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Measuring the Atmospheric Wind profile (3D Winds): Call for Studies and Field Measurement Campaigns for NOAA/NESDIS

The “Measuring the Atmospheric Wind profile (3D Winds): Call for Studies and Field Measurement Campaigns” Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is posted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 35.016. The United States Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental and Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Office of Systems Architecture and Advanced Planning (OSAAP) is requesting for submission of white papers to conduct studies of instrument concepts and/or integrated mission concepts in support of needs for non-real time global wind profile weather data to support the needs of the space based environmental monitoring community. This BAA is exploratory only and currently there is no planned mission for 3D winds.

NOAA’s expectation is to use the results of the demonstrations and studies to gain a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the different technologies available to measure 3D winds, as well as how the characteristics of their measurements can be leveraged to meet NOAA performance needs. The results will also assist NOAA in developing recommendations on how to potentially include 3D wind requirements, and their implementation, in the next generation space architecture planning. Additional details and technical requirements are included in the attached documents.

A virtual Community Day will be held on May 11, 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 listed in the attachments/links section of this posting titled, "3D WINDS - 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 9, 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 3D Winds BAA 1-on-1 sessions is listed in the attachments/links section of this posting titled, "3D WINDS - COMMUNITY DAY: 1-on-1 Session Sign-up Sheet."


Session Presentation

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