Meet the Teams of DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trials!

DARPA has selected eight teams to compete in the AlphaDogfight Trials, a virtual competition designed to demonstrate advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can perform simulated within-visual-range air combat maneuvering, colloquially known as a dogfight. Get the details: https://go.usa.gov/xpqtN.

The Trials aim to energize and expand a base of AI developers and potential proposers prior to an anticipated algorithm-development solicitation to be released under DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program (https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-05-08). Announced earlier this year, ACE seeks to automate air-to-air combat and build human trust in AI as a step toward improved human-machine teaming. DARPA’s vision is that with trusted AI able to manage lower-order operations, pilots could focus on higher-order strategic challenges such as orchestrating teams of unmanned aircraft across the battlespace under DARPA’s Mosaic Warfare concept (https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/darpa-tiles-together-a-vision-of-mosiac-warfare).

Meet the Teams of DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trials!

DARPA has selected eight teams to compete in the AlphaDogfight Trials, a virtual competition designed to demonstrate advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can perform simulated within-visual-range air combat maneuvering, colloquially known as a dogfight. Get the details: https://go.usa.gov/xpqtN.

The Trials aim to energize and expand a base of AI developers and potential proposers prior to an anticipated algorithm-development solicitation to be released under DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program (https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-05-08). Announced earlier this year, ACE seeks to automate air-to-air combat and build human trust in AI as a step toward improved human-machine teaming. DARPA’s vision is that with trusted AI able to manage lower-order operations, pilots could focus on higher-order strategic challenges such as orchestrating teams of unmanned aircraft across the battlespace under DARPA’s Mosaic Warfare concept (https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/darpa-tiles-together-a-vision-of-mosiac-warfare).

AlphaDogfight Trials

DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program is attempting to take the challenge of human-machine collaboration to the next level with the goal of using AI to augment human performance in a real world domain that is relevant to our warfighters, using aerial combat as the crucible.

To help get the AI up to speed for that collaboration, DARPA is hosting the AlphaDogfight Trials with the Air Force Research Lab and AFWERX.

The AlphaDogfight Trials will pit researchers across the spectrum, from small businesses and university teams to the industrial tech base, against each other in developing AI algorithms able to win simulated aerial dogfights.

Participants in the AlphaDogfight Trials will demonstrate the power of their algorithms and then leverage those demonstrations in full proposals to an anticipated ACE solicitation focused specifically on dogfight algorithm development to be released later this year.

If you are interested, please see the Special Notice on FedBizOpps for more information: https://go.usa.gov/xydP5

Submission instructions are available on the ARCNet webiste: https://www.ARCNetConsortium.com

AlphaDogFight Trials

Calling all algorithm developers!

DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office will host the AlphaDogfight Trials, a demonstration of artificial intelligence dogfighting algorithms. Independent of DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program, algorithm developers will be given the opportunity to demonstrate algorithm performance in competition style trials against adversaries of increasing complexity.

The AlphaDogfight Trials will be solicited under the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Autonomy Research Collaboration Network (ARCNet) Consortium, with the goal of reaching non-traditional Department of Defense performers and reducing the barriers to entry for the application and contract award processes.

For more details, visit: https://www.arcnetconsortium.com/arcnet-technology-opportunities/.