SDA Releases New Small Business Opportunities for Commercial SAR and Scatterometry (COSAS)
Original Response Date: Aug. 26, 2021
SDA is issuing new Small Business Opportunities (SBO) under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, inviting submissions of innovative research concepts supporting the advancement of our national defense space capabilities. This SBO pertains to Space Based Environmental Monitoring (SBEM).
This project looks to remove technical barriers for nascent commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR) constellations and to enter a new market for ocean surface vector wind (OSVW) and tropical cyclone intensity (TCI) data delivered by commercial augmentation of the NDSA.
This SBO is issued under the SDA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for SBIR/STTR, HQ085021S0001. All proposals in response to the technical area(s) described herein must be submitted in accordance with the instructions provided under HQ085021S0001, found here:https://go.usa.gov/x6hPs.
SDA Posts RFP Seeking Proposals in Support of Tranche 1Transport Layer
Original Response Date: October 1, 2021 at Noon EDT
The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks responses to their Request for Proposal (RFP) to help build the Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL). T1TL is a mesh network of over one hundred optically interconnected satellites that provide a resilient, low-latency, high-volume data transport communication system. T1TL will provide global communications access and deliver persistent regional encrypted connectivity in support of Warfighter missions around the globe by serving as the backbone for Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) built on low-latency data transport and sensor-to-shooter connectivity. T1TL will consist of six near-polar orbital planes of SVs in a 1000 km altitude proliferated low Earth orbit constellation, linked together to form a global space mesh network. SDA expects to make multiple awards from this solicitation. Proposals are due by October 1, 2021 at Noon EDT.
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