The Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) conducts research and development to provide U.S. forces with advanced sensors and sensor suites to dominate the 21st century digital battlefield. Their mission focus is to: (1) see and acquire enemy forces in all battlefield environments, (2) detect and neutralize mines, minefields, and unexploded ordnance, (3) deny enemy surveillance and acquisition through electronic, electro-optic, camouflage, concealment and deception techniques, (4) protect U.S. forces from friendly fire, and (5) protect forward troops, fixed installations and rear echelons from enemy intrusion.

NVESD is developing high fidelity simulations and databases in support of various U.S. Army simulation efforts, including simulation based acquisition (SBA). NVESD is also involved in NATO Working Groups, and chairs a working group that deals with joint simulation and sensor technology topics. In conjunction with other associate organizations, NVESD contributes to environmental representation topics that deal with sensors and sensor-related issues, among others.

Last updated: June 15, 2000