DEVCOM Teams Explore Low-Cost, Lightweight Sensors for Warfighter Use

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May 4, 2022 | Originally published by U.S. Army on April 28, 2022

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Soldier in the field is often required to carry multiple pieces of gear to handle various situations, and every pound matters. With this in mind, Army scientists and engineers are using their diverse skills to cultivate a microsensor development capability at the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center, or DEVCOM CBC.

This proof-of-concept study seeks to provide Warfighters with sensors that are light in weight, low in cost, small in size, and easy to carry. “We’re always trying to unburden the Warfighter. We want to develop sensors that can be deployed to provide personnel with greater situational awareness of their field environment,” said Army Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry Dr. Patricia McDaniel.

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