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Future sonar
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Future Sonar
Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar
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1. Overview
– Maritime Freedom of Manoeuvre Programme
– Future sonar CDE competition
2. What would a sonar advantage look ...
Maritime Freedom of Manoeuvre
Maintain Freedom of Manoeuvre within the maritime environment in the face
of changing threat...
Challenge 1
1. Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage
Develop game-changing sonar technology to
• r...
Challenges 2 and 3
2. Measuring decision effectiveness
How effective is the application of new technology (sonar / process...
Funding opportunity
• Up to 9 months funding from CDE themed competition
• Total budget up to £850k (£600k reserved for ch...
Factors affecting assessment of all
challenges
Phase 1 (CDE themed competition)
High quality proposals are likely to show ...
What would a sonar advantage look
like?
Future active sensing
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For...
Current approach
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mine Counter Measures (MCM) largely
undertaken by ship-borne and aircraf...
UNCLASSIFIED /
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
26 March 2014
Current ship-borne ASW
Image courtesy of Thale...
UNCLASSIFIED /
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
26 March 2014
Proud Manta experiment
UNCLASSIFIED /
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
26 March 2014
Current MCM sensing
Image courtesy of Thales UK
UNCLASSIFIED /
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
26 March 2014
Future MCM sensing
The future
What do the challenges for active sonar look like?
• smaller, lighter, more numerous, low powered, unmanned, ne...
What would a sonar advantage look
like?
Future passive sensing
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
Fo...
Current platforms
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Future platforms
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Submarine sonar
Larger arrays
How do we get th...
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Submarine sonar
Larger arrays
Thinner, lighter...
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Submarine sonar
Larger arrays
Thinner, lighter...
The future
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
What do the challenges for active s...
Non-destructive evaluation of sonar technology
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE...
What would a sonar advantage look
like?
Measuring sonar improvements
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIE...
Dependencies
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Mission Effectiveness
Decision Ef...
Decision-effectiveness framework
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Mission
Effec...
Measuring decision effectiveness
Aims
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
• Identi...
What could future sonar be?
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Metamaterials:
Highly sensitive acoustic mater...
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Fractal Arrays:
Optimum space-filling design t...
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Listening with a 'quantum ear'
(Physics World,...
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Remote Sensing:
For example, subsurface scanni...
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
New Acoustic Transduction Methods:
For example...
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
We are looking for:
innovative ideas leading t...
How can technological discoveries and
breakthroughs offer an advantage?
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSI...
Chevrons for quieter jets
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014
From time to time, new and innovative solutions
appear...
Invitation for proposals
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 1
1. Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage
Solutions that can...
Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 2
2. Measuring Decision Effectiveness
New measures of decision effectiveness and the ...
Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 3
3. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Sonar Technology
Techniques that can lead to impro...
Phase 1
CDE themed competition
Total budget up to £850k
Proposals should be up to 9 months
Contracts should be completed b...
Phase 2
Follow-on research and development programme
Successful organisations will be invited to bid for up to 3 years of ...
UNCLASSIFIED /
For PUBLIC RELEASE
ExploitationReadiness
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
PHASE 1 PHASE 2



Submitting a proposal
Proposals for all challenges must be submitted by 1700 on 29 May 2014 using
the Centre for Defence E...
