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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0002051: Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, With Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-Control (ATLANTIS)

The ATLANTIS Program seeks to develop new technical pathways for the design of economically competitive Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT). The program urges the application of Control Co-Design (CCD) methodologies that (1) bring together engineering disciplines to work concurrently, as opposed to sequentially, and (2) consider control-engineering principles from the start of the design process. By analyzing the numerous sub-system dynamic interactions that comprise the FOWTs, CCD methodologies can propose control solutions that enable optimal FOWT designs that are not achievable otherwise. Design optimization is defined here as the maximization of the specific swept-rotor-area per unit of total-mass (m2/kg) of the FOWT for a given power generation efficiency. The program offers a new Metric Space that quantifies this specific area per unit of mass and the air-to-electron power generation efficiency of the FOWT, and guides the research to navigate across LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) Pareto-optimal fronts. Projects in this program will cover three fundamental areas: (1) radically new FOWT designs with significantly lower mass/area, (2) a new generation of computer tools to facilitate control co-design of the FOWTs, and (3) generation of real-data from full and lab-scale experiments to validate the FOWT designs and computer tools. The program structure includes these three fundamental areas in two phases. Phase I, described by this document, is expected to cover the first two years with an anticipated $28M in funded projects. Based on the results achieved in this first phase, a second phase, subject to the availability of appropriated funds, is tentatively planned to be announced for another two years, with additional funds to continue the research in the three fundamental areas and with more emphasis on experimental testing. See Section II.B (Renewal Awards) of the FOA for further information applicable to Phase II funding.

Documents

  • ATLANTIS - FA FOA Mod 2 (Last Updated: 6/26/2019 02:03 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • ATLANTIS DE-FOA-0002051 CP FOA (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 02:49 PM ET)
  • ATLANTIS - FA FOA Mod 1 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:47 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Template Application Documents

Concept Paper

  • ATLANTIS Concept Paper Template (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 10:29 AM ET)
  • ATLANTIS Metric Space Workbook (Last Updated: 1/31/2019 10:29 AM ET)

Full Application

  • ATLANTIS - Technical Volume Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:14 AM ET)
  • ATLANTIS - Metric Space Workbook (Area 1 Only) (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 12:36 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:23 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:15 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook / SF-424A Guidance (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:15 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:24 AM ET)
  • Business Assurances & Disclosures Form - Sample (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:25 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:16 AM ET)
  • Summary For Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:16 AM ET)
  • US Manufacturing Plan Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:23 AM ET)
  • Replies to Reviewer Comments Template (Last Updated: 5/13/2019 11:22 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 3/18/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/28/2019 9:30 AM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 8/6/2019 5:00 PM ET – 8/12/2019 5:00 PM ET