Defense Threat Reduction Agency Working to Standardize Sensor Interfaces with Mobile Field Kit (MFK)

Oct. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- The Mobile Field Kit (MFK) is a tactical situational awareness software tool providing sensor integration and a powerful collaboration capability to increase team and mission effectiveness.  MFK works with a system of computers, sensors, and other devices connected by IP-based communications.  MFK can be deployed on a broad array of hardware platforms, though it has traditionally been deployed on ruggedized laptops and tablet computers.

The system was initially created by the U.S. Navy for the Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal community. Through Defense Threat Response Agency‐sponsored activities, MFK has transitioned into a tactical tool for WMD‐defeat missions specifically focused on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.

Today the system has integrated support for more than 20 unique sensor systems.  Many of the sensors use the ANSI N42.42 standard to communicate radiation detector data.  To date, other CBRNE sensors (such as chemical detectors) have not had wide acceptance of a single standard.  To address this, MFK will soon support the Common CBRN Sensor Interface (CCSI) as defined by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.

Detector developers interested in integration into MFK are encouraged to provide data in the CCSI or N42.42 formats.

Interested parties should contact the Defense Threat Reduction Agency public affairs office for additional details.

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