The last 25 years brought a significant evolution of the nature of warfare that was conceptualized by the 4th generation and hybrid warfare ideas. The war-fighters are now facing a broad spectrum of conflicts ranging from quasi law enforcement operations to large-scale war against small groups of individuals to major state armies. This resulted in an evolution in the needs for sensing for all engagement aspects. For instance, cheaper, smaller and more power-efficient sensors are required to equip various platforms or dismounted soldiers. As computer, communication and autonomous system technologies became ubiquitous, distributed networks and smart sensors are becoming a reality. Similarly, these technologies are enablers for evolutions (i.e. MIMO, noise radars, digital NVS, etc.) of classical sensors which result in a very dynamic technological environment. This ninth NATO Military Sensing Symposium will explored this ongoing evolution of the nature of warfare and the resulting shift in emphasis required by military sensing.
This NATO Military Sensing Symposium (MSS) will be the ninth in a series of international meetings focusing on military sensing. The last edition was convened in May 2011 (SET-169). Presentations are invited that will identify new sensors, systems and techniques as well as the usage of these improvements and their potential benefits to military operations in the areas of electro-optics/infrared, radar, seismic and acoustic. These technologies are continuously evolving, particularly in the radar and infrared (IR) spectral regions. New materials are being investigated and the spectral range of sensors are been extended to address the challenges of detection and identification in adversarial environments. In addition, novel data fusion approaches and techniques, integration of multiple sensors, development of algorithms and signal processing are being used to increase sensor performance and improve situation awareness and interoperability.
The three-day symposium will provide excellent opportunities to discuss these challenges and possible solutions with NATO military and technical experts. The Symposium is open to NATO nations and bodies, including Australia, Finland and Sweden and is free of charge for presenters and participants.
The SET-241 Symposium is classified up to and including NATO RESTRICTED. Symposium is open to Australia, Finland and Sweden
Papers and presentations are to be submitted/ presented in English
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Wednesday, 31. May 2017 till Friday, 02. June 2017 09:00 - 15:30