DoD to host RRTO Solutions Meeting

On December 18, the U.S. Department of Defense posted the Fires Support Next (FSN) Needs Statement. Applications to present at the Rapid Reaction Technology Office’s solutions meeting are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on January 20.

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) will conduct a Solutions Meeting on behalf of the Assistant Director of Autonomy within the Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (USD(R&E)) in Spring 2020 in McLean, VA. The Meeting provides selected innovative companies with an opportunity to make short technical presentations to government representatives about their technologies and products.  There is a potential for companies to be selected for pilot projects or experimentation if their technology appears to match the DoD’s needs.

The AD for Autonomy of USD(R&E) is looking for technologies in the following areas that utilize or enable the application of Autonomy & Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to enable manned/unmanned teaming to improve the speed of decision making:

Human Machine Teaming

  • Calibrated trust and transparency
  • Common understanding and shared perception
  • Interactive learning
  • Distributed, self-forming, self-coordinating systems
  • Modular System Architectures
  • Enable more effective human behavior

Autonomous Systems

  • Autonomous Maneuver
  • Multi-modal sensing & effects
  • AI/ML, Algorithmic approaches
  • Decision Agents
  • Evidence based design and implementation
  • Formation Behaviors (e.g. Swarming)
  • Requirements development  
    • Methods
    • Metrics
    • Tools
  • Behavior prediction
  • Autonomous positioning and navigation (non GPS)
  • Autonomous sensor to shooter
  • Autonomous airspace deconfliction/management

Risk Management

  • Dynamic Situational Awareness (e.g. Common Operating Picture)
  • Rapid Assessment for Cognitive, Predictive task allocation
  • Decision making at the edge
  • Monitoring Missions, Threat Environments and Intrusion Responses
  • User/System baselining, profiling and analysis

Command & Control Systems

  • Self-configuration
  • Autonomous Management
  • Distributed Architecture
  • On-demand Situational Awareness with Big Data
  • Mapping Wired/Wireless Networks, Systems, Activities and Detecting Changes

Companies interested in participating in the Solutions Meeting should submit an application to RRTO Innovation via e-mail.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM