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16 -- Request For Information on existing Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)

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Sources Sought
336413 — Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing
Contracting Office
NGB DET 11, AATC, 1600 E. Super Sabre Drive, Bldg #10, Tucson, AZ 85706
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As prescribed in FAR 15.209(c), the following provision is inserted: IAW FAR 52.215-3 -- Request for Information (Oct 1997) (a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (b) Although proposal and offeror are used in this Request for Information, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. (c) This solicitation is issued for the purpose of identifying information on Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) that have already been developed and may be modified to meet the agency requirement as listed below: AATC is issuing a Request for Information in an effort to determine potential sources and information on existing Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) for Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) A-10 aircraft. This announcement is for market research and does not constitute an RFP. This is not an R&D request. AATC is seeking information on affordable HMCS using the latest Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS) technology. The initial effort would require one fully operational HMCS for an Operational Utility Evaluation (OUE). Follow on procurement are dependent on OUE results and funding, which is not currently budgeted. The government is looking for a system that offers best value to the government, not necessarily the lowest procurement cost; however, affordability is the most important factor. The following agency needs are provided to assist in conducting this Requ est for Information. Helmet Mounted Cueing Requirements 1. Threshold a. The ability to display dynamic and space-stabilized aircraft information (targeting symbology, Dynamic Launch Zone, etc.) in front of the pilots eye. System Information must adjust for aircraft movement and helmet movement. Symbology will have manual b rightness control and ability to declutter (remove) symbology. b. The helmet field of view must be a minimum of 20 degrees diameter centered on the line of sight. Monocular displays are acceptable. c. Display both stroke and raster images with growth provisions for color. d. Helmet movement must control (slave) aircraft sensors and weapons. e. Provide line of sight to aircraft avionics with 8 milliradian installed cueing accuracy. f. Minimal mapping requirements easily accomplished in the field, not at depot. g. Meet requirements for A-10 ejection seat safety certification. h. Display and cueing compatible with night vision goggles. i. Helmet will support Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground aircraft functions. j. Installation concepts minimize aircraft group A equipment. k. Ethernet OFP load and data transfer capability. l. Support Ethernet connectivity with host aircraft. m. Provide MFL/PFL information to aircraft avionics through pilot initiated BIT and self test. n. Tracker update rate sufficient to allow filtering of the LOS without excessive installed system latency (Goal: less than 100ms). o. All engineering drawings, test reports, and other pertinent data will be made available to the government. 2. Objective a. System installation in aircraft requires less than 25 man hours. b. No cockpit mapping required. c. 40 degree field of view or larger. d. Color stroke and raster display. e. 4 milliradian installed cueing accuracy f. Display and cueing compatible with panoramic night vision goggles or equivalent. g. Automatic brightness control h. Meet requirements for F-16 ejection seat safety certification. i. Support both Ethernet connectivity with host aircraft and two 1553 Multiplex Busses with growth for an additional data bus (fiber or high speed 1553). j. MTBF of 4000 hours with an MTBMA minimum of 500 hours for the helmet suite. k. Ability to functionally check system on the ground wi th minimal additional support equipment or logistics footprint. l. Ability to flip up or remove display when not needed for mission requirements. m. Capability to correct LOS for aircraft transparency induced distortion. Interested parties capable of providing HMCS, which meets or exceeds the above requirements, shall provide a Statement of Capability (SOC) that demonstrates the existing capability to supply, modify, and sustain the system and a description of system capab ilities. The SOC shall be unclassified and the information submitted should be pertinent to, and identify system capability as related to the technical effort requested above. A limit of twenty (20) pages is imposed for the responses. Responses should be received by close of business 18 March 06. Please direct all questions to Michael DeSouto at (520) 295-6938. This solicitation is not to be construed as a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor does the Government intend to directly pay for any information or responses s ubmitted as the result of this Request for Information.
Place of Performance
Address: NGB DET 11 AATC, 1600 E. Super Sabre Drive, Bldg #10 Tucson AZ
Zip Code: 85706
Country: US
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