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Sensor Test and Evaluation

Resolution analyst at work at UDRI's Sensor Test and Evaluation Laboratory.

Ensuring accurate sensor performance and implementation

UDRI Sensor Test and Evaluation researchers assess commercial electro-optical, infrared, and synthetic aperture radar sensor systems against customer requirements. We primarily provide aerial and ground imaging subject matter expertise to support sensor technology evaluation, sensor acquisition, implementation, and data analysis activities.

Our experienced engineers, scientists, and technicians perform laboratory, field, and flight test activities with end-to-end planning, coordination, and execution. Additionally, we design, fabricate, and deploy custom instrumentation, test fixtures, and targets to support our clients’ evaluation requirements.

Our assessment goes beyond evaluating the technical specifications of the sensor. We assess the human factors impact on operators and data end users as well as the ease of maintenance and data processing and management. This breadth of capabilities leads to recommendations that help the customer better understand the organizational end-to-end cost and impact before bringing a sensor system online.

Our customers include the US Air Force (AFIT, NASIC, AFLCMC, AFRL, AFMC) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. We are highly experienced in commercial sensor technologies and integrating them into aeronautical applications. In addition, we are experts in Treaty for Open Skies requirements and matching commercial sensor technologies to them.

Contact us today for accurate, reliable, and comprehensive sensor system assessment. Whether evaluating specifications, developing new workflow processes for sensor upgrades, or understanding the complexities of commercial sensors for military applications, we have the expertise to enable informed decisions.


  • Commercial sensor system studies
  • System characterization and comparison to customer requirements
  • Sensor target development in accordance with customer requirements
  • Field ground truth analysis and reporting
  • Graphic 3D aircraft representation for technical data cataloging
  • Engineering tools and software development for image processing and database visualization
  • Research services outside typical task scope through close collaboration with other UDRI groups

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