Catalog Schedule for GENESIS GS-23F-0345K

Federal Supply Schedule

For Professional Engineering Services

 

FSS 871

 

GSA Contract Number: GS-23F-0345K

 

Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc.

9811 Greenbelt Road, Suite 102

Lanham, MD 20706

 

Table of Contents

1

Terms & Conditions

1.1

Overview

1.2

Special Item Numbers

1.2.1

871-1 Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities

1.2.2

871-2 Concept Development and Requirements Analysis

1.2.3

871-3 System Design, Engineering and Integration

1.2.4

871-4 Test and Evaluation

1.2.5

871-5 Integrated Logistics Support

1.2.6

871-6 Acquisition and Life Cycle Management

2

Past Performance

3

Quality Assurance Plan

4

Schedule A Pricing Table

5

Schedule B Labor Category Descriptions and Capabilities

 

  

 1 Terms & Conditions

 

1.      1.      1.      Labor categories and hourly rates for SIN s 871-1 through 871-6 are shown on Schedule A.

2.      2.      2.      An annual escalation of 4% applies to this contract.

3.      3.      3.      Prompt Payment Discount: None

4.      4.      4.      Minimum Order: $100

5.      5.      5.      Maximum Order: $750,000

6.      6.      6.      FOB Point: Destination

7.      7.      7.      Quantity Discount: None

8.      8.      8.      The following documents are incorporated by reference herein:

a)      a)      a)      Genesis Engineering s price and technical proposal dated 11/10/99

b)      b)      b)      Clause I-FSS-60 PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE (APRIL 2000)

9.      9.      9.      Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc possesses an adequate and auditable labor hour recording and invoicing system capable of fully supporting labor hour invoices, therefore, Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. is approved to accept labor hour task orders from customer agencies under this contract.

10.  10.  10.  Genesis Engineering Solution, Inc. agrees to the Industrial Funding Fee of .75%. Note: The Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) is to be calculated as .75% of 100% of the Total Sales amount; not .75% of 99% of the Total Sales means the sum of all contract sales made at the IFF inclusive rates.

11.  11.  11.  This contract shall only be used for the services listed (section C, Scope of Work). Inappropriate use of the contract for other than Professional Engineering Services may subject the contractor / agency to penalties provided by statute and regulation.

12.  12.  12.  Cost plus fixed fee, firm fixed-price and time and materials task orders are acceptable under this contract.

13.  13.  13.  Clause 552.216-71 Economic Price Adjustment does not apply to this contract.

14.  14.  14.  Price Reduction: For the purpose of the Price Reduction Clause, Genesis Engineering s commercial end users are determined to be the Most Favored Customers (MFC). Throughout the terms of this contract, the Government will maintain its relationship to Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. s MFC (s).

 

 

1.1  1.1  1.1  Overview

 

Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. (GES) provides all of the resources -- including personnel, management, supplies, services, materials, equipment, facilities and transportation -- necessary to deliver a wide range of professional engineering services. GES provides these services both at our own facilities in Lanham and Beltsville Maryland and on site at customer facilities such as the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). GES has been successful with a variety of contracting arrangements. We have acted both as prime contractor and subcontractor. We have provided services under contract formats including firm-fixed price, fixed price indefinite delivery - indefinite quantity, fixed and incentive fee, and time-and-materials.

 

Each of the Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. founder, Robert Rashford has more than twenty (20) years of personal experience providing engineering support and hardware to high technology projects such as the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Maintenance Missions, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) Spacecraft, JHU/APL New Horizon Pluto Program & Stereo Project. Mr. Rashford founded GEC in December of 1993. The Small Business Administration (SBA) certified GES to do business with the Federal Government as an 8(a) contractor in June of 1995 and has maintained a good relationship.

 

GES's primary product line during its five years of operation has been providing engineering services and hardware for high technology projects such as the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, and High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager. GES provides both Electrical and Mechanical engineering services. These services span the full range of project activity from initial strategic planning through close out. We also provide fabrication, assembly, integration, and test services and are proud to be completing the requirements for certification under ISO 9000.

 

1.2 Special Item Numbers

GES is well qualified to support each of the six Special Item Numbers (SINs) in two Primary Engineering Disciplines (PEDs), Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Our experience generally follows a single project from initial concept through sustaining engineering, often providing both electrical and mechanical engineering services in doing so. We have structured this proposal in a similar fashion.

 

Our solid experience base in each of these areas is summarized by the projects shown in

Figure 1.

 

For the purposes of this proposal, we will focus on the Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems (SHOSS), Portable 3-D CT NDE System, High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, and Small Fine Arm Transport Container because the work performed best meets the Request For Proposal (RFP) requirement for overall timeliness.

