- Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
- Intellectual Property
- Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)
- ARO Small Business Opportunities
- Broad Agency Announcements
- Collaborative Alliances
- Partnership Methods and Opportunities
- Small Business
- Scientific Services Program
- Technology Transfer
- University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs)
The CTAs listed below have been completed. They are provided for historical purposes only.
Advanced Decision Architectures Alliance
The purpose of the Advanced Decision Architectures Collaborative Technology Alliance was to design, test, and transition new cognitive and computer science innovations to facilitate better Soldier understanding of the tactical situation, more thorough evaluation of courses of action, and, ultimately, better and more timely decisions.
Advanced Sensors Alliance
The purpose of the Advanced Sensors Alliance Collaborative Technology Alliance was to develop affordable sensors that provide continuous situational awareness, rapid precise discrimination and targeting in all environments, and the ability to sense surroundings so as to navigate rapidly and defend oneself.
Communications and Networks Alliance
The purpose of the Communications and Networks Alliance Collaborative Technology Alliance was to develop technologies that enable a fully mobile, fully communicating, agile, situationally aware, and survivable lightweight force with Internetworked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. These wireless network technologies were required to operate with a heterogeneous mixture of individual Soldiers, ground vehicles, airborne platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics, and unattended ground sensor networks; and operate while on-the-move with a highly mobile network infrastructure, under severe bandwidth and energy constraints, while providing secure, jam-resistant communications in noisy hostile wireless environments.
Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology Alliance
To enhance tactical situational awareness in urban an4d complex terrain by enabling the autonomous operation of a collaborative ensemble of multifunctional, mobile microsystems through collaborative and multidisciplinary research.
Network Science Alliance
Brought together government, industry and academic institutions to perform foundational, cross-cutting research for a fundamental understanding of interactions, interdependencies, and common underlying science among multi-genre (social/cognitive, information, and communications) networks. Prediction and control of the composite behavior of these complex interacting networks to ultimately enhance effectiveness of Army systems and operations.
Power and Energy Alliance
The purpose of the Power and Energy Collaborative Technology Alliance was to advance fundamental sciences and understanding of efficient lightweight compact power and propulsion technologies needed for the individual Soldier, fuel-efficient vehicles and robotic platforms of the future Army.
The purpose of the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance was to make research investments in the core technologies that support the Army’s autonomous mobility goals, advancing the state of the art in three critical areas:
- Develop perception technologies that allow robotic vehicles to understand their environment
- Develop intelligent control technologies enabling robotic systems to autonomously plan, execute, and monitor operational tasks undertaken in complex, tactical environments
- Develop human-machine interfaces that allow Soldiers to effectively task robotic systems and minimize operator workload
Cognition and Neuroergonomics Alliance
The purpose of the Cognition and Neuroergonomics Collaborative Technology Alliance was to conduct research and development leading to the demonstration of fundamental translational principles of the application of neuroscience-based research and theory to complex operational settings. These principles guide the development of technologies that work in harmony with the capabilities and limitations of the human nervous system.