Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology ASA(ALT) releases contract opportunities on an ad-hoc basis to meet Army research and development needs.

Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies

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The Army CONUS and OCONUS ubiquitously use building materials and technologies. They account for a significant percentage of the overall Army carbon/climate footprint. This Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies topic seeks to address this carbon intensive aspect of military operations through disruptive materials, logistics and technologies from a life-cycle assessment (LCA) perspective to meet the goals of the Department of Defense Climate Adaptation plan and Army Climate Strategy.

Dual-Band Imager

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Missions require multiple sensors to achieve specific objectives. Present sensors use extended-range imaging applications that rely on antiquated technology. This results in extreme sensitivity to size, weight and power. These dismounted sensor configurations either necessitate separate imaging devices, or complex filtering schemes that increase system SWaP, to maintain operational effectiveness in all environments.

Conformable Hydrogen Storage

The goal of this topic is to develop conformable hydrogen storage vessels capable of storing hydrogen at 700 bar (10,000 pounds per square inch).

Hydrogen Generator

The purpose of this topic is to develop an on-demand hydrogen generation system that can quickly refuel a vehicle in situations where its main fuel tank is empty.

Army Tech Marketplace

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To develop, integrate and deploy a technology with a simple intuitive user interface that improves information exchange and the discovery of collaboration opportunities within the Army R&D and Acquisitions communities as well as between the Army and private sector technology providers and private sector technology integrators. The intent is to drive transition of R&D-funded technologies into the Army enterprise.

Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Readiness Kit


The current approach to developing Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) facilities is too expensive. The high price tag means smaller facilities and less frequent Soldier accessibility resulting in insufficient service for Soldiers’ holistic health, readiness levels, and human performance baselines to accomplish missions.

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Open Topic


The purpose of an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning focused Open Topic is to bring potentially valuable small business innovations to the Army and create an opportunity to expand the relevance of the Army SBIR program to businesses that do not normally compete for SBIR awards.

Wearable Radiation Sensors

Wearable Radiation Sensors

The topic focuses on developing technology that will allow the radiation detection industry to develop and propose low-cost dose rate meters that are significantly smaller and more wearable than those based on current GM-tubes. Smaller RADIACS (radiation detectors) will decrease the weight burden of equipment on its users, reducing fatigue and improving maneuverability through lighter and smaller equipment across the Army and other commercial platforms.

Non-Refrigerant-Based Cooling System for Cabin Cooling

Army Hummer

The goal is to develop alternative air handling units or systems to cool the cabin area and electronics, save costs across Army-wide infrastructure and eliminate the need for large specialty equipment recovery machines, which are required to maintain refrigerant systems.

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