 

Figure 1

 

Special Item Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Number

 

871-1

* Portable 3-D CT NDE System * Portable 3-D CT NDE System

* Small Fine Arm Transport Container * High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager * Small Fine Arm Transport Container

 

 

 

871-2

 

* ORU Protective Enclosures * ORU Protective Enclosures

(SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE) (SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE)

* Small Fine Arm Transport Container * Small Fine Arm Transport Container

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems *High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems

 

871-3

 

* ORU Protective Enclosures * ORU Protective Enclosures

(SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE) (SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE)

* Small Fine Arm Transport Container * Small Fine Arm Transport Container

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems * High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems

 

871-4

 

* ORU Protective Enclosures * ORU Protective Enclosures

(SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE) (SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE)

* Small Fine Arm Transport Container * Small Fine Arm Transport Container

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems * High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems

 

 

 

871-5

* ORU Protective Enclosures * ORU Protective Enclosures

(SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE) (SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE)

* Small Fine Arm Transport Container * Small Fine Arm Transport Container

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems * High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems

871-6

* ORU Protective Enclosures * ORU Protective Enclosures

(SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE) (SOPE, MOPE, LOPE, COPE)

* Small Fine Arm Transport Container * Small Fine Arm Transport Container

* Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems * Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems

 

 

 

 

The Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. Is Well Qualified To Support Twelve SIN - PED

Combinations

 

The following sections each focus on a single project that demonstrates GES's success in

delivering the skills needed to prosecute tasks similar in size and scope to those described

as a part of the Federal Supply Schedule for Professional Engineering Services. Each

section includes the SIN, Engineering Discipline(s), client and point of contact (name,

address, telephone, fax, e-mail), a project description, period of performance (including

planned and actual start and completion dates), contract number and dollar value from GES projects during the last two years.

 

1.2.1 871-1 Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities

GES provides Strategic Planning for Technology Programs as part of our support to customers and under internal funding for new business initiatives. The following descriptions give an overview of the program for which the services were provided followed by a detailed description of the application of specific engineering disciplines to the strategic plan.

 

Portable 3-D CT NDE System. GES provided definition and interpretation of high-level

organizational engineering performance requirements for a portable nondestructive real-time 3-dimensional x-ray system as part of a proposal submitted to the NASA John Glenn Research Center. This proposal defined the mission of the equipment, development program goals and objectives, and preliminary system requirements.

 

3-D Computerized Tomography (CT) is combined with 3-dimensional Computer Aided Design

(CAD) files to produce a new product category in non-invasive, non-destructive testing and inspection. It allows inspection of electrical and mechanical components, failure analyses, rapid prototype development, concurrent engineering, reverse engineering, and research and development on new materials and processes with exciting new levels of accuracy, productivity, and understandability.

 

The product envisioned by GES is a portable, hand-held, 'filmless', high-resolution x-ray

CT NDE system that can create 3-D images in near real-time with a minimum number (typically 2 or 3) of x-ray shots. This represents a leap in the state-of-the-art in CT scanning from the large, stationary, expensive systems that exist today, as these systems require hundreds to thousands of x-ray shots to create an image. The key to GES's revolutionary system is a combination of new CT algorithms that use discrete tomography techniques and an amorphous silicon screen technology based portable design.

 

Small Fine Arm Transport Container. GES provided programmatic objective support to the Boeing Company in support of the Japanese Contribution to the International Space Station (ISS). The Japanese Small Fine Arm is a critical part of the ISS external infrastructure as it will perform a variety of highly dexterous tasks without requiring astronaut Extra Vehicular Activity. This function both significantly reduces the work time required for many tasks and eliminates the risk to the astronauts that is inherent to leaving the pressurized volume of the ISS itself.

 

The Small Fine Arm must be transported safely from the Earth's surface to Low Earth Orbit and preliminary plans for the process had proven unsatisfactory. GEC developed a high level strategy for a reusable enclosure. The enclosure provides mechanical support for the Small Fine Arm and a controlled temperature environment using heaters, temperature sensors.

 

1.2.1.1 Chemical Engineering

No response.

 

1.2.1.2 Civil Engineering

No response.

 

1.2.1.3 Electrical Engineering

GES is planning, designing, developing, and evaluating a state-of-the-art Non-Destructive-Examination (NDE) technology that makes advanced use of electrical principles, models and processes. Contact information is provided in Figure 2.

Figure 2 Portable 3-D CT Non-Destructive Examination System Summary and Contact Data

 

SIN: 871-1

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Electrical Engineering

Client: NASA-John Glenn Research Center

 

Cleveland, OH

Point of Contact: Dr. George Y. Baaklini

Telephone Number: 216.433.6016

Facsimile Number: 216.977.7150

e-mail address: Georgebaaklini@lerc.nasa.gov

Project Description: Portable 3-D CT Non-Destructive Examination System

Period of Performance: N/A

Contract No.: Proposal

Dollar Value: Proposal

GES is leading a Team that consists of a flat panel manufacturer and two major universities to design, fabricate, and test this advanced system. GES has identified the key electrical technologies involved in successfully implementing this product as including signal processing, new sensors based on amorphous silicon screen technology, x-ray generation and focusing, image processing, microelectronics, and advanced algorithms. GES identified this new opportunity and qualified it for pursuit from both technological and business viewpoints.

 

Based on these results, GES assembled a development team and created a preliminary

The Portable 3-D CT NDE System business plan identifies groups of potential users, includes market estimates and provides objectives for future business and technical partnerships. A separate document includes a summary of the technical requirements for specific products including electrical requirements. A detailed program plan showing programmatic, technical, and financial milestones is a key part of this overall plan.

The Portable 3-D CT NDE System technical requirements document includes functional

requirements that must be met by various specific products including x-ray power and sensor sensitivity.

