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Call for proposals for Round 16 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program. The CTD Program aims to improve priority Defence capabilities. It provides Australian and New Zealand industry with an opportunity to demonstrate their technology and allows Defence to assess its potential.
The Department of Defence invites technology proposals from Australian and New Zealand industry to participate in the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program.
The CTD Program aims to improve priority Defence capabilities. It provides Australian and New Zealand industry with an opportunity to demonstrate their technology and allows Defence to assess its potential and associated risks.
Proposals need to address a Defence capability priority and demonstrate their potential within three years.
Applicants may wish to consider current areas of interest which include (but are not limited to):
- Applications to support operational decision making
- Autonomous detection and neutralisation of underwater IEDs
- Battlefield energy generation, storage and reduction (in size and weight)
- Collision avoidance technologies for smaller UAVs
- Counter-mine and IED detection and neutralisation
- Counter-underwater saboteur systems
- Distributed systems administration within Service Oriented Architectures
- Helicopter landing aid (brownout conditions)
- Individual soldier equipment weight reductions
- Innovative communications technologies and techniques including those in the space environment.
- High throughput/low time latency translation and gateway devices
- Innovative weapons and counter measures
- Launch and Recovery systems for UUV
- Lightweight armour for personnel and equipment
- Military platform signature management
- Miniaturization of platforms and components
- Micro terminals and mobile applications within the NCW domain
- Modelling and simulation to support acquisition, operations and planning, or network communications training
- Modular mission based payloads for multi-role Naval platforms
- Navigation/communications for autonomous land, sea and air vehicles
- Networking – architectures and systems integration for platforms and dismounted soldiers
- Networking of sensors, information and decision support systems
- Network Services Monitoring, Detection, Effectiveness, Situation Awareness, Security and Correction
- Non-lethal weapons and scalable effects
- Penetrating and low collateral damage warheads for current and planned precision munitions
- Platform survivability technologies
- Robotics and unmanned systems
- Sensors/weapons applicable to complex environments
- Situational awareness for small naval craft and for degraded visual environments
- Space situational awareness
- Tactical LIDAR
- Tools and Techniques for the management of Service Orientated Architectures
- Vehicle stabilisation technologies
- Wireless, low intercept tactical communication
Discuss your proposal before submission
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their CTD proposals with the Capability Development Group of Defence, and with the relevant research division of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). The CTD Program Office can assist prospective applicants with relevant Defence contacts and with completing their proposals.
Proposals must originate from within Australian/New Zealand industry or involve substantial Australian/New Zealand industry participation. Proposals offering standard product lines will not normally be successful unless applied in a novel manner to improve Defence capability.
Project funding is expected to commence in July 2012, although some companies may be funded for detailed proposal development or specific activities at an earlier date (conditions apply).
Where to send proposals
Email proposals in Microsoft Word 2003 format to email@example.com or by mail to:
Department of Defence,
CTD Program Office,
P O Box 7931,
Canberra BC ACT 2610.
Phone contact: (02) 6128 6494
Closing date: 8 July 2011 (close of business)
Proposing a CTD Project
Criteria CTD Proposals Must Meet
Frequently Asked Questions