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Demonstrating the Hyperspectral Microwave Sensor (HyMS) and Assessing the Benefits for NOAA/NESDIS

This BAA aims to leverage previous developments in the technology of hyperspectral microwave sensing. Objectives include the development of a HyMS prototype, deployment of the assembled prototype in an airborne or balloon-based platform, the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the value of the collected data, and the evaluation of their potential value to NOAA’s mission. The BAA will only explore possibilities for a future state, and will not result in a mission itself at this time.

NOAA’s expectation is to use the results of any demonstrations to assess new technologies for microwave (MW) soundings that provide better data for improved Numerical Weather Predictions (NWP) forecasts and other applications. NOAA also intends to examine how HyMS technology could benefit NOAA’s next-generation space architecture to allow new capabilities for better and more accurate soundings in meteorologically active regions. Additional details and technical requirements are included in the attached documents.

A virtual Community Day will be held on May 13, 2022 to allow for engagement with the Government on this requirement. It is required that all partners from industry, academia, and Government pre-register for this event at the link provided in the Attachements/Links section of this posting titled, "VIRTUAL COMMUNITY DAY: Registration Form."

Attendees should consider submitting questions pertaining to the BAA in advance of Community Day to ensure that a thorough response to these inquiries is incorporated in the presentations and question response sessions. All questions shall be submitted NO LATER THAN May 11, 2022 at 12PM to the Contracting Officer, Gabriela Bravo, and Contract Specialist, Bryton Curtis at and Upon registration for the event, attendees will have the opportunity to register for a limited number of 1-on-1 Question and Answer breakout session with Government representatives. The purpose of these 1-on-1 sessions is to give industry partners the opportunity to ask Government representatives questions that may reveal information that is sensitive in nature pertaining to their approach. A link to the registration page for the NOAA HyMS BAA 1-on-1 sessions is listed in the attachments/links section of this posting titled, "COMMUNITY DAY: 1-on-1 Session Sign-up Sheet."


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