AFRL increases ceiling for Space Situation Awareness BAA

On February 25, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) posted an update to its Space Situation Awareness (SSA) broad agency announcement (BAA).

This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 30 Sep 2023. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only. While white papers will be considered if received prior to 1700 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 30 Sep 2023, the following submission dates are suggested to best align with projected funding:

FY19 by 28 Mar 2019
FY20 by 2 Jan 2020
FY21 by 2 Jan 2021
FY22 by 2 Jan 2022
FY23 by 2 Jan 2023

The focus of this BAA is to research, develop, demonstrate, integrate, test and deliver innovative technologies associated with tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, analysis and dissemination of data and information in support of Space Situation Awareness (SSA), characterization, and assessment of space related events. In addition, the BAA will develop techniques that provide avenues to leverage new sensor technology, High-Performance Computational SSA, expertise and applications from the ground, orbital and cyber intelligence assessment perspectives to attain an integrated, predictive SSA perspective.

BAA ESTIMATED FUNDING: Total funding for this BAA is approximately $99.9M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 48 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $450K to $5M. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount.

ANTICIPATED INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Multiple Awards are anticipated.

TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS THAT MAY BE AWARDED: Procurement contracts, grants, cooperative agreements or other transactions depending upon the nature of the work proposed.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM