Concept Development and Experimentation Day

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM NATO SACT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Brigadier General Henrik Sommer, Assistant Chief of Staff for Capability Engineering and Innovation, NATO HQ SACT
· Assessing threats posed by LSS UAS to critical assets and deployed troops
· Establishing a Counter-UAS conceptual framework to advance development of technical requirements
· Examining current experimentation, research initiatives and results of the Autonomy Programme

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Brigadier General Henrik Sommer

Assistant Chief of Staff for Capability Engineering and Innovation
NATO HQ SACT
· Overview of fundamental vulnerabilities of systems for UAS
· Vulnerabilities introduced at the design stage
· Weaknesses introduced through software and hardware
· Examples of prototype C-UAS systems for commercial drones

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Dr. Darren Ansell

Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead
University of Central Lancashire

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM MAINTAINING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DEFEATING TERRORISM IN THE COGNITIVE DOMAIN

Steve Sin, Senior Researcher, University of Maryland
· Defining the conceptual framework for unconventional weapons
· Assessing the implications of UAS, artificial intelligence on military strategy and TTPs
· Evaluating capability gaps and operational requirements to upgrade counter-terrorism approach
· Examining the worst case scenario and UAS lacking electronic signature to penetrate the adversary’s OODA loop

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Steve Sin

Senior Researcher
University of Maryland

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL ASPECTS OF THE C-UAV TECHNOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kratky, Department of Air Defence Systems, University of Defence in Brno
· Overview of the challenges of defending against small UAVs
· Analysing general principles, concepts, and doctrine
· Enhancing detection by incorporating, radars, infrared, optical, and acoustic sensors
· Assessing optimal elimination : lethal and non-lethal
· Examining experimentation conducted by the University of Defence in Brno

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Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kratky

Department of Air Defence Systems
University of Defence in Brno

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM LATEST UPDATES ON THE USE OF WEAPONISED UAS BY NON-STATE ACTORS

Nic Jenzen Jones, Director, Armament Research Services ARES
· Overview of the challenges of defending against small UAVs
· Analysing general principles, concepts, and doctrine
· Enhancing detection by incorporating, radars, infrared, optical, and acoustic sensors
· Assessing optimal elimination : lethal and non-lethal
· Examining experimentation conducted by the University of Defence in Brno

Nic Jenzen Jones

Director
Armament Research Services ARES

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: ASSESSING UAS CAPABILITES AND DEFINING FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR MOBILE DEFENCE SYSTEMS


· Defining UAS doctrine, concepts, and rules of engagement
· Understanding the trajectory of development of unmanned aircraft systems
· Accumulating resources to adapt to the changing nature of the threat

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: EFFECTIVE COUNTERMEASURES AGAINST ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SWARM ATTACKS

Peter Sapaty, Chief Research Scientist, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
This interactive workshop will be dealing with completely new philosophy of large distributed systems, where users can imagine themselves directly landing and distributing on the system’s body, bringing operations and control into the points reached and dynamically creating spatial operational infrastructures covering the systems in parallel pattern-matching mode. This Spatial Grasp Technology (SGT) already prototyped and tested on numerous distributed applications (military ones including) expresses operational scenarios, which can be created & updated on the fly, in a very compact and transparent Spatial Grasp Language, SGL (which are usually hundreds of times shorter than, say, in C or Java). Numerous communicating interpreters from SGL (which may number thousands or even millions and located in different countries), collectively executing the scenarios, can be installed in key system points (on agreements with corresponding organizations, or in a stealth manner--for special applications). SGT allows us to dynamically cover any regions of possibly unknown systems in a super-virus mode, with unlimited scenario mobility, while self-spreading, self-splitting, self-replicating, and interlinking.
The workshop will provide detailed description of SGL language and methods of programming in it, also details of technology implementation on any platform needed, which can be readily done on agreement and in a short time. A number of collective applications of SGT will be demonstrated with the audience in interactive mode, especially related to collective behaviour of robotic units, which may be swarms of drones, collective dealing with other dangerous mobile objects like multiple cruise missiles, and also automated up to fully automatic C2 naturally evolving from the interpretation of semantic level SGL scenarios.

SESSION 1 : SGL LANGUAGE – A NON-KINETIC MEANS TO COUNTER THE CYBER THREAT
Description of SGL language and methods of programming, details of technology implementation on any platform

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Peter Sapaty

Chief Research Scientist
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM DEMONSTRATING ADVANCED DISTRIBUTED ISR BASED ON SGL WITH FINDING & RECOGNIZING DYNAMIC SITUATIONS IN FULLY DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENTS

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM SESSION 2: INTERACTIVE SIMULATION OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR OF ORGANIZED GROUPS OF ROBOTIC UNITS: TEAMS OF UAVs FIGHTING SINGLE OR SWARMED DRONES Interactive session where the audience will be encouraged to participate and operate in a simulated environment

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM COFFEE AND NETWORKING

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM SESSION 3: CATCHING, ANALYSING, AND TRACING OTHER LOW FLYING OBJECTS, SUCH AS MULTIPLE CRUISE MISSILES, THROUGH ORGANIZED DISTRIBUTED NETWORKS OF SENSORS Interactive session where the audience will be encouraged to participate and operate in a simulated environment

SESSION 3: CATCHING, ANALYSING, AND TRACING OTHER LOW FLYING OBJECTS, SUCH AS MULTIPLE CRUISE MISSILES, THROUGH ORGANIZED DISTRIBUTED NETWORKS OF SENSORS
Interactive session where the audience will be encouraged to participate and operate in a simulated environment

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM SHOWING HOW EXPRESSING OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS ON A SEMANTIC LEVEL CAN REVOLUTIONIZE C2 FOR INTEGRATED HUMAN-ROBOTIC TEAMS, WHICH CAN EFFECTIVELY BECOME AUTOMATED

SHOWING HOW EXPRESSING OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS ON A SEMANTIC LEVEL CAN REVOLUTIONIZE C2 FOR INTEGRATED HUMAN-ROBOTIC TEAMS, WHICH CAN EFFECTIVELY BECOME AUTOMATED

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF FOCUS DAY