The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), Joint Project Manager Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPMNBCCA) is requesting information from industry on their ability to provide a Chemical Surface Detector (CSD).
JPMNBCCA developed a Nuclear Biological Chemical Sensor Suite for the Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). The current liquid/solid ground contamination sampler utilizes a Dual Wheel Sampling System (DWSS) to introduce chemical to a heated chemical ground probe.
JPMNBCCA is exploring alternate technologies to interrogate and detect and identify liquid/solid ground contamination.
The proposed Chemical Surface Detector will provide a near real-time, on-the-move capability to detect and identify Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), Non-Traditional Agents (NTA), and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC). The detection/identification function will continually interrogate the surface, provide data for processing, and apply algorithms to the data to detect and identify the contaminant which is present. The warning function will display detection/identification information locally and store the information in a format compatible for transmission to external communication systems.
It is envisioned that the system will be composed of three primary line replaceable units (LRU): the Interior Sensor, Exterior Sensor and the Operator Display Unit (ODU) LRUs.
JPMNBCCA will use the information acquired from this Request for Information (RFI) to optimize the Chemical Surface Detector acquisition strategy.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W911SRCSD. The response deadline is Jan. 23, 2015.