AUVSI NE Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Conference

October 17, 2012 - via AUVSI

AUVSI New England Chapter  In Coordination with the Naval War College's "Unmanned Systems" course

Announces the Inaugural Unmanned  Maritime Conference November 6-7 2012 at the Naval War College, Newport, RI.

Keynote - Captain Duane Ashton, US Navy Captain Ashton was selected as Major Program Manager for the Navy’s Unmanned Maritime System Program Office, PMS 406 within the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship (PEO LCS) portfolio.  Prior to this, Captain Ashton began his Acquisition Corps Professional tour as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Manager in both the Strategic Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office.

AUVSI's UV Conference speakers
Dr. Rand LeBouvier CAPT USN (ret)   Bluefin Robotics
Safety and Regulations Initiatives Impacting Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Systems 

 This presentation discusses current U.S. and E.U. initiatives for proposed Domestic and International Regulations as well as the potential impact of U.S ratification of the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) on unmanned undersea vehicle systems.  These proposed regulatory efforts will impact the entire unmanned undersea systems industry and its clientele profoundly, have the potential to prohibitively restrict the exploitation of undersea resources, and have immediate and stultifying effects on military requirements and attendant design considerations. It is imperative that both the U.S. Navy and U.S. industry be cognizant of these initiatives and become actively involved nowin the process to prevent a recurrence of the unfortunate situation that caused tremendous additional costs and delays in fielding of unmanned air systems due to FAA regulations.

Will O'Halloran Bluefin Robotics
The Recent Search for Amelia Earhart   

Steven Shaker, UV University
Current Market Dynamics Budgets and Funding
Supply Chain
Market DriversEnergy Demand -Deep Water Drilling
Telecommunications - Cable
Research -Environmental Monitoring - Climate Change
Law Enforcement – Homeland Security
Reduce Risk to Divers and Manned Submarines
Augment Manned Systems
Emerging Missions and Applications
Competitive / Market Intelligence Assessment
Current and Projected Opportunities
Market Positioning and Increasing Competitiveness

Steven Shaker UV University:
Unmanned Sea and Maritime Vehicles (Technical Training)
A full -day technical session for engineers, operational personnel, managers, program managers.
Technology Imperitives
Technology Origins and Evolutions for UUVs and USVs
Current State-of-the-Art (SOA)
Technology Push versus Pull
Technology Trends
Technology Requirements
Technology Drivers
Technology Wildcards / Gamechangers
Technology Competitive / Market Intelligence

For more information and to register for the event, please visit the event website.


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