Status Report

NASA JSC Solicitation: Single Board Computer For Space

By SpaceRef Editor
January 31, 2012
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Synopsis – Jan 25, 2012

General Information
Solicitation Number: NNJ12421704R
Posted Date: Jan 25, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jan 25, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Feb 08, 2012
Current Response Date: Feb 08, 2012
Classification Code: 59 — Electrical and electronic equipment components
NAICS Code: 334111
Set-Aside Code: Total Small Business

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/JSC has a requirement for a Single Board Computer for Space with the ability to clear errors in 1mS to meet the time to first failure estimate of 3 thousand years. This fidelity in error correction is necessary to meet the expected level of redundancy for a human rated spacecraft. A market survey indicates that Maxwell has the only commercially available singe board computer that will meet the Government’s requirements.

Maxwell Technologies has an existing single board computer with flight pedigree and flight heritage. It implements Triple Redundant Processing Single Event Upset(SEU) Mitigation. Triple Mode Redundant (TMR) voting logic and Error Detection combined with Maxwell’s proprietary Resynchronization & Scrubbing method allows all three processors to clear errors in 1 mS.

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 Jennifer Krause at no later than 4:30 p.m. local time on February 08,2012. 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 Lauri N. Hansen and she can be reached at

Point of Contact

Name: Jennifer Krause
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-8269
Fax: 281-483-4066

Name: Jessica C. Miller
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 281-483-6792
Fax: 281-483-4066

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