 

The Portable 3-D CT NDE System program is broken into three major phases: Software

Development, Build Real-Time System, and Develop Portable System. Each of these major phases is further broken down into sub-phases. Specific Team members are assigned to each phase. A detailed schedule has been developed to support the management of the phases.

 

1.2.1.4 Mechanical Engineering

GES is planning, designing, developing, and evaluating a state-of-the-art Non-Destructive-Examination (NDE) technology that makes advanced use of mechanical principles, models and processes. Contact information is provided in Figure 4.

 

Figure 4 Portable 3-D CT Non-Destructive Examination System Summary and Contact Data

 

SIN: 871-1

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Mechanical Engineering

Client: NASA-John Glenn Research Center

 

Cleveland, OH

Point of Contact: Dr. George Y. Baaklini

Telephone Number: 216.433.6016

Facsimile Number: 216.977.7150

e-mail address: Georgebaaklini@lerc.nasa.gov

Project Description:

Portable 3-D CT Non-Destructive Examination System

Period of Performance: N/A

Contract No.: Proposal

Dollar Value: Proposal

 

 

GES is leading a Team that includes a flat panel manufacturer and two major universities to design, fabricate, and test this advanced system. GES has identified the key mechanical technologies involved in successfully implementing this product. These include advanced physical configuration algorithms based on the data from a very small number of x-rays, combining that data with known or desired physical configurations defined by Computer

Assisted Design (CAD) files, and incorporating the x-ray transmission characteristics of a wide variety of materials into the calculation.

 

GES identified this new opportunity and qualified it for pursuit from both technological and business viewpoints. Based on these results, GES assembled a development team and created a preliminary business plan.

The Portable 3-D CT NDE System business plan identifies groups of potential users, includes market estimates and provides objectives for future business and technical partnerships. A separate document includes a summary of the technical requirements for specific products including mechanical design requirements. A detailed program plan showing programmatic, technical, and financial milestones is a key part of this overall plan.

 

The Portable 3-D CT NDE System technical requirements document includes functional requirements that must be met by various specific products including the relative physical position of the x-ray transmitter and sensor.

 

The Portable 3-D CT NDE System program is broken into three major phases: Software Development, Build Real-Time System, and Develop Portable System. Each of these major phases is further broken down into sub-phases. Specific Team members are assigned to each phase. A detailed schedule has been developed to support the management of the phases.

 

1.2.2 871-2 Concept Development and Requirements Analysis

 

GES performs abstract studies, concept studies and analysis, requirements definition studies, develops preliminary plans, evaluates alternative technical approaches, and estimates the associated costs for systems, projects, missions, and activities. We perform requirements analysis, cost/cost-performance trade-off analysis, feasibility analysis, conceptual designs, and training.

 

GES was the prime contractor for a series of state-of-the-art protective enclosures used to transport Orbital Replaceable Units (ORUs) for the Hubble Space Telescope from the earth's surface to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in the Space Shuttle Payload Bay. These enclosures are the Small ORU Protective Enclosure (SOPE), Large ORU Protective Enclosure (LOPE), Contingency ORU Protective Enclosure (COPE), and Multi-Mission Protective Enclosure (MOPE).

 

Because of the success of this enclosure series in actual use, GES has been awarded two follow-on enclosure systems to support the International Space Station Program. One project, the Spacehab / Oceaneering Space Systems (SHOSS), was required to meet an accelerated schedule as well as the strict Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance normally associated with crewed space flight programs.

 

The other, the Small Fine Arm Transport Container (STC) required a sophisticated electrical system. GES performed trade-off studies to establish the most technically effective and cost efficient approach to these requirements. Based on the results of these studies, GES developed high-level engineering performance requirements, including general mission performance requirements and requirements flow-down to mechanical and electrical subsystems and their individual components and piece parts.

 

GES then developed a program plan that supported the design, development, manufacture, integration, test, and use of the enclosures to meet overall program schedules.

 

1.2.2.1 Chemical Engineering

No response.

 

1.2.2.2 Civil Engineering

No response

 

1.2.2.3 Electrical Engineering

Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. performed abstract studies to develop detailed flow-down requirements for the STC. This included power requirements for the electric heaters, interface definitions, and data requirements, and redundancy and reliability requirements. Contact information is provided in Figure 7.

 

Figure 7 Small Fine Arm Transport Container Contact Information

 

SIN: 871-2

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Electrical Engineering

Client: Boeing

 

Huntsville, AL

Point of Contact: Mr. Paul Smith

Telephone Number: 256.461.5124

Facsimile Number: 256.461.5659

e-mail address: Paul.smith@hsv.boeing.com

Project Description:

Toshiba Small Fine Arm Transport Container Program

Period of Performance:

11/10/1997 through 02/28/2000

Contract No.: JM6202

Dollar Value: $3,563,108

 

 

GES performed trade-off studies considering the cost effectiveness and technical excellence of different general approaches to the STC requirement. The results of these studies indicated that a reusable enclosure, capable of supporting ten years of operation and incorporating internal thermal control features provided the best overall solution.

 

Based on this decision, GES developed a conceptual design for the STC that included these features.

