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DARPA-BAA-09-55: Persistent Stare Exploitation and Analysis System (PerSEAS)

Solicitation Number: DARPA-BAA-09-55
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Sep 18, 2009 3:01 pm

DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of airborne, wide area motion imagery processing, analysis, and exploitation. The envisioned Persistent Stare Exploitation and Analysis System (PerSEAS) program is a software systems development and demonstration program for automatically and interactively discovering actionable intelligence from airborne, wide area motion imagery (WAMI) of complex urban environments. Used in a forensic mode, the system will exploit hours and days of WAMI data to identify threat activities and the underlying threat indicators. Used in a near real time mode, the system will alert the user to developing threat activities in-time to interdict. In addition to the EO/IR data available from WAMI sensors, PerSEAS will receive/send information from/to other intelligence sources. The PerSEAS program will significantly reduce the time required to perform many current exploitation tasks and greatly enhance an analyst’s ability to exploit the burgeoning volume of WAMI data. Solutions to this program will require a multidisciplinary approach drawing on expertise from computer vision, probabilistic reasoning, machine learning and other related domains. Due to the technological challenges in this program, offerors are strongly encouraged to include universities and other research institutes on their teams.

An Industry Day will be held on October 15, 2009 in Arlington VA to 1) provide information on the PerSEAS program, 2) address questions from potential offerors, and 3) provide a forum for potential offerors to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities. Attendance is voluntary and NOT required to propose to the BAA, however, registration is required to attend (see document for details).

See the attached DARPA-BAA-09-55 for full details.

Important Dates:

Industry Day – October 15, 2009

Proposal Due Date – December 8, 2009, 12 noon (ET)

Added: Nov 12, 2009 8:58 am
The purpose of this BAA amendment is to provide clarifying information related to the WBS structure, cost summary details and cost proposal details.  See attached.
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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
September 18, 2009
Description: DARPA-BAA-09-55 (PerSEAS)
Description: DD Form 254 for DARPA-BAA-09-55

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
November 12, 2009
Description: PerSEAS BAA Amendment 1
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