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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Strategic Plan May 2009

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Strategic Plan May 2009

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This document describes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) strategy, as required by Section 2352, Title 10 of the United States Code. It provides a top-level view of DARPA’s activities for Congress, the research community, and various elements of the Department of Defense (DoD).
This strategic plan describes DARPA’s mission, business processes, research thrusts and objectives, and research projects to achieve the objectives.

http://www.darpa.mil/Docs/StratPlan09.pdf
This document describes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) strategy, as required by Section 2352, Title 10 of the United States Code. It provides a top-level view of DARPA’s activities for Congress, the research community, and various elements of the Department of Defense (DoD).
This strategic plan describes DARPA’s mission, business processes, research thrusts and objectives, and research projects to achieve the objectives.

http://www.darpa.mil/Docs/StratPlan09.pdf

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 3.1. Robust, Secure, Self-Forming Networks............................................................................143.2. Detection, Precision ID, Tracking, and Destruction of Elusive Targets.............................203.3. Urban Area Operations.......................................................................................................223.4. Advanced Manned and Unmanned Systems.......................................................................253.5. Detection, Characterization, and Assessment of Underground Structures.........................283.6. Space...................................................................................................................................303.7. Increasing the Tooth to Tail Ratio......................................................................................333.8. Bio-Revolution....................................................................................................................373.9. Core Technologies..............................................................................................................433.9.1. Quantum Science and Technology.......................................................................433.9.2. Bio-Info-Micro......................................................................................................433.9.3. Materials...............................................................................................................443.9.4. Power and Energy.................................................................................................453.9.5. Microsystems........................................................................................................453.9.6. Information Technology.......................................................................................483.9.7. Mathematics..........................................................................................................483.9.8. Manufacturing Science and Technology..............................................................493.9.9. Lasers....................................................................................................................49
 
 
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Figure 1: DARPA’s organization....................................................................................................2Figure 2: Timelines and investments in science and technology....................................................3Figure 3: DARPA’s role in science and technology.......................................................................4Figure 4: DARPA’s Basic Research funding (current dollars).......................................................4Figure 5: Total S&T funding in DoD and DARPA (current dollars).............................................4Figure 6: DARPA’s senior leadership and technical program managers have visitednumerous military bases, commands, training centers, and other Defensefacilities........................................................................................................................7Figure 7: Key DARPA accomplishments spanning more than five decades..................................8Figure 8: DARPA transition methods...........................................................................................11Figure 9: Bridging the Network-Centric Operations gap between strategic/operationaland tactical levels of deployment and warfare...........................................................15Figure 10: DARPA’s Network Centric Radio System – a dual-rate, mobile ad hocnetwork for the maneuver force.................................................................................15Figure 11: XG Communications technology and system concepts for dynamic spectrumaccess..........................................................................................................................16Figure 12: The Optical RF Communications Adjunct (ORCA) program will design,build, and demonstrate a prototype tactical network connecting ground-basedand airborne elements.................................................................................................17Figure 13: The goal of the Next Generation Core Optical Networks (CORONET)program is to increase optical network throughput with reduced latency andoperational cost...........................................................................................................18Figure 14: Chip-Scale Atomic Clock: ultra-miniaturized, low-power, atomic time andfrequency reference units...........................................................................................19Figure 15: Networked operations..................................................................................................21Figure 16: A composite image of a tank under trees formed from observations by a ladarsensor..........................................................................................................................21Figure 17: Decision aids help manage and adjust sensor routes to cover moving targets............22Figure 18: LANdroid concept of operations.................................................................................25Figure 19: Unmanned Vehicles – the increasing challenge of autonomy....................................26Figure 20: A160 long endurance unmanned rotorcraft demonstrating a 1000 poundpayload carriage capability over a distance of 962 kilometers during an eighthour flight in September 2007....................................................................................26Figure 21: Vulture ultra-long endurance aircraft..........................................................................27Figure 22: Tartan Racing’s (Carnegie Mellon University) “Boss,” the first place finisherin the DARPA Urban Challenge, on the course.........................................................28Figure 23: Cave entrance..............................................................................................................29Figure 24: Underground facility detection and characterization..................................................29Figure 25: DARPA’s space thrust.................................................................................................30Figure 26: Falcon hypersonic technology vehicle (HTV)............................................................31Figure 27: The System F6 space architecture replaces the traditional monolithicspacecraft with a wireless “virtual spacecraft” operating as a cluster of modules.......................................................................................................................32Figure 28: Major themes supporting enhanced decision-making.................................................33Figure 29: Personalized Assistant that Learns (PAL)...................................................................34

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