Thank you for your interest in DARPA's SeeMe program! At this time both on-site and virtual registration for the SeeMe Industry Day meeting has reached capacity, and unfortunately no additional registrations can be accommodated.
Please note that all Industry Day briefings will be posted on the SeeMe program page approximately a week after the event:
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Special Notice (SN) DARPA-SN-12-30: SeeMe Industry Day
Meeting Date: March 27, 2012
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 23rd Noon EDT
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring an Industry Day for the potential proposer community, in advance of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the SeeMe program. The Industry Day will be held on March 27, 2012 at the Executive Conference Center, 4075 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 350, Arlington, VA from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The goals of the Industry Day are: (a) to introduce the science and technology community (industry, academia, and Government) to the SeeMe program vision and goals; (b) to facilitate interaction between investigators that may have capabilities to develop elements of interest and relevance to the SeeMe goals; and (c) to encourage and promote teaming arrangements among organizations that have the relevant expertise, research facilities, and capabilities for executing research and development responsive to the SeeMe program goals. The Industry Day will include overview presentations by government personnel, poster sessions to facilitate interaction, and opportunities for team building among the participants.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE AND DESCRIPTION:
Today, the lowest echelon members of the US military are unable to obtain on-demand satellite imagery in a timely manner, due to unavailability of satellite overflight opportunities, lack of information distribution channels, prioritization conflicts, and/or classification restrictions. At the same time, insurgents that operate against US warfighters worldwide are utilizing commercial imagery services to obtain information, providing them with an asymmetric advantage. The Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program aims to enable mobile individual US warfighters access to on-demand relevant space-based tactical information, providing the ability for small squads and fire-teams to maintain higher levels of pre-engagement information reliability in remote and beyond line of sight conditions. There is significant military utility in closing this information gap with persistent coverage and on-demand delivery, with the goal of driving up mission success probability and driving down personnel risk. The goal of the SeeMe program is to provide useful on-demand imaging information directly to the lowest echelon warfighter in the field from a very low cost satellite constellation launched on a schedule that conforms to DoD operational tempos. SeeMe will provide reliable and persistent information by using small, short-lived, very low cost satellites at low altitudes, networked into existing fielded communications systems and handheld platforms.
The SeeMe program will address potential ways to revolutionize the existing satellite build/launch model to achieve costs on par with a fractional airborne system. This will be done in several ways: