NOAA plans for weather system launch by 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is looking for a contractor to help build its COSMIC-2 Data Processing Center by 2016.

The system processes and distributed weather system and NOAA is planning for a mature, fully automated state-of-the-art Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation (GNSS RO) system to move the weather data. The GNSS-RO will deliver COSMIC-2 radio data with 99 percent reliability, have signification technical data processing and IT security, according to a new sources sought notice.

NOAA expects it to deliver timely COSMIC-2 operational data to the agency’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction in Taiwan and the other global Numerical Weather Prediction centers by mid-2016.

The contract would last from fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2022, with schedule system launches in fiscal 2016 and 2018.

NOAA released a sources sought notice May 29. Responses are due by June 30.


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