The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) is conducting market research on counter-Improvised Explosive Device technologies.
Specifically sought are Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and near COTS X-ray Imaging Systems capable of screening wheeled vehicles and cargo containers for the detection of IEDs, IED components, and other threat items.
A priority is placed on systems possessing material discrimination capabilities via dual energy x-ray sources or other methods.
NSWC IHEODTD plans to select systems for inclusion in a comparative field test and evaluation. Ideally, these systems will allow antiterrorist, force protection, and physical security personnel to effectively and reliably find IEDs and related components while inspecting or pre-screening vehicles for authorized entrance at military installations.
Operational testing will be completed in a field environment. Systems will be evaluated according, but not limited, to the following performance parameters:
- Image Resolution
- Material Discrimination
- Penetration Depth
- Successful Threat Detection
- Field of View
A final report of findings from the test and evaluation will be published and will provide comparisons and recommendations as to the limitations, capabilities and utility of the systems with a focus on the utility that material discrimination capabilities provide.
This report will only be made available to Department of Defense (DoD), federal agencies and other law enforcement agencies as needed for official use.
Further details are available via Solicitation Number: N0017415SS002.