Unmanned Maritime Systems 2015 Conference

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.

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

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Nov 13, 2015