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Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR)

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-13-23
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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DARPA-BAA-13-23
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Award Notice
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January 31, 2014
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HR0011-14-c-0013
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$2,128,834
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PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER
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112219014
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3333 Coyote Hill Rd.
Palo Alto , California 94304
United States
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Added: Jan 31, 2014 1:32 pm
The goal of the Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) BAA is to develop and establish a basis set of materials, components, integration, and manufacturing capabilities to undergird this new class of electronics. PARC will integrate their experience with stress-engineered materials, silicon processing, and microchip handling and deposition to create a transience technology
called Disintegration Upon Stress-release Trigger, or DUST. PARC proposes to develop stress-engineered substrates with integrated triggers and silicon proxy, or "dummy" circuits that, upon application of a short electrical trigger, will crumble into small, sand-like particles in a fraction of a second. The particle size is such that the individual pieces will be invisible to the naked eye at a reasonable distance and will blend into the
surrounding environment under a variety of CONOPS. The transience behavior is enabled as the intense internal stress of the substrate is released, and is the core element of this technology.
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675 North Randolph Street
Arlington, Virginia 22203-2114
United States
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Jimmy K. Hupalar,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 5712184810