Project Announcement: Advanced System Safety Engineering to Increase Autonomous System Dependability and Reliability – Phase III

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in systems safety and model-based systems engineering tools so as to explore new methods that will ensure complex hardware and software components and subsystems can be properly and safely integrated into a full autonomous system.

This pilot initiative will prove the feasibility for new systems safety and model-based systems engineering methods and tools that can be applied to other commercial and military autonomous systems in a manner that that maximizes system reliability, maintainability, and safety. Phase III will focus on development of safety requirements related to the vehicle architecture, functional analysis of all software pathways activities, and determination of safety impacts to night and limited visibility operations as they relate to human factors engineering such as operator workload tasking and fatigue leveraging the Improved Performance Research Integration Tool (IMPRINT) methodology.  Special emphasis will be placed on determining analysis of data and test results for sensor perception testing and their impacts on vehicle performance and human factors related to reliability, maintainability, and safety.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 10/24/23.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).