The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the Department of Defense (DoD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Science and Technology Program.
ONR develops and demonstrates emerging technologies for DoD EOD functional areas. The DoD EOD functional area include the ability to detect/locate, access, diagnose/identify, render safe/neutralize, and dispose of explosive hazards on land and in underwater environments.
Explosive hazards include conventional and unconventional foreign and domestic ordnance, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). An IED is a device placed in an improvised manner incorporating destructive, lethal, noxious, pyrotechnic, or incendiary chemicals to destroy, incapacitate, harass, or distract. It can include military stores, but normally is devised from non-military components.
ONR is looking for innovative technologies that will diagnose key components of buried and surface munitions in position. A buried munition may be covered by as much as 1 meter (39.37 inches) of a mix of non-homogenous, ferrous, wet or dry soil.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: N00014-17-S-B011. White papers are due by 9 June 2017.