The Army has issued a request for white papers for a new project to develop a "Multidomain User Sensor Architecture Prototype" for situational awareness and target acquisition.
"The goal of the MDUSA effort is to address the need for increased situational awareness and target acquisition range in very low size, weight and power consumption (SWaP) when compared to existing far-target location systems," according to a notice posted last week to Federal Business Opportunities.
The service is seeking a modular approach for the sensor architecture, which is to include a "handheld target location module" and augmented reality, among other technologies.
The Army expects to award up to two agreements for technology readiness level 6 prototypes as part of the three-year effort, according to a statement of objectives.
Interested vendors will complete several design reviews before building prototypes, followed by four rounds of testing and a technology transition readiness review.
This project will leverage existing efforts under the Army's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate and Program Manager for Soldier Sensors and Lasers.