Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Heavy Ion Radiation Test

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2011
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Synopsis – Jan 27, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNJ11372559R
Posted Date: Jan 27, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 27, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Feb 08, 2011
Current Response Date: Feb 08, 2011
Classification Code: B — Special studies and analysis – not R and D
NAICS Code: 541380 – Testing Laboratories

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas, 77058-3696, Mail Code: BH


NASA/JSC has a requirement for 96 hours of high energy ion beam time testing.

NASA/JSC intends to purchase the items from Texas A&M University.

Radiation testing of electronic components is required using heavy ion radiation. The testing is necessary to verify the operation of Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) components. Testing is required to determine the usability for the lunar environment. The heavy ion beams at the Texas A&M cyclotron provide sufficient penetration depth into the MOSFET device to ensure the proper radiation characterization results. Proper characterization of MOSFET devices is critical to the success of the Orion program. Texas A&M is the only known facility that can provide high energy heavy ion beam testing and provide the required beam access.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

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 February 8, 2011. 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.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman is Melanie Saunders at

Point of Contact

Name: Perry L. Mueller
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 281-483-7158
Fax: 281-244-0995

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