ARL to host Tech Assess ’23
On February 2, the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) posted a request for information (RFI) for the DEVCOM ARL Tech Assess ‘23: Evaluation of Unmanned Systems and Related Capabilities for Enhanced Mobility, Detection, and Teaming in Operational Environments. Application packages are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on February 22.
The purpose of this RFI is to solicit technology assessment candidates from private industry and academia for inclusion in assessment events conducted by DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL). In future multi-domain operations, the capabilities that autonomy and related technologies enable will play a critical role. The Government offers this technology assessment for the purposes of informing and accelerating Army modernization through innovation discovery, demonstration, and experimentation of autonomy/robotic technologies. The intent is to accelerate the delivery of innovative capabilities to the warfighter by assessing the capabilities and technologies in operationally relevant environments.
The Government, as represented by ARL, is announcing its 2nd Industry Autonomy Technology Assessment (Tech Assess ‘23). Tech Assess ‘23 is intended to regularly engage with industry and academia through recurring events to identify solutions that enable viable autonomy-enabled and related capabilities in support of warfighter objectives. In Fiscal Year (FY) 22, the IATA focus areas were security and mobility in expeditionary operations and austere environments. Tech Assess ‘23 topics include autonomous mobility, air-ground Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) teaming, coordinated behaviors of RAS teams, object tracking/identification, global localization, human language-guided operation of RAS, and weather-resistant UAS.
Interested parties are welcome to submit their applications to participate in Tech Assess ‘23 proposing technologies at the unclassified level. The use of Government-funded technology in the event is permissible. This RFI is for participation in an assessment planned for mid-summer 2023 at the Graces Quarters site on Aberdeen Proving Ground, located in Middle River, MD. The duration of Tech Assess ‘23 will be determined based on the number of technologies selected for assessment.
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