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The Journal of Electronic Defense | May 2013

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Fiber Optics

progressively more sophisticated intermediate technology hardware demonstrations, with a full demonstration at
the end of the final phase. At the conclusion of the program, we hope to build
toward three technology demos: a common electronics module, capable of having multiple application spaces without
redesign; an antenna that allows for infield reprogramming; and distinct apertures that can function together as a
single array.” Source selection will begin
after the proposal period, which is an-

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ticipated to end in the late-May/earlyJune timeframe. – J. Haystead

USMC SEEKS OPTICAL
COUNTERMEASURES
Marine Corps System Command
(Quantico, VA) has issued a request for
proposals (RFP) for purchase and testing of an Ocular Interruption (OI) system with the goal of acquiring a laser
that can temporarily blind or distract
targets, replacing the currently fielded
LA9/P and Mini Green Laser systems.

“Are You
Linked
In”?
Features:
• Analog RF over
Fiber Transmitters, Receivers, and
Complete Links
• Operating BW’s
up to 20 GHz
• Low Noise Figure
• Wide Dynamic Range in excess of 100 dB
• Available Wavelengths of 1550/1310/1490 nm
• No external controls circuits required
• Operational status monitor pins
• Packages from small hermetic modules
to outdoor and rack enclosures
MITEQ Fiber Optic Application notes
can be found at: www.miteq.com/fiberoptics

The requirements for the OI device
are for a “rugged, light-weight visible
hail and warning system employed as a
clip-on attachment to a weapon system
or in a standalone, hand-held configuration.” The device is required to use a
green laser that produces warning and
suppression glare levels in targets, but
also has an automatic system to limit
power and prevent accidental exposure
to too much irradiance.
The OI device must clip on to left and
right accessory mounting rails of M4,
M16A4 and M27 rifles, along with any
weapon that includes a standard accessory mounting rail, and must be attachable in under 90 seconds.
In the clip-on version, the total system, including the device, a remote fire
switch, rail attachment mechanism, lens
cover and batteries must be less than 20
ounces. For the hand-held configuration, which includes everything but the
rail attachment, the weight must be 10
ounces or less. The handheld configuration must include a pistol grip, weighing
9-12 ounces, for aim and remote firing.
The system requires a visible laser
with a continuous wave beam operating
at a wavelength of at least 520nm and
no more than 530nm, with output power
between 180mW and 500mW. The device
also requires a pulsed beam operating
between 9 and 12Hz.
The Marine Corps intends to award
multiple firm fixed price and indefinite
delivery, indefinite quantity contracts
by second quarter 2014 for a minimum
procurement of five systems from each
contract awardee. From there, they will
downselect to a single contractor for
the second delivery order and all future
systems.
The solicitation number is M6785413-R-1040. Responses are due by May 24.
The points of contact are Kathryn Hurd,
(703) 432-04958, e-mail kathryn.hurd@
usmc.mil, and Patsy Stefan, (703) 4324956, e-mail patsy.d.stefan@usmc.mil.
– S. Grant

ONR ISSUES BAA FOR GROUND-BASED
AIR DEFENSE DIRECTED ENERGY

(631) 436-7400
components@miteq.com

www.miteq.com
Est. in 1969

1/14/13 3:41:33 PM

The Office of Naval Research has issued a Broad Agency Announcement
(BAA) titled Ground-Based Air Defense
(GBAD) Directed Energy (DE) On-The-


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JED - May 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - May 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
The Monitor
The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
Technology Survey: Signal Generators
Two Domains Are Better Than One
Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
EW 101
Book Review
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - May 2013 - cover1
JED - May 2013 - cover2
JED - May 2013 - 3
JED - May 2013 - 4
JED - May 2013 - 5
JED - May 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - May 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - May 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - May 2013 - 11
JED - May 2013 - From the President
JED - May 2013 - 13
JED - May 2013 - Letters
JED - May 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2013 - The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
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JED - May 2013 - Technology Survey: Signal Generators
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JED - May 2013 - Two Domains Are Better Than One
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JED - May 2013 - Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
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JED - May 2013 - EW 101
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JED - May 2013 - Book Review
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JED - May 2013 - AOC News
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JED - May 2013 - Index of Advertisers
JED - May 2013 - JED Quick Look
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