The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will conduct a briefing to Industry in support of the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS). This Industry Day is unclassified.
The Industry Day will occur on Friday, April 9, 2010, from 0900 EST to 1030 EST at the National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne, VA 20176.
This announcement is issued solely for information and program planning purposes. The PTSS Industry Day does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or proposal abstracts. Attendance at the Industry Day is voluntary and is not required to propose to subsequent Requests For Proposals (if any), Broad Agency Announcements (if any), or research solicitations (if any) on this topic.
MDA will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred to participate in this Industry Day.
The PTSS Program Office will distribute a SECRET//NOFORN addendum after the Industry Day event. Please include a security point of contact in your registration form. MDA will distribute the material to your security point of contact at a later date.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVE
The objective of PTSS is to deliver an operational space-based system to address the ascent phase midcourse tracking challenge facing the MDA. To meet this objective, MDA plans to first develop a prototype system, followed by an operational PTSS. The PTSS prototype and operational system are planned to consist of a constellation of spacecraft and associated ground control and processing equipment that is integrated with the developed Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) elements to support command and control, track generation, fusion, and transfer of data through the entire fire-control loop. The operational PTSS will integrate into the BMDS.
INDUSTRY DAY GOALS
The goals of this Industry Day are fourfold: (1) to familiarize participants with MDA’s efforts in the Precision Tracking Space System, (2) share the acquisition approach for the prototype and operational PTSS, (3) discuss the planned timing and content of solicitations related to PTSS, and (4) answer questions.
Attendance at the PTSS Industry Day will be limited to three individuals per company. Highlight these individual’s names on the registration form and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, April 7, 2010.
Point of Contact: Mr. Kris Breaux, 703-697-6504, email: email@example.com