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Centre for Defence Enterprise webinar on 18 December 2013. Featuring presentations from Dstl Programme Managers for integrated sensing, assured information infrastructure, C2I2, and dismounted soldier ...

Centre for Defence Enterprise webinar on 18 December 2013. Featuring presentations from Dstl Programme Managers for integrated sensing, assured information infrastructure, C2I2, and dismounted soldier systems.

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  • 1. Centre for Defence Enterprise Enduring Challenge Competition
  • 2. 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  • 3. The aim of CDE
  • 4. Funding research 19 December 2013
  • 5. Two routes to funding
  • 6. Themed competitions
  • 7. Enduring challenge competition
  • 8. Enduring challenges • • • • • • • • • • protection situational awareness power communications data lethality mobility human performance lower cost of ownership new capabilities Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright Dstl 2012
  • 9. Online bid submission
  • 10. CDE Portal Read available information Start with – Quick Start Guide Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright Dstl 2012
  • 11. Intellectual property
  • 12. Register now Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright Dstl 2012
  • 13. CDE Innovation Network
  • 14. Integrated Sensing Dr David Massey, Programme Manager 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  • 15. Programme vision Wherever UK Armed Forces are, whatever their mission, S&T has sensing capability to enable situational awareness of land, air and sea, when they need it to support appropriate military effects. By integration of a broad range of sensor technologies, UK Armed Forces achieve full coverage of the battlefield. Exploitation and development of affordable sensor technology will enable the UK to meet evolving threats and maintain UK Sovereign capability and freedom of action. 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 16. Scope – Integrated Sensing 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 17. Programme drivers (1) • Policy / doctrine trends – need to generate evidence base capable of informing next SDSR (policy and strategy formulation, capability/force structure design) – Technology White Paper drives delivery – managed reduction in manned ISTAR platforms and single function collectors, replaced by introduction of multi-role platforms to provide tactical flexibility (SDSR 10) – future battlespace „congested, cluttered, contested, and connected‟ * – unpredictable adversaries and threats, whose behaviour will be hard to discern and ambiguous * – tighter integration of capability and a greater adaptation needed to overcome future adversaries * * Future Character of Conflict (FCOC) 2010 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 18. Programme drivers (2) • Economic pressure – limited investment in capability change, thus S&T needs to focus on areas that offer defence significant advantage in the near, medium and long term. – continued maintenance/upgrade of the sensor inventory is economically unsustainable – traditional sensor development routes for land, sea and air are also economically unsustainable – sophisticated technology is expensive and takes time to develop • Technology trends – Technology now enabling multi-band, multi-function operation from one sensor – Networked sensor operation and effective real-time fusion now becoming feasible 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 19. Programme workstreams Multi-Function & Networked Sensors Novel Sensors Electronic Surveillance 23% 27% Core Technology 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 15% 35%
  • 20. CDE enduring challenges • Situational Awareness (sensors, precision navigation and timing, reduced GPS dependability, persistent surveillance, status of digital systems) • Protection (personnel, platforms, facilities, digital systems, materials) • Lower cost of ownership (platforms, equipment, facilities) • New capabilities (challenging current convention, disruptive) 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  • 21. CDE themed competition February 2014 • Novel electro-optic infrared technology – Key attributes will be low size, weight and power, and often, low cost – Compact technologies and multifunction components are envisaged as being necessary – Novel optical configurations – True phased array technologies, optical synthetic aperture or direct holographic imaging – Very sensitive imagers 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  • 22. CDE Enduring Challenge Communications Assured Information Infrastructure 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  • 23. Assured Information Infrastructure • Objective – provide S&T support to MOD to enable the realisation of a continuously evolving single, logical, reconfigurable, resilient information infrastructure across UK and deployed, fixed and mobile elements 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 24. Assured Information Infrastructure • the right information, to the right person, in the right form, at the right time, to support the best decision to initiate effective action 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 25. The enduring challenge • How can MOD provide cost-effective, robust communications? – reduced size, weight, power – adaptable networks – security and assurance – resilience – interoperability – use of commercial technologies 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 26. What we want • Innovation • Novel forms of communication • Boundaries between networks • Mobile communications • Consideration of human factors 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 27. What we don’t want • Solutions that offer no significant defence and security benefit • Technology watch / horizon scanning • Paper-based studies, roadmaps or technology prediction • New encryption algorithms 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 28. Command, Control, Information and Intelligence (C2I2) Graham George, Programme Manager C2I2 Research Programme vision is: a collaborative partnership with the Defence & Security community, that delivers exploitable S&T for realisable future capabilities and operations. 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  • 29. C2I2 Programme thrusts INFORMATION & INTELLIGENCE COMMAND & CONTROL SPACE TECHNOLOGIES • Future Int Environment • Int / Info Processing •Met / GEOINT •Imagery / MASINT Processing • Future Concepts •IM/IX • C2 Agility • Human in C2 •Space Situational Awareness • Affordable Revolutionary Space C4ISR © Crown Copyright Dstl 2011
