REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Agency: Department of the Navy
State: Virginia
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 59 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components
NAICS Category:
  • 334419 - Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Posted Date: Sep 21, 2017
Due Date: Oct 18, 2017
Solicitation No: N0017817R3302
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Solicitation Number :
N0017817R3302
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Aug 11, 2017 2:06 pm
Request for information for a Solid State Modulator System:

This is a Request for Information by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). NSWCDD on behalf of the Gun and Electric Weapon Systems Department (E), Directed Energy and Pulsed Power Division (E10) is seeking information on candidate concepts and enabling technologies for a High Voltage Solid State Modulator and associated High Voltage Power Supply.


This Request for Information (RFI) is published in accordance with FAR 15.201(e) and is for PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment by the U.S. Government, nor should it be construed as such. Respondents are advised that NSWCDD is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. There shall be no basis for claims against the Government as a result of any information submitted in response to this RFI. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or reimburse RFI preparation costs incurred by any offeror when providing the information requested under this notice.


Solutions are sought that provide Solid State Modulator System options to drive 4-10 Megawatt (MW) class Magnetrons. Solutions should have rugged modular system architecture, flexible output with remote programmable control of Pulse Width, Pulse Repetition Frequency, and Voltage. The solution should also provide built in safety measures, such as Arc Detection, to prevent system damage, and thermal management solutions for burst mode operations which can be integrated into a closed loop system.


The system should be constructed in two sub-assemblies: the Modulator Assembly, housing the high voltage switch(s), energy store and magnetron filament isolation transformer, and the High Voltage Power Supply and Control System. The High Voltage Power Supply (HVPS) and control system must be capable of being operated by 440V/60Hz/3 Phase power. The HVPS must also provide built in voltage and current monitors and a filament heater source.


The Solid State Modulator must have built in peak voltage and peak current monitors. The modulator-magnetron interface connections shall be capable of being electrically insulated and housed within an Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) enclosure with the magnetron input.


Responses to this RFI should include as much detailed information as possible. Specifications should include but not be limited to; types of Solid State switches used, achievable voltage and current levels, associated sizes and weights of system subcomponents and detailed high voltage power supply and control specifications.



Responses must be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: juan.mojica@navy.mil. All correspondence sent via email shall contain a subject line that reads Solid State Modulator System RFI with the RFI number and the name of your organization. Attachments with files ending in .zip or .exe are not allowable and will not get through e-mail filters. Ensure only Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Office document formats are attached to your email. All other attachments may be deleted.


All communications with industry must be coordinated through the Contract Specialist, via e-mail at juan.mojica@navy.mil , call 540-653-6808. If a solicitation is released at a future date, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov.


The Government may consider meeting with or requesting additional information from potential sources following the market survey. Any results of any Government analysis will not be provided.


Required Submittal Format:


? All submitted information should be at the unclassified level


? Microsoft PowerPoint presentation


? Report with requested cost, schedule and technical details


? Label any information that is considered proprietary


? Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged in Microsoft or Adobe PDF format


? An offeror's response should include, but it should have at a minimum:
Company Name and Address


? Point of Contact (to include phone/fax/e-mail)


? Corporate POC (to include phone/fax/e-mail)


? Technical POC (to include phone/fax/e-mail)


? Cage Code


? NAICS Codes


? Business Size and Status


? Type of Small Business (if applicable, i.e. 8(a), woman-owned, HUB zone, etc.)


? Capability Statement


? Specific customers (for previous or similar contracts held)


? Other material (relevant to establishing core competencies of the firm)


NSWCDD may request further information regarding the capabilities of respondents to meet the requirements as deemed necessary. Eligible partners who may respond to this synopsis include companies, public and private foundations, non-profit organizations (including universities) and state or local government organizations.



NSWCDD requests offerors' responses NO LATER THAN 12:00 PM EST 13 Sept 2017; early submissions are fine and encouraged. It is the responsibility of any potential offeror to monitor this site for additional information pertaining to this requirement.


The Government will not pay for any information received. Phone call responses will not be accepted. Information received shall be treated as Business Sensitive and will not be shared outside Government activities and agencies without permission of the provider. Any information supplied under this RFI shall be provided free of charge to the Government. All responses should be unclassified. Information and materials submitted in response to this request will NOT be returned.


If responses contain proprietary data, it shall be marked appropriately. It is the respondent's responsibility to clearly define to the Government what is considered proprietary data.


Added: Aug 14, 2017 11:43 am
Description: This synopsis is being posted to Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov. It is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to the Internet. The purpose of this amendment is to change NACIS & FSC code.
All communications with industry must be coordinated through the Contract Specialist, via e-mail at juan.mojica@navy.mil , call 540-653-6808. If a solicitation is released at a future date, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov
Changes:
NACIS CODE is changing from 335311 to 334419
FSC CODE is changing from 6150 to 5998.
Added: Aug 30, 2017 10:31 am
Description: This synopsis is being posted to Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov. It is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to the Internet. The purpose of this amendment is to answer questions received thru email on 22 August 2017.
All communications with industry must be coordinated through the Contract Specialist, via e-mail at juan.mojica@navy.mil , call 540-653-6808. If a solicitation is released at a future date, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov
Questions Received & Answers:

Q1: What is the minimum and maximum voltage needed?


A1: The minimum voltage needed is 55kV and the maximum voltage needed is 90kV. The voltage required will be set by the tubes (RF Source) input requirements. i.e.- A 10MW tube will have different requirements than a 4MW tube, and two 5MW tubes from different vendors may have different requirements.


Q2: What is the rise time and fall time?


A2: The rise time is less than 1 micro-second and the fall time can be greater than 4 micro-seconds is determined by desired Pulse Width which is 0.5 to 4 micro-seconds.


Q3: What is the pulse repetition rate?


Q4: The pulse repetition rate is Greater than or equal to 1kHz but needs to be variable down to single pulse.






Added: Sep 20, 2017 9:48 am
This synopsis is being posted to Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov. It is understood that FBO is the single point of entry for posting of synopsis and solicitations to/ the Internet. The purpose of this amendment is to extend the request for information to close on 10/18/17 to ensure adequate competition.
All communications with industry must be coordinated through the Contract Specialist, via e-mail at juan.mojica@navy.mil , call 540-653-6808. If a solicitation is released at a future date, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov



Contracting Office Address :
17362 Dahlgren Road
Suite 157
Dahlgren, Virginia 22448-5100
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Juan Mojica,
Contracts Specialist
Phone: 540-653-6808

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