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Reliability, Economy, Endurance:

Requirements for Next-Generation Unmanned Surface and Undersea Systems

Featured Speakers :

Mr. Frank L. Kelley, Jr.
Mr. Frank L. Kelley, Jr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Unmanned Systems
DASN UxS
Rear Admiral Lorin Selby USN
Rear Admiral Lorin Selby USN
Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center
U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Anita Lopez NOAA
Rear Admiral Anita Lopez NOAA
Deputy Director, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
NOAA
Rear Admiral Timothy C. Gallaudet USN
Rear Admiral Timothy C. Gallaudet USN
Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
U.S. Navy
Commodore (R) David Burton RN
Commodore (R) David Burton RN
Director of Strategy, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
NATO Science and Technology Organization
Mr. Brian Howes (SES)
Mr. Brian Howes (SES)
Deputy Director, Undersea Warfare (OPNAV N97)
U.S. Navy
CAPT David Honabach USN
CAPT David Honabach USN
Program Manager, Unmanned Maritime Systems (PMS-406)
U.S. Navy
CAPT Andrew Norris USCG
CAPT Andrew Norris USCG
Professor of Maritime Security, U. S. Naval War College
U.S. Coast Guard
CAPT Robert E. Palisin USN
CAPT Robert E. Palisin USN
Assistant Chief of Research, Office of Naval Research
U.S. Navy
Dr. William F. Bundy
Dr. William F. Bundy
Chair, Warfare Analysis and Research
U.S. Naval War College
Mr. Tom Choinski
Mr. Tom Choinski
Deputy Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
U.S. Navy
Dr. James Bellingham
Dr. James Bellingham
Director, Center for Marine Robotics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Dr. Scott Savitz
Dr. Scott Savitz
Senior Engineer
The RAND Corporation
 Wayne Prender
Wayne Prender
Vice President, Control & Surface Systems
Textron Systems
 Duncan Brown
Duncan Brown
Security Studies Fellow
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Gary A. Wick
Dr. Gary A. Wick
Chief Scientist, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program
NOAA
 Ian Campbell
Ian Campbell
Defensive Surface Warfare, Platform Systems Division
DSTL (UK MOD)
 Vince Dobbin
Vince Dobbin
Director, Unmanned Marine Systems
Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV)

Today’s geopolitical environment poses a number of unique security challenges in the maritime domain. A strategic shift in U.S.national security priorities to the Asia-Pacific presents new operational considerations: potential adversary capabilities may require additional unmanned maritime systems to assure access to areas where freedom to operate is contested.

Additionally,advances in power, robotics, computing, sensors, and navigation technologies drives increased DoD demand for unmanned systems that can provide increased autonomy, persistent resilience, and functionality with decreased risk and expense, showing their inherent value across multiple applications, including otherwise dull, dirty, or dangerous missions.

What are the Benefits of Attending?

  • Hear from key thought leaders in Unmanned Maritime Systems, including the latest requirements for Surface and Undersea systems.
  • Gain invaluable access to military stakeholders as they develop and refine requirements surrounding unmanned maritime vehicle programs including updates and shortfalls in existing systems
  • Receive a holistic perspective on next-generation technology by attending workshop day.
  • Identify the requirements surrounding the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) and Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV)
  • Understand UMS technology gaps, training challenges, lessons learned, and future needs.

Who Will You Meet?

This event will bring together top military leaders with both industry and academic experts to discuss requirements, critical issues, and concerns within the field. The conference aims to deliver an innovative and creative environment, leading to the free exchange of ideas and requirements, putting industry leaders and academia in the best position to better support the unmanned maritime community of tomorrow.

What Will Be Covered?

We’ll kick off the event with in-depth focus daytaking a deep dive into future UMS requirements:

  • Requirements for Modularity and Interoperability in UMS
  • Challengesin Communication Systems, Spectrum, and Resilience
  • Improving Persistent Resilience to Improve On-Station Time
  • Requirements for Increased Autonomy in Data Collection, Analysis, and Planning

Topics we’ll cover in the main conference include:

  • Protecting Critical Technology and Program Information
  • Forming Consolidated Plug-and-Play Standard Performance and Applications Architecture
  • Increasing System, Sensor, and Analytical Autonomy to Reduce Supporting Manpower
  • Advantages to Augmenting Manned Systems with Unmanned Systems in the Maritime Domain (MUM-T)

Now Factor:

The scope of unmanned maritime technologies across multiple naval applications has grown in the last several. The systems currently fielded to fulfill today’s operational demands need increased integration with existing systems toachieve greater efficiency and affordability. Additionally, while downward economic forces continue to constrain DOD budgets, achieving affordable and cost-effective technical solutions is moreimportant than ever. Building open-architecture while leveraging commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology allows for increased economy, interoperability and adaptability can improve existing systems by bringing:

Greater automation Improved performance (SWaP) Interoperability and modularity Survivability in contested environments (resilient communications) Integration with manned systems (Manned-Unmanned System Teaming) Reduced manpower requirements to operate and support unmanned systems

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