United States Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center

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Communications-Electronics RD&E Center
Cerdec logo1.jpg
CountryUnited States
BranchU.S. Army
TypeResearch and Development
Garrison/HQAberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
MottoTechnology driven. Warfighter focused.
Commanders
DirectorJill H. Smith
Deputy DirectorRobert Zanzalari
 
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Communications-Electronics RD&E Center
Cerdec logo1.jpg
CountryUnited States
BranchU.S. Army
TypeResearch and Development
Garrison/HQAberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
MottoTechnology driven. Warfighter focused.
Commanders
DirectorJill H. Smith
Deputy DirectorRobert Zanzalari

The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (or CERDEC) is the United States Army information technologies and integrated systems center. CERDEC is headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, with activities at Fort Belvoir in Virginia and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

As one of the 10 organizations that make up the United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a subordinate organization of the United States Army Materiel Command, CERDEC supplies Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities, technologies and integrated solutions for the Soldier.[1]

Core competencies[edit]

CERDEC’s six directorates and Product Director (PD) aim to integrate C4ISR technologies in order to provide systems-of-systems products for soldiers.

C4ISR is the ability to direct, coordinate and control the assets necessary for accomplishing the mission and reporting battlefield situations and activities. CERDEC develops new technologies, and adapts technologies from other Army R&D centers and laboratories, Department of Defense partners, government and national laboratories, academia and industry. Additionally, the group provides products to other system developers (for platform integration).

The group utilizes Modeling and Simulation (M&S) capabilities to provide the Army and Joint Forces, system of systems assessments of C4ISR technologies and concepts. CERDEC's product manager for C4ISR On-the-Move assesses the effectiveness of inserting new technologies into an operationally relevant environment. CERDEC collaborates with Army, DoD and other stakeholders to provide C4ISR models, simulated architectures and automated tools in support of requirement definition, design and engineering, manufacturing, and test and evaluation.

Directorates[edit]

CERDEC is subdivided into several directorates, each focusing on an area or discipline:

CERDEC developed systems and projects[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CERDEC website". CERDEC. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Kushiyama, Kristen. "High-Tech Radar Cuts Through The “Foliage”." CERDEC U.S.ARMY RDECOM. United States Army, 7 June 2010. Web. 18 June 2010. <http://www.cerdec.army.mil/news/hightechradar.asp>.
  3. ^ Bathmann, Debra. "Army deploys innovative battery-recharging kit". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Moore, Linda K (January 5, 2012). "Specialist in Telecommunications Policy". Congressional Research Service.