Future Sonar
Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar
advantage
© Crown copyright 2014 Dstl
26 March 2014 UNCLA...
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Future sonar - CDE themed competition launch

  1. 1. Centre Defence Enterprise for Themed Competition Briefings
  2. 2. CDE themed competition Future sonar
  3. 3. Themed competition Requirements Bounded Specific
  4. 4. Innovation Network events Advice Opportunity Networking
  5. 5. Centre for Defence Enterprise Future Sonar Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  6. 6. 1. Overview – Maritime Freedom of Manoeuvre Programme – Future sonar CDE competition 2. What would a sonar advantage look like? 3. What could future sonar be? 4. How can technological discoveries and breakthroughs offer an advantage? 5. Invitation for proposals © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Agenda Interface meetings and networking Presentations: Q&A
  7. 7. Maritime Freedom of Manoeuvre Maintain Freedom of Manoeuvre within the maritime environment in the face of changing threats, environment and technology © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Themes Freedom of Manoeuvre Submarine capability Remote Mine Countermeasures Anti Submarine Warfare Geospatial intelligence gathering Project structure Sonarand acoustics Non-acoustic sensing Systems analysis Remote systems UWweapons Signaturesand Survivability UWComms& Networks UWDAS UWplatform systems Sonarand acoustics
  8. 8. Challenge 1 1. Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage Develop game-changing sonar technology to • reduce cost and integration constraints • be capable in all environments • improve performance • improve useability Develop and maintain UK capability in underwater acoustic sensing Desired outcomes • provide the Royal Navy (RN) with a step change in capability • ensure the UK maintains freedom of action © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  9. 9. Challenges 2 and 3 2. Measuring decision effectiveness How effective is the application of new technology (sonar / processing / automated displays) in improving decision effectiveness? 3. Non-destructive evaluation of sonar technology How can modern techniques be used to provide an improved assessment of the integrity of in-service (and future) sonar? © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  10. 10. Funding opportunity • Up to 9 months funding from CDE themed competition • Total budget up to £850k (£600k reserved for challenge 1) • Fixed completion date for all contracts awarded • Up to 3 years additional funding available as part of a follow-on programme • Competition for challenge 1 • This is the only planned opportunity for funding related to challenge 1 – this competition is the single entry point into this technology area • Total budget for follow-on programme is over £600k p.a. • Everyone who responds to this competition will be invited to join the Maritime Collaborative Enterprise (MarCE) community © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  11. 11. Factors affecting assessment of all challenges Phase 1 (CDE themed competition) High quality proposals are likely to show how: • the solution can deliver game changing capability • the exploitation readiness of the technology under investigation would be advanced • the work would build and maintain UK capability Phase 2 (follow-on programme) Success achieved under CDE funding Quality of bids for follow-on funding • transformative effect of development • evidence of UK capability being built or maintained • clear route for delivery and development and advanced exploitation readiness Results of “interview” at Dstl © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  12. 12. What would a sonar advantage look like? Future active sensing © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  13. 13. Current approach Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mine Counter Measures (MCM) largely undertaken by ship-borne and aircraft-deployed systems • large and expensive platforms • effective when deployed • reliant on a trained man-in-the loop • focussed on acoustic sensing Issues • reducing cost while maintaining capability ie more efficient • reducing manning and training requirements • making easier or quicker to deploy © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  14. 14. UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 26 March 2014 Current ship-borne ASW Image courtesy of Thales UK
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 26 March 2014 Proud Manta experiment
  16. 16. UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 26 March 2014 Current MCM sensing Image courtesy of Thales UK
  17. 17. UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 26 March 2014 Future MCM sensing
  18. 18. The future What do the challenges for active sonar look like? • smaller, lighter, more numerous, low powered, unmanned, networked, intelligent, remote, multi-influence, environmentally friendly… What are the future threats? • traditional threats plus… smaller, manned/unmanned, more numerous… More likely to be a combined and distributed sensing field with: • improved performance in all environments • reduced cost and greater reliability • assurance of what works and where it works © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  19. 19. What would a sonar advantage look like? Future passive sensing © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  20. 20. Current platforms © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  21. 21. Future platforms © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  22. 22. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Submarine sonar Larger arrays How do we get there
  23. 23. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Submarine sonar Larger arrays Thinner, lighter, less compressible, lower cost, sonar arrays and associated systems How do we get there
  24. 24. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Submarine sonar Larger arrays Thinner, lighter, less compressible, lower cost, sonar arrays and associated systems Unmanned systems Capable ASW sensors How do we get there
  25. 25. The future © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE What do the challenges for active sonar look like? • thinner, lighter, less compressible, lower powered… We are looking for new passive sonar technologies and materials for manned platforms and unmanned vehicles • must provide step change in performance • must be more effective without increasing size or cost • must maintain ability to suppress self- noise
  26. 26. Non-destructive evaluation of sonar technology © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Traditional non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques have some limitations, for example in detecting deep defects, which make it difficult to fully assess current sonar arrays We are looking for new techniques to overcome these limitations Expect techniques to: • offer improved resolution of the information on the material / mechanical properties of the sonar • be safe to use, reliable, and cost effective • help to reduce the repair time and the impact of having to make repairs
