Reliability, Economy, Endurance:
Requirements for Next-Generation Unmanned Surface and Undersea Systems
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?
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:
Topics we’ll cover in the main conference include:
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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