Sources Sought: U.S. Army Seeking Industry Assistance with Anechoic Chamber
NCMS is assisting the U.S. Army in locating industry that can design and build an anechoic chamber. The anechoic chamber would accommodate testing on various radars. This approach would allow the Army to share the same facility among other systems avoiding costly duplications.
The building required for an anechoic chamber of this size would need to be approximately 70’ x 50’ x 30’ to allow for a test equipment area, testing office, break area and restroom facilities. The building would need to provide a temperature and humidity-controlled environment. The flooring of the building needs to have static dissipative material capable of withstanding the 53,000-pound weight of the major end item. The near field-testing equipment required would need to have the capability to perform testing in the 2 to 10 GHz range. The chamber could also be used for electromagnetic interference testing of shelters.
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Responses to Sources Sought should provide:
• A value-based submission (completed Cost Summary Form)
• Background of capability development
• Understanding of anechoic chamber designs and technologies
• Cost Summary Form
Interested parties should complete the following form on or before September 2, 2019.