 

GES performed a thermal analysis of the conceptual STC with a variety of heater and insulation configurations using the SINDA computer program. The results of that analysis defined the maximum expected heater power and the worst-case temperatures for various possible failure modes. The GES interface definition effort included both the transportation (Space Shuttle) interfaces and the storage (ISS) interfaces. GES worked with the detailed Interface Control Documents (ICDs) developed by the Space Shuttle and ISS programs in defining these interfaces. GES developed specific, detailed ICDs for the STC based on these inputs. The STC electrical design is driven by these complex interface requirements. The conceptual STC included features to address the significant difference in electrical supply voltage provided by the Space Shuttle (27.2 to 32 Vdc) and the ISS (107 to 126 Vdc.

 

1.2.2.4 Mechanical Engineering

GES developed conceptual designs for the SHOSS and evaluated alternative technical approaches. These analyses were based on the accelerated schedule requirement for the first mission, short-term cost, and life cycle costs for the transportation function.

Contact information is provided in Figure 9.

 

Figure 9 Contact Information for SHOSS

 

SIN: 871-2

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Mechanical Engineering

Client: Spacehab / Oceaneering Space Systems

 

Houston, TX

Point of Contact: Mr. Pete Gadsby

Telephone Number: (281) 853-1050

Facsimile Number: (281) 280-0921

e-mail address: gadsby@spacehab.com

Project Description:

SHOSS Transport Enclosures

Period of Performance:

07/01/1998 - 02/09/1999

Contract No.: 623498

Dollar Value: $600,000

 

 

The most significant issue in the SHOSS effort was the accelerated schedule necessary to meet the launch date for the first ISS assembly mission. The secondary issues included both short term and life cycle costs. GES's analyses demonstrated that the SHOSS application was very similar to the function performed by the Multi-mission ORU Protective Enclosure (MOPE) manufactured by GES for the Hubble Space Telescope Maintenance Missions.

 

Based on this similarity, GES used the MOPE configuration as an initial design. Each of the SHOSS requirements was compared to the MOPE capability and the impact of the requirement change on the design was identified. These design impacts were then combined with the details of the MOPE design to develop a conceptual design that could meet the programmatic requirements for rapid implementation and the technical requirements for safe, reliable operation. GES then incorporated the design changes into the MOPE configuration using the state-of-the-art Computer Aided Engineering package Pro/Engineer. This step produced graphical models of the SHOSS for use in detailed design efforts.

 

1.2.3 871-3 System Design, Engineering and Integration

 

GES performs computer-aided design efforts, design studies, and various computerized and hand calculated analyses in support of a wide range of programs. We prepare detailed high-level specifications, provide configuration management and document control services, fabricate, assemble, integrate, and test various hardware products for our customers. We also design, develop, and support the use of simulation and training equipment. GES uses state-of-the-art analysis software running on modern personal computers and workstations to perform many of these analyses. We also perform hand analyses using classical methods for a variety of problems including electrical power calculations, reliability assessments, estimating mechanical loads, and preliminary assessments of mechanical stress.

 

These controls ensure that all of the engineering tasks undertaken by GES are properly documented and subjected to the controls necessary for technical excellence. GES has applied these techniques and tools to all of the projects we have supported including the SOPE, LOPE, COPE, and MOPE. We are now applying them to current projects such as SHOSS and the STC. GES is now in the process of certifying our process controls under ISO 9000.

 

1.2.3.1 Chemical Engineering

No response

 

1.2.3.2 Civil Engineering

No response

 

1.2.3.3 Electrical Engineering

Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. is now developing the STC. Our STC design includes electrically powered heaters, thermostats to provide closed-loop control of the heater operation, and temperature sensors to provide telemetry data describing the temperature inside the STC.

Contact information is provided in Figure 14.

 

Figure 14 Contact Information for the Small Fine Arm Transport Container

 

SIN: 871-3

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Electrical Engineering

Client: Boeing

 

Huntsville, AL

Point of Contact: Mr. Paul Smith

Telephone Number: 256.461.5124

Facsimile Number: 256.461.5659

e-mail address: Paul.smith@hsv.boeing.com

Project Description:

Toshiba Small Fine Arm Transport Container Program

Period of Performance:

11/10/1997 through 02/28/2000

Contract No.: JM6202

Dollar Value: $3,563,108

 

 

GES developed a thermal analysis of the STC using the SINDA thermal analysis computer program. The results of that analysis were combined with interface requirements based on ISS and Space Shuttle standards to develop the detailed design of the STC electrical subsystem. The STC electrical subsystem design was made significantly more complex by the significant difference in electrical supply voltage provided by the Space Shuttle (27.2 to 32 Vdc) and the ISS (107 to 126 Vdc).

 

Our final design was developed using the state-of-the-art electrical design software package SCHEMA and approved as a result of the Critical Design Review held August 2 through 6 1999. It includes 153 separate piece parts including fuses, switches, thermistors, heaters, connectors, distribution blocks, terminals, backshells, and strain relief. It also makes use of a specific high temperature, low flammability wire to meet both electrical and safety requirements.

 

The GES design meets the high reliability needs of the space program through both high reliability parts and redundant design features. Our configuration eliminates mission critical single point failures.

 

1.2.3.4 Mechanical Engineering

GES used Pro/Engineer to model the various Enclosures for preliminary design. These preliminary models were analyzed to ensure structural integrity using computerized methods such as NASTRAN and for their ability to provide thermal protection for the ORUs using the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) program SINDA.

