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Legged Squad Support System (LS3)

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-08-71
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Oct 24, 2008 3:10 pm
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking innovative solutions that will design, build, and test a legged vehicle capable of maneuvering robustly and nimbly among dismounted troops through complex terrain; carrying 400lb of equipment as well as sufficient fuel for 24 hours operation; sensing and negotiating terrain by autonomously selecting appropriate gaits, planning footfalls, and following a soldier through dynamic, cluttered environments; and operating quietly when required. It is envisioned that this program will, at a minimum, deliver two prototype systems which will be able to follow a soldier 5-100m ahead among other troops and clutter, with zero burden on the operator to provide command or control signals.

Refer to the attachment for a complete copy of the DARPA-BAA-08-71. The initial proposal due date is January 6, 2009.

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Posted Date:
October 24, 2008
Description: DARPA-BAA-08-71
3701 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22203-1714
Dr. Robert Mandelbaum,
Program Manager
Chris Glista,
Contracting Officer