Biz Opps: DoD SBIR 22.4 Annual BAA Topic Open DARPA HR0011SB20224-04, HR0011SB20224-05, HR0011SB20224-06

Biz Opps: DoD SBIR 22.4 Annual BAA Topic Open DARPA HR0011SB20224-04, HR0011SB20224-05, HR0011SB20224-06 Main Photo

11 May 2022

Biz Opps, PTAC, Defense, Technology, innovation, Government Contracting

The Department of Defense announces the opening of the following Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) topics:


•    HR0011SB20224-04: “Innovative Fabrication Techniques for Millimeter-wave Linear Beam Vacuum Electron Devices”
•    HR0011SB20224-05: “Readout Integrated Circuit Development for 2-micron Cutoff Linear Mode Staircase Avalanche Photodiodes”
•    HR0011SB20224-06: “Hardening Aircraft Systems through Hardware (HASH)”

Full topic descriptions and instructions are available on DSIP at and at



  • May 11, 2022: Topics open, begin submitting proposals in DSIP
  • June 7, 2022: Topic Q&A closes to new questions at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • June 14, 2022: Topics close, full proposals must be submitted in DSIP no later than 12:00 p.m. ET


Topic Q&A  

DARPA intends to use electronic mail for all correspondence regarding these topics. Questions related to the technical aspect of the research objectives and awards specifically related to a topic should be emailed to Please reference the topic number in the subject line. All questions must be in English and must include the name, email address, and the telephone number of a point of contact.

DARPA will attempt to answer questions in a timely manner; however, questions submitted within seven (7) calendar days of the proposal due date listed in the topic release may not be answered. DARPA will post a consolidated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. To access the posting please visit: Under the topic number summary, there will be a link to the FAQ. The FAQ will be updated on an ongoing basis until one week prior to the proposal due date. 

Technical support for the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal (DSIP) is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Requests for technical support must be emailed to with a copy to


Customer Support Guide

To ensure your firm is best prepared throughout the lifecycle of the DoD SBIR/STTR proposal process, we have compiled some notable do's and don'ts for your convenience:


Additional Resources

Visit the Learning & Support section for Job Aids and Help Videos to guide you through preparing and submitting your proposal in DSIP, and more:



Email DSIP Support at for assistance with using DSIP. Questions regarding DSIP can be emailed to DSIP Support and will be addressed in the order received, during normal operating hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET).

General questions pertaining to a particular DoD Component and the Component-specific BAA instructions should be submitted in accordance with the instructions given at the beginning of the Component's topics.

Thank you for your interest in the DoD SBIR/STTR Program.
DoD SBIR/STTR Support Team