Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

The Militarization of the Deep Sea: DARPA Tuna

Fiberoptic

Tactical Undersea Network Architectures (TUNA). Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-14-32

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of undersea fiber optic-based communications networks. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

This solicitation seeks proposals for an initial fifteen month phase (Phase 1) of the Tactical Undersea Network Architectures (TUNA) program. Performers are sought for the following Technical Areas (TAs):

TA1. System designs
TA2. Small undersea fiber optic cables
TA3. Buoy node systems.

from Federal Business Opportunities https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ace0dc74e3f5c7819d49ce2f8a9307de&tab=core&_cview=0, Apr. 17, 2014