Blog: Georgia Tech to Research and Develop Sensor Technologies

September 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $49,853,499 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery requirements contract to identify emerging sensor capabilities, and assess new or innovative sensor concepts that could be utilized to satisfy emerging or existing requirements; utilize analyses, trade studies, and simulations to determine the best potential sensor solutions to satisfy particular operational requirements, and provide that information to acquisition decision makers; design, develop, and prototype new sensor concepts in order to evaluate their effectiveness and determine suitability for transition to fielded systems; provide technology assessments that quantify the readiness of particular sensor technologies for use by Army forces; perform testing and user evaluations in order to determine the performance of various sensor systems, often against vendor performance claims, and develop recommendations regarding initial or continued use; utilize subject matter expertise to provide technical guidance, assistance, and evaluations relative to specific sensor technology areas; disseminate information regarding sensor technology from other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD sources, and conduct training for rapid equipping force and other government personnel regarding employment of those sensor technologies; and analyze existing and developing threat capabilities to determine future sensor requirements, and provide recommendations on how to address those threats. ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.