University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics TEES/JHTO-RPP-2023-001

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 Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO), in partnership with Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the UCAH, is soliciting for Prototype Project Proposals (PPPs) supporting projects that will accelerate hypersonics technology development, develop the nation’s future hypersonics workforce, and facilitate the transition of ready technologies into operational capabilities. The project topic descriptions are listed in Section 2 of this document. The JHTO reserves the right to fund none, some, or all the submissions made in response to this RPP. Furthermore, JHTO may choose to fund a portion of a submission or a combination of submissions. No funding for direct reimbursement of PPP development costs will be provided.

The Project Technology Areas are listed below. Reference the full solicitation for complete details and descriptions.

  • TOPIC 1: Thermal Energy Harvesting
  • TOPIC 2: Implementation and Validation of Navigation, Guidance, and Control Algorithms
  • TOPIC 3: Controllable Propellants and Energetics
  • TOPIC 4: Low Cost Ground and Flight Testing Enablers
  • TOPIC 5: Novel Aperture and Radome Designs for High-Mach Operation


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MT August 14, 2023

Sponsor Notice of Intent Deadline: 3:00pm MT September 11, 2023

Sponsor Prototype Project Proposal Deadline: 3:00pm MT November 1, 2023

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Work Statement (3 pages maximum): Please include the following components: 1) Abstract including Topic Number; 2) Objectives Statement; 3) Research Narrative; 4) Background and Overview of Proposed Project; 5) Technical approach, including clearly defined prototype solution; 6) Schedule and Deliverables; 7) Place(s) of Performance; 8) Government Furnished Property/Equipment/Materials/High Performance Computing Requirements
  • PI Curriculum Vitae
  • Budget Overview (1 page maximum): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

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There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

The university is limited to leading three PPPs.

Award Information

Award Amount: $500K per year / per award

Award Duration: 3 years