Research and Testing of Autonomous Material Distribution Robotics Technologies Operating at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Warehouses
ID: DLA242-004Type: BOTH
Overview

Topic

Research and Testing of Autonomous Material Distribution Robotics Technologies Operating at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Warehouses

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Apr 17, 2024 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open May 15, 2024 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Close Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for research and testing of autonomous material distribution robotics technologies operating at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) warehouses. The objective is to develop innovative and ruggedized robotics technologies with state-of-the-art indoor-outdoor navigation capability. The technologies should minimize the need for infrastructure modifications and use sensors such as GPS, LiDAR, and Wi-Fi. The research aims to optimize warehouse efficiency, improve accuracy, enhance safety, and reduce operating costs. The project duration is divided into three phases: Phase I (12 months, $100,000), Phase II (24 months, $1,000,000), and Phase III (no specific funding). The research is restricted under export control laws, and foreign nationals' involvement may be limited. The deliverables include a final report and a cost breakdown of courses of action. The research has potential applications in warehouse automation, logistics, and supply chain management. For more information, visit the solicitation agency's website here.

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