March 21, 2012
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of a common Tactical Robot Control (TRC) System Architecture within the Interoperability (IOP) standards established by the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RS JPO). This will be accomplished building upon Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) efforts with consortium partners combining to provide synergistic expertise to develop the required architecture and data package. The project is not intended to be a ground up build of components, but rather the development of architectural design and interface requirements for a Tactical Robotic Controller building upon controller design initiated by the MCWL. For elements for which the existing IOP V0 or MCWL defined Interface Control Documents (ICDs) are insufficient for ensuring interoperability, new interoperability interface requirements will be developed for incorporation into IOP V1.