Monday, March 24, 2014

Data caught in Sensor Week

Sensor used to collect multispectral imagery
Air Force photo
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- More than 50 organizations nationwide gathered on the Eglin range March 3 to 14 for a cost-shared, data collection event known as Sensor Week. They came to test their electro-optical, infrared and radio frequency sensors and equipment against operationally-representative targets. Sensor Week is an Air Combat Command sponsored cost-shared opportunity between the government and interested participants. Customers come to Sensor Week to measure seeker/sensor data using their equipment on various scenarios such as ground threat vehicles or improvised explosive device scenarios. Customers get realistic scenarios to test sensors and tactics, including maritime operations in local waters, ground-based transport and attack maneuvers and up to 10 daily air operations using 15 different aircraft ranging from the F-15 Eagle and F-35 Lightning II to the Cessna 208. (Source: Team Eglin Public Affairs, 03/24/14)