Covering ground,
Who You will Meet
                                                                                             IDGA’s Unma...
Advancing Future Force Capabilities
                     Master Class
Advancing Future Force Capabilities
Main Summit Day One
                         Tuesday, June 29, 2010

                         7:15    Registration and Cof...
Main Summit Day Two
                                   Wednesday June 30, 2010

                                   7:30   ...
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  1. 1. Covering ground, air, and underwater presents a training conference: systems! June 28 – 30, 2010 • Washington, DC Metro Area Speakers include: Advancing the Integrated Roadmap for Robotic Combat Tasks LTG Michael Vane, USA Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army This must-attend conference will showcase discussions by Capabilities Integration Center, DoD and DHS leaders on the most critical demands, current US Army Training and Doctrine initiatives, and shared operational challenges for unmanned Command systems, including: BG Raymond Palumbo, USA • Advanced spectrum management for improved ISR Deputy Commanding General, US Army Special Operations • Unique operational needs of the Army Special Operations forces Command • Fielding systems of multiple UGVs/UAVs with levels of varying autonomy • Developing mission-centric plug-and-play payloads and software interoperability Paige Atkins, SES Director, Defense Spectrum Organization COL Christopher Miller, USA PEO-Rotary Wing, Special Operations Research Development and Acquisitions Center, USSOCOM COL Robert J. Sova, USA TRADOC Capability Manager, UAS CAPT Mike Carter, USN SSC Pacific Unmanned Systems Branch, SPAWAR Glenn Rizzi Deputy Director, Army UAS CoE Media Partners:
  2. 2. Who You will Meet IDGA’s Unmanned Ground Systems Summit is your opportunity to interact and network with representatives from related military units/organizations, government agencies, manufacturers/contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include Program Managers and Project Managers, Branch Heads, Project Leads, Chiefs, Commanders, Scientists, and Engineers with the following June 28 – 30, 2010 • Washington, DC Metro Area responsibilities: • Unmanned Sensors Advancing the Integrated Roadmap for Robotic Combat Tasks • Intelligent Systems • Propulsion • Surveillance • Research & Development IDGA’s Unmanned Systems Summit is the event for those determined to advance the • Computer Science development and implementation of unmanned systems. By attending this year’s • CBRN Summit, you have the unique opportunity to hear from and interact with respective • Engineering • Reconnaissance military and government branches in the unmanned systems community. • Counter IED • Border Security Attend this Summit to learn about existing challenges, needs, and R&D efforts underway • Business Development for filling the current capability gaps and for meeting distinct and shared demands. • Control Systems • Testing & Training Return to work with ready-to-use research and business development plans that involve: • Robot software interoperability • Unmanned VTOLS: challenges and current R&D efforts Featuring a About IDGA ote • Modular payloads and multi-platform UV controls special Keyn The Institute for Session on Defense & • Next generation autonomous and micro-robotic systems Government • Advancements in unmanned common architectures June 28th! Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated and inter-service compatibility to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. We bring Join this discussion! Act now and reserve your place among the top unmanned systems together speaker panels and events experts at this critical event. Register today by logging on to comprised of military and government or by calling 1-800-882-8684. professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government, and defense industries. For more information, please visit Here’s what people are saying about Get more IDGA’s Unmanned Systems Summit: from! “Excellent, thought provoking” -NAVAIR In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online “Very well run! Audience and speakers had a good mix of community expertise and high degree of interest. Good questions and side dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, board discussions” - Product Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, and presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our “Fantastic job organizing and orchestrating another valuable online community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with the conference” -USAF defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions. “What I wanted to receive out of the conference was Join our community today at accomplished.” -Communications Engineer, SAIC! 2
