The Project Manager of Robotics Systems Joint Project Office (RS JPO) located at the United States Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) in Warren, Michigan is seeking to identify sources capable of manufacturing Commercial Off The Shelf (COTs) robotic system.
The effort is in support of a proposed Common Robotic System (Individual) program, also known as CRS (I), which will provide the dismounted warfighter with the capability to remotely perform chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection; to conduct lower level reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA); the ability to remotely clear danger areas, conduct explosive obstacle counter measure (EOCM) operations; and conduct explosive ordnance disposal operations from a standoff distance.
Desired system capability requirements include:
- Capability to perform reconnaissance missions in urban and rural terrain
- Provide day/night recognition of a person out to 50 meters
- Embedded training capability for the common chassis with base payloads for individual tasks within live, virtual and constructive environments
- Combined weight of the CRS(I) Mobility Base Unit and the Operator Control Unit (OCU) of no more than 20 lbs, including radios, antennas and batteries
- Obtain operational status within 5 minutes
- Include a manipulator arm to grasp, hold and carry objects weighing up to 5 lbs
- Capability to operate continuously for up to three hours
- Line-of-sight operational range of at least 300 meters
- Operational temperature range of -4 to +120F
This market survey is to gauge industry interest and technical feasibility for future proposals for this program and understand whether there are any potential commercial products that may meet the requirements.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: W56HZV-14-CRS-I. Responses are due by August 29, 2014.