Market Survey for Replacement of KTRK 1030 MHZ Interrogator

Jul 07, 2014

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UPDATE 7/11/2014 - PLEASE NOTE: Interested contractors should email intentions by July 15, 2014. There will be an Industry Conference / Informational Meeting on 8/01/2014 at the Truckee Tahoe Airport District office as well as via WebEx, times TBA. **

Market Survey for Replacement of KTRK 1030 MHZ
Interrogator
1. Services Required
Truckee Tahoe Airport District is seeking information in response to the Market Survey to provide, install, and integrate an 1030 MHZ Interrogator to detect Mode 3A/C and Mode S operating within Truckee Tahoe Airspace. The interrogator will work in conjunction with the existing Flight Tracking Wide Area Multilateration Systems, provided by Era a.s. This project will replace the current FAA provide 1030 MHZ Interrogator built by Saab Sensis.
It is the District’s intent to select one contractor for services required by this project through a proposal-based selection process. The contract will be made for services and equipment as defined within the Scope of Work and the District makes no assurance of future funding on subsequent phases of the work for this project.
2. Request for Information
A RFI for a provider is requested. The proposal must clearly stipulate advantages, costs, maintenance requirements in accordance with the requirements outlined within the Market Survey.
3. Receipt of Information
Submit three (3) copies of your response to the Truckee Tahoe Airport District, addressed as follows:
Truckee Tahoe Airport District
Replacement of KTRK Flight Tracking System 1030 Interrogator
Director Hardy Bullock
10356 Truckee Airport Road
Truckee, CA 96161
Responses are due on or before Friday, August 29, 2014, at 5:00 PM, PST. Postmarks are not acceptable. Neither faxed responses nor responses postmarked before the deadline but received afterward will be considered.
The District will respond to questions concerning the preparation of proposals. All questions should be addressed to Hardy Bullock (530.587.4119 x106) and/or Mike Cooke (530.587.4119 x108). The District reserves the right to inform all recipients of this Market Survey of the answers to questions submitted, or additional information provided where the District, in its sole discretion, determines that such answers or information are germane to all potential respondents or that they change or alter any material provision of this RFI.
Proposal Format: An official authorized to bind the proposer to its provisions must sign proposals. For this RFI, the proposal must remain valid for at least ninety (90) days.
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The contents of the proposal of the successful bidder will become the basis for contractual obligations if a contract is entered into.
Disclosure of Responses to Market Survey Contents: Information provided in each responses will, to the extent allowed by law, be held in confidence and will not be revealed or discussed with competitors. If a proposal contains any information that the proposer does not want disclosed to the public each sheet of such information must be marked “Confidential.”
4. Purpose
The project’s purpose is to recommend, design and install a replacement for the 1030 MHZ Flight Tracking Interrogator for Truckee Tahoe Airport, a general aviation, public use, regional airport serving Nevada and Placer Counties with 2 runways. This item shall consistent with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved 1030 Interrogator as outlined in the documents listed below.
5. Scheduling
Project completion shall be accomplished by December 31, 2014.
6. Contract Compensation
The intent of this Market Survey is to procure engineering and installation services for 1030 MHZ Interrogator for the KTRK Flight Tracking System. The method and amount of compensation shall be negotiated. This procurement is a best-value acquisition. The successful candidate will be chosen by the combined score of their technical approach, past performance of similar projects, timeline estimation for completion of work, and price.
7. Rejection of Information / Proposals
The District reserves the right to:
 Amend, modify or withdraw this RFP;
 Require supplemental statements or information from proposers;
 Extend the deadline for responses to this RFP;
 Reject any or all proposals received pursuant to this RFP;
 Waive or correct any irregularities in proposals, after prior notice to proposers; and
 Negotiate separately with competing proposers.
8. Incurring Costs
This Market Survey does not obligate the District to award a contract, pay the costs incurred in preparing any proposal or to procure the services described herein.
All responses are submitted at the sole cost and expense of the proposer. The District shall incur no liability or obligation to any proposer except pursuant to a written contract for services, duly executed by the proposer and an authorized signatory for the District. Commercial in Confidence June 16, 2014
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9. Market Survey Scope of Services
The Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD) is planning on purchasing a Wide Area Multilateration System 1030 Interrogator for incorporation into their existing Flight Tracking System. A market survey is being conducted by Truckee Tahoe Airport District to determine if there are a reasonable number of interested companies to provide the equipment and services.
The contractor is required to provide a certified system or system capable of being certified within 6 months after contract award. The services shall include the contractor to installed, integrate and optimized the interrogator hardware to meet the existing agreed to surveillance coverage.
For the purpose of this Market Study, certify means that the system has been approved by FAA Spectrum Engineering and is capable of receiving a Facility Transmitting Authorization (FTA) in accordance with the FAA Spectrum Regulations and Procedures as well as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Regulations for 1030 MHZ.
The following costs will be borne by the contractor:
1. All Frequency Spectrum Certification Costs to obtain a Facility Transmitting Authorization (FTA) from the FAA
2. The contractor bears all responsibility for ALL interfaces to the FAA in ALL areas of the country
3. ALL mandated FAA requirements
4. All installation costs
5. All integration costs
6. All optimization costs
7. All Travel and Living costs
The contractor must be able to provide that the proposed 1030 Interrogator is capable of meeting the following specifications:
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Documents
Description
ICAO Annex 10
Specification for Transmitters Operating at 1030 MHZ
ED-142
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR WIDE AREA MULTILATERATION (WAM) SYSTEMS
FAA –E- 3024 Rev -
SBSS Wide Area Multilateration Critical Service Specification
RTCA DO-144A
Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) Airborne Equipment
RTCA DO-181D
Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System/Mode Select (ATCRBS/Mode S) Airborne Equipment
RTCA DO-185B
Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems II (TCAS II)
RTCA DO-260B (support for DO-260 message formats versions 0-2)
Minimum Operational Performance Standards for 1090 MHz Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) and Traffic Information Services - Broadcast (TIS-B)
RTCA DO-282B (support for DO-282 message formats versions 0-2)
Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast
NIST SP 800-53
Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations
MIL-HDBK-217F
Reliability of Electronic Equipment
FAA Order 6050.32B
Spectrum Management Regulations and Procedure Manual
The Truckee Tahoe Airport is located in the Serra Nevada Mountain Range and has a diverse environment from mild too harsh for temperatures. The following table is a guideline for the contractor:
Environment
-10C to +50C, Fan-less operation at 20 Deg C at full TX Duty Cycle
Clock
Oven Oscillator with GPS Stabilization
Maintenance
Integrated browser based maintenance interface SNMP
MTRR
< 30 minutes
Output
Redundant Ethernet
All interested contractors, should respond to this survey by email no later than 07 July by 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time. Interested Parties may attend an Industry meeting on July 15, 2014 at 0900 PST.
Responses should include the following: Commercial in Confidence June 16, 2014
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1. Company’s Identification
2. Descriptions of Past Project and Experience similar in scope to this project
• Scope of the project
• Size of the project
• Dollar value of the project
• The portion and percentage of the project that was self-performed
If a reimbursable agreement is required, it is the contractor responsibility and at the sole discretions of the contractor to execute a reimbursable agreement with the FAA.
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TTAD Current System and Coverage Analysis
The contract shall provide the same coverage with the airspace as identified in the following diagram.
• System Coverage Analysis GND to 1000 AGL
• Includes Surface Movement Areas
• Stage 3 Facility Transmit Authorization
• Mode 3A/C/S/ADSB
TTAD Flight Tracking System Specifics:
System Overview
Name
System Description
Function
Manufacture
Wide Area Multilateration System
Central Processing and Passive Ground Stations
Provides Flight Tracking to Noise Monitoring System
Era, a.s.
FAA Provided Multistate Dependent Surveillance Reference Transmitter / Receiver (MDS RT)
1030 MHz Interrogator
Simulate Aircraft Transponder within Truckee / Tahoe Valley for Mode 3A/C and Mode S Replies below 10,000 MSL
Saab Sensis
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System Performance
The following table represents the results of the Site Acceptance Test (SAT) conducted at Truckee / Tahoe Airport.
Key System Parameter
Prescribed
Measured SAT Test
Probability of Update Rate

