Army Science & Technology Symposium & Showcase

"Empowering a Soldier's Success"

21 - 23 August 2018

Washington, DC

DTIC Citations

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Concurrent Technical Sessions:

Integrated Fires
  • Digital Radar Technology for Air and Missile Defense
Panel: Disruptive Technologies
Moderator: Blaise Zandoli, Army Applications Lab, Army Futures Command
  • Dr. Paul Baker, Atomic and Molecular Program Manager, Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Henry Kapteyn, JILA, University of Colorado,and KMLabs
  • Dr. Jerrold Prothero, Co-founder and CEO Astrapi Corp
Panel: Human Aptitude Assessments
Moderator: Dr. Kara Orvis, Vice President, Research and Development Group, Aptima, Inc.
Panel: Machine Reasoning for Decision Support
Moderator: Syeed Mansur, CEO, DeepCortex
Expeditionary Operations
  • Resilient Communications with Hybrid Adaptive Networking
    • Craig Miller, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Viasat, Inc.
  • Deep Learning Application for Radio Frequency Data
  • Large Virtual Aperture Hyper-spectral NANO-SAT Formations for Operationally Responsive Space-based Identification and Tracking of Fuel Vapors, Lethal Gasses, and Other Hyperspectral Applications
  • Energy Efficient "Shelter in Shelter" Concept for Large Expeditionary Structures Application
    • Reza Salavani, Energy Program Manager, Air Force Civil Engineer Center


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker
  • MG Bill Hix, USA (Ret), Founder and Managing Partner, Next Horizons Partners

Concurrent Technical Sessions:

Panel: Immersive Technologies
Moderator: RADM James A. Robb, USN (Ret), President, National Training and Simulation Association
Operational/Expeditionary Energy
  • Advances in Li/CFx Non-rechargeable Batteries for Portable Electronic Systems
    • Julianne Douglas, Energy Harvesting Technology Lead, Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Soldier-Borne Power Generation in Tier 1 Environments
    • Noel Soto, Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
Human Systems Integration
  • Preliminary Characterization of Head-Supported Mass Exposure in a Simulated Dismounted Operating Environment
Panel: STEM/Educational Outreach
Moderator: David Burns, Director, STEM Innovation Networks, Battelle
  • Jacey Wilkins Cavanagh, National Coordinator, MakerMinded
  • Dr. Victor M. Nakano, Executive Program Director, Johns Hopkins University
  • Evelyn Villanueva, Research Geologist, Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Justin Wang, Student, Chantilly High School
Directed Energy
  • Lasers for DEW Based on Fully Crystalline Fibers
  • New Process for Efficient Laser Pumping for IRCM: Three-for-One Cross-Relaxation
Panel: Manned-Unmanned Teaming
Moderator: Matt Whalley, Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center
  • Jeffery Ernat, Team Leader for Autonomy Teaming, Army Tank Automotive Research and Development Engineering Center
  • Dr. Ozlem Kilic, Professor, The Catholic University of America
  • Dr. Daniel E. Koditschek, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Matthew England, Vice President of Business Development, Citadel Defense Company
  • Taking New Concepts for Systems Design and Control from Neuroscience to Accelerate Innovation in Artificial Intelligence
    • Dr. Kelvin S. Oie, Senior Campaign Scientist for Human Sciences, Army Research Laboratory
Human Performance Optimization and Enhancement
  • Biophysics-based Measuring and Modeling of Social Dynamics
    • Dr. Lisa Troyer, Program Manager, Army Research Office/Army Research Laboratory
  • Exoskeletons for Soldier Augmentation: Current Research Perspectives
    • Karen N. Gregorczyk, Biomech Team and Physical Performance Branch Lead, Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Warrior Performance Platform (WP2™) for U.S. Navy: Leveraging Best-of-Breed Human Performance Tracking and Analytics Technology to Enhance Navy’s Physical Fitness, Wellness, and Nutrition Capabilities
    • Jake Repanshek, Director of Solutions and Technology, The Informatics Application Group, Inc.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Concurrent Technical Sessions:

Synthetic Biology And Living Materials
  • Microbial Reactors - Indigenous Feed Stocks to Functional Materials
Artificial Intelligence
  • Human Emotion Recognition Using Fused Physiological Signals
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems: Army Challenges
  • Biologically Inspired Processor for Ultra-Low Power Video Surveillance Applications
  • Implementing Emotions in Cognitive Robots
Panel: Vehicle Mobility and Architectures
Moderator: Dr. Bruce Brendle, Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
  • Dion Anglin, Director, Cummins, Inc.
  • Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar, Senior Technical Expert, Analytics, Army Tank Automotive, Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Jason Pusey, Mechanical Engineer, Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Chuanbo Yang, Energy Storage Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Quantum Communications and Sensing
  • Director, Institute for Theoretical Physics High-rate Entanglement Generation Using Real Quantum Memories
  • Optimal Pulse Schemes for High-precision Atom Interferometry
  • Quantum-secured Communications Over an Optical Network
Intelligent Systems
  • Deep Learning for Future Army Systems
  • Tactical Short-Range Radar for Personnel Tracking with Split Brain Autoencoders
    • Samuel Savage, Software Design Engineer, Alion Science and Technology
Force Protection and Survivability
  • Materials and Manufacturing Advancements to Demonstrate Objective Underbody Protection
  • Automating Science to Rapidly Discover Higher Performing Armor Ceramics for Readiness Today
    • Michael Golt, Materials Engineer, Army Research Laboratory
  • Forward-Looking, Synthetic Aperture Radar (FLSAR) Concept for Landing in Degraded Visual Environments (DVE)
Point of Need Manufacturing
  • Extrusion-Based, Additively Printed Magnets Outperforming Traditional Injection Molded Magnets
Panel: Electromagnetic Spectrum Dominance
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Boksiner, Senior Research Scientist, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
  • Ellen L. Holthoff, Chemist, Army Research Laboratory
  • Eric Holzman, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

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