Bridging the Gap Between Research & Prototyping

S²MARTS Research is creating a more connected and streamlined Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) ecosystem, uniquely positioned to better establish the relationship between research and prototyping.

Operating under the 10 U.S.C 4021 authority, the S²MARTS Research consortium can carry out research projects that meet the needs and requirements of the government at any stage, allowing for a natural transition from research to prototype development. Under the already well established S²MARTS program, S²MARTS Research increases the art of possible, growing the program into an even greater asset for the Department of Defense and aiding the Warfighter like never before.

Why S²MARTS Research?

This unparalleled coalition of services will open the door for academically focused institutions to contribute their technology in support of the mission. By engaging more innovators, mapping projects from start to finish, and combining the same technology capabilities as S²MARTS, projects will naturally transition through each phase, delivering a streamlined path prototype development.

Join S²MARTS Research

S²MARTS Research was designed to open the door for new innovators who previously would not have been able to support projects in an academic or research-focused capacity. Under NSTXL’s open consortium model, current members will enjoy immediate access to these opportunities without additional fees or membership requirements. Innovators who wish to only operate under the S²MARTS Research program will be offered free membership.

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About S²MARTS Research

S²MARTS Research is uniquely situated under The Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S²MARTS) 10 U.S.C. 4022 agreement created by The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division. The program was established to effectively bridge the gap between research and prototyping.

S²MARTS Research will assist with identifying research topics, the drafting and editing of project documents, the development of ideas that span from multispectral sensing to strategic missions’ hardware, and more.