Sandbox Request for Information 2018-1 (Closed 24 Sep 2018)

We want your input on a range of possible Sandboxes to help us determine which Sandboxes are of sufficient interest and when they should be offered.

  • To understand what a Sandbox is and how it will work, please review the Sandbox homepage
  • To see the full formal RFI documentation, visit this site: Buy and Sell

To see a description of the possible Sandboxes under consideration in this RFI, select from the list below. You can also download the RFI with all of the descriptions.

Counter Micro and Mini Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Challenge Statement: How might we passively detect and/or defeat (kinetically or non-kinetically) Micro and Mini Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)? 

    Potential Sandbox: The CAF will provide the Participants with access to a range environment where various UAS systems will be operated by the CAF in an appropriate manner and distances for the scenario.  The Participant will demonstrate the functionality and capability
    of their technology in detecting and/or defeating the UAS, as applicable to
    their solution.

    Additional details on this sandbox can be seen in Appendix 1 of the
    RFI.

    Subject to the results of this RFI, the Sandbox is notionally planned as follows:
    • Potential Submission of Applications: Winter 2019
    • Potential Location: Alberta or Quebec.
    • Potential Date: Spring 2019

Camouflage Against Surveillance Technology for Dismounted Soldiers

    Challenge Statement:How might we improve camouflage for
    dismounted soldiers in order to reduce detectability and identification
    by adversaries using thermal and multi spectral sense capabilities?

    Potential Sandbox:The CAF will provide soldiers as test subjects to wear the submitted camouflage solutions and move around a test area in varying degrees of observability while CAF provided sensors attempt to detect them.

    Additional details on this sandbox can be seen in Appendix 2 of the RFI.

     
    Subject to the results of this RFI, the Sandbox is notionally planned as follows:
    • Potential Submission of Applications: Winter 2019
    • Potential Location: Ontario
    • Potential Date: Spring 2019

Corrosion Detection in Ships

    Challenge Statement: How might we detect and assess corrosion behind surface coatings (such as paint, insulation, tiles, seamless decking …) onboard Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) platforms in order to reduce corrosion’s operational impact and improve the effectiveness of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance?

    Potential Sandbox: The CAF will provide the participants access to assorted corroded test panels and a RCN warship where they will be able to demonstrate the functionality and capability of their corrosion detection solutions.

    Additional details on this sandbox can be see in Appendix 3 of the RFI

     
    Subject to the results of this RFI, the Sandbox is notionally planned as follows:
    • Potential Submission of Applications: Fall 2018
    • Potential Location: Halifax or Victoria
    • Potential Date: Winter 2019

Enhanced Small Arms Targeting Systems

    Challenge Statement:  :How might we improve small arms targeting
    systems to increase the probability of a successful engagement?

    Potential Sandbox:The CAF will provide a small arms weapons test range with assorted targets and firing stations, both stationary and moving, in which Participants will be able to demonstrate their solutions.

    Additional details on this sandbox can be seen in Appendix 4 of the RFI.

     
    Subject to the results of this RFI, the Sandbox is notionally planned as follows:
    • Potential Submission of Applications: Winter 2019
    • Potential Location: Ontario.
    • Potential Date: Spring 2019

Stand-Off Detection of Explosives

    Challenge Statement:  :How might we improve stand-off detection of explosives in real time in order to reduce risk to soldiers operating in high risk environments?

    Potential Sandbox:The CAF will provide the Participants with access to safe range environment with various explosive materials or simulations thereof concealed in various road environments where they will be able to drive down the road and demonstrate the functionality and capability of their explosive detection solutions.

    Additional details on this sandbox can be seen in Appendix 5 of the RFI.

     
    Subject to the results of this RFI, the Sandbox is notionally planned as follows:
    • Potential Submission of Applications: Winter 2019
    • Potential Location: Alberta or Quebec
    • Potential Date: Spring or Summer 2019

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