NSTXL Member White Paper Submissions

Your submissions will be reviewed and evaluated to determine relevance, capability, and alignment to the requirements and needs identified by DoD. Please note that the Government is solely responsible for the evaluation of the white papers and the evaluation criteria in response to each call for white paper. Based on the evaluation, the Government may pursue further exploration by developing a Statement of Work (SOW) and issue a Request for Initiative Proposal (RFIP) to NSTXL for proposal(s) from the NSTXL Member entity(ies) selected.

Technology White Papers

White paper submission is via an online form.  We recommend using this template MEMBER White Paper template.docx as a guide to prepare submissions.

Energy Security Prototype Solutions for 3400 Area at U.S. Army Garrison - Fort Devens, MA

Due: May 26, 2016

The U.S. Army - Fort Devens, located in central Massachusetts, is a scattered site Army Reserves installation. Based on the current state of energy sources at the installation, the Garrison is currently in pursuit of an energy security solution for the 3400 Area of the installation. Specifically, it is the Government’s desire to obtain energy security prototype solutions that have the capability to operate independently for 30 days in the event the electrical grid shuts down. The 3400 Area is comprised of four (4) main buildings, two (2) out-buildings, and one (1) electrical substation. There is no central heat or chilled water plant; all buildings are served by their own natural gas fired boilers and air-cooled chillers.

Please reference Attachments 01 – 04 in preparation of your proposed prototype solution, as these contain critical details relating to energy use at Fort Devens. These attachments include: 1) 3400 Area Existing Buildings Information, 2) 3400 Area Ft Devens Map, 3) 3400 Area Electric Mapbook, and 4) 3400 Area FY15 Electric & Natural Gas Consumption. Please note that the Government’s utility provider does not allow the installation to export power to the grid. The buildings generally operate M-F 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Additional/supporting documents

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Integrated Soldier Sensor System (ISSS) Prototype Technologies for Product Manager Soldier Protective Equipment (PdM-SPE)

Due: May 12, 2016

Product Manager Soldier Protective Equipment (PdM-SPE) is responsible for continuously improving the ability to capture, analyze, and monitor soldier performance and operating environment data in support of the Integrated Soldier Sensor System (ISSS), a data gathering tool that allows leaders to collect, store, analyze, and act with informed decisions that support readiness training in CONUS and mission planning while deployed. Past approaches lacked a purposely-designed, underlying systems architecture that relied upon a process of disparate and contracted support that is expensive and unsustainable. Additionally, as the military moves towards a more networked soldier, future capabilities must offer energy efficient, integrated solutions that increase capabilities but do not significantly increase the need for additional power and energy sources. The energy requirements are critical for all solutions as it will affect power management and generation, power consumption efficiency, and affect resupply requirements.

ISSS is re-imagined as a system where data capturing devices are integrated into an underlying architecture. No one device is the system alone. The Government is in pursuit of energy efficient technologies to build a networked based prototype sensor system that allows data to flow through devices open systems architected operating on a common protocol and into a computing cloud where data is automatically and efficiently analyzed. The ISSS program is currently open to explore various capabilities that address the key areas of focus for a more effective, integrated, and sustainable system. The Government would like to seek technology that makes use of mobile platforms to reduce costs, expand autonomy and ease of deployment. The Government is requesting the submission of technologies that address one or both of the following interest areas to improve the ISSS program:

  • System (Architecture) – Design of underlying agile system architecture where gathering and acting upon information are the entry and exit points of a system. The Government seeks a prototype system that supports devices that seamlessly integrate via open architecture with the NETT Warrior System.
  • Device (Sensor) – The sensors are the data entry points. The Government is interested in prototype devices that have the ability to accurately measure heart rate, hydration and respiration. Additional sensors of interest may be required to measure radiation, CBRNE and acceleration due to blast effects. The sensors are broken down into two categories:
    • Soldier – sense and capture Soldier’s physiological data
    • Environmental – sense and capture environmental conditions
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Solid State Energy Recovery Prototype Solutions for the Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Due: April 15, 2016

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Warranties & Representations

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