Unmanned Maritime Systems Conference
- 17 October, 2016 - 19 October, 2016, Washington, DC, United States
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.
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)
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
Meet the Speakers
- Mr. Frank Kelly, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
- RDML Timothy Gallaudet, Commander, U.S. Navy
- RDML Anita Lopez, Deputy Director, NOAA
- Brian Howes (SES), Deputy Director, Undersea Warfare, OPNAV N97
- Admiral John Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Capability, U.S. Coast Guard
- RDML Shepard Smith, Director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, NOAA
- Commodore David Burton, Director of Strategy, CMRE
- Captain John Gearhart, Assistant Chief of Naval Research, U.S. Navy
- Captain William Guarini, Program Manager, PMS 403 (pending approval)
- Cara LaPointe, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of The Navy for Unmanned Systems, U.S. Navy
- Mr. Stephen Olson, Unmanned Systems Autonomy Lead, U.S Navy
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