EO / IR Video Surveillance System for Rotary-Wing Aircraft (or UAS Option)

Agency: Department of State
State: Florida
Level of Government: Federal
  • 16 - Aircraft Components and Accessories
Opps ID: NBD00159270679214805
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date: Oct 16, 2017
Solicitation No: INLATD013
Source: Members Only
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Added: Oct 03, 2017 4:59 pm

U.S. Department of State
Air Wing Program Support Office

EO / IR Video Surveillance System for Rotary-Wing Aircraft

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. 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 partys expense. Any pricing provided is not binding but may be used for planning purposes. Proprietary information, if any, should be minimized and MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED. Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned.

1.0 Description

1.1 B3 Solutions LLC, in support of the Department of State (DoS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office of Aviation (INL/A) is seeking commercially available options (and rough order o magnitude pricing) for 3, all-weather EO/IR video surveillance systems with the capability to transmit HD/SDI video from aircraft to base and mobile stations for enhanced personnel, motorcade, and facility security.

2.0 Requirements for EO/IR video surveillance systems (to be used on rotary aircraft)

General requirements:

Capable of integration with rotary aircraft to minimize impacts associated with weight, vibration, shock, ground clearance, cabin space, and avoid safety issues such as emergency egress and hard landings

Compatible with existing and modified hardware mounting and data interfaces

Easily interchangeable between aircraft without lengthy engineering

Provide for ergonomic human interfaces compatible with aircrew personnel, procedures, equipment, and proficiency capabilities

System lighting, displays, controls and indicators should be optimized for viewing with the unaided eye and compatible with aircrew Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations

Capability to point and maintain sensor line-of-sight to a known or designated georeferenced position

Point command and data shall be capable of interface with a digital map system, displays and a capability for turret control and/or video storage/datalink system

EO/IR Sensor Capability:

Simultaneous output of four or more camera systems including EO Color daylight, Infrared (Long Wave, Mid Wave, Short Wave), and Low Light capable cameras

Multiple fields of views (FOV) to enable airborne surveillance and targeting capabilities

Capable of detecting and decoding tactical overt and covert marking devices

Continuously variable Field of View (FOV), visibility and illumination capability through haze and other reduced visibility conditions

High Definition Video Capability:

Sensor camera outputs shall utilize commercial standards for both High Definition (HD) format of 1080p or better and Standard Definition (SD) formats

Optional multi-mode surveillance radar solution is desired

Data Downlink Capability:

Transmit HD/SDI video with metadata to fixed and mobile stations

Smallest data transmit pipeline would be 5 Mbps with the optimal being 20Mbps with a required range of downlink of at least 30 NM

Capability to detect, record, and transmit data in an electronically disruptive environment

2.1 Alternate UAS Solution (SUAS platforms with similar capabilities will be considered):

Equipped with Selective Availability Ant-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Global Positioning Systems (GPS), standard military configuration and M2 frequency

3.0 Responses

3.1 Interested parties are requested to respond to this RFI via email NLT October 16, 2017, 12:00pm EST to jpassmore@b3solutions.com and gscougall@b3solutions.com. Proprietary information, if any, should be minimized and MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED. Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned.

3.2. Your response must provide the data requested below :

3.2.1 Name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail of designated point of contact.

3.2.2 Description of recommended commercial solution(s); technical specifications

3.2.3 Rough order of magnitude pricing

3.2.4 Installation requirements and/or estimated time/complexity of installation

3.2.5 Examples of where this product is currently being used (references requested)

3.2.6 If your recommended solution does not meet (or exceeds) any of the above requirements, please explain why you feel your recommended solution should still be considered.

3.3. Please direct any questions related to the technical aspects of this requirement to John Passmore at jpassmore@b3solutions.com

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EO / IR Video Surveillance System for Rotary-Wing Aircraft
Posted Date:
October 3, 2017
Contracting Office Address :
1038 South Patrick Drive
Patrick AFB, Florida 32925
United States
Place of Performance :
6767 N Wickham Rd, Suite 208
Melbourne, Florida 32940
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
John Passmore,
Operations SME
Phone: 321-783-9865 x33542
Secondary Point of Contact :
Marc L. Hoffman,
Senior Acquisition Support Analyst
Phone: 3217839865 Ext 33557


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