NOPP BAA Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions are answered by the NOPP technical committee contacts specific to each BAA. Any questions submitted to the technical committee will be answered in writing and published below to assure consistency within the advertised BAA terms. To ensure confidentiality, questions should not contain any intellectual property or proprietary information.

NOTE: Please allow two weeks for the NOPP technical committee to respond to any inquiries. You will receive an email when your answer has been posted. Questions submitted within 2 weeks prior to a deadline may not be answered, and the due date for submission of the full proposal will not be extended.


NOPP FY18 BAA Frequently Asked Questions

TOPIC 1: CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean & Atmospheric Dynamics

Question 1A: Is this proposal strictly focused on a cubesat  solution, with the goal of improving cubesat designs? Would a proposal based on a Group 1 UAV that adheres to part 107 (up to 55 lbs), be considered?

  • Response 1A.  This BAA is focused solely on a cubesat solution.  A proposal based on a Group 1 UAV would not be considered.

TOPIC 2: Improved & Routine Production, Stewardship and Application of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Data

There are no FAQs for this topic at this time.

 

TOPIC 3: In-situ Ocean Sensor Research & Technology Development

Question 3A. Does System of Systems (SoS) sensing over large areas fit Appendix III?  Specifically, research for autonomous platforms and collaborative modular sensors for persistent, responsive ocean sensing?

  • Response 3A. No, System of Systems sensing over large areas does not fit Appendix III, Topic 3 of the BAA.  Topic 3 addresses in-situ ocean sensor research and technology development along with platform integration as described in the subtopic descriptions.

Question 3B. Will LOIs [Letters of Intent] and proposals for advanced ocean platforms be considered for Topic 3?  If so, what subtopic would advanced ocean platforms fit best within?

  • Response 3B. Topic 3 addresses in-situ ocean sensor research and technology development along with platform integration as described in the subtopic descriptions.  LOIs and proposals for R&D of advanced platforms will not be considered for Topic 3 or any subtopic in this BAA.