| Funding Notices |

Date Due: March 14, 2024

Wildland Fire Pre-Formulation Concept Study Request for Information (RFI)

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites your organization to submit information in conformance with the instructions contained in this letter and its enclosures, which comprise the RFI for the subject effort.

It is emphasized that the requested information is for preliminary, fact-finding purposes only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that JPL will solicit you for such procurement in the future. Neither JPL nor the Government will be responsible for any costs incurred by you or your company in furnishing this information.

The purpose of this RFI is to address the congressional directive to initiate concept studies, in collaboration with commercial space-based remote sensing providers for wildland fire early warning system. Wildland fires pose a significant threat to communities and resources across the United States. In recent years, the frequency and severity of wildland fires have increased, causing billions of dollars in damage and loss of life. Early detection and warning of wildland fires is critical to minimizing these impacts.

The California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), operating under a prime contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is seeking information from commercial space-based remote sensing providers to develop and demonstrate low-cost and scalable infrared sensing and other technologies that passively monitor areas of the United States that are susceptible to wildland fires. These technologies should support reduction of wildland fire risk and provide early warning and information on active fires to first responders.

Please note that your proposal is due at JPL no later than March 14, 2024.

Questions concerning RFI No. BA-2671-02212024 may be directed to Beatriz Acevedo at


Request for Information
Attachment 1: Desired Capabilities

NOI Due: April 8, 2024 / Proposals Due: May 24, 2024

Earth Action: Wildland Fires


The Earth Action: Wildland Fires Program has an open solicitation for proposals through ROSES A.47. This program element is seeking proposals for innovative solutions that leverage Earth observations to support some aspect of wildland fire management and related decision making in a sustained manner. Proposals submitted to this program element may address activities within individual phases of the fire life cycle (pre-, active, or post-fire) or span multiple phases. Projects should be focused on and framed around problems and challenges faced by one or more of the stakeholder partners. Overall, the set of relevant topics is purposely broad to allow projects across a range of fire-related challenges, with an emphasis on projects that focus on techniques that enhance ecosystem and community resilience to fire, as well as those that enable or promote the use of beneficial fire.

Notices of intent are requested by April 8, 2024, and proposals are due May 24, 2024.

Questions concerning A.47 Earth Action: Wildland Fires may be directed to Michael Falkowski at

| Technology Development |

As part of a multi-disciplinary collaboration for the broader Wildland Fire Initiative, FireSense is advancing tools and technology to more effectively manage wildland fire across the entire fire lifecycle. In partnership, with the Earth Science Technology Office, FireSense competitively selected seven projects through ROSES-22 A.53.

Additional technology projects are currently being solicited through Technology Development for Support of Wildland Fire Science, Management, and Disaster Mitigation (A.59 FireSense Technology), which seeks ideas that span observation and information system technologies that:

  • Enhance capabilities of existing science instruments needed for monitoring pre-fire, active-fire, and post-fire environments.
  • Reduce mass and power of instruments for accommodation by next-generation small spacecraft and aerial platforms.
  • Enable unprecedented measurements from multiple vantage points through model-directed, coordinated observations using autonomous tasking.
  • Address computational challenges for modeling and for data acquisition, fusion, and processing in a real-time environment.
  • Facilitate machine learning and artificial intelligence to create new data products needed for wildland fire management and for management of the constellation of observing platforms.
  • Enable the seamless exchange of information between spaceborne, airborne, and in-situ assets.

Questions concerning A.59 FireSense Technology should be directed to Haris Riris at

| FireSense Implementation Team |

The FireSense Project has an open solicitation for FireSense Implementation Team (FSI) membership through ROSES A.65. This program element solicits proposals from individuals to contribute to the four FireSense use cases described in Section 3 of the text: Pre-fire, Active fire, Post-fire, and Air-quality. Selected principal investigators will become members of the FSI Team. Following selection, the FSI Team will work together to further develop and design the FireSense use cases and support activities under the FireSense implementation areas.

Notices of intent are requested by December 11, 2023, and proposals are due January 18, 2024.

Questions concerning A.65 FSI Team may be directed to Michael Falkowski at