Accelerated Vehicle Durability Testing (AVDT) Drivetrain Simulator

Overview
This Request for Solutions is issued to identify a unique solution for an Accelerated Vehicle Durability Testing (AVDT) Drivetrain Simulator. The Government will evaluate the solutions with the intent of negotiating an Other Transaction Agreement under the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX).

This Request for Solutions is issued to identify a unique solution for an Accelerated Vehicle Durability Testing (AVDT) Drivetrain Simulator. The Government will evaluate the solutions with the intent of negotiating an Other Transaction Agreement under the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX).


In accordance with 10 U.S. Code ยง 2371b, an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) has been awarded on 1 August 2019 under the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) agreement for the Accelerated Vehicle Durability Testing (AVDT) Drivetrain Simulator. The prototype project was awarded to AVL Test Systems, Inc. located in Plymouth, MI in the amount of $10,395,000.00 for all phases of this effort.

The Army requires a drivetrain simulator to test heavy vehicles, with four or more axles and weighing from 23,000 to 80,000 lbs., which can be utilized to estimate the reliability of the vehicle system.

The Army desires to develop a Heavy Vehicle Durability Simulator System, as part of the AVDT program, to include both a chassis simulator and a drivetrain simulator, to accelerate wheeled vehicle reliability and durability testing. Testing will be accelerated four to five times, significantly shortening test durations. This capability supports Department of Defense (DoD) directives to integrate modeling and simulation tools into acquisition development and testing. The ultimate goal is to streamline vehicle acquisition by quickening and improving assessments of vehicle system durability and reliability. The project focuses on stressing high risk chassis and powertrain components on heavy, multi-axle wheeled vehicles, but also extends to reliability of all on-board subsystems such as electronics.