Autonomous Systems Test Capability (ASTC)

PM ITTS

Mission

Safely test autonomous ground vehicles and surface vessels providing capabilities to include lab-based simulations, hardware in the loop, and live testing with safety monitoring.

Description

An Autonomous Systems Test Capability (ASTC) will provide a three-phased approach to safely test autonomous ground vehicles and surface vessels: lab-based simulations, hardware in the loop, and live testing with safety monitoring. The result is the fielding of autonomous systems which have been characterized with a high degree of trust and will operate as intended on the battlefield.

System Interdependencies

None

Program Status

  • 4Q FY18: New Start Review and enter Phase 0

Projected Activities

  • 1Q FY19: Complete Phase 0 activities
  • 2Q FY19: Enter Phase I
  • 3Q FY19: Complete Acquisition Strategy Analysis Review
  • 4Q FY19: Safety Monitor Contract Award

Foreign Military Sales

None

Contractors