This Phase 2 Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), aims to develop and trial a number of system demonstrators able to tackle some of the key issues of gap crossing survey.
Successful submissions will demonstrate a clear plan to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 demonstrator (Technology model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment) as part of Phase 2, with an outline plan of how the technology could be developed into an in-service capability.
Proposals will be judged against their ability to meet the challenges described below. Bids should consider the wider requirements associated with fielding and deploying the final system (the Concept of Operation or “ConOp”).
The total funding for Phase 2 of the project is up to £2 million, with 2-4 bids being funded.