Status Report

NASA Synopsis: Advanced Stirling Radioisotpe Generator Research Support

By SpaceRef Editor
October 25, 2010
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Synopsis – Oct 18, 2010

General Information

Solicitation Number: ASRG2010
Posted Date: Oct 18, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Oct 18, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Oct 25, 2010
Current Response Date: Oct 25, 2010
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135


NASA/GRC is hereby soliciting information about potential sources for R&D support services for NASA’s Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) project under the Radioisotope Power Systems program. These services are required to be performed on or near site at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

A potential offeror must provide evidence of specialized skills and experience to complete the following tasks by December 2013 in support of a potential Discovery 12 mission: Physics-based reliability analyses of free-piston Stirling convertor hardware for space-flight missions with durations up to 20 years of continuous operation; quantifying uncertainties in design variables of free-piston Stirling convertor components from test data: identification of free-piston Stirling convertor failure modes; development of test methodologies for accelerated stress testing of free-piston Stirling convertor components and assemblies; technology development of heat rejection management systems for Fission Power Systems (FPS) and Radioisotope Systems (RPS)applications; perform free-piston Stirling convertor structural dynamics testing; provide analysis and evaluation of free-piston Stirling convertor algorithms and architectures for space-flight applications; perform assessment of electromagnetic interference (EMI) of the Advanced Stirling convertor and mitigation methods as it transitions to flight; provide electrical engineering to support convertor tests; and support the implementation of the flight Quality Management System for the Advanced Stirling Convertor which is to be used in the ASRG.

No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized in FedBizOpps and on the NASA Acquisition Internet Service. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor these sites for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.

Interested offerors/vendors having the required specialized capabilities to meet the above requirement should submit a capability statement of 5 pages or less indicating the ability to perform all aspects of the effort described herein.

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. Respondents deemed fully qualified will be considered in any resultant solicitation for the requirement.

The Government reserves the right to consider a small business or 8(a) set-aside based on responses hereto. All responses shall be submitted to Karin Huth no later than 10/25/2010. Please reference ASRG2010 in any response. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Karin E. Huth
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 216-433-2770
Fax: 216-433-5489

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