Events

NATO STO Technology Trends Workshop #1

Workshop STO - Office of the Chief Scientist Your booking will be on the waitlist

REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. If you registered after 30 January you are on the waitlist and your place is not assured. The event is fully subscribed. Individuals on the waiting list will be contacted directly if a place becomes free.

 

 

This workshop aims to bring together a variety of national experts from different nations and different science and technology disciplines to share their views on future technology trends and their impact on military operations and capabilities.

Specifically with respect to the STO Technology Trends Report production, the objective is to generate a set of militarily relevant technology trend areas with associated narratives that are properly informed by a diverse group of experts and that describe the predicted developments in each trend area, potential militarily relevant applications in each area and potential impact on military operations and capability development in the short ((

The output from this workshop will form the basis for Workshop #2, where more a detailed assessment of the impact and probability of various applications in the trend areas will be conducted. The output from this workshop will also be made available to nations who may wish to make use of it in support of their own technology trends efforts.

The workshop will run for two full days and be organized at the NATO STO/CSO facilities in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

A list of pre-reading will be sent out one month prior to the workshop.

Participation is open to national experts, preferably early-career, who are:

  • Knowledgeable in an area of exciting, ground-breaking science and technology (S&T), technology trends or technology foresight;

  • Able to imagine future applications of technology that could disrupt future warfare. For example by changing the propensity of state actors to go to war, the way warfighters behave during conflict, the way military forces are structured, or the costs associated with capability development and military operations;

  • Aware of predictions regarding potential developments in technology in the short

  • Able to explain themselves to non-experts;

  • Interested to learn about trends in other areas;

  • Thrilled when they get a chance to start a sentence with “in the future…”

The total number of places is limited to 50. An initial allocation of up to two places per nation will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Unfilled places from this allocation will be allocated to participants whose background and expertise adds to the diversity of the group. All participants will receive firm confirmation of their place on or before 27 January 2018.

Tuesday, 27. February 2018 till Wednesday, 28. February 2018 09:00 - 17:00

SET-SCI-254 (RSM) Specialists'' Meeting on Counter Passive Radar

This is a Call for Abstract/Papers for the SET-SCI-254 Specialists Meeting on "Passive Radar"

 

Topics to be covered:

The objective of the meeting is to identify possible approaches to “Countering the Passive Threat”. It will be entirely focused on countering PCL and PET in both air and maritime domains - but with the aim of exploring as wide a range as possible of potential solutions - and not focused entirely on conventional “jamming” approaches.

Although RF countermeasures will clearly form a large part of the topics considered, other areas which might be addressed include – but are not limited to:

  • Electronic Protective Measures
  • Estimating possible radar locations
  • Mission planning
  • Emission control or modification
  • Cyber approaches
  • Modelling tools
  • Destruction of broadcast transmitters

The meeting will of course also consider the threat environment, but only in as much as is necessary to put the other topics in context.

Once your registration is validated, please log in back to the site , go to your booking and download the general information package containing information about the venue

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING ACCESSING THE MEETING SITE !!!

In order to access the meeting site Dstl, Portsmouth, you have to provide Request for Visit via your National Channels You should contact your local Security Officer / Controller or your Embassy / High Commission in London for best advice on the Request for Visit (RFV) process from your location. The RFV must be submitted at least 28 working days prior to the event, therefore no later than 7th February 2018. US participants need to be aware that the RFV requirement is in addition to submitting a country clearance through APACS.

 

“The request will go from the National Embassy/High Commission to the International Visit Control Office (IVCO) who will provide written confirmation to the Dstl Site Security Office for the meeting to proceed. IVCO will also confirm the highest classification of information that can be released to the visitor.”

 

Deadlines:

  • US Abstract submission : 24 November 2017
  • All Abstracts submission: 08 December 2017
  • Acceptance notification: 15 December 2017
  • US Paper/Form13 submission: 12 February 2018
  • Final paper and Form 13 submission:08 March 2018

All additional information concerning the abstracts and paperc submission are to find on the right side ( pdf file to download)

Monday, 19. March 2018 till Tuesday, 20. March 2018 08:00 - 17:30

RAMS/USAF & NATO STO HFM-296 Technical Course - Aerospace Medicine - A century of challenging boundaries

Theme

This Technical Course will address advances in aeromedical evacuation, human factors, clinical practice and emerging technology. The objective of this course is to provide state of the art knowledge and practices in aerospace medicine; sharing national practices; evaluate new, emerging and proposed technologies in order to optimise Aerospace Medicine in deployed area and multinational environments, focusing on Operational Aviation Medicine.

