NGA releases geolocation RFP
On March 16, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) posted a request for proposals (RFP) for Geolocation Estimates and Emitter Metadata. Questions are due by 9:00 a.m. Central on March 23. Proposals are due by 9:00 a.m. Central on April 16.
NGA has a need for industry to produce and deliver to NGA, global datasets that utilize automated techniques to detect, characterize, and geolocate emitters of RF energy. Over a 5-year period, these datasets, covering large geographic areas, will enable NGA to discover and monitor activity and equipment that emit energy in the HF to Ka band including Automated Information System (AIS), Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), satellite phones, L-Band communications, and radars of all functions. NGA requires data over large geographic areas of northern latitudes including China, Russia, Iran, as well as mid-latitudes including Africa, and Central and Southern America.
NGA will provide one or more contiguous areas of interest (AOI). These AOIs may be located as far north as 68 degrees N latitude and as far south as 23 degrees S latitude. Specific AOIs and frequencies will be detailed at the order level. Attachment 2, AOIs and Associated Frequency Examples, shows an example of what will be provided at the order level. While some variation on the exact coverage areas is expected due to orbital mechanics, the data delivered should cover at least 85% of the defined areas on a daily basis.
Full information is available here.