  • 30. Short term • Improvement in the efficient (timeliness), effective (quality) and economic (cost) production of I2 • Development and assessment of C2 & IS concepts: role of modern technologies and understanding / options to support human component of C2 • Understanding of the space environment, threats, SpSA and SBS capabilities to support the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 options on “space technologies” © Crown Copyright Dstl 2011
  • 31. Medium term • Structured and unstructured information being routinely exploited • Improved understanding of pattern-of-life • Delivery of targeted relevant information to deployed user • Increased focus on early entry / contingent ops, reach-back for C2, C2 agility - increased resilience in C2 • Enduring space weather and SpSA capability and niche indigenous affordable space capabilities being matured © Crown Copyright Dstl 2011
  • 32. Longer term • Predictive intelligence – estimate intent of actors and develop threat analysis • Cognition, sense making, problem solving, collaborative working applied to C2 • Space will be a realistic and affordable option for reducing the cost of current military capability / providing new indigenous capability © Crown Copyright Dstl 2011
  • 33. CDE enduring challenges • Situational Awareness (sensors, precision navigation and timing, reduced GPS dependability, persistent surveillance, status of digital systems) • Data (cyber, information, big data, management and processing, sense-making, visualisation, delivery, interoperability) • Lower cost of ownership (platforms, equipment, facilities) • New capabilities (challenging current convention, disruptive) © Crown Copyright Dstl 2011
  • 34. Dismounted Soldier Systems (DSS) Ross Jones - Programme Manager, Dismounted Soldier Systems 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 35. Outline • Enduring challenges • Dismounted Soldier Systems scope • Issues 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 36. CDE enduring challenges • protection (personnel, platforms, facilities, digital systems, materials) • situational awareness (sensors, precision navigation and timing, reduced GPS dependability, persistent surveillance, status of digital systems) • power (provision/sources, non-fossil, hybrid, management, fuel efficiency) • communications (secure, unsecure, mobile, novel forms) • data (cyber, information, big data, management and processing, sense-making, visualisation, delivery, interoperability) • lethality (weapons – conventional, novel, directed energy, defence, less-than-lethal) • mobility (platforms [air, land, sea, space, human], means of propulsion) • human performance (physical and mental, systems interface, survivability, sustainment, training, medical) • lower cost of ownership (platforms, equipment, facilities) • new capabilities (challenging current convention, disruptive) 19 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  • 37. Dismounted Soldier Systems scope C4ISTAR MOBILITY SURVIVABILITY ENGINE ROOM INTEGRATION SUSTAINABILITY INTEROPERABILITY LETHALITY
  • 38. MOD requires a means of transferring high volumes of time-synced data while minimising power consumption 19/12/2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  • 39. • Background: – MOD are developing a Generic Soldier Architecture (GSA) DefStan 23-12 to help the system integration and interoperability of the soldier – Running a Technology Development Programme (TDP) looking at moving power and data around the torso of the soldier, minimising resupply demand, physical and architectural burdens – Developing a demonstrator of power and data on the weapon – Investigating the data needs of helmet mounted technologies – „Green Ethernet‟ and IEEE 802.3az standards exist 19/12/2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  • 40. What have we learnt: – Currently define USB 2.0 in GSA • Good – Low Power • Bad – Timing Synchronisation, data rates in USB 2 – Ethernet • Good – Timing Synchronisation, data rate with 1Gb Ethernet Battery mass to support data network (kg) • Additional battery mass required to support data transmission (6 nodes) • Bad – Power • 8 USB2 (100% Transmit) 7 6 USB2 (50% Transmit) 5 USB2 (20% Transmit) 4 3 1Gb Ethernet (100% Transmit) 1Gb ethernet (50% Transmit) 2 1 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Mission Duration (hr) What we want: – 1GBaseT (1 Gb/s) Ethernet at as lower power as possible for a 6 node system with 1 m lengths – OR a method of solving synchronisation and latency issues with USB – To include Integration/development of low power and bulk USB-to-Ethernet and Ethernet-to-USB adaptors 19/12/2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  • 41. MOD wants to capture visual and directional information, unobtrusively, from soldiers on training exercises 19/12/2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  • 42. • Background – Two types of effect are required from shots fired by infantry weapons, the majority do not hit the enemy – Use laser simulation system in training which records HIT and NEAR MISS shots. The remaining shots (the majority) are of significant interest: • Fired at visible target but missed • Fired to suppress a known target that was not visible • Fired without an identified target – Could resolve these if it was known what the soldier was looking at, and supplemented by knowing the direction (azimuth) the weapon was pointing 19/12/2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  • 43. • What have we learnt: – Need to be a attachable/removable self contained training device – Size and weight are significant factors – Challenging environment (weapon fire, weather etc) • What we want: – Record the optical sight picture during periods of use, and identify when shots are fired. – Records the azimuth of the weapon at the time of firing. – Ability to time sync – Potential to be transparent to the user 19/12/2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  • 44. Questions?
  • 45. Keep in touch e: cde@dstl.gov.uk w: www.science.mod.uk @dstlmod #dstlcde LinkedIn group – search ‘Centre for Defence Enterprise’ Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence Crown Copyright Dstl 2012