  3. 3. Advancing Future Force Capabilities Master Class Advancing Future Force Capabilities Master Class Monday, June 28th, 2010 Join us for this in-depth and interactive series of high level discussions that focus on enhancing the warfighter's tactical situational awareness by advancing unmanned systems operations. Discussions will range from research initiatives on the robotic micro scale, to the next generation in autonomous systems. 7:30 am Registration and Coffee 8:00 am – 10:00am Utilizing microsystems for the warfighter Applications for Advanced Microsystems from the Army Research Laboratory In complex terrain, such as caves and mountains, or an urban environment, Topics to be covered: autonomous platforms provide operational capabilities to the warfighter that • Evaluation of critical design factors would otherwise be costly, impossible, or deadly to achieve. Future • The fundamental underpinnings for autonomous operation of distributed, enhancements to warfighting capabilities require a reduction in platform size mobile, multi-modal sensing micro-systems and the cohesive operation of multiple platforms that operate with little or no • Applications for military use direct human supervision and can support personnel operating in a variety of dangerous environments. The Army Research Laboratory has therefore How you will benefit: • Develop an understanding of mechanics for small UAVs / UGVs needed to established a Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance to perform enabling research and transition technology obtain desired mobility objectives • Learn about microsystem architectures through the development and that will enhance warfighter's tactical situational awareness in urban and complex terrain by enabling the autonomous operation of a collaborative application of modeling and design tools, and through experimentation and ensemble of multifunctional, mobile microsystem. analysis Dr. Joseph Mait, Collaborative Alliance Manager, Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology, Army Research Laboratory 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Autonomous UGV focus Fielding Systems of Multiple UGVs with Varying Levels of Autonomy The world has been controlling vehicles using tele-op control devices for half a Topics to be covered: century now. We are all aware that operators find it difficult to control vehicles • Multi-vehicle coordination and control beyond line of sight communications, and also find that operator fatigue is a • Distributed control using JAUS very real and costly problem. In addition, there are no economies of scale that • Enhanced tele-op with 3-D immersive display take place by having a single user control a single vehicle remotely. • Retrofit vehicle automation Understanding this challenge, delegates have the opportunity to discuss How you will benefit: • Multi-vehicle control: lessons learned and steps moving forward “User Supervised Autonomy” along with other vehicle control solutions that • Know how to take JAUS to the next level of distributed control will provide enhanced capabilities to many military and industrial • Understand 3-D technologies that reduce operator fatigue applications. These technologies have been tested in markets such as • Learn when to use retrofit kits vs. custom vehicle integration military, mining, agriculture, public safety, area security, training, and more. Mr. Paul Lewis, Director of Software Engineering, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Keynote Address ARCIC Unmanned Systems Update • Unmanned systems: requirements for a joint warfighting environment LTG Michael Vane, USA, Deputy Commanding General, • Design, development and integration – from concept, to capability Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Networking Break 2:15 pm – 4:15pm VTOL focus and JRP Update SPAWAR SSC Pacific Unmanned Systems Branch: Advances in Autonomous Operations The Unmanned Systems Branch conducts research and development in Aerial Vehicles (UAVs.) (This effort is sponsored by the Office of the robotics, sensor fusion, communications, and human-machine interfaces for Secretary of Defense, Joint Robotics Program) physical security and remote tactical surveillance applications. Core competencies include mobile robotics, multiple-robot software architecture, How you will benefit: remote sensors, and man-machine interfaces. This session however, will • Learn how technologies being developed under the AUMS project will emphasize SPAWAR work with developing capabilities for autonomous increase the effective payload-range of VTOL UAVs via automated launching, recapturing, refueling, and re-launching vertical-takeoff-and- replenishment • Learn how to cooperative tasking of UAVs and UGVs can lead to the landing unmanned air vehicles from unmanned ground vehicles and remote ground stations. performance of complex tasks such as mine clearing Topics to be covered: CAPT Mike Carter, USN, SSC Pacific Unmanned Systems Branch, • Update on the Autonomous UAV Mission System (AUMS) project SPAWAR • Developing technologies for automated launching, landing, refueling, and rearming of small Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned For speaking opportunities, contact Monica Mckenzie 212-885-2722 3
