The CAMEO Program will integrate advanced optical and sensor technologies with the DARPA Advanced Technology Standard Satcl I I Ic lius (AISS 13) to (lelnonsirate and sIcc—qual i fy a new, I ight weight iuili ispeciral icniotc sensing small saicli itc. l'hc program offers an important iwo—fold opl)ortuIlity ( 1) to dcnonstratc technology that simultaneously addresses critical DoD and civil needs; and (2) to advance the concept of using small satellites for rapid, affordable capability insertion beyond DoD, into the civil/national space arena. The goals of the program are to: . Demonstrate "dual use", multi—purpose advanced ienioie sensing technologies for: (I ) l)ol) — Wide Area Surveillance; (2) Civil -Global Climate Research; and (3) Civil - Environmental Monitoring; S I)emonstrate the use of small satellites to rapidly augmilent on-orbit capability and affordably nrndernize both DoD and civil remote sensing satellite constellations; and . Deiiionstrate new payload operations concepts and the direct downlinking of usable data to DoD and civil consumers.
Lee F. Demitry, Lee F. Demitry,
"Collaboration on Advanced Multispectral Earth Observation (CAMEO)", Proc. SPIE 1940, Small Satellite Technology and Applications III, (16 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156655; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.156655