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DCS scientists and engineers work on the leading edge of technology. These efforts include everything from automatic control, to sensors, to modeling and simulation, to high-speed penetrators, to exploration of advanced tactics techniques and procedures, to exploiting adversary weaknesses.
To support advanced technology development, DCS supplements customer capabilities through investment in laboratory facilities for research and development:
- System Integration and Combat Vehicle C4ISR Lab, Warren, MI for development, integration, and test of C4ISR software and hardware components for ground combat vehicles.
- Ground Vehicle Electronics Labs, Alexandria, VA for development, integration, and test of software and hardware components for Robotic vehicle control, soldier machine interface, modeling and simulation, C4 enhancement, human factors engineering, and cognitive neuroscience R&D for ground combat vehicles.
- Simulation Lab, Lexington Park, MD for development, integration, and test of software and hardware components for aircraft terrain and collision avoidance systems.
- Common Systems Integration Lab, Lexington Park, MD for development and integration of software into Common Avionics System hardware.
- Aircraft Weaponeering and Stores Planning (WASP) Lab, Lexington Park, MD for WASP flight clearance system development and test.
A representative sampling of specific advanced technologies and customer engagements includes:
- Advanced threat discrimination algorithm development and testing for Missile Defense Agency kill vehicle sensors at the Kinetic Hardware in the Loop Lab at Eglin AFB.
- Development of real-time distributed simulation models of warfighters to support evaluation of command, control, and communications concepts for the Army Research Laboratory.
- Advanced, artificial intelligence system development and support for the USMC T-AVB knowledge repository.
- Testing, analysis, and prototype sensor development for Third Generation Infrared (IR), Hyperspectral and Novel IR Sensors for the Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).
- Development and calibration of Sensor Performance Models for Urban Applications and IED Detection for NVESD.
- Prototyping and evaluating advanced human-robot interfaces for the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.
- DCS works in the area of durable carbon nanotube (CNT)-based electro textile (E-textile) power and data distribution networks with capability to integrate into a combat uniform.
DCS is a valued partner at leading DoD R&D laboratories for advanced technology development:
- Army Research Laboratory (ARL) – Aberdeen, MD
- Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) – Warren, MI
- Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) – Fort Belvoir, VA
- Army Aviation Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) – Redstone Arsenal, AL
- Naval Research Lab (NRL) – Washington, DC
- Air Force Research Laboratory – Eglin AFB, FL
- Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH