© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl      UNCLASSIFIED                              FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Low Size, Weight, Power and   Cost (SWAPC) ISTARCentre for Defence Enterprise    5 February 2013                  UNCLASSI...
Prove the value of novel, high-risk,           high-potential-benefit research© Crown Copyright MOD 2011
CDE in numbers...4011   proposals received                                             17%                                ...
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...
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...
CDE calls and events http://www.science.mod.uk/events/events_listing.aspxNon destructive evaluation of munitions          ...
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   dstlsenso...
Today’s brief• ISTAR Concepts and Solutions  – the programme• Future ISTAR Challenges  – the context• Requirements for Gen...
ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR                     ISTAR Concepts and Solutio...
ISTAR Concepts and Solutions• Five-year research programme  (started July 2011) funded by DST  Programme Office’s C4ISR Do...
ICS structure                                                                         Single Intelligence                 ...
PrimeApproach                                                    Strand Leads                                             ...
New paradigm for ISTAR research• Live ISTAR experimentation• Integrated Technology  Concepts• Wide engagement with  indust...
ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR                                    Future ISTA...
Global strategic trends                                                                                   Four pervasive i...
Future character of conflict•   Global trends indicate increasing instability and growing opportunity for    confrontation...
ISTARIntelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance DCPD                  Direct                 Collec...
ISTARIn practice:• Massive complexity• Multiple, simultaneous,  complex systems  operating• Multiple, interrelated and  pa...
ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR             Low Size, Weight, Power and Cost S...
Drivers                                        Enablers•   Congested battlespace                        •   Miniaturisatio...
ResultStrong drive for reduction in:                         size, weight, power and costof military systems            06...
Platforms that would benefit from low-SWAPC                  NASA     06 February 2013     © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl    ...
Capabilities that would benefit from low-SWAPC                                                 RF sensors  EO / IR sensors...
Themes of this call• Advanced signal processing• Receiver technology• Novel re-use of Commercial-Off-  The-Shelf (COTS) te...
Advanced signal processingConsider what happens to the output of the equipment when  SWAPC is reduced:                    ...
Antenna / aperture technology                    •      Innovative solutions to reduce antenna / aperture size            ...
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, ...
What do we want?          Innovative solutions to ISTAR challenges          •   At Technology Readiness Level 3 → 5       ...
Key dates• 5 February 2013 – CDE call launch webinar• 15 March 2013 – Call closes at 1700• 3 May 2013 – Target for feedbac...
How we will assess    MOD Performance Assessment Framework (PAF)                                                     CDE S...
Questions?www.science.mod.uk Events and Calls > Current callsfor proposals > Generic Enablers for Low SWAPCISTAR• Technica...
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Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR - Centre for Defence Enterprise Themed Call Launch 5 Feb 2013

  1. 1. © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
  2. 2. Low Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWAPC) ISTARCentre for Defence Enterprise 5 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIED © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
  3. 3. Prove the value of novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research© Crown Copyright MOD 2011
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Two routes to funding
  6. 6. Defence Open Call-Seeking the exceptional
  7. 7. Support and benefitsEvents & SurgeriesTransparencyBenevolent IP arrangementsSpeedOnline submissionMarketplace pull-through
  8. 8. CDE Marketplace
  9. 9. www.science.mod.uk
  10. 10. Know what is available
  11. 11. Know what is availableRead availableinformationEspeciallyQuick StartGuide
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Increasing your chance of success - high risk, high potential benefit
  14. 14. Be disruptive
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Centre for Defence Enterprise 01235 438445 cde@dstl.gov.ukwww.science.mod.uk/enterprise
  18. 18. 06 February 2013© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. ISTAR Concepts and SolutionsTranche 3: Generic Enablers for Low-SWAPC ISTAR Future ISTAR Challenges 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. ResultStrong drive for reduction in: size, weight, power and costof military systems 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  34. 34. Platforms that would benefit from low-SWAPC NASA 06 February 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl UNCLASSIFIED
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. Novel re-use of COTS technologies 06 February 2013 UNCLASSIFIED
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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
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