  4. 4. Main Summit Day One Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:15 Registration and Coffee 1:30 Navy Perspective: Updates from NRL • Fuel Cell Powered UUV/ UAVs • Current progress on Phase II Experimental Fuel Cell (XFC) 8:15 Welcome and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks unmanned aerial system (UAS) • Long endurance expendable UASs for ISR Dr. Warren Schultz 8:30 Meeting the Unique Needs of the Army Special Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory Operations Forces with Unmanned Systems Morning Keynote • Leveraging existing systems to manage costs while catering to warfighter needs 2:15 Unmanned Common Architecture Program • Requirements for current and future programs (MCAP) Development and Network Centric • Next generation applications for psy-ops Flight Tests BG Raymond Palumbo, USA • MCAP overview: expected improvements over currently Deputy Commanding General fielded mission processing architectures US Army Special Operations Command • Mission equipment integration approach • Network centric experimentation: results and future activities Dale Johnson 9:15 Spectrum Management for Unmanned ISR Deputy Director Systems Integration, US Army Aviation Morning Keynote • Advancing ISR capabilities across the Armed Services Applied Technology Directorate on Spectrum • Current initiatives and challenges for future opportunities • Future roadmap towards efficient ISR Paige Atkins, SES 3:00 Networking Break Director, Defense Spectrum Organization (DISA) 3:45 Robotic Strategy Update from TRADOC 10:00 Networking Break Army Robotics Strategy Update • Robotic performances to guide Army and industry research and development 10:45 Army UAS Roadmap • Senior leader direction and studies • Updates on Class I UAVs • Various systems-based roadmaps • Optionally piloted surveillance and reconnaissance systems – COL Craig Effinger, USA current capabilities and future program initiatives Chief S&T Division, Accelerated and Capabilities Division • Army UAS interoperability – the path ahead Directorate, ARCIC, TRADOC Mr. Timothy Owings Deputy Project Manager, Army UAS PEO, Redstone Arsenal, AL 4:30 A Cerebellum to Multiple Missions and Robots • Lessons learned about robot software interoperability 11:30 JIEDDO – Back from Theater: • Developing mission-centric plug and play payloads A Warfighter’s Perspective • Obstacles and opportunities for fielding robot intelligence Hear it straight from the end-user during this interactive David Bruemmer session! Return to work with a ready-to-use set of Former Technical Director, Unmanned Ground Vehicles requirements for unmanned systems designed to counter IEDs. Idaho National Laboratory CSM Todd Burnett, USA Senior Enlisted Advisor, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization 5:15 Update from the UAS Center of Excellence UAS CoE Focus • UAS payloads, common architectures, and logistics • Human and control element 12:15 Lunch • Update on the Roadmap Glenn Rizzi Deputy Director, Army UAS CoE 6:00 End of Day One 4
  5. 5. Main Summit Day Two Wednesday June 30, 2010 7:30 Registration and Coffee 12:15 Lunch 8:15 Welcome and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 1:30 UAS Capabilities in Theater and Future Requirements • Army requirement documents: emerging UAS capabilities 8:30 VTOLS: Challenges and Current R&D Efforts Hummingbird Highlight • Feedback from operators in theater • A160T Hummingbird Update • Current and future initiatives • Mission scenarios/potential payloads COL Robert J. Sova, USA A 160T • System integration & development TRADOC Capabilities Manager, UAS COL Christopher Miller, USA PEO-Rotary Wing, Special Operations Research Development and Acquisitions Center, USSOCOM 2:15 Background on the Small Robotic Vehicle Test Bed • Several examples of vehicles that have been tested: Do legs 9:15 Marine Corps Ground Robotics matter? Experimentation and S&T Objectives • Discussion of the long-range tests and experiments in the Marine Corps Perspective • Focus of experimentation on autonomous delivery of desert: What works and what doesn’t sustainment to the tactical level • Ground robots that fly…early experiments and observations • Marine Corps S&T objectives aimed at developing future Bill McBride UGVs to support USMC Vision & Strategy 2025 Program Manager, Tactical Robotics, Southwest • Marine Corps experience with Gladiator and prospects for Research Institute future armed ground robotics Col (ret) James Lasswell Technical Director, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory 3:00 Networking Break 10:00 Networking Break 3:45 Millimeter- Scale Robots: Improving the Dismounted Warfighter’s Capabilities While Reducing Size, Weight, and Power Constraints 10:45 Demands and Needs for Unmanned Robotics • Challenges with command and control in swarms in C-IED Directorate • Future military applications DHS Perspective •State/local Bomb Squad requirements • Advantages for ISR •Technology Roadmap Dr. Mark Taczak Darron Makrokanis MITRE Corporation Explosives Division, Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) S&T Directorate, Department of Homeland Security 4:30 Testing of UGVs at the US Army Aberdeen Test Center • Current UGV testing Microrobotic Technologies: Locomotion, UGV testing 11:30 • Types of UGV tests Organization, and Intelligence at • Future test methods, metrics, instrumentation and facilities the Microscale challenges of testing autonomous UGVs • Overview of the state of the art in microrobotics Kelly Swinson • Results of the 2010 Nanogram League microrobot Combat Vehicle Division Automotive Directorate, competition US Army Aberdeen Test Center • Emerging tactical applications of microrobots Dr. Jason J. Gorman Intelligent Systems Division, Manufacturing 5:15 End of Main Summit Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology 5