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Launch of CDE themed call for research proposals "Generic Enablers for Low Size, Weight, Power and Cost ISTAR". Call closes Friday 15 March 2013 at 1700 hrs. For more information visit: ...

Launch of CDE themed call for research proposals "Generic Enablers for Low Size, Weight, Power and Cost ISTAR". Call closes Friday 15 March 2013 at 1700 hrs. For more information visit: http://www.science.mod.uk/events/event_detail.aspx?eventid=199

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Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR - Centre for Defence Enterprise Themed Call Launch 5 Feb 2013 Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR - Centre for Defence Enterprise Themed Call Launch 5 Feb 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
  • Low Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWAPC) ISTARCentre for Defence Enterprise 5 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
  • Prove the value of novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research© Crown Copyright MOD 2011 View slide
  • CDE in numbers...4011 proposals received 17% of proposals funded £35M invested through CDE 5 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl FOR PUBLIC RELEASE View slide
  • Two routes to funding
  • Defence Open Call-Seeking the exceptional
  • Support and benefitsEvents & SurgeriesTransparencyBenevolent IP arrangementsSpeedOnline submissionMarketplace pull-through
  • CDE Marketplace
  • www.science.mod.uk
  • Know what is available
  • Know what is availableRead availableinformationEspeciallyQuick StartGuide
  • Low Size, Weight, Power and Cost(SWAPC) ISTAR• Call webpage:http://www.science.mod.uk/events/event_detail.aspx?eventID=199• Call closes at 1700 hrs• Friday 15 March 2013...do not leave it until the last minute! 5 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
  • Increasing your chance of success - high risk, high potential benefit
  • Be disruptive
  • The essentials Based on a claim of future benefitContribution to realisation of future benefit Logical programme of work Evidential outcomes Demonstration of progress towards goal
  • CDE calls and events http://www.science.mod.uk/events/events_listing.aspxNon destructive evaluation of munitions Closes 19 Feb 2013 (at 1700)Strengthening maritime security Closes 25 Feb 2013 (at 1700)Low size, weight, power and cost ISTAR Closes 15 Mar 2013 (at 1700)Smart and multifunctional materials and Briefing 21 Feb 2013structures Closes 12 Apr 2013 (at 1700)Countering terrorist networks Briefing 19 Mar 2013 Closes 1 May 2013 (at 1700)Future topics, details to be confirmed:• Timing and location• Armour and Protection Science and Technology Centre• Communications and networks• Medical• Come and see us at NDI Conference (Manchester, 5-6 March 2013) 5 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
  • Centre for Defence Enterprise 01235 438445 cde@dstl.gov.ukwww.science.mod.uk/enterprise
  • 06 February 2013© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  • ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR Dstl Sensors and Countermeasures dstlsensors@dstl.gov.uk Acronym buster: 06 February 2013 SWAPC – Size, Weight, Power and Cost © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED ISTAR – Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance
  • Today’s brief• ISTAR Concepts and Solutions – the programme• Future ISTAR Challenges – the context• Requirements for Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR – the questions 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR ISTAR Concepts and Solutions (ICS) Acronym buster: 06 February 2013 ICS – ISTAR Concepts and Solutions © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • ISTAR Concepts and Solutions• Five-year research programme (started July 2011) funded by DST Programme Office’s C4ISR Domain• Role is to develop and validate credible options for future ISTAR systems at the Enterprise level – Demonstrate the future art-of-the possible in ISTAR – Provide evidence based advice to key decision makers – Bringing coherence to ISTAR research across all environments• Supporting capability interventions post 2017 Acronym buster: UNCLASSIFIED DST – Defence Science and Technology UNCLASSIFIED C4ISR – Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance.
