The No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) program will design, build, and field test an unmanned surface ship that can operate autonomously for long durations at sea with no human interventions or underway maintenance.
NOMARS will challenge the traditional naval architecture paradigm by starting
with a clean-sheet ship design process that eliminates design considerations associated with crew.
NOMARS is a two-phased program, but this BAA seeks full proposals for Phase 1 (comprised of two tracks) only.
This period will explore the NOMARS design space from Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) through Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and system definition.