Pax River FY18 Sky Survey System Request for Information

Agency: Department of the Navy
State: Maryland
Level of Government: Federal
  • 58 - Communications, Detection and Coherent Radiation Equipment
Opps ID: NBD00159111892488046
Posted Date: Oct 3, 2017
Due Date: Oct 27, 2017
Solicitation No: 25111141
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Special Notice
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 03, 2017 2:27 pm
Information is requested on the availability of a system for measuring the sky between 300nm and 12000nm wavelength regions. This system is envisioned to have 4 separate components:

1. Spectral
2. Ultraviolet (UV)
3. Visible
4. Long-wave Infrared (LWIR)
Each of these components will be capable of providing radiometric measurements of the sky within their domain of measurement.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes - it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. This request for information does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service. Further, at this time, the Navy is not seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. Respondees are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. It is the responsibility of the potential offerors to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this requirement.


The Patuxent River Infrared Measurement team (PRISM) performs radiometric measurements of aerial targets for the Navy and other customers. A large contributor to these measurements is the sky. PRISM is interested in a full-spectrum sky survey system capable of periodically measuring sky conditions during data collection missions. The desired system would measure the sky autonomously for a set duration or indefinitely and store the data in a raw format for later processing. The spectral regions specified with a 30Hz update rate should provide live data during missions to facilitate non-cooperative target tracking using the sky measurement data.






Spectral Region





Spatial Resolution





Update Rate (Minimum)

1/300 Hz

1/300 Hz



Spectral Resolution

At least 4 nm




1. Each component will be capable of measuring the entire sky hemisphere once per update period.
2. Data should be compatible with collection via PC (via Ethernet, GigE Vision, CameraLink, USB). All data should be time-stamped and calibrated in space and radiance.


The requested information is to discover available systems and vendors, estimate the price of such systems, estimate the lead time of such systems, and discover alternate solutions.


1. Information on alternative solutions and similar systems is also requested.
2. All responses should include potential sources for such a system.
3. Budgetary estimates and delivery schedules for an order placed Oct 1 are requested but not required.
Interested parties are requested to submit responses in Microsoft Word for Office 2010, Times New Roman 12 font, and are due no later than _27 OCTOBER 2017 by 1400_EST. Responses shall be submitted via e-mail only to &
4. The response shall include the following as a minimum:
a) Name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail of designated point of contact.
b) Business type (large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a)-certified small disadvantaged business, HUBZone small business, woman-owned small business, very small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business) based upon North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 333314-Optical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing. "Small Business Concern" means a concern, including its affiliates that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13 CFR part 121. Please refer to Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR 19 for additional detailed information on Small Business Size Standards.

Mike Falco
Phone: 301-342-0143
THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY to identify sources that can provide Range Support Services. The information provided in the RFI is subject to change and is not binding on the Government. The Navy has not made a commitment to procure any of the items discussed, and release of this RFI should not be construed as such a commitment or as authorization to incur cost for which reimbursement would be required or sought. All submissions become Government property and will not be returned.

Contracting Office Address :
Building 441
21983 Bundy Road Unit 7
Patuxent River, Maryland 20670
United States
Place of Performance :
Naval Air Warfare Center ? Aircraft Division (NAWCAD)
Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR)
23013 Cedar Point Road

Patuxent River , Maryland 20670
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Shannon M. Canada
Phone: 4434041845


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