Medical Payloads for Army Robotic Platforms
ID: A244-005Type: BOTH
Overview

Topic

Medical Payloads for Army Robotic Platforms

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Oct 3, 2023 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open Oct 3, 2023 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Mar 31, 2025 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Close Mar 31, 2025 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the development of medical payloads for Army robotic platforms. The objective is to create a modular medical mission payload that can carry heavy, climate-controlled containers to resupply blood and perform casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) with attachability to ground and air robotic/autonomous platforms. Currently, blood delivery, medical resupply, and CASEVAC are conducted by convoys of crewed vehicles, which can be limited in reaching the front line. The goal is to develop a medical multi-mission, modular payload that can be employed by robotic ground and air platforms. The payloads should comply with Safe Ride Standards for casualty evacuation using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Ground (RAS-G), and modular payload design standards (Mod Payload). They should also be climate-controlled, collapsible, and capable of maintaining blood temperature between one and 10 degrees centigrade. The proposal should consider cost, and only Direct to Phase II (DP2) proposals will be accepted. The project duration includes Phase I, where a preliminary design of the payload should be formulated, Phase II, where the design is refined and a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5-6 system is created, and Phase III, which focuses on commercialization objectives. The solicitation is open until March 31, 2025. For more information, visit the SBIR topic link or the solicitation agency URL.

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