Primary Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Solicitation Number 550-56343-234
Response Due: 2/1/2002
Point of Contact: Kathleen Tennant, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 286-4239, Fax (301) 286-1720, Email firstname.lastname@example.org - Carlos R. McKenzie, Contracting Officer, Phone (301) 286-3989, Fax (301) 286-1720, Email email@example.com
NASA/GSFC is hereby soliciting information for potential sources for a HYPERSPECTRAL LINEAR VARIABLE FILTER for the NASA mission to the planet Pluto (Pluto-Kuiper Mission) with a delivery schedule of eight (8) months after contract award. The spectral filter shall be a wedged filter composed of as many segments as it takes to cover the region from 1.25 to 2.5 micrometers at a constant resolution of 300 (lambda/delta lambda) (or a non constant resolution no less than 300), and to cover the region from 2.1 to 2.25 micrometers at a constant resolution of 600 (or a non constant resolution no less than 600). The resolutions are stated for 40 micrometers pixels. The spectral filter assembly may be a single filter segment or a combination of two or more segments such that the total spectral band is covered, within reasonable tolerances, by a 1.024 x 1.024 cm HgCdTe detector array.
The overall dimensions of the assembly will have oversized substrates for mounting: 1.3 x 1.3 cm for 0.15 cm margins. The assembly is to be placed in very close proximity to the array. The operating temperature will nominally be 95 K. The array/filter assembly shall normally operate in a vacuum and the filter must not undergo significant outgasing or change in characteristics after storage in air.
Specification Summary: 1) Coverage 1.25 to 2.5 micrometers; 2) Spectral resolution of assembly: lambda/delta lambda = 300 1.25 to 2.5 micrometers. lambda/delta lambda = 600 2.1 to 2.25 micrometers; 3) Pixel size: 40 micrometers (The resolutions given above are the convolution of the inherent resolution and the pixel broadened resolution); 4) In-band transmission of LVE: >25 percent at all spectral positions (goal: 50%); 5) Out-of-band blocking: <0.002 % average. <0.02 % at any peak; 6) Functional form of wavelength dependence on position is negotiable; 7) Dimensions (as stated above): Substrate: 1.3 x 1.3 cm (0.15 cm margin). Wedged filter coating: at least 1.02 x 1.02 cm.
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This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement. The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside based on responses hereto. All responses shall be submitted to designated point of contact no later than the above date. In responding reference No. 550-56343-234. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL: http://genesis.gsfc.nasa.gov/nasanote.html
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