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Army offers firms $250,000 each for Precision Contact Lens Sensors

Published: 11/15/2023

By Daniel Smoot, Office of Army Prize Competitions and Army Applied SBIR Program

The Army Small Business Innovation Research Program requests small and nontraditional businesses to submit proposals for its Precision Control Lens Eye Tracking Sensors solicitation. Through this effort, the Army seeks to improve Soldier training, cognitive monitoring and command and control capabilities in extended-reality environments — including harsh and highly-mobile Army operations.

As part of the solicitation, the U.S. Army will require small and nontraditional businesses to provide technical proposals and feasibility studies for an eye-tracking system that has sensors embedded in the contact lens. Applicants must submit proposal packages through the Defense SBIR|STTR Innovation Portal.

Pre-Release Period (Open Q&A): Nov. 14 – Nov. 27, 2023, at noon ET

Open Submission (Q&A through DSIP only): Nov. 28, 2023 – Jan. 3, 2024, at noon ET

Forecasted Dollars and Time

  • Up to $250,000 | Phase I (Up to 6 months)
  • Up to $1.9 million | Phase II (Up to 18 months)
  • Up to $1.9 million | Sequential Phase II (Up to 18 months)

The Army SBIR Program awards Phase I contracts to small and nontraditional businesses with solutions exhibiting technical merit and commercial potential. The program awards Phase II and Direct to Phase II contracts to businesses tackling Army needs with mature technologies capable of gaining increased federal support.

The program will continue to announce new contract awards via topic announcements and through email. We encourage you to follow Army SBIR|STTR on our Facebook, X (Formerly Twitter), and LinkedIn channels for the latest program news, information and topic opportunities.

Please contact the Army SBIR mailbox if you have any questions.

Army offers firms $250,000 each for Precision Contact Lens Sensors

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