 

Figure 16 Contact Information for the SHOSS

 

SIN: 871-3

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Mechanical Engineering

Client: Spacehab/Oceaneering Space Systems

 

Houston, TX

Point of Contact: Mr. Pete Gadsby

Telephone Number: (281) 853-1050

Facsimile Number: (281) 280-0921

e-mail address: gadsby@spacehab.com

Project Description:

SHOSS Transport Enclosures

Period of Performance:

07/01/1998 - 02/09/1999

Contract No.: 623498

Dollar Value: $600,000

 

 

These conceptual models were used to optimize the Enclosure design both to provide full protection for each of the delicate pieces of hardware being transported to and from LEO and to allow the Enclosure to be used for a variety of ORUs and missions. This optimization process included detailed studies of the motion of the Enclosure as it is effected by the vibration and acoustic environment of the Space Shuttle during lift-off and landing. The motion considered included both the general motion of the Enclosure as it is moved by its attachment to the Orbiter and the internal motion of the Enclosure as it flexes under the loads imparted by the environment. Specific attention was paid to the selection of the material from which the SHOSS is constructed. External surfaces and mounting hardware selections were dominated by material weight and strength considerations with the result that aluminum and titanium alloys were selected. The factors by which materials used for the external shell of the SHOSS were dominated by weight considerations but did not have to carry directly acting loads. This allowed the use of very lightweight composite materials. The inside of the enclosure required protective supporting materials that are capable of absorbing the acoustic energy generated during launch and protecting the delicate payloads from vibration and shock loads. Urethane foam was selected for this application.

 

GES used Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques to transform these preliminary models into detailed engineering drawings from which each individual piece part of the Enclosure could be manufactured and assembly drawings showing the integrated Enclosure. Special processes, such as bonding, fastener torque, and cleanliness are controlled by detailed specifications and procedures developed by the GES Engineering Department.

 

 

 

 

1.2.4 871-4 Test and Evaluation

GES performs a variety of Quality Assurance, functional, performance, and environmental tests on the electrical and mechanical hardware we build. We use proof of concept testing of prototype or development hardware to demonstrate that design concepts are capable of meeting performance and interface requirements. Our qualification and prototype (used in circumstances where high confidence in a design exists and only a single item is to be built) testing demonstrates that the final design is capable of performing its intended functions, including meeting operational, environmental, and life requirements. Unit Acceptance Testing demonstrates that every item manufactured is of first quality and representative of the qualified design.

 

GES defines each test program in the detail appropriate to its objective. Engineering memoranda and notebooks are used for proof-of-concept and development testing. Detailed test specifications that identify the hardware to be tested, the purpose of the test, the tests to be carried out, pass/fail criteria, necessary certifications for test personnel, test equipment required, test witnessing or inspection requirements, and test documentation requirements are used to define formal (qualification or acceptance) test programs. These specifications are placed under Configuration Management.

 

A detailed Test Procedure is developed based on the test plan. The procedure provides step-by-step detail of the operations to be performed and identifies the specific test equipment to be used. It also provides forms for recording relevant data and instructions for acquiring data electronically if called for in the Test Plan. We document the results of each test effort the detail appropriate to the type of test. Development tests are documented in the test procedure documentation. Formal tests are documented in detailed test reports that are placed under configuration control and include any notes made during the test itself. The extent of these reports varies from relatively simple for Acceptance

Test Reports to quite complex for Qualification Test reports.

 

We also provide specialized training for astronauts using our equipment during space flight.

 

1.2.4.1 Chemical Engineering

No response.

 

1.2.4.2 Civil Engineering

No response.

 

1.2.4.3 Electrical Engineering

GES planned and directed electrical testing to verify the operation of electronics associated with the HOST Controller Subsystems.

 

 

 

 

Figure 20 HOST Controller Subsystem Contact Information

 

 

SIN: 871-4

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Electrical Engineering

Client: Lockheed Martin

 

 

Point of Contact: Mr. Tom Styczynski

Telephone Number: 703.413.5734

Facsimile Number: 703.413.5722

e-mail address: Thomas.e.styczynski@lmco.com

Project Description:

Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions

Period of Performance:

10/01/97 - 05/31/00

Contract No.: HC80E4644B

Dollar Value: $2,599,136

 

 

The HOST Controller Subsystem includes five major electronic subassemblies, the :

* ESN board;

* I/O board;

* Backplane;

* PSK Demodulator; and the

* Power supply board.

The electrical testing of the HOST Controller Subsystem included Circuit Continuity, Circuit Resistance, Insulation Resistance, and Electrical Function. The interfaces verified included both MIL-STD-1553B and MIL-STD-1773 data buses. The test equipment used included volt, amp, and ohm meter, calibrated power supplies, insulation resistance meters, and oscilloscopes.

 

GES designed and built special test equipment specifically to support the HOST Controller Subsystem test program. This equipment verified the operation of the MIL-STD-1553B and MIL-STD-1773 interfaces and the function of the four memory modules installed on the ESN Board.

 

1.2.4.4 Mechanical Engineering

GES planned and directed the testing necessary to verify the manufacturing quality and structural integrity of the HOST mechanical design used on the Hubble Space Telescope Third Servicing Mission.

