University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics TEES/JHTO–RPP–2022–001 RFP

Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity. Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO).

Program Summary 

The JHTO, in partnership with Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the UCAH, is soliciting competitive WPs/PPPs supporting hypersonic research and technology, per the defined Statement of Need (SON) in Section 2.1. JHTO reserves the right to fund none, some, or all of the submissions made in response to this RWP/RPP. Furthermore, JHTO may choose to fund a portion of a submission or a combination of submissions. Not all meritorious submissions will necessarily receive funding. TEES and JHTO will exercise their discretion in selecting submissions. TEES and the JHTO will provide no funding for direct reimbursement of WP/PPP development costs.

JHTO in partnership with the UCAH are interested in receiving WPs and PPPs for the following areas:

Topic 1: Hypersonic Systems Cooperative Engagement and Teaming

  • Technology Disciplines: Navigation, Guidance, Control and Sensing (NGC&S); and Systems Engineering and Analysis (SEDA)
  • Proposals are sought to develop concepts of operation, system of system requirements, communication architectures, and trusted autonomous guidance and control algorithms to enable collaboration across one or more families of hypersonic or traditional systems in tactically relevant scenarios. This may include topics such as real-time trajectory generation and integration with multi-agent reinforcement learning algorithms, distributed communication networks for multiple hypersonic vehicles, extreme environment sensors and apertures for small hypersonic vehicles, and high-fidelity multi-vehicle simulations in formation and the resulting impact on range.

Topic 2: Characterization, Modeling and Validation of Complex Jet Interactions and Dual Aerodynamic Control

  • Technology Disciplines: Applied Aerodynamics (AERO); Navigation, Guidance, Control and Sensing (NGC&S)
  • Proposals are sought to experimentally characterize and validate flow simulations using a series of vehicle geometries, jet locations, jet velocities, and operational conditions (altitude, Mach). Proposals should encompass necessary improvements to predictive fluid models suitable for design along with the validation of these tools against experimental data on relevant geometries.

Teams are encouraged in all areas, to include:

  • Other universities;
  • National Laboratories;
  • Minority Serving Institutions;
  • Nontraditional Members.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MT April 11, 2022

Sponsor Notice of Intent Deadline: 4:00pm MT April 27, 2022

Sponsor White Paper Deadline: 4:00pm MT May 4, 2022

Sponsor Proposal Deadline: 4:00pm MT August 22, 2022

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Topic Type:
    • Topic 1: Hypersonic Systems Cooperative Engagement and Teaming
    • Topic 2: Characterization, Modeling and Validation of Complex Jet Interactions and Dual Aerodynamic Control
  • White Paper (4 pages maximum, single spaced, one-inch margins): Please include the project title; technical area and topic number; estimated price required to meet technical solutions; background and benefits of proposal solution as related to the statement of need; and the technical approach including the clearly defined prototype solution.
  • PI Curriculum Vitae

To access the online application, visit:


Applicant and any sub-institutions must be a university or affiliated UCAH Consortium Member by the time of proposal submission on August 22, 2022.

Limited Submission Guidelines

White papers are limited to one per university.

Award Information

Award Amount: $1,500,000 per Project Sub-Agreement (PSA) per year

Award Duration: 3 years