The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Contracts Management Office (CMO), on behalf of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO), has announced intentions to award a sole source contract to Proportional Technologies, Inc. (PTI).
The acquisition is for large area neutron detectors (LANDs) in support of DARPA’s SIGMA program, which seeks to develop low cost and high performance radiation detectors.
Under the contract, PTI will be required to produce LANDs with capabilities exceeding the metrics described in the related Broad Agency Announcement. The PTI LANDs are expected to reliably function in typical operating environments including radio frequency fields.
PTI will be required to deliver LANDs at a rate of 15 units per month beginning November 1, 2016.