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2017 Seminar Programme

2017 Seminar Programme

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  1. IMPROVING PLATFORM AVAILABILITY

    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    In June 2015, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) signed the contract with Saab Kockums AB (SK) to finalize the design, construct and verify two submarines of type A26 for the Royal Swed ...
  2. SONAR SYSTEMS

    Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    The advent of UAS into the maritime domain has brought increased levels of persistence to a variety of naval tasks, however have yet to become commonplace in Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW). This is part ...
  3. NEXT GENERATION MCM CONCEPTS- NATIONAL VISIONS

    Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    The Belgian and Netherlands’ Navies intend to replace their MCM capabilities in the next decade; this has led to the development of the BENL Binational CONCEPT NG MCM. This bi-national project provide ...
  4. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE

    Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    Underwater Warfare in the Information Age; a C4I Technology Perspective Summary Underwater Warfare high level concepts and future threats to operations Enabling technologies for operating in a contest ...
14.20
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    The efficacy of submarine maintenance and upkeep is largely driven by access restrictions and the impediment, due to spatial constraints, of carrying out tasks once on board. The difficulties are comp ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    The development of new weapon technologies has always been associated with building up adequate defensive measures, but this has hardly been possible for the enormous threat potential posed by modern ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    A number of nations have Mine Counter Measures (MCM) vessels that are close to the end of their lifetime and several have already started technology projects and studies regarding the future MCM capab ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    Operating submarines in joint operations is always a challenge. As long as the submarine is submerged the tactical picture needs to be created by the submarine itself by means of its own sensors. Shar ...
14.40
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    New Service Concepts The need to operate naval assets such as submarines throughout a lifetime of several decades with increasing demands on efficiency creates the need for new service concepts. The h ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Traditional mechanically scanning sonars generate a sonar image with a constant beamwidth throughout a rotational scan. However, this takes a significant amount of time to complete due to multiple aco ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Many European navies have a maritime mine counter measures (MMCM) capability that was acquired in the 1980’s – early 1990’s. The capabilities were developed for an expected lifespan of 25-30 years, me ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    1 Anti-Submarine Warfare 1.1 General Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) is generally a tedious task, because of the inherent asymmetry between the hunter and the target. While the detection range for a Hull ...
15.00
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Navies operating submarines seek to maximise readiness (for mission tasking at sea) and minimise non-operational time (for planned or unplanned maintenance, inspection and training). The readiness ach ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Scale features and spatial distribution are important characteristics of ship wakes, however, the generation mechanism and spatial distribution of ship wakes are very complex. The portable multi-beam ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    In the world of Mine Warfare systems, the main challenge for navies in the coming years will be to manage the transition between conventional mine hunters and unmanned solutions. Navies decided to swi ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    This paper proposes that the proliferation of submarines and unmanned underwater systems in recent years has not been reflected by likewise developments of ASW sensors and weapons deployed from surfac ...
15.30
  1. Theatre 1
    30 mins
16.00
  1. MAIN BATTERY

    Theatre 1
    30 mins
    • Platform Design
    Authors: S Forseth, M Gilljam, H Weydahl, T Lian, FFI and N Rivedal, A Huser, DNV GL Li-ion batteries for submarine application; possibilities, challenges and recommendations The electrification and h ...
  2. NOVEL UNDERWATER SENSORS AND PROCESSING

    Theatre 2
    30 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    We propose a new underwater object detection method utilizing active electric field to solve the problems that various environmental conditions in shallow water make submarine detection difficult and ...
  3. MCM

    Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Subsea resident systems have long been a part in futuristic visions of underwater activities, both on the military and commercial sides. Already, there are many resident systems deployed that are fixe ...
  4. LEGAL, REGULATORY AND INTEGRATION

    Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    The world of automation is becoming ever increasingly prominent in our lives. What is the currently legal frame work for unmanned maritime systems? What about the legal frame work for Private Maritime ...
16.20
  1. Theatre 1
    30 mins
    • Platform Design
    In recent years, the chemistry of submarine batteries has increasingly moved into the technological and mission-strategic focus of both submarine manufacturers and their respective customer Navies ali ...
  2. Theatre 2
    30 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Adaptive direction of arrival estimation methods like adaptive beamforming (ABF) are used in passive sonar applications to separate sources that are close in bearing. A set of different approaches lik ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    As the focus on using autonomous systems for mine-hunting operations increases, there is a strong requirement to understand how combinations of heterogeneous systems of vehicles, sensors and on-board ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    Compliance to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (Colregs) is essential for the safe operation of autonomous vessels. Machine execution of the Colregs has been investi ...
16.40
  1. Theatre 1
    30 mins
    • Platform Design
    Battery state of health monitoring is an essential function for DCNS applications, in particular for the domain of undewater weapons and submarine. For such applications, a very high level of safety i ...
  2. Theatre 2
    30 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    With developments in sensor technology making arrays of sensors ever more flexible in their design, underwater signature management applications can be configured from common elements. In this paper w ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    MissionEase has been designed to offer a single answer to multiple boat launching and retrieval at sea, enhancing safety and efficiency of by turning the transfer operation of boats between storage an ...
17.00
  1. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Naval Minesweeping requires a continuous update of technique and technologies to neutralize mines which are more and more sophisticated. Influence mines, in particular, operates at a low depth where c ...
  2. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    There are many autonomous vehicle/payload solutions being developed that deliver useful information into the operational decision making chain.  The challenge is to ensure that the high quality inform ...
11.30
  1. DESIGN AND HYDRODYNAMICS