90%
95.96%
Probability of Detection Mode 3 A/C and S Aircraft
82%
97.5%
Probability of False Detection Mode 3A/C and S Aircraft
<.1%
.05%
Probability of Code Detection Mode 3A/C and Mode S Aircraft
97%
100%
Probability of False Code Detection Mode 3A/C and S Aircraft
<.1%
.001%
Horizontal Position Accuracy Mode 3A/C and S Aircraft in Meters
<150 Meters RMS
Mode S 85 Meters
Mode 3A/C 49 Meters
Position Resolution and Detection* (see table below for Separation Definitions)
≥ 60% at Separation 1 ≥ 98% at Separation 2
Separation 1 = 73%
Separation 2 = 99%
Mode A/C code detection (see table below for Separation Definitions)
≥ 30% at Separation 1 ≥ 90% at Separation 2
Separation 1 = 71% PDMAC; Separation 1 =68% PDMCC
Separation 2 = 98% PDMAC; Separation 2 = 96% PDMCC
*Parameter Definition: Position Resolution is the minimum distance between targets whereby the surveillance system may successfully resolve distinct targets
Horizontal separation
Airspace type
En-route service
TMA service
Separation 1
3500 m (2 NM)
1200 m (0.6 NM)
Separation 2
7000 m (4 NM)
3500 m (2 NM)
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Market Survey for Replacement of KTRK 1030 MHZ
Interrogator
System Outputs
The flight tracking system is capable of outputting the following Asterix formats. The outputs meet all international and domestic standards.
System Output
Function
Asterix Cat 19
Reports health and status of Wide Area Multilateration System
Asterix Cat20
Reports Mode 3A/C and Mode S Tracks to Downstream Systems and Air Situational Display (ASD)
Asterix Cat 21
Reports ADSB Track to Downstream System and Air Situational Display (ASD)
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