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NASA Special Notice: Partnership Opportunity for CORECAM

By SpaceRef Editor
February 2, 2005
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Partnership Opportunity Document for CORECAM 01 – Posted on Jan 31, 2005

General Information

Document Type: Special Notice
Solicitation Number: NASA-SNOTE-050131-001
Posted Date: Jan 31, 2005
Original Response Date:
Current Response Date:
Original Archive Date: Jan 31, 2006
Current Archive Date: Jan 31, 2006
Classification Code: A — Research & Development

Contracting Office Address NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 210.S, Greenbelt, MD 20771

Description The proposal opportunity is for science instrument concepts for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph (TPFC) mission.    

The proposed instrument concept is for the camera option and it consists of an imaging optical chain, filter assembly, wavefront sensor and a detector. The key hardware elements comprise the relay optics, filter assembly and the detector system.     The goal is to develop a camera concept to be proposed for TPFC in 2007. This proposal effort will be in two phases: TPFC Instrument concept NASA Research Announcement (NRA) and TPFC Instrument Announcement Opportunity.      

NASA HQ is expected to select up to six instrument concepts for study from the NRA.    

This study will be relatively short in duration, ~six months, and the results of this study will be used in the Instrument Announcement of Opportunity. This partnership opportunity is being issued to select a teaming partner(s) to:

– Develop the camera concept for the TPFC  

– Develop all or a subset of the following:

  •       Filter Assembly
  •       Wavefront sensing concept
  •       Optical Chain
  • Detector System

– Collaborate in the development of the Camera concept design for the future TPFC instrument development opportunities.

Proposers may propose a partnership to provide for one element of the camera such as the filter assembly, Optical chain, wavefront sensor, or detector system.     Alternatively the offeror may propose to provide for all elements of the camera or a subset of these elements (e.g., the filter assembly) There will be no exchange of funds between the teaming partners for the NRA proposal and Instrument AO proposal cycle.    

If TPFC Camera (Corecam) is selected by the NRA instrument study, limited funding will be available for instrument study, leading to Instrument AO proposal preparation.    

If TPFC Camera is selected as a result of the TPFC instrument AO process, the partner(s) will be funded according to the budget developed during the instrument AO proposal phase. It is the responsibility of potential respondents to monitor the NASA Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS), GSFC Procurement site for information concerning this POD.    

Points of Contact:     Questions about this POD should be directed to Dr. Mark Clampin only at (Phone: 301-286-4532, Email:    

Final Due Date of POD Response The response of the POD is due 5 pm EST on February 11, 2005. An electronic PDF document may be sent at this time. The Partnership Opportunity Document does not represent a guarantee of selection for hardware development. GSFC does not currently have a requirement for this subsystem or funds to support its development.     When responding to this notice, please reference this document.     This solicitation/synopsis is not to be construed as a commitment by the government, nor will the government pay for the information solicited.      

An ombudsman has been appointed. See Internet Note ?B?. The documents for this partnership opportunity will be in Microsoft Office Suite (Word 6.0, Excel 5.0, or PowerPoint 4.0) format and will reside on a World Wide Web (WWW) server, which may be accessed using a WWW browser application.    

The WWW address, or URL, of the NASA/GSFC Business Opportunities home page is It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this site for the release of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments (if any).     Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of the Partnership Opportunity Document and amendments, if any. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:

Point of Contact

Dawn M. Fountain, Contracting Officer, Phone (301) 286-3815, Fax (301) 286-1773, Email

Email your questions to Dawn M. Fountain at

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