OND -- FY20 Science & Technology Program Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Development of Advanced Technologies for Diagnostic Sensors and Neutralization of Buried & Surface Munitions in Land Environments

Funding Agency:
Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) force is tasked with handling and safely disposing of a variety of explosive and non-explosive threats. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) DoD EOD Science and Technology (S&T) Program develops and demonstrates emerging technologies for DoD EOD missions and threat areas. In this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), ONR requests white papers and full proposals for the development of advanced technologies for diagnostic sensing and neutralization of buried and surface devices or munitions in land environments only. ONR is seeking novel, innovative and/or high risk/high payoff ideas and approaches. Please see Appendix 1 for further description of the research opportunity. 

The goals for this BAA are to conduct innovative research and develop technology that will improve the warfighter’s ability to: 1) Diagnose the functionality of a device or munition and 2) Neutralize the device or munition and to render it harmless or incapable of firing. 3) Both 1 and 2 will address surface and buried munitions in land environments.


  • Required White Papers: Oct. 11, 2019
  • Full Proposals: Dec. 20, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

All responsible sources from academia, industry and the research community may submit proposals under this BAA. 



Amount Description

The planned funding amounts and period of performance are as follows:

*Total Amount of Funding Available (over 2-3 years): $6,000,000

*Anticipated Number of Awards: 4-6

*Anticipated Range of Individual Award Amounts: 350-500K per year

*Anticipated Period of Performance: 2-3 years

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

October 11, 2019