 

Figure 23 Contact Information For Host Controller Testing

 

SIN: 871-4

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Mechanical Engineering

Client: Lockheed Martin

 

 

Point of Contact: Mr. Tom Styczynski

Telephone Number: 703.413.5734

Facsimile Number: 703.413.5722

e-mail address: Thomas.e.styczynski@lmco.com

Project Description:

Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions

Period of Performance:

10/01/97 - 05/31/00

Contract No.: HC80E4644B

Dollar Value: $2,599,136

 

 

The mechanical testing GES performed on the HOST electronic box included physical measurements of its internal and external dimensions to verify that the finished product conformed to specified dimensions. We performed visual inspections to verify that the surfaces, edges, and workmanship conformed to specification requirements. The interfaces between the box and the pallet to which it is mounted in the space shuttle payload bay were verified by testing with an interface gage. We weighed the box to verify that its weight was within allowable limits.

 

GES verified the enclosure's ability to withstand launch vibration-by-vibration test. The

Enclosure's natural frequency was verified by a low-level sine sweep technique. GES used the data obtained from the accelerometer and force transducer instrumentation used in the vibration and modal survey tests to verify the mathematical (NASTRAN) models of the enclosure that were developed during the design phase. This process of 'closing the loop' of the design effort ensures that the analytical work on which the design is based accurately models the actual hardware.

 

1.2.5 871-5 Integrated Logistics Support

GES is heavily involved in Integrated Logistics Support as it is applied to NASA's Human Space Flight program. We continue to support the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Maintenance Mission projects by designing, customizing, and re-using a wide variety of ORU Protective Enclosures. We also provide Logistics Support to the International Space Station through our SHOSS efforts. This work involves the analysis, planning and detailed design of logistics hardware (Protective Enclosures) that must meet the exacting ergonomic/human performance requirements of an astronaut wearing a space suit while also transporting needed material and equipment safely, reliably, and economically.

 

GES uses state-of-the-art software tools such as Pro/Engineer to analyze the interaction of our enclosures with suited astronauts. We combine this computer analysis with the guidelines contained in our Design Manual and the experience base developed by our engineering staff over many years to provide hardware and training that meets NASA's specialized needs.

 

We also provide specialized training for the flight crew that will operate the custom and reusable Enclosures during Extra Vehicular Activities (EVA) while on orbit. This training includes both familiarization and test and operational simulations. We perform a variety of analyses and feasibility studies to ensure that the logistics planning and requirements determination for our equipment meets long-term reliability and maintainability needs. Much of this work is performed using requirements tracking database software. GES's enclosures are both reusable and versatile. With minor internal customization, they successfully transport electrical, electromechanical, and mechanical equipment between the earth's surface and Low Earth Orbit.

 

1.2.5.1 Chemical Engineering

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1.2.5.2 Civil Engineering

No response.

 

1.2.5.3 Electrical Engineering

GES provides customized transportation services to move electrical, electronic, and electromechanical parts from the Earth's surface to Low Earth Orbit using its customized protective enclosures.

 

Figure 27 Contact Information for Hubble Space Telescope Maintenance Missions

 

SIN: 871-5

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Electrical Engineering

Client: Lockheed Martin

 

 

Point of Contact: Mr. Tom Styczynski

Telephone Number: 703.413.5734

Facsimile Number: 703.413.5722

e-mail address: Thomas.e.styczynski@lmco.com

Project Description:

Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions

Period of Performance:

10/01/97 - 05/31/00

Contract No.: HC80E4644B

Dollar Value: $2,599,136

Electrical equipment requires special protection during transport to and from orbit. These delicate items are sensitive to the acoustic noise generated by the Space Shuttle's engines, the strong vibration created by the noise of the engines and airflow over the Orbiter, temperature extremes from the Florida sun and the space environment, and electrostatic discharge from many sources. At the same time that it needs extra protection, these delicate parts must be easily available for the astronauts who must install them in spacecraft such as the Hubble Space Telescope while wearing cumbersome space suits.

GES designs and fabricates both the electrical devices for space vehicles and the custom enclosures needed to both protect them during transport to orbit and make them available to astronauts during maintenance operations. These designs are created using design software tools such as Pro/Engineer and analysis tools such as NASTRAN and SINDA. Our engineers participate in design reviews for the electrical equipment to be transported to ensure that the designs themselves include the electrical features necessary to ensure safety for the equipment during launch.

 

They then use GES standard design practices to ensure that the electrical and electronic components are properly protected by the enclosures through proper grounding both within the protective enclosure and to the Space Shuttle as well. The efficacy of each design is to protect the component to be transported. This is verified prior to flight through comprehensive testing.

 

1.2.5.4 Mechanical Engineering

The GES Protective Enclosure product line is also a key part of transporting high value, custom mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment to and from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for the HST Maintenance Missions.

 

Figure 29 Contact Information for the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Project

 

SIN: 871-5

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Mechanical Engineering

Client: Lockheed Martin

 

 

Point of Contact: Mr. Tom Styczynski

Telephone Number: 703.413.5734

Facsimile Number: 703.413.5722

e-mail address: Thomas.e.styczynski@lmco.com

Project Description:

Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions

Period of Performance:

10/01/97 - 05/31/00

Contract No.: HC80E4644B

Dollar Value: $2,599,136

 

GES designs enclosures for the mechanical and electromechanical parts that protect the equipment from the mechanical energy, motion, and dynamic environment of launch, using energy absorbing materials, internal mounting configurations that provide carefully engineered support for the item, and protective external shells. These designs are created using design software tools such as Pro/Engineer and analysis tools such as NASTRAN and SINDA.

