Firms on two coasts to provide precision services to
NASAs Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., has selected
two companies in Virginia and one in California to provide the
Agency with aerospace models and development test hardware for
spaceflight and ground-based tests.
Dynamic Engineering, Inc. (doing business as Allied Aerospace
Industries) and Advanced Technologies, Inc., both of Newport News,
Va., and Tri Models, Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif., will
support NASAs Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif.;
Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Marshall Space Flight
Center, Huntsville, Ala., and Langley with precision design and
The value of this multiple award, performance-based contract is
$49 million over five years.
Called the Reliance Consolidated Models Design and/or
Fabrication of Aerospace Models Systems or RECOM II contract, the
new award consolidates design and fabrication activities for the
Agency. "We have found that consolidating the needs of NASAs
field centers and offering multiple vendors simplifies the
procurement process and ensures the best value for the government,"
said Robert K. Hedgepeth, Langleys technical expert and chair
of the source evaluation team.
Contracted precision equipment include both mechanical and
electrical or electronic services. Models may incorporate the use
of new technologies, such as smart materials, or new processes,
such as stereolithography. Mechanical hardware elements needed may
include wind tunnel models, drop models, model components, model
support systems, test equipment, turbomachinery models, aircraft
flight test hardware, space flight hardware, structural test
articles and instrumentation devices to measure force, moment,
acceleration, attitude, pressure strain and temperature. The
electrical and electronic hardware required may be motors,
actuators, sensors, control panels, printed circuit boards, data
acquisition and control systems, circuit protection connectors,
fiber-optic cables or wiring to support test hardware.
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