The past decades have seen advances in technologies that have expanded to unprecedented levels the technological capabilities a Soldier can wield. Such advances provide incredible potential for increasing Soldier-system capabilities within the increased complexity of the current and future battlefield. However, for the individual and team of Soldiers, they also threaten to outstrip their ability to adequately adapt and fully exploit investments in new technologies to successfully complete mission tasks. The objective of the Center for Adaptive Soldier Technologies (CAST) is to discover the underlying knowledge and create innovative solutions to enable technologies to adapt to individual and teams of Soldiers, rather than simply depend on human adaptation, to improve and optimize Soldier-system performance.
Point of Contacts
Kaleb McDowell, Ph.D.
Open to government, academia and industry.
Concept of operation
Leadership and membership in the center will be participation based. All general communications are intended to be open across government and non-government entities to ensure the focus of the center is on open collaboration rather than funding. The organizational structure of the center is not intended to direct research or technology development, but rather to support the creation of an ecosystem of collaboration and opportunity.