  27. 27. What would a sonar advantage look like? Measuring sonar improvements © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  28. 28. Dependencies © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Mission Effectiveness Decision Effectiveness Situational Awareness Tactical Picture Quality
  29. 29. Decision-effectiveness framework © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Mission Effectiveness (ME) Decision Effectiveness (DE) Situational Awareness (SA) Tactical Picture Quality (TPQ) Improved capability Measure
  30. 30. Measuring decision effectiveness Aims © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE • Identify new measures of decision effectiveness (DE) • Identify tools and techniques to measure DE • Use tools and techniques - to understand which aspects of the tactical picture have the most impact on (and benefit to) situational awareness, DE and hence mission effectiveness Desired outcome - affordable and objective measures of DE that can ultimately be used by government scientists and military and civilian decision makers
  31. 31. What could future sonar be? © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  32. 32. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Metamaterials: Highly sensitive acoustic material. Could this reduce complexity of electronics and beamforming? New materials
  33. 33. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Fractal Arrays: Optimum space-filling design to cover a wide range of frequencies. Could this be used to design a compact and ultra broadband array? Arrays designs
  34. 34. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Listening with a 'quantum ear' (Physics World, Feb 2012) Quantum Sensing High-resolution / high-performance sensing devices. Could this massively increase the sensitivity of miniature sensors? “First Graphene Audio Speaker Easily Outperforms Traditional Designs” (MIT Technology Review, March 2013) Graphene: Highly sensitive acoustic material. Could this lead to next generation of small and efficient transducers? Listening and transmitting
  35. 35. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Remote Sensing: For example, subsurface scanning using optical or laser techniques. Could this mean monitoring the underwater acoustic field from out of the water? Sensing from out of the water
  36. 36. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE New Acoustic Transduction Methods: For example, utilising the photo-acoustic effect for underwater applications. Could this lead to a highly flexible way of producing sound underwater? Exploiting known effects
  37. 37. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE We are looking for: innovative ideas leading to a transformational change in sonar technology
  38. 38. How can technological discoveries and breakthroughs offer an advantage? © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  39. 39. Chevrons for quieter jets © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 From time to time, new and innovative solutions appear for well-established and much-studied challenges NASA has partnered with a range of companies to develop new techniques for reducing the noise produced by jet engines When thinking about future sonar the experience of the NASA chevron team demonstrates how major successes can result from the coming together of a large number of smaller efforts that cut across many scientific disciplines UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  40. 40. Invitation for proposals © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  41. 41. Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 1 1. Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage Solutions that can challenge traditional approaches and lead to a sonar advantage that can surprise a UK adversary • Proposals are invited from experts and innovators who are leading the thinking around the technology under investigation • Proposals should advance the exploitation readiness of the proposed solution • Your choice how you propose to manage the readiness of your solution for exploitation © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  42. 42. Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 2 2. Measuring Decision Effectiveness New measures of decision effectiveness and the tools and techniques to measure the effectiveness resulting from different systems or processes • Proposals are invited from leading innovators across all sectors • Proposals should be at proof-of-concept stage © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  43. 43. Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 3 3. Non-Destructive Evaluation of Sonar Technology Techniques that can lead to improved non-destructive evaluation over and above current techniques • Proposals are invited from leading innovators across all sectors • Proposals should be at proof-of-concept or early demonstration stage © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  44. 44. Phase 1 CDE themed competition Total budget up to £850k Proposals should be up to 9 months Contracts should be completed by end of April 2015 Successful organisations will be offered help to better understand the research requirements and strengthen the relevance of your solution to these requirements Plus, invited to take part in one or more network events in the last quarter of 2014 and/or the first quarter of 2015 © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  45. 45. Phase 2 Follow-on research and development programme Successful organisations will be invited to bid for up to 3 years of additional funding to mature your solution over the medium-term This is the only planned funding opportunity related to challenge 1 Bids for follow-on funding should be submitted by 19 March 2015 Organisations will be requested to attend an interview at Dstl Portsdown West on 15, 16, or 17 April 2015 Interview will be looking for confirmation that you understand the potential impact of your solution and the pathway to impact Plus, that the bid for follow-on funding would mature the solution and lead to a future sonar advantage that could eventually be exploited by the Royal Navy © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  46. 46. UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE ExploitationReadiness 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 PHASE 1 PHASE 2   
  47. 47. Submitting a proposal Proposals for all challenges must be submitted by 1700 on 29 May 2014 using the Centre for Defence Enterprise Portal Proposals should state which challenge they are addressing Proposals should focus on explaining the work that would be carried out in response to this competition Plus, the expected outcomes from the work and how the outcomes would be proven or demonstrated Proposals will be assessed using the MOD PAF (Performance Assessment Framework) © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  48. 48. Future Sonar Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 26 March 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Technical questions to dstlmaritimeinnovation@dstl.gov.uk General questions to CDE at cde@dstl.gov.uk
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