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Manufacturing and Validation Development of RF Reflector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-21-P-0002
Agency Tracking Number: L202-001-0176
Amount: $99,486.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA202-001
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-11-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-19
Small Business Information
215 Canal Street
Manchester, NH 03101-1111
United States
DUNS: 009254546
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Morand
 (603) 624-9197
 cmorand@mentissciences.com
Business Contact
 John J. Dignam
Phone: (603) 624-9197
Email: dignam@mentissciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The DLA has a need to identify competent and qualified domestic suppliers for mission critical items that are becoming increasingly scarce. Through the Phase I effort, Mentis will be working towards becoming an approved source of supply for the main reflector of the MMP/APA system. Mentis will generate a government owned Technical Data Package (TDP), develop the necessary manufacturing processes support long term production, demonstrate fabrication of a first article, and establish validation testing at the component level.  A TDP will be generated utilizing minor reverse engineering practices due to missing legacy data. The TDP will utilize modern materials and industrial practices to ensure conformance to quality standards. Mentis will develop testing methodology for validation of the RF reflector independent of a full system test or calibration. A component level test is preferred as it validates the reflectors for their functional requirements in the lowest level assembly and minimizes possible costs of rework at a later stage of antenna manufacturing and calibration. All testing specifications, fixture designs, and procedures will be documented for future source approval documentation. Mentis will establish the manufacturing processes required to produce the RF reflector, with a first article reflector being manufactured. All manufacturing documentation will be compiled for future source approval documentation. The first article piece will be tested utilizing the testing methodology established.  

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