The contractor will be responsible for designing, synthesizing, processing, testing, and characterization of materials and the fabrication and testing of sensors and systems in the laboratory and in the field.
A major thrust of the NRL contract includes conducting such tasks for chemical and biological sensors and systems (both hardware and software) to detect, identify, and quantify chemical and biological warfare agents, pathogenic organisms, drugs of abuse, explosives, pollutants, and other environmental contaminants.
Other highlighted requirements include the design, synthesis, and characterization of materials including fuels, propellants, explosives, metals, organics, polymers, biomaterials, inorganics, ceramics, ionic liquids, superconductors, nanoparticles, nanomaterials, and other functional materials for a variety of Department of Defense applications.
Computational and computer support of the R&D efforts from analytical algorithms to autonomous system integration is also required.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: N00173-13-R-PW06.