Northrop Grumman requests novel concepts to improve radar waveforms. This CFI is limited to employees (professors, graduate students and other staff) of colleges and universities located in the United States of America. Northrop Grumman plans to make at least one award for the development of novel system concepts, with an initial funding level of up to $100,000. Northrop Grumman, a leader in the development and manufacture of radars for defense and several other applications, requests novel concepts to improve radar waveforms. Radar waveforms have often required significant bandwidth, especially for modes such as Synthetic Aperture Radar. Northrop Grumman is interested in collaborating with academics that have: Revolutionary radar system concepts that meet current radar needs (electronic protection included), and can be expanded to provide improved capability.(e.g. repurposing communications waveforms); Spectrally efficient and energy efficient (peak/average power ~1) radar waveforms (Re-evaluating waveform concepts to maximize efficiency, while maximizing performance). In either case, smaller less expensive systems are highly desirable.