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A--Future Radiographic System (FRS)

Solicitation Number: N4279413SS002
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Sea Systems Command
Location: NSWC Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division
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Added: Dec 06, 2012 3:44 pm
Contracting Office Address

N42794 2008 Stump Neck Rd., Indian Head MD 20640


The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV), Indian Head, Maryland is requesting information on hand held x-ray generators used to take an internal image of an object of interest. The systems shall perform their intended functions for Explosive Ordnance (EO), Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). An x-ray generator that is integrated with a system or used alone must enable the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians to detect, classify, and identify components internal to EO, UXO, and IEDs. This market survey solicits vendors' information that fully explains their existing technology features, capabilities, and performance.

Commercial, non-developmental, and developmental systems may be included in the information provided. However, developmental systems shall be available within approximately two years from this request for information publication date.

SUBMISSIONS: Information may be provided in the form of white papers, test reports, power point presentations, brochures, and specifications sheets. Please limit your response to fifteen (15) pages. Technical questions regarding this RFI may be directed to James Murphy at (301)744-5703 or by email: Interested firms/research entities are encouraged to provide submissions electronically to Tammy Winters and cc James Murphy via email to and

Replies must be received no later than 3:00 PM EDT, January 07, 2013. Please include the solicitation number in the email subject line. Each submission must include a cover page. The cover page should include the business name, solicitation number, unique title, technology area(s), names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of technical/business points of contact.

This announcement is not a formal solicitation and is not a Request for Proposal. The intent of this synopsis is to solicit information for market research and for planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. All data received in response to this request for information announcement that is marked or designated as corporate or proprietary information will be fully protected from release outside the Government.

The Government will not reimburse respondents for the cost of submitting information. Please address all business questions relating to this announcement to

Technical Description Format

1. System: Name and Model

2. Function: Objects of interest

3. System Picture

4. Technology: A brief description of the technology used by this product

5. System Parameters: Provide specifics on how the system meets the parameters identified (see below)

6. Limitations/Hazards/Special Requirements: State any special limitations, hazards and/or special requirements such as radiation sources or toxic chemicals

7. Special Features/Capabilities: Summarize any special features or capabilities not contained herein that improve the overall ability of the equipment to interrogate an object of interest and / or discern objects of interest from an internal image of EO, UXO and IEDs.

8. Validated Test Results: Summary of vendor and/or third party certifications and/or documented results of testing

System Parameters

These system parameters do not necessarily represent the minimum acceptable capabilities and are supplied as guidance only.

The following are a definition of each parameter and the types of information requested for each parameter.


The ability of each shipping and storage container or system in its operational configuration to be moved.

• What is the size of the system both in and out of the shipping container?

• What is the weight of the system?


The ability of the system to penetrate through obstacles of various material types and thicknesses

• What is the power of the generator?

• What is the type of generator?

o Example: x-ray pulse, x-ray continuous wave, microwave

• What thickness of a specified material can be penetrated, and what can be seen behind the material at this thickness?

• Can the generator penetrate metals? If so, what metal at what thickness using what strength?

Set-Up Time

The time from when the transport case latches are opened to when the system is ready to be deployed.

Includes warm up time (if applicable).

• Are there any safety related steps that need to be taken?

• Is there a timer on the system that can be used to delay initiation?

• How is the generator connected to other systems in order to capture the image?

• Is the generator controlled by software on a laptop? If so, what operating system is that software compatible with?


The time it takes to place the generator and make any final connections/adjustments to a system (if applicable).

• Are there any special steps to emplacement?

• Is a safety zone of more than 20 feet needed for use with the system? If so, what is the safety zone distance needed?


Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) – Military munitions that have been primed, fused, armed, or otherwise prepared for action, and have been fired, dropped, launched, projected, or placed in such a manner as to constitute a hazard to operations, installation, personnel, or material and remain unexploded either by malfunction, design, or any other cause.

Improvised Explosive Device (IED) – An expediently packaged explosive charge detonated by an initiator with a customized fuzing and firing circuit, also known as a bomb.

Objects of Interest – The subject matter of attention, for example, mail, small parcels, personal articles carried on personnel, and personnel themselves.

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
December 6, 2012
Description: N4279413SS002_FRS_IN2_-_RFI_-_Handheld_Generator_-_2012_11_20.docx
N42794 NSWC Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division 2008 Stump Neck Road Indian Head, MD
2008 Stump Neck Rd, Indian Head, MD
Tammy Winters