DARPA to brief industry on RadioBio program to communicate biologically using radio waves

ARLINGTON, Va. – ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. military researchers will use an online Webcast to brief industry later this month on a new initiative to determine if humans and other living things can communicate with one another biologically with radio waves without the use of conventional antennas or RF transmitting equipment.

Feb 9th, 2017
DARPA to brief industry on RadioBio program to communicate biologically using radio waves
DARPA to brief industry on RadioBio program to communicate biologically using radio waves
ARLINGTON, Va. – ARLINGTON, Va. U.S. military researchers will use an online Webcast to brief industry later this month on a new initiative to determine if humans and other living things can communicate with one another biologically with radio waves without the use of conventional antennas or RF transmitting equipment.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will present a Webcast from 1 to 2:30 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, 21 Feb. 2017, concerning the upcoming RadioBio program.

The RadioBio program aims to establish definitively whether purposeful signaling via electromagnetic waves between people and other biological systems exists and, if it does, determine the mechanisms involved and the information being transferred.

The program will determine the validity of electromagnetic biosignaling claims and, where evidence exists, learn how the structure and function of these natural “antennae” generate and receive information in a noisy background.

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New applications and capabilities in this kind of biological RF communications may result from this program, in addition to potential new strategies for dealing with communications in a cluttered electromagnetic environment, DARPA officials say.

The goals of the RadioBio proposers day Webcast are to outline the RadioBio program; explain the mechanics of a typical DARPA program; and encourage teaming among potential proposers.

Those interested should register for the RadioBio proposers day Webcast no later than 16 Feb. 2017 online at www.cvent.com/d/pvqhxc.

Webcast access is limited to 500 participants. Registrants in excess of this maximum capacity limitation will be added to await list. If slots become available due to cancellations, they will be filled on a first come, first served basis from the wait list.

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To promote teaming, companies may place themselves on the RadioBio proposer profile list by emailing a one-page profile consisting of their contact information; a brief description of their technical competencies; and, desired expertise from other organizations to RadioBioBAA@darpa.mil no later than 24 Feb. 2017.

Email questions or concerns about the DARPA RadioBio program to Program Manager Michael Fiddy at RadioBioBAA@darpa.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-17-25/listing.html.

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