Navy experts ask industry for handheld bomb-detection devices to image explosives components

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 7 April 2016. U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts are reaching out to industry for ways to develop handheld bomb-detection devices able to detect and image the internal components of concealed roadside explosives to help protect U.S. military personnel and equipment.

Apr 7th, 2016
Navy experts ask industry for handheld bomb-detection devices to image explosives components
Navy experts ask industry for handheld bomb-detection devices to image explosives components
INDIAN HEAD, Md., 7 April 2016. U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts are reaching out to industry for ways to develop handheld bomb-detection devices able to detect and image the internal components of concealed roadside explosives to help protect U.S. military personnel and equipment.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Md., issued a sources-sought notice on Tuesday (N0017416SN0015) for the Internal Image Technology project.

Navy experts are looking for information on systems or technology that can be stowed in backpack, cargo pocket, or smaller configurations to record images in real time, as well as provide a direct digital radiography operator interface.

These devices must be able to image essential internal components of explosive ordnance (EO), unexploded ordnance (UXO), and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to help enable military bomb-disposal experts to detect, classify, and identify internal explosives components.

The Navy wants information from companies that explains existing technology features, capabilities, performance, and prices, as well as size, weight, and power requirements to include X-ray sources. Experts want to hear from companies with technologies available now or within two years that could meet these requirements.

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Navy experts particularly want information on portability, penetration, setup time, time on target, materials discrimination, image manipulation, software comparability and operating system, and image file types.

Companies interested should email 15-page responses no later than 5 May 2016 to the Navy's Lynsi Weisman at Lynsi.Weisman@navy.mil. Responses may include white papers, power point presentations, brochures, and specification sheets.

For questions or concerns contact the Navy's Lynsi Weisman by phone at 301-744-6612, or by email at Lynsi.Weisman@navy.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N00174/N0017416SN0015/listing.html.

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