 

The efficacy of each design is protecting the component to be transported is verified prior to flight through comprehensive testing.

 

1.2.6 871-6 Acquisition and Life Cycle Management

GES provides sustaining engineering services to support the based technology systems we provide. This planning includes budgets, contracts and systems/program management functions, equipment maintenance, design and hardware upgrades, and repairs when needed.

 

The tasks we perform include maintenance, program/project management, technology transfer, equipment upgrade, and training.

 

Our work is focused on the Large, Medium, Small, and Contingency ORU Protective Enclosures (LOPE, MOPE, SOPE, and COPE) that have been used with great success to transport replacement, upgrade, and modification hardware to the Hubble Space Telescope. The series of servicing missions performed have set the standard for in-space equipment servicing and have not just maintained, but vastly upgraded, the Hubble Space Telescope.

 

Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. supported both of the Hubble Maintenance Missions flown to date (STS 61 in 1995 and STS 82 in 1997). We are now preparing for STS 103 to be launched in December of 1999 carrying gyros for an emergency repair of the Hubble and an additional scheduled servicing mission to be flown in 2000.

 

1.2.6.1 Chemical Engineering

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1.2.6.2 Civil Engineering

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1.2.6.3 Electrical Engineering

 

 

SIN: 871-6

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Electrical Engineering

Client: Lockheed Martin

 

 

Point of Contact: Mr. Tom Styczynski

Telephone Number: 703.413.5734

Facsimile Number: 703.413.5722

E-mail address: Thomas.e.styczynski@lmco.com

Project Description:

Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions

Period of Performance:

10/01/97 - 05/31/00

Contract No.: HC80E4644B

Dollar Value: $2,599,136

 

GES's ORU Protective Enclosure (PE) product line must be maintained and modified continuously to support the complex demands of transporting replacement, repair, and upgrade hardware from the Earth's surface to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The various electrical devices that make up a part of the PEs are a part of this continuing process.

 

GES regularly monitors the status of the electrical parts and components used in the PEs for reliability and current manufacture. We regularly revise our databases of Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Preferred Parts Lists (PPL) and status the electrical components used in the PEs against that database. GES modifies the electrical design of the PEs as necessary to meet revised mission requirements for changing heater power and new telemetry requirements. Special attention is given to safety and reliability related electrical issues including proper grounding of the ORUs within the PE and the PE to the Space Shuttle Orbiter. Care is taken to avoid both ground loops and multi path circuits.

 

 

1.2.6.4 Mechanical Engineering

The GES ORU Protective Enclosure (PE) product line provides mechanical support for high value spacecraft components during transport from the Earth's surface to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). During the ascent, the PE must be strong enough to hold the ORU in place. Its external mechanical design must be flexible enough to move with the Space Shuttle's structure but its internal supports must be rigid enough to support the ORU without imposing loads on it from the Shuttle's bending and flexing. Its physical structure must be capable of both reflecting the acoustic energy created by the Shuttle's engines and absorbing any that is transmitted through the PE's shell into the volume occupied by the

ORU. The PE must also protect the ORU from the temperature extremes of the space environment between the time that the Shuttle is launched and the time the ORU is installed in the satellite.

 

While GES's PE product line is fully reusable, both the ORUs and the details of the flight condition (location in the Shuttle Bay, etc.) vary from flight to flight. GES modifies each PE for each flight to accommodate those specific requirements.

 

 

 

Figure 35 - GES s Support for HST Servicing Spans Multiple Years and Missions

 

SIN: 871-6

Primary Engineering Discipline(s):

Mechanical Engineering

Client: Lockheed Martin

 

 

Point of Contact: Mr. Tom Styczynski

Telephone Number: 703.413.5734

Facsimile Number: 703.413.5722

e-mail address: Thomas.e.styczynski@lmco.com

Project Description:

Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions

Period of Performance:

10/01/97 - 05/31/00

Contract No.: HC80E4644B

Dollar Value: $2,599,136

 

GES performs detailed interface studies to establish both the mounting system each ORU requires and any special conditions that might have to be satisfied (such as an optical bench) by that mounting system. We make a detailed analysis of the structures and motion of the Shuttle and the ORU to develop a mounting substructure inside the PE that will ensure the ORU's survival of the launch vibration and acceleration. We also develop a custom foam insert, with a specific shape and using a custom selected foam material based on mission requirements, for the PE that absorbs the acoustic energy created during launch to protect each specific ORU for each specific mission.

 

GES also performs detailed structural and dynamic analyses as well as extensive tests to ensure that our ORU PEs provides proper mechanical support for the specific ORU in each mission. GEC performs detailed thermal analyses of the specific mounting of the PE in the Shuttle Bay to understand the heat transfer environment in which the PE will operate and modifies the PE's thermal design as necessary to protect the ORU during launch and on-orbit operations.

 

2 PAST PERFORMANCE

 

Genesis Engineering is please to provide the following detailed contact information.

