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Tech Area of Interest (DIUx): Next Generation Explosive Ordnance Disposal Underwater Response Vehicle

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DIUx is accepting solution briefs in response to the solicitation(s) below during the indicated time periods. Submissions received after indicated time periods will not be considered.

  1. Next Generation Explosive Ordnance Disposal Underwater Response Vehicle: The Department of Defense is seeking a demonstration-ready, remotely-operated system to detect at distance, accurately navigate to and reacquire based on a geo-reference, and optically and acoustically inspect explosive threats located in maritime and littoral environments at sea, and in ports and harbors. The system must be man-portable, deployable from a small rubber/inflatable boat within one-half of the available deck space with a minimal setup time, and operable for extended periods in an expeditionary environment. The system must have automated control capabilities, and a physical and operating architecture capable of hosting compatibly designed third party payloads and autonomy engines that can be reconfigured in the field. For the purpose of this solicitation: a) maritime and littoral environments represent the area from the high water mark of coastal regions, ports and harbors, out to blue water regions of approximately 600 feet in depth, b) static weight for man-portable is considered 88 pounds (in air), and c) expeditionary environments are operations that require the system operators to be essentially self-sustaining with an organic logistics capability. Offerors that provide solutions that meet the government’s needs will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate a current variant of their system. Demonstrations will take place in a government-owned deepwater pool in San Diego, CA. The government will provide support equipment (table, chairs, and shade tent) and one 2kW portable gas generator for the demonstrations. The current window for demonstrations is planned for February 26, 2018 to March 2, 2018. Demonstrations will allow the government to validate the information provided in offerors’ submitted solution briefs about their current technology. Responses should address, at a minimum, the information identified below and provide a top-level diagram of the system architecture. Proprietary information, if any, should be kept to minimum and MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED. Responses will be reviewed by government and approved DoD contractor personnel only. General System Description System Components Component Dimensions (in) System Footprint (sq ft) System Weight (lbs) Setup Time (min) Power Requirements (W & V) Vehicle Description Depth Rating (ft) Weight in Air (lbs) Current Rating (knots) Payload/Equipment Options Sensor Suite Camera Make/Model Sonar Make/Model Control System Control Software (company & version) Navigation Sensors (type)

Remember, submissions are simply a paper (≤5 pages) or a presentation (≤15 slides).

Submissions accepted from 01/09/2018 09:00 to 01/19/2018 17:00 PT