Laser-Photovoltaic Wireless Power Transmission Research and Development

Status Report From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2003

General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: 8-4200008028
  • Posted Date: May 08, 2003
  • Original Response Date: May 23, 2003
  • Original Archive Date: May 08, 2004
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: A -- Research & Development

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812


NASA/MSFC has a requirement for laser-photovoltaic wireless power transmission research and development for a near term application in investigation of ice resources in dark, cold lunar polar craters. NASA/MSFC intends to purchase the items from The Boeing Company, Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power, 6633 Canoga Avenue,Canoga, Park, CA 91309-7922. The reason for the sole source award is based on the contractors expertise needed to forge a technical assistance agreement with Japan. The contractor already has contracts in place with Japan that allows cooperative research in the laser WPT demonstrations. Boeing has alreay assisted NASA/MSFC with bench top and system level ground demonstrations and has existing laser WPT test facilities related to Space Solar Power. They also have the critical SSP technologies to quickly develop WPT tests to demonstrate distances up to 20km. This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquistion Procedures (SAP). The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. See Note 26. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on May 23, 2003. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note "B". Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Original Point of Contact

Robert L Martin, contract specialist, Phone (256) 544-8024, Fax (256) 544-9162, Email - Harry B. Craig, Contracting Officer, Phone (256) 544-0515, Fax (256) 544-4401, Email

Email your questions to Robert L Martin at

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