) FY 2010 Competition - NSF
Solicitation: NSF 09-611
Due: January 26, 2010
Four kinds of activity will be supported in FY 2010: (1) Genome-Enabled Plant Research (GEPR)
awards to tackle major unanswered questions in plant biology on a genome-wide scale; (2)
Transferring Research from Model Systems (TRMS) awards to apply basic biological findings made
using model systems to studying the basic biology of plants of economic importance; (3) Tools and
Resources for Plant Genome Research (TRPGR) awards to support development of novel
technologies and analysis tools to enable discovery in plant genomics; and (4) Comparative Plant
Genome Sequencing (CPGS) awards to support development of sequence resources to enable
research in economically important crop plants and plant processes of potential economic value.
Proposals addressing these opportunities are welcomed at all scales, from single-investigator projects
through multi-investigator, multi-institution projects, commensurate with the scope of the work
proposed. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09611/nsf09611.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25
8. Time Recorded Ubiquitous Sensor Technologies (TRUST)
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-09-BAA09-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Due: Nov 9, 2009
The Time Recorded Ubiquitous Sensor Technologies (TRUST) Project was initiated by DHS- S&T to
solicit innovative solutions to detect and provide an alert to the presence of WMD, contraband, and
anomalous substances in maritime shipping containers during their transit to U.S. ports from foreign
ports.The TRUST Project is seeking game-changing technologies that offer break-through potential
and that may be disruptive to the traditional manner in which technology development occurs.
Accordingly, DHS-S&T is willing to accept moderate to high technology development risk if the effort
promises a high payoff.
9. Highly Potent Cancer Therapeutics using Nanotechnology - NIH
SOL: S10-038
DUE: 10-09-09
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to identify and evaluate the potential of candidate
nanotechnologies to significantly improve the therapeutic index, bioavailabilty, solubility, or
pharmacokinetics of otherwise failed anti-cancer agents.
10. Materials for Lightening Protection of Composite Airframe Structures – Air Force
SOL: BAA-08-20-PKM
The objective of this program focuses on developing novel technologies to provide protection and
mitigation from: high power microwave (HPM) sources; aircraft lightning strikes; high voltage
electrostatic discharges (ESDs) on satellite structures; as well as the passive detection and direction
determination of HPM threats to enable: the operation of electronics in a harsh radio frequency (RF)
environment, and the ability to allow for operation of personnel in a HPM environment. The successful
proposals will include a research team that identifies a useful technology, validates the performance
of the technology, and demonstrates the ability to produce the technology for one or more of the key
research areas identified in the BAA.
11. Functional Modeling of Pediatric Upper Airway Disorders (R01) - NIH
Request for Applications (RFA) Number: RFA-HL-10-017
Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): December 14, 2009
Application Due Date(s): January 12, 2010
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) solicits grant applications from
institutions/organizations to participate in a new NHLBI program on Functional Modeling of Pediatric
Upper Airway Disorders. The objective is to identify the biological and structural components limiting
airflow in congenital or acquired disorders of the pediatric upper airway (infant to adolescent). The
ultimate goal is to develop novel approaches that will identify targets for intervention to correct
obstruction of airflow through the upper airway. This program will require collaborations among
experts in computational modeling (mathematicians/bioengineers) with clinician scientists (e.g.
pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, craniofacial surgeons, and/or radiologists). Use of the multiple PI
mechanism is encouraged. Only human studies will be supported.
12. Honda Initiation Grant
Pre-Proposal Due: Dec 2, 2009
$50,000 grants available in the fields of materials, robotics, automotive and other.
Due: Dec 8, 2009
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate
Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of
globally-engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions.
The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for
young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are
supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China,
Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program
provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and
an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.
Other Funding Opportunities:
This and earlier notices are archived at
Environmental RFPS posted by MSU (Tom Dietz):
-SBIR/STTR - info for many agencies: http://www.zyn.com/sbir/scomp.htm
-Grants.Gov – search individually by key word, agency, etc.
-Army Research Office: http://www.aro.army.mil/research/index.htm
-Institutionally limited proposals for MSU –
-NIH - Bioimaging/Bioengineering opportunities –
-Office of Naval Research: http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/business_opp.asp
-Michigan Biotechnology - www.michbio.org
-For more Funding Opportunity information, Search Engines, etc. see the DER Funding web site: