In August 2001, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, UT a sole-source, 5-year, maximum $150 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The lab will work with MDA to develop electro-optic sensor systems, and space rated instrument and payload development data, while providing “essential engineering, research, and development capabilities and services in the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.”
Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory is a university affiliated research center sponsored by MDA, and they’ve been developing electro-optical sensors for over 5 decades. Their work has been used in such diverse applications such as star cameras, sounding rocket experiments, orbiting satellite and small-satellite platforms, UAV and aircraft-borne systems, and ground based facilities. Work will be performed in Logan, UT; Huntsville, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; and Fort Belvoir, VA, from August 2011 through August 2016. $1,070,442 of the MDA’s FY 2011 RDT&E budget will be used to incrementally fund the 1st task orders under this effort. US MDA in Huntsville, AL manages the contract (HQ0147-11-D-0052).