Autonomy Modular Mission Payload | Due: 3PM ET on 8 April 2020
The Army Contracting Command-Detroit Arsenal, in conjunction with Product Manager (PdM), Appliqué and Large Unmanned Ground Systems (ALUGS) are issuing this Market Questionnaire for the UGS Autonomy Modular Mission Payload (MMP) (Autonomy MMP) for use by the U.S. Army.
The objective of the Market Questionnaire is to better understand the availability and capabilities of commercial products and the potential of the associated equipment manufacturers. The information gathered by the Army through this Market Questionnaire, along with other market investigation data, is solely intended for use by the U.S. Army and will not be shared with any company. Participation in this Market Questionnaire provides an important opportunity to influence the Army’s approach to procuring the MMP for UGS.
This questionnaire is a Request for Information (RFI) ONLY and is not a solicitation for proposals; therefore, no questions will be taken at this time. A prototype project will not be awarded in response to this announcement.
Capability Summary for Autonomy MMP
The Government is seeking a modular mission payload prototype to enable platform autonomy to lighten the dismounted infantry’s physical and cognitive load attained from continuous remote control of an unmanned platform. The capabilities sought through enhanced platform autonomy shall allow the dismounted infantry to reduce the burden of command and control of unmanned ground system and ensure mission success during the operation of the Small-Multipurpose Equipment Transport (S-MET) platform over 60 miles and 72 hours missions, through military significant environments, including unstructured roads, structured roads, open and rolling terrain, and vegetation heavy areas. Government desires a low size, weight, and power (SWaP) solution. The Government will integrate and conduct safety/user evaluation of the autonomy capability on the S-MET platform. These evaluations will inform the production requirements document of the platform autonomy MMP, and also inform performance specifications for this MMP for the S-MET Program of Record.
Please download the full Market Research Questionnaire and ROSM-RTK WMI Access document on the right hand side of this post.