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Dense constellations of low-earth-orbit (LEO) micro-satellites can provide
new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, which
are persistent, survivable and available on-demand for tactical warfighting
applications. The Small Satellite Sensors program seeks to explore new
sensor concepts that are well-matched to the capabilities achievable in
Today, the lowest echelon members of the U.S. military deployed in remote overseas locations are unable to obtain on-demand satellite imagery in a timely and persistent manner for pre-mission planning. This is due to lack of satellite overflight opportunities, inability to receive direct satellite downlinks at the tactical level and information flow restrictions.
System F6 seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of a satellite architecture wherein the functionality of a traditional “monolithic” spacecraft is delivered by a cluster of wirelessly-interconnected modules capable of sharing their resources and utilizing resources found elsewhere in the cluster. Such architecture enhances the adaptability and survivability of space systems, while shortening development timelines and reducing the barrier-to-entry for participation in the national security space industry.
Mr. Chris Simi joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology
Office in September 2018. Prior to DARPA, Simi spent 15 years in the
research office of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). At
NGA, Mr. Simi served as the senior scientist for remote sensing, developing
a large variety of advanced electro-optic systems and concepts.