The MoSAIC challenge is divided into five mini-challenges – three of them virtual challenges and two of them physical challenges that include indoor navigation, room mapping, human/object tagging, tactical robotic systems, and human presence detection, which is also known as through-wall imaging.
Prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each of the categories. The MoSAIC challenge application process, which began June 24 and runs until September 23, will award cash and other prizes totaling $600,000 to startups and innovators worldwide who produce the best solutions.
The MoSAIC challenge is part of a memorandum of agreement between the U.S. DoD’s Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate, or IWTSD, and IMOD’s Directorate of Defense Research and Engineering, or DDR&D. It’s important to note that IWTSD is part of the Assistant Secretary of Defense and Low-Intensity Conflict organization.