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CDE future sonar webinar

  1. 1. Centre Defence Enterprise for Themed Competition Webinar
  2. 2. © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 20 May 2014
  3. 3. The aim of CDE Technology Best providers Barriers
  4. 4. 20 May 2014 Funding research
  5. 5. Two routes to funding Enduring Themed
  6. 6. Themed competition Requirements Bounded Specific
  7. 7. CDE themed competition Future Sonar Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage
  8. 8. Enduring challenge competition Perpetual Radical £3M per year
  9. 9. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Enduring challenges • protection • situational awareness • power • communications • data • lethality • mobility • human performance • lower cost of ownership • new capabilities
  10. 10. Online bid submission CDE Portal Only route Low overhead
  11. 11. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Read available information Start with – Quick Start Guide CDE Portal
  12. 12. Intellectual property
  13. 13. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 Register now
  14. 14. CDE Innovation Network
  15. 15. Centre for Defence Enterprise Future Sonar Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  16. 16. 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 20 May 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 20 May 2014
  17. 17. UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 Current ship-borne ASW Image courtesy of Thales UK Active sensing for anti-submarine warfare Future distributed ASW Image courtesy of Thales UK
  18. 18. UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 Image courtesy of Thales UK Active sensing for mine countermeasures Current MCM sensing Future MCM sensing
  19. 19. What would a sonar advantage look like for active sonar? What are the challenges? • 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 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  20. 20. UNCLASSIFIED / FOR PUBLIC RELEASE © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 Image courtesy of Thales UK Passive sensing for submarines Current platforms Future platforms Image courtesy of Thales UK
  21. 21. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE What are the challenges? • 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 What would a sonar advantage look like for passive sonar?
  22. 22. Measuring the benefits of sonar improvements to decision effectiveness © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Mission Effectiveness Decision Effectiveness Situational Awareness Tactical Picture Quality Improved capability New measures, tools and techniques
  23. 23. Non-destructive evaluation of sonar technology © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 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 • 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
  24. 24. © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE What could future sonar be? Listening with a 'quantum ear' (Physics World, Feb 2012) “First Graphene Audio Speaker Easily Outperforms Traditional Designs” (MIT Technology Review, March 2013)
  25. 25. How can technological discoveries and breakthroughs offer an advantage? © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Image courtesy of The Boeing Company / Bob Ferguson
  26. 26. Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 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 • Develop game changing technology • Develop and maintain UK capability in underwater acoustic sensing © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  27. 27. Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 2 Measuring Decision Effectiveness How effective is the application of new technology (sonar / processing / automated displays) in improving decision effectiveness? We are looking for 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 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  28. 28. Invitation for Proposals – Challenge 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? We are looking for 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 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  29. 29. Phase 1 CDE themed competition Total budget up to £850k (£600k reserved for challenge 1) 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 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  30. 30. 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, this competition is the single entry point into this technology area • Total budget for follow-on programme is over £600k per annum 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 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  31. 31. Submitting a proposal The deadline for submitting proposals for all challenges is 1700 on 29 May 2014 using the Centre for Defence Enterprise Portal The challenge being addressed should be stated in the proposal title 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 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE
  32. 32. Centre for Defence Enterprise Future Sonar Harnessing discovery and invention for future sonar advantage © Crown copyright 2014 Dstl 20 May 2014 UNCLASSIFIED / For PUBLIC RELEASE Technical questions to dstlmaritimeinnovation@dstl.gov.uk General questions to CDE at cde@dstl.gov.uk
  33. 33. Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED / For Public Release Centre for Defence Enterprise www.science.mod.uk/enterprise cde@dstl.gov.uk Crown Copyright Dstl 2012 e: cde@dstl.gov.uk w: www.science.mod.uk @dstlmod #dstlcde LinkedIn group – search ‘Centre for Defence Enterprise’ Keep in touch

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