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USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation he Coast Guard Research and Development ity with the Campbell during testing. Matthew Lees served
Center (RDC) teamed up with Coast Guard as the RDC demonstration director while Lt. Mathew Lara,
Cutter Campbell’s crew this summer to evaluate Campbell operations of? cer, assigned duties aboard the ship.
? ve technologies as part of the RDC’s annual The technologies selected for evaluation:
Arctic Technology Evaluation. The Campbell
Tcrew conducted the evaluations during their • Insight Mini Thermal Monocular (MTM) two-month deployment supporting joint Arctic operations off and AN/PSQ-20 Monoculars (enhanced night
Greenland’s western coast, returning to their Kittery, Maine, vision devices) for improved law enforcement homeport on Sept. 29, 2020. “Testing various technologies and ice detection.
by cutter crews for operation in cold and Arctic environments provides highlights on what works and what may need im- • Handheld Glare Helios laser for stand-off provement, and can help in? uence tactics, techniques and hailing capabilities.
procedures,” said Brian Dolph, who heads the RDC’s Surface
Branch. “This work directly contributes to two lines of effort • FiFish Remotely Operated Vehicle for in the Coast Guard Arctic Strategic Outlook: ‘Enhance Capa- underwater inspections in cold weather.
bility to Operate Effectively in a Dynamic Arctic’ and ‘Inno- vate and Adapt to Promote Resilience and Prosperity.’ ” • Long Range Acoustic Device 500X-RE for enhanced
The RDC adjusted its testing approach because of the CO- communication with vessels at longer distances.
VID-19 pandemic; typically, at least one RDC staff member would be onboard the cutter as the lead scientist during test- • Iridium Certus Terminal, which helped provide ing. The year the RDC relied on detailed user manuals and internet access for the crew to maintain technical reports produced for training and remote connectiv- communications with Atlantic Area.
ARCTIC TECH ON TRIAL: MONOCULARS
Amber Boguslawski utilizes the AN/
PSQ-20 Monoculars (enhanced night vision devices) during a look-out watch on the bridge of the U.S. Coast
Guard Cutter Campbell.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by
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