Technical Sessions

Aviation USWAviation Systems
Chair, Glen Sharpe
Advanced Acoustic Concepts A Thales Company 

The Aviation Committee focuses on the technologies and capabilities that the airborne undersea warfighting community provides.  This committee is interested in a wide range of “aviation platforms,” manned and unmanned fixed wing and rotary winged.  The committee is interested in articulating the contributions and potential of these weapons systems. Desired technical subjects cover the broad areas of signal processing, human factors, training, undersea capable weapons, sensors, man-machine interface, artificial intelligence (AI) littoral and large area search concepts.  The presentations cover a range, including theoretical discussions by academic institutions and laboratories, reports and roadmaps on experimental systems and systems being developed for Fleet introduction, and discussions of Navy programs of record.

C4I & Combat SystemsCombat Systems & C4I
Chair, Paul Rosbolt
Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

The C4I & Combat Systems Technical Committee focuses on Communications, Information Exchange, Data Fusion and Command and Control enablers for the ASW Kill Chain F2T2EA (Find, Fix, Track, Target, Engage and Assess). Committee presentations are given by academia, government and industry and cover a broad range of topics from theoretical discussions to updates on technology, programs of record and test results.

Mine WarfareMine Warfare
Chair, Kevin Hagan
The Mine Warfare (MIW) Committee provides the opportunity for Industry, Government, and Academia to exchange information and express their views in addressing technical, programmatic and operational issues and activities in the MIW community. The Committee addresses threats, programs, operations, CONOPS, and future technologies across the MIW spectrum of mine hunting, mine sweeping, neutralization, command and control, mining and other areas of interest.

Undersea SensorsUndersea Sensors
Deputy Chair, Joe Cuschieri,
Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems

The focus of the Undersea Sensors Committee is to provide guidance to the U.S. Navy about the application of cutting edge technology. Abstracts submitted to this section should relate to the following: underwater acoustic transduction and acoustic sensor arrays, electro-optic sensors, magnetic sensors, electrostatic sensors, chemical sensors, gravity sensors, signal processing, test and evaluation, operational use/sea test results, and theoretical studies. This list is not exhaustive but representative of the disciplines and associated sciences.

Undersea VehiclesUndersea Vehicles
Chair, Chuck Fralick 

The Undersea Vehicles Committee focuses on both large and small hull undersea vehicles (both manned and unmanned) and unmanned surface vehicles. Technical subjects cover the broad areas of weapons, unmanned vehicles, defensive systems and hull, mechanical and electrical systems. The technical committee presentations range from theoretical discussions by academic institutions and laboratories, reports on experimental systems and systems being developed for Fleet introduction, to discussions of Navy programs of record.

Warfighter PerformanceWarfighter Performance
Chair, John Linderman 
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 
This special session on Warfighter Performance is intended to address evolving operational needs and solutions in the area of USW Warfighter Performance which employ a combination of components such as technology, HSI, Serious Games, Virtual Worlds, and other emerging concepts. Presentations in this session will address approaches that effectively combine cross discipline techniques and methodologies to provide real capability to the Warfighter across all USW Warfare Domains/ Enterprises (i.e., Submarine, Surface, Air, and MIW Enterprises).
Human Systems Integration (HSI) - Improving data visualization techniques and enhancing intuitive decision making; improving the reliability of critical information Operator Capability
Training - Establishing linkages between theory, experiments, and training system design; integrating M&S to increase realism as well as cost efficiency of onboard submarine training capability
Health and Wellness - Reducing or countering the negative effects of fatigue, stress, illness, etc.; improving on-board environment with respect to atmosphere, nutrition, exercise, noise exposure, etc.