    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    2020 NFS (ITN Near Future Submarine) The rise of submarines capabilities is in continuous competition with fast scenario’s mutation. Not always the speed of capability changes has been enough to win b ...
  2. SONAR TRANSDUCERS AND TELEMETRY

    Theatre 2
    30 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Fiber optic systems are well suited choice for underwater acoustic measurements. Main advantages of fiber optic systems are low cost, small size, light weight, high sensitivity and most importantly th ...
  3. MCM NAVIGATION AND PAYLOADS

    Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    An increasing number of navies are considering how to exploit unmanned systems for Mine Counter-Measures (MCM) missions in order to remove the man from the minefield. In a mine hunting scenario involv ...
  4. SIMULATION AND TRAINING

    Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    When testing and developing tactical procedures for maritime operations, full-scale testing including real vessels and crew are often prohibitively expensive, therefore the number of such tests is usu ...
11.50
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    The Centre for Ship Signature Management (CSSM) located in Kiel has a strong focus on analysing the operational requirements for future naval platforms and translating these into signature requirement ...
  2. Theatre 2
    30 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    The resultant acoustic performance of a mechanically-resonant, underwater piezoelectric transducer is dependent on both its piezo-active components and the associated mechanical components which compl ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have become a core asset in many navies for detection and classification of ground mines and short-tethered mines. Early systems using side scan sonar allowed low ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    Rheinmetall Defence with its outstanding experience on damage control and platform management through submarine control simulation and sensor and weapon engagement through Submarine Command Team Train ...
12.10
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    This paper surveys applications of modern hydrodynamic simulation techniques (CFD = computational fluid dynamics) to the design of submarines and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Platform design ...
  2. Theatre 2
    30 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    For fiber optic cables used in a high moisture environment such as long-term subsea submersion, the phenomenon of micro-crack propagation is a well-known issue leading to increased attenuation and ult ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    The use of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) is now commonplace throughout defense sector. In their standard configuration, these vehicles are equipped with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) typica ...
12.30
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    QinetiQ’s recently completed Submarine Research Model (SRM) II is intended to support the requirements of the UK MoD for the hydrodynamic design and assessment of the manoeuvring and control performan ...
  2. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    For an AUV knowing its position and the environment is a prerequisite for autonomy. Localization errors may lead to mission failure, damages or even loss of the vehicle. In order to compensate positio ...
  3. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Operational Drivers
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  1. PROPULSION AND ENERGY

    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    The function of the propulsion plant of a submarine is to generate, store and supply the required power for propulsion and auxiliary systems. The propulsion plant is one of the most important factors ...
  2. PASSIVE SONAR

    Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Sonar operators of Submarines, ASW surface units as well as shore-based analysis centres have in common that they all need to detect, analyse and collect acoustic information in the fastest way possib ...
  3. UNMANNED WARRIOR 2016

    Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    In October 2016 the UK MOD held the largest demonstration of unmanned naval capability ever seen. Central to its success was the ACER (Autonomous Control, Exploitation & Realisation) system integratin ...
  4. PRECISION TECHNOLOGIES AND OPERATIONAL IMPACTS

