Call 0004 for Space Components Technology Open 5 yr BAA

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Call 0004 for Space Components Technology Open 5 yr BAA: BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT BAA-VS-07-03 Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate PROPOSAL CALL ANNOUNCEMENT (CALL) 0004 BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE: Space Components Technology Open 5 Year Broad Agency Announcement BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: BAA-VS-07-03 PROPOSAL CALL ANNOUCEMENT (CALL) TITLE: Radiation Sensor for Solar Cell Radiation Exposure Flight Experiment PROPOSAL CALL ANNOUNCEMENT (CALL) NUMBER: 0004 TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACT: The technical point of contact for this CALL is Technical point of contract for Subparagraph C of Topic 3: Paul Hausgen, AFRL/VSSV, Kirtland AFB, NM, Phone: 505-846-9219, Fax: NONE, Email: CONTRACTING POINTS OF CONTACT: The contracting points of contact for this CALL are: Contracting Officer/Specialist: Tara Bond, Det 8 AFRL/PKVV, Kirtland AFB, NM, Phone: 505-846-4967, Fax: NONE, Email: Contracting Officer: Sally Walton, Det 8 AFRL/PKVV, Kirtland AFB, NM, Phone 505-846-7201, Fax NONE, Email: REQUIREMENT DESCRIPTION: The Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting proposals in Space Components Technology under subparagraph C of the Space Components Technology Area, TOPIC 3, Advanced Space Power of the Broad Agency Announcement VS-07-03 posted on 02 November 2006. See the following for detailed information; Subparagraph C of Topic 3, Advanced Space Power, Call 0003A. AFRL is soliciting proposals in subparagraph C, Topic 3, Advance Space Powers, specifically for Radiation Sensor for Solar Cell Radiation Exposure Flight Experiment for the development of a low-cost space radiation sensor that will characterize the on-orbit radiation environment experienced by advanced solar cells on the Thin-Film Radiation Exposure (T-REX) flight experiment. ANTICIPATED FUNDING (Topic 3, Subparagraph C): Anticipated funding for this CALL (not per contract or award) is: FY 07: $250k. This funding profile is an estimate only and will not be a contractual obligation for funding. All funding is subject to change due to government discretion and availability. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE (Topic 3, Subparagraph C): The anticipated period of performance for individual awards resulting from this CALL is 11 months in duration. The period of performance is to be proposed in the format "includes XX months for the technical effort and 3 months for Final Report preparation." Additionally, the following review schedule is set forth: 1.) 3 month: sensor design developed 2.) 6 month: hardware fabricated 3.) 8 month: environmental testing complete PROPOSAL DUE DATE AND TIME: The due date for proposals submitted in response to this CALL is no later than 4:30 p.m. MDT on 04 April 2007. Proposals for any other technology area identified in the baseline BAA will not be accepted at this time unless a CALL for proposals in that specific area is open. Proposals received after the due date and time shall be governed by the provisions of FAR 52.215-1(c)(3). CALL AMENDMENTS: Offerors should monitor FedBizOps/EPS for any additional notices to this CALL that may permit extensions to the proposal submission date or otherwise modify this announcement. ANTICIPATED TYPE OF CONTRACTS/INSTRUMENTS: The Air Force anticipates awarding Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts as a result of this CALL but reserves the right to award the instrument best suited to the nature of research proposed. ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF AWARDS: The Air Force anticipates possibly awarding one or more contracts. However, the Air Force reserves the right to make multiple awards or no awards pursuant to this CALL. ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: 23 Apr 2007 INTENT TO PROPOSE: Potential offerors are requested to advise the contracting point of contact (by e-mail) if they intend to submit a proposal in response to this CALL. Such notification is merely a courtesy and is not a commitment by the offeror to submit a proposal. DELIVERABLES ITEMS: Radiation measurement sensor that meets or exceeds the following requirements: 1) Particles measured: protons and electrons a) objective range: 30 to 3000 keV b) threshold range: 30 to 2000 keV 2) Required energy bins a) objective: 10 bins for each particle type (protons and electrons) b) threshold: 6 bins for each particle type (protons and electrons) 3) Mass: < 2 kg 4) Power input: < 3 W (28 V +/- 5V) 5) Size: fits in 150 mm x 150 mm x 200 mm envelope 6) Environmental Requirements a) thermal i) Sustained cycles: -30 deg C to +60 deg C (>1000 cycles) ii) Occasional extremes: -60 deg C to +100 deg C b) launch: sensor must survive spacecraft launch loads and vibration environment c) sustained operation in vacuum environment for >1 yr life 7) Out-gassing: Sensor must conform to low out-gassing requirements (<1.0 percent TML and <0.1 percent CVCM) 8) Communication protocol: RS422 or RS485 OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION: 1. Program security classification for this call is UNCLASSIFIED; however classified processing may be required. 2. Government furnished property, equipment, or facilities needed for this requirement should be specified in the proposal. 3. Aerospace Corporation is prohibited from submitting a proposal. 5. Other: Specialized information or requirements which are believed to be pertinent to the requirement shall be provided by the offeror in written form and incorporated into the proposal. APPLICABILITY OF BASELINE BAA: All requirements of BAA-VS-07-03 apply unless specifically amended and addressed in this CALL. For complete information regarding BAA-VS-07-03, refer to the initial opened-ended BAA as amended. 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Federal Grant Title: Call 0004 for Space Components Technology Open 5 yr BAA
Federal Agency Name: Air Force Research Lab
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BAA-VS-07-03-0004
Type of Funding: Grant Other Cooperative Agreement Procurement Contract
CFDA Numbers: 12.800
CFDA Descriptions: Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Apr 04, 2007
Posted Date: Mar 07, 2007
Creation Date: Mar 07, 2007
Archive Date: May 04, 2007
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
Tara Bond

Phone 505-846-4967 Tara Bond
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