Air Force to test, evaluate sensor technologies

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. will help the Air Force test and evaluate its sensor technologies under an eight-year contract that has a potential value of $19.7 million.

The company will support independent, impartial, third-party evaluation of sensor exploitation technologies critical to the Air Force’s mission, Jacobs officials said yesterday.

Technical objectives include development, modeling, testing and implementation of performance assessment methodologies. The goal is to analyze, demonstrate, and simulate systems, algorithms and technologies that will support sensor technology development, officials said.

The work will help further the state of the art and enhance mission-critical sensor exploitation, said Craig Martin, Jacobs’ president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

The contract, which runs through February 2016, was awarded under the Sensors Technology Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Open-Ended Broad Agency Announcement.

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, awarded the task order.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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