Engineering/System Engineering/Process Engineering Support
Neutralization of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with Radio Frequencies (NIRF) – NSWC Dahlgren Division (Zone 2): EOIR Technologies currently supports the Directed Energy Technology Branch (NSWCDD Code B20) on the NIRF program. EOIR supports this project through the integration of GFE equipment, mechanical drawings, customization of support vehicles, modeling, sensor operations and training support for the deployment team. The equipment integration includes the Blue Force Tracker, SINCGARS and the Digital Video Enhancer (DVE) for improved visibility to the driver. The mechanical engineering support assists with ISO 9000 compliant mechanical drawings. EOIR will be providing personnel for the deployment of this vehicle as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
Networked Sensors for the Combat Force – CERDEC NVESD (Zone 2): EOIR supports the development and demonstration of a new generation of low cost distributed unmanned sensor systems, including networked sensor packages for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), small unmanned aerial vehicles (S-UAV), and unattended ground sensors (UGS) using advanced sensor technologies. EOIR supports many aspects of this program: planning, fabrication, and operation of numerous technical devices and sensors that comprise the project including architecture development, S/W development, field testing, operations, and maintenance; design, prototyping, modeling, and field-testing of the UGS; design, fabrication, and operation of the Reconnaissance and Surveillance vehicle; and integration, setup, and troubleshooting of the communications components that tie into the Army's tactical radio network. EOIR merged the numerous disparate sensor and communications systems into an effective and synergistic whole that demonstrated immediate situational awareness and targeting information.
Disposable Sensors – CERDEC NVESD (Zone 2): EOIR is supporting development of the emerging Disposable Sensor (DS) System in the following mission critical areas:
- Designing and fabricating the DS STO Build #1 Gateway HW & SW
- Selecting the appropriate RF sensor network infrastructure
- Creating a HHD Development Plan and selecting the appropriate HHD hardware
- Developing the HHD software necessary to display, communicate, store and process information from the DS System
- Developing and implementing the appropriate sensor messaging protocol
- Overall integration of the DS System (i.e., sensors, communications, HW/SW, Protocols)
- Testing and Evaluating the DS System