    Theatre 4
    30 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    The focus on modularity is ever increasing as it becomes the focal point of many procurement programs throughout the world. It seems to be the answer to everything. A lot of discussion is ongoing rega ...
14.20
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is working in the field of fuel cell-based AIP Systems for more than 30 years now. This technology was one crucial issue for the market success of HDW Class submarines duri ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Submarines are designed to be silent and avoid creating continuing sounds by advanced propellers and acoustic insulation. However, short-duration sounds may be accidentally emitted. Those sounds do no ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Unmanned vehicles are doing things that have never been done before, creating new possibilities, challenging the way navies operate. Individually, these systems are capable. But can they be made to wo ...
  4. Theatre 4
    30 mins
    • Operational Drivers
    This paper describes the capability and design of High Precision Underwater Localization system. HPUL system is used to monitor and test the underwater items, vehicles or weapons while in their develo ...
14.40
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Conversion of energy is one of the most important function in the platform architecture of a submarine. The architecture of the electric plant is indeed based on various and limited types of conversio ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Acoustic vector sensors for application underwater are commonly a co-located combination of a hydrophone and up to three orthogonally orientated particle velocity sensors. When processed in large or s ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
15.00
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Rim drive propulsion systems integrate an electric motor within the duct of a pumpjet, resulting in a compact, electrically driven, propulsion package. Rim drive technology was developed in response t ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Attacking torpedoes represent the most dangerous threat for submarines. Especially, the short available reaction time is a challenge for early detection, classification and localisation. For active ho ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    It has been just over 12 months since Sea Wasp was delivered to the US for test and evaluation and in that time this innovative vehicle has been put through the rigours of operational scenarios both i ...
16.00
  1. SIGNATURES

    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    The advent of modern ASW technics such as low frequency active towed array sonars and multistatic ASW has put active sonar operations in the focus of ASW again and increased the strain on submariners. ...
  2. SONAR PERFORMANCE MODELLING

    Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    In large procurement programs, the focus is put on setting technical requirements that can be easily traced and tested during the acceptance phases : global performances are set as well as the limitat ...
  3. WIDER APPLICATIONS

    Theatre 3
    30 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    During October 2016 Saab´s AUV62-AT ASW training system participated in the unique exercise/demonstration called Unmanned Warrior. This exercise showcased different unmanned technologies that could be ...
  4. COMMUNICATIONS

    Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    As defence forces increasingly adopt autonomous systems, the role of open yet robust underwater and above water communications solutions becomes critical to delivering a viable military capability. Th ...
16.20
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    During the last decades, considerable effort was made to successfully minimize the radiated acoustic noise of submarines – especially the diesel-electric types. Such ultra-quiet submarines are difficu ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    This paper aims to describe a new technique for estimating distances passive, ie, without issuing any sound the receiver using only the cavitation noise of a ship. A controlled experiment was performe ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Subsea resident systems have long been a part in futuristic visions of underwater activities, both on the military and commercial sides. Already, there are many resident systems deployed that are fixe ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    New Developments in Submarine Communication Radio communication on board of submarines is notoriously suffering from limited bandwidth and/or operational range, which forces navies to invest into cost ...
16.40
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Use of electrical prime movers for the propulsion systems of warships dates back to the early 20th century.  These include not only the obvious submarine platforms but also large capital ships. Most p ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Understanding the benefits of cooperative and multistatic sonar operations to optimise placement of ASW assets requires a capability to model system effectiveness with varying deployment strategies an ...
  3. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Use of Wireless Technologies on Submarine Platforms Richard Brough and Darren Boyle November 2016 Traditionally submarine communications networks have typically consisted of point to point wired archi ...
17.00
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Propeller cavitation is responsible for an important increase in the acoustic emission of a submarine. It therefore needs to be reliably avoided not only during constant boat speed but also when accel ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    This paper describes the capability and design of Generic Toolbox for Underwater Acoustic Modelling system. GT-Aqua is a standalone software tool which analyses underwater acoustic propagation with th ...
11.30
  1. EQUIPMENT INTEGRATION

    Theatre 1
    30 mins
    • Platform Design
    Integrating sensors into an advanced platform like a submarine is a challenge by itself, however if the integration is done in an early platform design phase the sensor performance can be significantl ...
  2. MINE DETECTION

    Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Technology for naval mine counter measures (MCM) is undergoing major changes. The sea mine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) problem is quite topical. MCM operations typically commence with the hunt, whic ...
  3. WEAPONS

    Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Weapons and Payload Systems
    This paper explores future developments in underwater weapon propulsion from the perspective of a weapons system integrator. Torpedoes will remain a necessary anti-submarine and anti-ship weapon for g ...
  4. COMMAND AND CONTROL

    Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    In this paper we describe results from the development and testing of a framework for enabling networked operations with autonomous vehicles. This work has been executed in the last three years by the ...
11.50
  1. Theatre 1
    30 mins
    • Platform Design
    Using variable speed technology to achieve energy savings is nothing new; however its uptake within the marine sector and in particular for Naval applications has been relatively low compared to shore ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Naval mines can pose a huge threat to civil and military shipping alike. They are easy to deploy and highly efficient in relation to their inherent damage potential and cost of removal. In order to co ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Weapons and Payload Systems
    Swedish next generation Light Weight Torpedo (LWT) system – ”Torpedsystem 47” (TS47) How to acquire an optimized LWT for ASW in extreme littoral waters with high sea traffic intensity. Background The ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Future military operations are expected to utilise combinations of manned and unmanned vehicles with differing capabilities. Each of these vehicles will require individual plans to effectively contrib ...
12.10
  1. Theatre 1
    30 mins
    • Platform Design
    Authors: Jan D. Wilgenhof (MSc), MecDes, the Netherlands. Jesús Molina Toledo (MSc), Navantia, Spain. One of the large energy consumers in a conventional submarine is the air-conditioning system. The ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    During the last years autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have gained increasing importance in the area of automatic target recognition (ATR), especially for applications in mine countermeasures usi ...
  3. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Weapons and Payload Systems
    In a context where conflicts areas are multiplying, trainings are essential for crews, in order to stay reactive and efficient, to improve strategies, while constantly acquiring knowledge on current a ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    In the underwater battlespace to date autonomous systems have been mainly used for mine hunting and for environmental surveys. Over the next decade it is expected that this will expand and we will see ...
12.40
  1. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Next Generation High Resolution Sonar based on COTS Technology Thomas Meurling & Simon Barchard Teledyne Marine Imaging Group The new SeaBat 7123-MkII is an advanced, COTS-based, high resolution sonar ...
  2. Theatre 3
    20 mins
    • Weapons and Payload Systems
    Today modern conventional submarines are increasingly operating in confined and shallow waters, to fulfil surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Staying in such an environment enhances the vulnerab ...
  3. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    As the focus on using autonomous systems for mine-hunting operations increases, there is a strong requirement to understand how combinations of heterogeneous systems of vehicles, sensors and on-board ...
14.00
  1. MCMV DESIGN

    Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Mines can be incredibly effective weapons, not only they can destroy shipping they can deny large areas of sea to all traffic, choke off ports, restrict the flow of traded goods and generally have imp ...
  2. COMMUNICATIONS 2

    Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Since 1999 in which we designed our first satcom terminal for the Agosta type spanish submarines with X Band satellite communications, in substitution of an HF radio, we have evolved and implemented m ...
  3. COUNTERMEASURES

    Theatre 3
    30 mins
    • Weapons and Payload Systems
    Effective defence systems against anti-ship threats are a must-have requirement for practically every surface combatant and many high value units such as aircraft carriers and landing ships. In this r ...
  4. UNMANNED ASW AND UNDERWATER SURVEILLANCE

    Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    " In 2014 the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment released a strategy paper entitled “Toward a New Offset Strategy – Exploiting U.S. Long-Term Advantages to Restore U.S. Global Power Project ...
14.20
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Development of cathodic protection and underwater electric field signature shaping systems for Mine Countermeasure Vessels Authors: Ph.D. Michal Narozny a)1), Ph.D. Rafal Namiotko a) a) R&D Marine Tec ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Direction Finding (DF) accuracy value of an ESM system on a submarine platform is highly affected by the presence of other hoisted masts except from the ESM mast. It is crucial for system users to be ...
  3. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    On 16-18 August 2016, a team from Lockheed Martin Corporation’s (LMC) Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) business unit participated in the Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) sponsored by the Naval ...
14.30
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Magnetic silencing of ship is effective to avoid the threat of magnetic sea-mines still now, which are widely stored and developed for potential conflicts. Recent advance of sensor and processor techn ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Due to the operational behavior, submarines are excellent surveillance platforms and therefore could be used for Network Centric Warfare (NCW) operations in concert with other naval platforms (surface ...
  3. Theatre 3
    30 mins
    • Weapons and Payload Systems
    In underwater weapons the torpedo, be it a Light- or Heavyweight Torpedo (LWT/HWT), has the greatest requirement for speed and endurance. This results in a demand for compact high energy propulsion. N ...
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    Articles in the open press indicate that many Navies are considering using Unmanned Vehicles (UxV) for a range of military tasks. The strategic drive to embrace UxV for military tasks in the Maritime ...
15.00
  1. Theatre 1
    20 mins
    • Platform Design
    Not at least the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan in 2010 caused by a non-contact underwater explosion attack drastically recalled that underwater explosions still form a serious threat and important survi ...
  2. Theatre 2
    20 mins
    • Sensors and Processing
    Underwater acoustic communications are required for mission-critical applications such as tactical surveillance, navigation, tracking, and naval operations. With the recent advances in processing capa ...
  3. Theatre 3
    30 mins
    • Weapons and Payload Systems
  4. Theatre 4
    20 mins
    • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
    How can unmanned systems contribute to transparent water by increasing detection opportunities? This paper will review the modern role of Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) for expeditionary navies and navi ...

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