Navy asking industry for shipboard electronics repair of CSGA cabling and connector technology
DAHLGREN, Va. – U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts are reaching out to industry for new repair concepts for cable shield ground adapter (CSGA) cabling and connector technology.
Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in Dahlgren, Va., issued a source-sought notice on Friday (N0017818Q9000) seeking cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) partners with expertise in CSGA repair aboard Navy ships.
Navy experts are looking for companies able to provide a CSGA for cable and connector repair, and that meets military standards and guidelines, including MIL-STD-2105, MIL-STD-1310, MIL-PRF-24758 and MIL-Spec MIL-DTL-38999L.
The Navy has developed and patented a CSGA that is easy to use, robust, and inexpensive to accommodate a broad range of cable and conduit sizes with a minimal number of adapters. Any size cable from 1/8- to 1-inch can be grounded and secured in a K-sized tube using the Navy’s device.
The Navy CSGA uses an internal seal as its primary protection against environmental conditions, and can seal questionably reliable heat shrink boots as secondary protection. These connectors also protect shipboard equipment from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP).
The Navy’s CSGA meets MIL-STD-1310H, yet still is expected to cost about one-tenth that of current products. The design also can enable repair and retrofitting of previous installations without expensive repair kits and the time-consuming process of pulling cables.
The Navy’s solution weighs about 50 percent less than other products and offers solid pull-out resistance.
Companies with a CSGA that can meet MIL-STD-2105, MIL-STD-1310, MIL-PRF-24758 and MIL-Spec MIL-DTL-38999L may submit the information to NSWCDD. Include a capabilities statement, management chart, breakdown of personnel, and relevant past work in similar areas.
Companies interested should submit CSGA information no later than 1 June 2018 to the NSWCDD, Topside Engineering Branch, Code B53, 5493 Marple Road, Building 185, Dahlgren, VA 22448-5153.
After reviewing the responses, NSWCDD may request meetings for more information on choosing a CRADA Partner having the ability and capability to Partner with NSWCDD.
For questions or concerns contact the Navy's Christie Willacker by email at christie.Willacker@navy.mil, or by phone at 540-653-0092.
More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N00178/N0017818Q9000/listing.html.
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