Unmanned Maritime Vehicle (UMV)Test & Evaluation Conference
Held in Conjunction with
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Fest

"Accelerating Deployment of Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Through Advancements in Test & Evaluation"

14 - 16 June 2005

Keyport, WA

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Navy Keynote:

  • Dr. Paul Lefebvre, Undersea Warfare Analysis and Assessment Product Area Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Industry Keynote:

Technical Session 1 - UMV T&E Experiences


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Technical Session 2 - Improved UMV T&E Systems and Techniques

  • High Bandwidth Wireless Networks for Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Communications, Mr. Sean Kragelund, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Improving Ground Truth Measurement & Stimulation for Unmanned Maritime Vehicle T&E, Mr. Troy D. Kelley, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • Advanced Surface Launcher (ASL), Mr. Dave Lussier, SEA CORP and Mr. Michael Connelly, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Technical Session 3 - Advances in Land-Based and Laboratory T&E

  • Multi-vehicle Collaborative Autonomous Control Under Difficult Communications Conditions, Mr. Robert W. Chalmers, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, National Security Technology Department
  • An Experimentation Framework to Support UMV Design and Development, Dr. Roger Neill, Dr. Francis Valentinis and Dr. John Wharington, Maritime Platforms Division, Austrialian Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • Out-of-Water Test Methods to Accelerate Implementation of Autonomous Rendezvous in the NPS ARIES AUV, CAPT J.W. Nicholson, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport, Mr. Gary Zook, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Technical Session 4 - Distributed UMV T&E and Testing with Training

  • Successes in Combining Testing with Training in the Modular Mission Package (MMP) Program, Mr. Mark Connolly, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City
  • Collaborative Test/Training, Experimentation/Evaluation Capability (CTEC) - The NUTEC Engine for USW Live, Virtual, & Constructive Joint Exercises, Mr. Reid Johnson, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Out-of-Water Test Methods to Accelerate Implementation of Autonomous Rendezvous in the NPS ARIES AUV, CAPT J.W. Nicholson, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy
  • Enabling Effective & Efficient Fleet UMV Operational Training through Distributed USW Test & Training Technology Enabling Effective & Efficient, Mr. Michael Kelf, Science Application Internation Corporation and Mr. G. Michael Hewitt, SONOALYSTS, Inc.
  • AUV Fest 2005 Demonstrations: Technologies


Thursday, June 16, 2005

Plenary Session

  • Naval Postgraduate School, VADM Roger F. Bacon, USN (ret), Chair, Professor Undersea Warfare, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Naval Oceanography: Experimenting into the future…, Mr. Ed Gough, Deputy Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
  • Distinguished Visitors Day Touring & Demos, Mr. Steve Stuart, AUV Fest 2005 Event Manager, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • AUV Fest 2005: Highlights, Col William Schopfel, USMC (Ret), Officce of Naval Research Test Director

Panel Discussion

  • Office of Naval Research: Science & Technology, Dr. Thomas Swean, Office of Naval Research
  • Future Technology Development and Assessment for UUV Acquisition, Mr. James Griffin, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Autonomous Systems and Technology Department
  • Graduate Education for Unmanned Vehicles and Undersea Warfare: NPS Teaching, Research and Partnership Strategies, Dr. Don Brutzman, Undersea Warfare Academic Group, Center for AUV Research Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
  • Customers: Fleet Operators, CDR Jon Wood, Naval Special Clearance Team One

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