Army Researchers, Soldiers Test New Sensor Capabilities

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Source: U.S. Army,
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June 15, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Army on June 3, 2021

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 3, 2021) — In an effort to give Soldiers an edge in an ever-changing operational environment, Army Futures Command (AFC) conducted week-long perception testing for new equipment and programs at its Fort Belvoir laboratory.

Soldiers from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, traveled to the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center — a component of AFC’s Combat Capabilities Development Command —  to provide feedback on new technology, giving scientists, engineers, and psychologists vital information about the efficacy and usability of the systems they are developing.

The C5ISR Center is the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) leader in the research and development of night vision and electro-optics technologies.

“We’re trying to get the best sensors into the hands of Soldiers to perform their missions in day and night-time environments,” said Dr. Todd Du Bosq, C5ISR Center Field and Measurement Support Branch Chief.

To gauge predictions of performance on the technology in development, experts at the Center gather data during quarterly testing cycles, through qualitative and quantitative means.

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