Undersea Autonomy Algorithm
Metron Inc., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $7,806,349 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Algorithm and Simulation Research in Advanced Undersea Mission Autonomy. This contract provides for applied research investigations, technical expertise and software development effort consistent with overall project objectives. Research and technical elements shall include, but not be limited to, model development, algorithm research and development, objective planning and system-level performance assessments. Metron's work will include ashore and embedded sensor fusion, human-machine planning algorithms and software, autonomous controllers, and advanced control algorithms. Work will be performed in Reston, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Nov. 14, 2027. The maximum dollar value, including a 60-month base period with no options, is $7,806,349. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $15,000; and fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $100,000 are obligated at time of award. Funds in the amount of $15,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-22-S-B001, a long range business associate agreement (BAA) for science and technology projects for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations. Since proposals will be received throughout the year under the long range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-23-C-2002).