Next Generation Star Tracker Phase 0


The purpose of this study is to conduct technical, business, marketing and programmatic analysis of the market for a Next Generation Star Tracker System. Specifically, the Title III Program Office is interested in determining the feasibility of producing a modular, Next Generation Star Tracker Systems (NGSTS) that uses domestically-produced Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) detectors. Efforts envisioned during this study include: analysis of current star tracker manufacturing capabilities; analysis of future technical capabilities needed to meet the needs of the star tracker market (domestic and international, USG and commercial); analysis of NGSTS capabilities using state-of-the-art detector capabilities such as those resulting from Defense Production Act Title III Advanced CMOS Capability Project; proposed architecture options for creating a system of star trackers; creation of a draft technical plan and schedule, with (non-binding) high-level cost projections, to establish production capabilities for a NGSTS; identification and analysis of the markets for a modular NGSTS; and identification of business strategies for success in the NGSTS market. It is anticipated that the technical product of this study will be used to create a draft systems requirement document for a NGSTS.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Air Force, Research Lab
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Solicitations shall be restricted to domestic sources as defined in the Defense Production Act of 1950: “A business concern that performs in the United States or Canada substantially all of the research and development, engineering, manufacturing, and production activities required of such business concern under a contract with the United States relating to a critical component or a critical technology item; and that procures from business concerns (described as above) substantially all of any components and assemblies required under a contract with the United States relating to a critical component or critical technology item.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Laura Ortiz
Grants Negotiator
Phone 937-656-9883
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