CERDEC’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate researches and develops sensor and sensor suite technologies for air and ground intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition under adverse battlefield conditions in day and night-time environments.
CERDEC's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, located at Fort Belvoir, Va., is "The Army's Sensor Developer," conducting research and development that provides U.S. Soldiers with advanced sensor technology to dominate the 21st-century digital battlefield.
NVESD exploits sensor and sensor suite technologies to:
CERDEC NVESD leverages its explosive hazard expertise in support of the critical U.S. Humanitarian Demining R&D Program.
NVESD delivers ISR&T technologies that provide actionable information that enables Soldiers to be aware of their surroundings and to perform their duties more safely and with increased effectiveness. This operational insight provides tactical and strategic alternatives for mission success and mitigates the risk of surprise attacks.
NVESD delivers tactical, ground-based persistent surveillance, perimeter defense, and airborne persistent surveillance technologies to enable increased Soldier situational awareness, provide strategic alternatives and operational overmatch.
NVESD researches, develops, tests and evaluates electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor technologies for airborne and ground-based reconnaissance and targeting under all battlefield conditions. NVESD also expands tactical use of laser designators and markers for precision engagement, day or night, while maintaining the capability to maneuver.
NVESD researches, develops, tests and evaluates sensors, algorithms, processing techniques and lasers to enable increased Soldier situational awareness, mobility, target acquisition and target handoff.
NVESD investigates, designs, and matures handheld, vehicle mounted, and airborne detection and neutralization technologies to improve countermine/counter-IED capabilities enabling assured mobility and increased survivability.