Data Type\Project (1) FOB Strip (2) HESSI Program (3) Optics Program (4) EO-1/FUSE/VCL Harness

 

Contract Number:

S-24303-G

NAS5-99144

NAS5-97266

97-734/97-707/032968

Special Item Number:

871-3,4,5,6

871-3,4,5,6

871-1, 2, 3

871-2, 3, 4, 5

Professional Engineering Discipline:

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical and Mechanical

Electrical Engineering

 

 

Contract Description of Services:

 

  1. Modification to prior drawings for ribbon cable; Produce prototype.
  2. Support to the Machining Technology Branch for the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (HESSI).
  3. R & D Services for the Optics materials Group of the Optics Branch.
  4. Provide qualified Electrical Technician for build/ test/ install EO-1, FUSE and VCL Flight Harness Programs

 

Customer Name: NASA-GSFC NASA-GSFC NASA-GSFC Swales Aerospace

Dollar Value: $2,000 $ 261,651 $ 294,277 $ 84,515

Performance Period:

05/31/99 - 07/31/99

04/01/99 - 03/31/00

11/01/97 - 10/31/99

12/01/97 - 10/31/99

 

Point of Contact:

John Kolasinski

David Clark

Ken Stewart

Betty Rowdon

Telephone Number:

(301) 286-6109

(301) 286-0710

(301) 286-7787

(301) 902-4506

Facsimile Number:

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

(301) 902-4422

E-Mail Address:

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

  

 

Data Type\ Project: (1)SFA OPE (2)SHOSS (3)Hubble Space Telescope

 

Contract Number: JM6202 623498 HC80E4644B

 

Special Item Number: 871-2 871-4 871-6

 

Professional

Engineering

Discipline: Electrical Mechanical Mechanical

Engineering Engineering Engineering

 

Contract Description of Services:

 

  1. Toshiba Small Fine Arm Transport Container Program
  2. SHOSS Transport Containers
  3. ORU Protective Enclosure

 

Customer Name:

 

Dollar Value: $2,068,894 $464,422 $2,599,136

 

Performance Period:

  1. 11/10/97 - 02/28/00
  2. 07/01/98 - 02/09/99
  3. 10/01/97 - 05/31/00

 

Point of Contact: David Thomason Pete Gadsby Tom Stycznski

 

Telephone Number: (256) 461-2595 (281) 853-1050 (703) 413-5734

 

Facsimile Number: (256) 461-5659 (281) 280-0921 (703) 413-5722

 

 

E-Mail Address

  1. David.thomason@hsv.boeing.com
  2. gadsby@spacehab.com
  3. Thomas.e.stycznski@lmco.com

 

 

 

3 QUALITY ASSURANCE PLAN

 

The Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. Quality Assurance Plan is a detailed document and subject to our rigorous Configuration Management process. Our Quality Assurance Department, which reports directly to the President of Genesis, has confirmed that it properly addresses every feature of the GSA requirement, including:

 

* Management Review;

* Corrective Action and Preventive Measures;

* Training;

* Multiple Task Order Management;

* Conflicts of Interest; and

* Urgent Requirement Procedures.

 

The Quality Assurance Plan was formally modified to include specific attention to Conflicts of Interest in response to the GSE Requirement.

 

 

4 PRICING TABLES

 

Schedule A

 

For SINS 871-1, 871-2, 871-3, 871-4, 871-5, 871-6

Hourly Rate in USD  

 

LABOR CATEGORY

CY 05

CY 06

CY 07

CY 08

Admin Support I

$48.04

$49.48

$50.96

$52.49

Admin Support II

$58.61

$60.37

$62.18

$64.04

Admin Support III

$69.17

$71.25

$73.39

$75.59

Design Engineer

$74.04

$76.26

$78.55

$80.90

Design Engineer I

$78.06

$80.41

$82.82

$85.30

Design Engineer II

$94.06

$96.88

$99.79

$102.78

Design Engineer III

$113.16

$116.55

$120.05

$123.65

Design Engineer IV

$131.79

$135.74

$139.81

$144.01

Design Engineer V

$144.10

$148.42

$152.87

$157.46

Director of Engineering

$157.04

$161.76

$166.61

$171.61

Electrical Engineer I

$82.06

$84.52

$87.06

$89.67

Electrical Engineer II

$98.39

$101.34

$104.38

$107.51

Electrical Engineer III

$115.78

$119.26

$122.83

$126.52

Electrical Engineer IV

$137.95

$142.09

$146.35

$150.74

Electrical Engineer V

$155.35

$160.02

$164.82

$169.76

Electrical Technician I

$64.67

$66.61

$68.61

$70.67

Electrical Technician II

$73.90

$76.12

$78.40

$80.76

Electrical Technician III

$82.99

$85.48

$88.04

$90.68

Engineering Tech Assistant

$47.70

$49.14

$50.61

$52.13

Instrument Manager

$130.21

$134.12

$138.14

$142.29

Intern - Engineering

$22.18

$22.84

$23.53

$24.23

Launch Vehicle Int. Mgr.

$100.87

$103.89

$107.01

$110.22

Logistics I

$64.67

$66.61

$68.61

$70.67

Logistics II

$73.90

$76.12

$78.40

$80.76

Logistics III

$84.99

$87.53

$90.16

$92.87

Mechanical Engineer I

$79.44

$81.83

$84.28

$86.81

Mechanical Engineer II

$93.77

$96.58

$99.48

$102.47

Mechanical Engineer III

$110.23

$113.54

$116.94

$120.45