NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators

NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators(Expired)

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Bid Notification started - 25 Apr, 2017 (18 months ago) - NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators

Start Date

25 Apr, 2017 (18 months ago)
Bid Notification due - 25 Apr, 2017 (18 months ago) - NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators

Due Date

04 May, 2017 (18 months ago)
Bid Notification - NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators

Opportunity Type

Bid Notification
NB672040-17-02569 - NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators

Opportunity Identifier

NB672040-17-02569
Bid Notification Department of Commerce - NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators

Customer / Agency

Department of Commerce
Bid Notification Manufacturer's facility United States - NB672040-17-02569, Lightweight mmWave Signal Generators

Location

Manufacturer's facility United States
From: Federal Government(Federal)
Added:
Apr 20, 2017 11:31 am
Modified:
Apr 25, 2017 9:30 am
Track Changes
Notice of Intent: NB672040-17-02569
Description of Contract Action:
Lightweight Millimeter Wave Signal Generator

Post Date: 04/20/2017
Close Date: 5/4/2017
File Name: NB72040-17-02569/
Lightweight Millimeter Wave Signal Generator
Contact Points: Aron Krischel, Contracting Officer (303) 497-3032
This requirement is conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.106-1(b). This is a notice of intent to award a sole source procurement action and is not a request for competitive proposals. Firms who want to challenge the sole source must submit an interest letter that demonstrates your firm's ability to provide an equivalent supply as described below. Interested parties must provide rationale as to why they should be considered. All interested firms must respond to this special notice by
28 April 2017, 2:00 pm, Mountain Time to Aron Krischel at aron.krischel@nist.gov. Responses received will be evaluated; however, a determination by the Government not to compete the proposed procurement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion for the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. NIST will not reimburse for any costs connected with providing the capability information.
Description: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), intends to award on a sole-source basis under the authority of FAR 13.106-1 (b) with National Instruments Microwave Components, for two (2) lightweight, compact, frequency–agile, continuous–wave analog signal generators with low phase noise. The minimum frequency range for unit 1 is 28 – 40 GHz. The minimum frequency range for unit 2 is 50 to 65 GHz. The units must operate from battery power and be controllable by SPI or USB interface. The units require heatsinks, to be provided by the manufacturer. Sole Source determination is based on the market research that shows only one vendor manufactures and sells this product.

The NAICS code 334516 –
Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing, with a size standard of 1000 personnel will be used.
Specifications
NB672040-17-02569
Lightweight Millimeter-Wave Signal Generators
I.
BACKGROUND
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing metrology for future millimeter-wave mobile wireless communication systems. Pursuant to this research program, NIST is developing channel sounding instruments that characterize the radio propagation environment at millimeter-wave frequencies. NIST will be incorporating a tunable phased-array antenna into existing NIST channel sounders in the 60 GHz unlicensed communication band. In Phase I of this program, the antenna array requires a signal generator operating in the 60 GHz band. In Phase II of this program, the antenna array requires a signal generator operating near 30 GHz whose signal will be doubled to the 60 GHz band. These signal generators will be used to create local-oscillator signals for frequency upconverters used in phased-array antenna systems for the NIST channel sounder system.
For accurate demodulation of the millimeter-wave-band measured signals, a local oscillator with extremely low phase noise is required. As well, the channel sounders utilize a battery operated mobile positioning system. Thus, all electronic components on the positioning system must be as small and lightweight as possible to maximize battery life.

II.
OBJECTIVES
The contractor shall provide two (2) lightweight, compact, frequency–agile, continuous–wave analog signal generators with low phase noise. The minimum frequency range for Item No. 1 (see below charts) is 27 – 40 GHz. The minimum frequency range for Item No. 2 is 50 to 67 GHz. The units must operate from battery power and be controllable by SPI or USB interface. The units require heatsinks and operational software that allows for quick operation of the units.

III.
PARTS LIST (National Instruments)



Item No.

Qty

Description

Model
1
1
27-40 GHz frequency signal generator
FSL-2740
2
1
50-67 GHz frequency signal generator
FSL-5067
3
2
Quick Start Kit
MFSLMMW-ACC06
4
2
Heatsink Kit
MFSLMMW-ACC10

IV.
SPECIFICATIONS
Item No. 1: 27-40 GHz frequency signal generator

Electrical, Performance, and Physical Specifications


Parameter
Conditions
Min
Typ
Max
Units
Minimum Frequency of Operation

n/a
27
28
GHz
Maximum Frequency of Operation

35
40
n/a
GHz
Frequency Resolution

n/a
1
1
Hz
Switching Speed

n/a
1
1
ms
Maximum RF Output Power

+16
+17
n/a
dBm
Phase Noise at 40 GHz
at 10 kHz offset
n/a
-100
-105
dBc/Hz
Phase Noise at 40 GHz
at 10 MHz offset
n/a
-115
-120
dBc/Hz
Spurious

n/a
-60
-60
dBc
Control Interface

n/a
SPI and USB
n/a
--
RF Input Connector

n/a
SMA
n/a
--
RF Output Connector

n/a
K
n/a
--
Reference Frequency
internal reference supplied, option for external reference provided
9.99
10
10.01
MHz
Battery Operation
nominal
+12
+12
+12
V
Physical Dimensions
w x l x h
n/a
10.16 x 10.16 x 4.572
(4x4x1.8)
15.24 x 15.25 x 4.572
(6x6x1.8)
cm
(in)
Weight

n/a
0.73
(1.6)
0.82
(1.8)
kg
(lb)


Item No. 2: 50-67 GHz frequency signal generator
Electrical, Performance, and Physical Specifications


Parameter
Conditions
Min
Typ
Max
Units
Minimum Frequency of Operation

n/a
50
55
GHz
Maximum Frequency of Operation

65
67
n/a
GHz
Frequency Resolution

n/a
1
1
Hz
Switching Speed

n/a
1
1
ms
Maximum RF Output Power

+16
+17
n/a
dBm
Phase Noise at 67 GHz
at 10 kHz offset
n/a
-100
-103
dBc/Hz
Phase Noise at 67 GHz
at 10 MHz offset
n/a
-115
-120
dBc/Hz
Spurious

n/a
-60
-60
dBc
Control Interface

n/a
SPI and USB
n/a
--
RF Input Connector

n/a
SMA
n/a
--
RF Output Connector

n/a
V
n/a
--
Reference Frequency
internal reference supplied, option for external reference provided
9.99
10
10.01
MHz
Battery Operation
nominal
+12
+12
+12
V
Physical Dimensions
w x l x h
n/a
10.16 x 10.16 x 4.572
(4x4x1.8)
15.24 x 15.25 x 4.572
(6x6x1.8)
cm
(in)
Weight

n/a
0.73
(1.6)
0.82
(1.8)
kg
(lb)

Item No. 3: Quick Start Kit for Millimeter-Wave Frequency Synthesizer

Kit provides cables and adapters, along with a computer interface for control of the synthesizer.
Item No. 4: Heatsink Kit for Millimeter-Wave Frequency Synthesizer
Kit provides a heatsink and associated parts to allow the synthesizers to operate within a normal temperature range.

V.
DELIVERY
Delivery of all components shall be no later than five weeks ARO.

VI.
WARRANTY
Three-year warranty required on signal generators.

VII.
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT SUMMARY
Manufacturer’s Specifications are acceptable. NIST will inpsect andtest item prior to acceptance.
Attachments (1)
A18__NOI.docx

Location

Country : United States

State : California