Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE)
The Office of Naval Research (ONR 33) NEPTUNE program helps the Navy and Marine Corps discover ways to improve energy conservation, generate renewable energy and implement energy-efficient technologies — while giving active-duty military and veteran students the chance to immerse themselves in university-level research.
Program participants will engage in interdisciplinary research across multiple energy-related areas of study. This collaborative approach accelerates progress by identifying upstream or downstream roadblocks, and potential solutions in rapid timeframes.
Research Concentration Areas
- Cyber-physical security
- Electronic systems and energy management
- Fuels and batteries
- Hacking for Defense (H4D)
- Wearable electronics
Research Challenges and Opportunities
Some examples of focus areas for research are listed below. This list is not all-encompassing. Please reach out to the program officer listed for further information:
- Access to wearable, flexible and lightweight electronics; such as solar cells, batteries and sensors
- Development of low-cost, catalyst materials for portable hydrogen generation and on-demand power
- Development of low-cost, high-performance electrode materials for Na-ion batteries
- Fundamental studies on composition/performance correlations for aviation fuels
- Heterogeneous surface wettability for manipulation of dryout hydrodynamics and bubble departure during high-heat-flux boiling processes
- Improvements in Department of Defense electronic systems; including radars, communication, navigation and munitions’ electronics
For More Information
Attendees at the NEPTUNE meeting held at UC Davis
Program Contact Information
How to Submit
For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please see our Funding Opportunities page and refer to broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-21-S-B001.
- Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.
- Grants: All white papers for grants must be submitted through FedConnect, and full proposals for grants must be submitted through grants.gov; instructions are included in the BAA.