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Call for Projects

To better inform the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering of prototyping and capability technology demonstration activities in Fiscal Year 2017, the DASD (EC&P) is initiating a call to identify projects.

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Paul MacCready

Reducing Tactical Radio Operator's Profile
and Increasing their Survivability

The Body Wearable Antenna Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD)

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Paul MacCready

AGILITY

Paul MacCready wins the Kremer prize in 1977 for human powered flight by designing an aircraft that can quickly be reconfigured, saving time during the prototyping process.

Paul MacCready, NASA photo by Tom Tschida

HMS Hermes

INNOVATION

Declining budgets following WWI coincided with the rise of air power.
HMS Hermes is the first official aircraft carrier.

HMS Hermes, U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation

Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 prototype

AFFORDABILITY

In 1947, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 prototype
the start of big budget prototyping efforts.

Bell X-1 and Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force Photo

What Is Prototyping?

To better manage, develop, demonstrate and evaluate multi-domain and joint emerging and operational capabilities that address DoD priorities and promote the use and benefits of prototyping throughout the DoD.

Proof-of-principle prototyping validates the technical feasibility of a capability and explores its operational value.

Pre–engineering and manufacturing development prototyping advances capabilities that have already demonstrated some technical and operational promise.

Role of DASD(EC&P)
Role of DASD(EC&P)

Emerging Capability and Prototyping enables the rapid and affordable introduction of new capabilities. The capabilities may respond to an emerging threat, a mission capability gap, or may enhance interoperability or service life of existing systems. Through its three program offices, EC&P has the flexibility to respond quickly and affordably to a broad range of capability challenges.

How Do You Work with Us?

Partnering is vital to our success, and there are many ways we engage with government, science and technology community, and industry partners. Our prototype selection process describes interactions with several types of partnering organizations at each stage of the process.

Featured Prototyping
Featured Prototyping
Reducing Tactical Radio Operator's Profile and
Increasing their Survivability

The Body Wearable Antenna Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD)

Tactical radio operators are distinguished by whip antennas, making them targets for enemy fire. An alternative to present whip antennas is particularly needed for specialized missions, as well as other combat situations.

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body Wearble Antenna