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DARPA – Velocimeter for Rapid Terrestrial Orienteering without human-made Reference (Veloci-RapTOR) – DARPA-PA-23-05-01

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DARPA – Velocimeter for Rapid Terrestrial Orienteering without human-made Reference (Veloci-RapTOR) – DARPA-PA-23-05-01

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DARPA is seeking submissions of innovative basic or applied research concepts in the technical domain of localized processing.

Up to USD$2M is available over 24 months.

Current means of velocity measurement typically rely on a measurement external to the platform, including the presence of human-made reference signals (eg GPS), reflectometry methods (eg radar, lidar, or sonar), and flow measurements (eg Pitot tubes).  Veloci-RapTOR will determine if force sensors can measure and isolate velocity-dependent forces, linked to the earth reference frame, from the much larger platform forces or “clutter.”

Veloci-RapTOR will explore whether a force-based measurement consistent with velocity extraction and signal isolation is achievable.  It is expected that a variety of force measurement technologies will be explored.
Universal challenges the program will aim to address include isolation/dynamic range and sensitivity versus control.

This opportunity is issued under the Microsystems Exploration program (DARPA-PA-23-05).

Proposals are due 7 May 2024.

 

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Documents

Microsystems Exploration Topic – Veloci-rapTOR: DARPA-PA-23-05-01

Program Announcement – Microsystems Exploration: DARPA-PA-23-05-Amendment-01

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