  • ICS structure Single Intelligence Environment Concept Assessment ExploitationDevelopment Interventions Air System Experimentation Concepts - Live & synthetic Quick wins MaritimeTechnology Cost Analysis Concepts New options Land Information Superiority Hub Research Requirements Enterprise Architecture Space 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • PrimeApproach Strand Leads Defence SIs• Major Industry collaboration framework SMEs• Further CDE calls – Tranche 1 – Novel Integrated ISTAR Universities – Tranche 2 – ISTAR Support to Urban Operations Engine Room Collaboration Consortium – Tranche 3 – Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR – Tranche 4 - ...• Long term experimentation plan (caveat: subject to change) – Sep/Oct 2013: Innovation – Urban Operations – Jan/Feb 2014: ISTAR Support to Urban Operations – Spring 2014: Maritime sensor integration – Sep-Nov 2014: Innovation – Low SWAPC – + Integrated tactical ISTAR supported by multi-functional Air ISTAR UNCLASSIFIED
  • New paradigm for ISTAR research• Live ISTAR experimentation• Integrated Technology Concepts• Wide engagement with industry• First part of Enduring Framework (2012-2016)• Integration and exploitation across all application areas• Stakeholder engagement is key element UNCLASSIFIED
  • ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR Future ISTAR Challenges 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • Global strategic trends Four pervasive issues • Climate change • Globalisation • Global inequality • Innovation Backdrop • Instability • Non-state conflict • Energy efficiency • Commercial technologyLink: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/33717/GST4_v9_Feb10.pdf Acronym buster: 06 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIEDSIFIED DCDC – Defence Concept Development Centre
  • Future character of conflict• Global trends indicate increasing instability and growing opportunity for confrontation and conflict• The character of conflict will continue to evolve, in many of our future operations we are likely to face a range of simultaneous threats and adversaries in an anarchic and extended operating area. Hybrid threats combining conventional, irregular and high-end asymmetric threats in the same time and space are likely. Congested Contested ConstrainedBattlespace of 2020 Cluttered Connected Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-character-of-conflict UNCLASSIFIEDED
  • ISTARIntelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance DCPD Direct Collect Direct, Collect, Process, Disseminate Disseminate Process Figure 1: DCPD Cycle The Intelligence Cycle Acronym buster: UNCLASSIFIED DCPD – Direct, Collect, Process, Disseminate
  • ISTARIn practice:• Massive complexity• Multiple, simultaneous, complex systems operating• Multiple, interrelated and parallel decision cycles taking placeNeed to maximise:• Depth and breadth of understanding• Timeliness, accuracy and flexibility of decision making UNCLASSIFIED
  • ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR Low Size, Weight, Power and Cost Systems 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • Drivers Enablers• Congested battlespace • Miniaturisation• Collateral entities • Mass production• Need to validate, certify, • Novel materials authorise and audit military • Multifunction capability decisions • Innovation in the civil space• Need to increase proximity and ubiquity of ISTAR assets• Need to decrease expense 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • ResultStrong drive for reduction in: size, weight, power and costof military systems 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • Platforms that would benefit from low-SWAPC NASA 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • Capabilities that would benefit from low-SWAPC RF sensors EO / IR sensors CommunicationsAcoustic sensors Acronym buster: 06 February 2013 EO – Electro Optic © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED IR – Infra Red RF – Radio Frequency
  • Themes of this call• Advanced signal processing• Receiver technology• Novel re-use of Commercial-Off- The-Shelf (COTS) technology 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • Advanced signal processingConsider what happens to the output of the equipment when SWAPC is reduced: “grain” artifacts interference noise blur instabilityaberrations calibration drift high false alarm rate “speckle” low frame rate poor resolution low P(d) reduced signal strength poor focus Acronym buster: 06 February 2013 P(d) – Probability of detection © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • Antenna / aperture technology • Innovative solutions to reduce antenna / aperture size • Soldier wearable? • Steer away from multiple platform solutions • Conformal RF antennae for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) • UAV: – focus on VHF/UHF on small platforms (less that 1 kg) – comms antennae not required under this call Acronym buster: 06 February 2013 VHF – Very High Frequency © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED UHF – Ultra High Frequency
  • Novel re-use of COTS technologies 06 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  • Re-use?3 levels of re-use:1. Component-level re-engineering – re-use of the components of a COTS system (eg chipsets, sensors) in a novel configuration.2. System-level re-engineering – small modifications to a built COTS system which require access to the electronics (eg rewiring or addition of new components) but essentially keep the system integral3. External modifications – modifications which do not require access inside the unit, eg by installation of an ‘App’ and/or connection of a peripheral device via a data-port. 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • What do we want? Innovative solutions to ISTAR challenges • At Technology Readiness Level 3 → 5 • Looking for step-changes in capability rather than incremental developments • Demonstration at ICS experiment Sep – Nov 2014 – DEFCON 703 applies to experiment data Guidance • 12-18 month duration • Cost: more likely to fund lower-cost (<£80k) proposals • Partnership between Industry and academia encouraged What do we not want? • Market surveys • Requirements capture • 3-year PhDs Acronym buster: TRL – Technology Readiness UNCLASSIFIED Level
  • Key dates• 5 February 2013 – CDE call launch webinar• 15 March 2013 – Call closes at 1700• 3 May 2013 – Target for feedback provided and contract placement initiated• Sep – Nov 2014 – Demonstration at ICS experiment• 30 November 2014 – Project closure UNCLASSIFIED
  • How we will assess MOD Performance Assessment Framework (PAF) CDE Submission Form Military Scenario - In what situation might your innovation beFive criteria: used ? Military Organisation - Who might use your idea in defence ?• Operational Relevance Military Capability - What military capabilities are to be improved ?• Likelihood of Exploitation Requirements - What functions will your innovation perform ? Solution - How does your innovation work ?• Builds Critical S&T Capability to Meet Critical Parameters - What factors are most critical to the success of your innovation ? UK Needs Performance Assessment - How will you assess the performance of your innovation ?• Scientific Quality / Innovation Intellectual Capital - What IP is associated with your innovation ?• Science, Innovation and Technology Stakeholder Management - How will the defence community benefit from your innovation ? Risk Contract Scenario - In what business situation might your innovation be delivered ? Supply Organisation - Who do you need to work with to develop/exploit your innovation ? Supply Capability - What functions do you require from the supply network ? 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • Questions?www.science.mod.uk Events and Calls > Current callsfor proposals > Generic Enablers for Low SWAPCISTAR• Technical queries: dstlsensors@dstl.gov.uk• Process queries: cde@dstl.gov.uk 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 06 February 2013© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl