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CONFERENCES

AAUS Autonomy in the Maritime Domain

Date:
Wednesday 9 October
Time:
0900-1700
Registration:
This event is open to all PACIFIC 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees apply. Register here.
Location:
Parkside Ballroom 2, Level 2 Convention, ICC Sydney

AAUS events are focused on broadening professional relationships amongst members and key industry end users.  Our events are strongly supported by key Defence personnel and there will be opportunities to meet with them during the conference and at the conference dinner. The conference dinner will be held on the evening of October 9 following the conference.

CONFERENCE THEMES

  • Unmanned System technology and autonomy as applied in the maritime domain.
  • Air, surface and subsurface technologies and applications. (ISR, EW, countermine, cross-cueing, manned / unmanned teaming).
  • Update from key ADF (Navy, Army and RAAF) programs utilising unmanned systems
  • Update from Academic organisations on R&D in the field of autonomy with maritime applications.

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • Navy, Air Force and Army and CAS-G have confirmed support of the conference and will provide updates on relevant programs.
  • Dr Helen Cartledge, Director Maritime Autonomous & Remote Systems (MARUS), Ships Division, CAS-G
  • LTCOL Keirin Joyce, Army UAS Sub-Program Manager
  • WGCDR Ian Forsyth, Deputy Director Maritime Patrol & Response, RAAF
  • Dr Stephen Carr, Optoelectronics Specialist, Maritime Division, DST Group
  • Melanie Olsen, Technology Development Engineering – Team Leader, Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Prof Stefan Williams, Head of School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney
  • Robert Dane, Chief Executive Officer, Ocius Technology
  • Cameron Devries, Aerosonde Advanced Product Development Lead, Textron Systems
  • Prof Matthew Dunbabin, Principal Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology
  • Prof Guy Williams, Academic Lead Autonomous Marine Systems Laboratory, University of Tasmania
  • Tony Duthie, Marketing, Leonardo MW

 

DRAFT PROGRAM

Correct as of September 5, 2019

Session 1
0900 Welcome
0910 Keynote presentation:
CDRE Mal Wise (RAN), Chief of Operations, Maritime Border Command. “Being Watched – Achieving Civil Maritime Security in Australia’s Maritime Domain“.
0940 Keynote presentation:
Dr Helen Cartledge
, Director Maritime Autonomous & Remote Systems (MARUS), Ships Division, CAS-G & CAPT John Navin, RAN, Director Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological & Patrol Capabilities, Littoral Programme, Navy Capability Division. “Update on Maritime Autonomous Program”.
1010 Panel Session / Industry Q&A on Maritime Autonomous Program.
1030 Barista Coffee Break.  Powered by Insitu Pacific
Session 2
1100 Dr Stephen Carr, Optoelectronics Specialist, Maritime Division, DST Group. “Presentation title TBC
1120 Robert Dane, Chief Executive Officer, Ocius Technology. “Presentation title TBC”
1140 Melanie Olsen, Technology Development Engineering – Team Leader, Australian Institute of Marine Science. “The Challenge of Integrating Autonomous Systems into Routine Coral Reef Monitoring”
1200 Prof Stefan Williams, Head of School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney. “Presentation title TBC
1220 Prof Guy Williams, Academic Lead Autonomous Marine Systems Laboratory, University of Tasmania. “Risking it all for Science – Deploying Autonomous Systems in Polar Environments”
1240 Prof Matthew Dunbabin, Principal Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology. “Presentation title TBC
1300 Networking Lunch Break.  Light lunch provided.
Session 3
1340 Keynote presentation:
LTCOL Keirin Joyce, Army UAS Sub-Program Manager. “Army UAS in the Littoral”
1410 Andrew Glenk, Chief of Engineering, Textron Systems Australia. “Engineering UAS in Australia – a 25 year Aerosonde perspective“.
1430 Simon Olsen, Sentient. “Night ViDAR – Reclaiming the Night
1450 Dr Bernard Ferrier, SETA NAVAIR PMA 266. “Resolving the Conflict between Ship Design and UAV Launch and Recovery Deck Limits; the Development of Enhanced Dynamic Interface Study Tests” 
1510 Afternoon Networking Break
1530 SQNLDR Richard Charles, RAAF. “MQ-4C Triton support to the Maritime Domain” 
1600 Jake Campbell, Triton Program Manager Australia, Northrop Grumman. Geopolitical Implications of Australian Triton”
1620 Tony Duthie, Leonardo MW. “Presentation title TBC“.
1640 Matthias Seifert, Airbus. “Civil RPAS Solutions for Maritime Security”


Enquiries contact:
Sally Burt
MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS MANAGER
AAUS
0413 102 250
sally.burt@aaus.org.au