Topics to be covered

Multinational Operations - Cooperation and Partnerships - Interoperability - Operational Aviation Medicine - Aeromedical Evacuation - Human Factors - Situational Awareness - Psycho-physiological Enhancement - Mission Effectiveness - Clinical Practices - Selection and Training - Medical Standards

 

 

Monday, 19. March 2018 till Friday, 23. March 2018 08:00 - 12:30

SAS 41th Panel Business Meeting

 

Participation is open to appointed Panel Members and Associate Members. Guests will be invited on behalf of the SAS Panel Chair.

The Read Ahead package and the draft Agenda will be send 21 days prior the meeting. All meeting  documents will be uploaded to the SAS Panel Science Connect space.

After your registration is validated and you have received a notification by email the General Information Package will be available after login at the meeting announcement at the STO Events site.

 

Please note that 50% of the blocked rooms will be released by 12 February 2018. Reservations can be cancelled without penalty until 14:00 on the day before arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 10. April 2018 till Friday, 13. April 2018 08:00 - 12:00

AVT 41st Panel Business Meeting Week

 

By invitation of Italy, the 41st AVT Panel Business Week will be held  in Torino, Italy from 16 to 20 April 2018.

During this PBM not only the AVT Panel Business Meeting but also well over 60 Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, various AVT Committee Meetings and the following three events will be held:

AVT-266 Specialists’ Meeting
“Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications”
16-18 April 2018 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden and New Zealand)

AVT-284 Research Workshop
“Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation”
16-18 April 2018 (open to NATO Nations, Australia Finland and Sweden)

AVT-267 Research Workshop
“Future of Manufacturing for Military Applications”
19-20 April 2018 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden)

If you wish to participate in any of these three scientific events please enroll separately on the STO Events website. The enrollment links for each of these events can be found in the section "Workshop" respectively "Specialists' Meeting".

 

Furthermore, our Italian hosts will host an Evening Reception on Monday, 16 April 2018 at the Castello del Valentino. Places are limited to 250 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form.

 

The official PBM Time Schedule as well as the General Information Package (GIP) in which you can find detailed information on the PBM logistics, accomodation etc. are visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

 

 

Monday, 16. April 2018 till Friday, 20. April 2018

HFM 41th PBM Sofia BGR

HFM 41th Panel Business Meeting accessible only for HFM Panel Members and Associated Members.

Guests will be invited on behalf of the HFM Panel Chair.

The Read Ahead package and the draft Agenda will be send 21 days prior the meeting. All meeting  documents will be uploaded to the HFM Panel Science Connect space.

 

General Information Package to download after booking via the STO Event Booking Website! 

Please note that the negotiated hotel rates expire on 01 March 2018

Monday, 16. April 2018 till Thursday, 19. April 2018 08:00 - 17:00

HFM-288 Workshop on Integrated Approach to Cyber Defence: Human in the Loop

HFM-288 Workshop on Integrated Approach to Cyber Defence: Human in the Loop is for invited guest. If you are not invited you only can attend after confirmation of the HFM Panel Executive.

 

General Information Package to download after approval of booking via this STO Event Booking Website (underneath the picture on the right)

Please note that the negotiated hotel rates expire on 01 March 2018

Monday, 16. April 2018 till Wednesday, 18. April 2018 08:00 - 13:00

MSG 41st Business Meeting

The MSG 41st Business Meeting is open to NMSG Members, Associate Members, Observers and Invited Guests.

The Read-Ahead Package and Draft Agenda will be sent 21 days prior to the BM. This Package will include a link to the MSG Science Connect Work Space where the available material will be stored.

The General Information Package is now available for downloading.

NOTE: Deadline for Hotel Block Booking Rates is 15 FEBRUARY

NON-HOSTED DINNER (Thursday, 19 April 2018) at Jose Garcia Restaurant. Payment of 40 EUROS cash if you will be participating. Please pay at the Registration Desk on Sunday, 15 April or Monday, 16 April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 16. April 2018 till Friday, 20. April 2018

AVT-266 Use of Bonded Joints in Military Applications

NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUS, FIN, SWE, NZL

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

The objectives of this Specialists’ Meeting are: 1) to assess the state of the art of bonded joints (including bonded repairs) with respect to design, fabrication, certification, and failure analysis; and 2) to identify gaps and future work. The outcome of the Specialists’ Meeting will provide informed advice to NATO Nations on how to optimize the support of current systems and enhance the design, manufacturing, certification, and maintenance of future systems.

With the increasing demand to lower the operational expenses of new military assets, structural bonded joints are being introduced in the manufacturing process of transport helicopters and fighter aircraft, land vehicles, ships, unmanned vehicles, engines, military satellites, and vehicle and personal protective armour systems in order to decrease the part count and overall weight, thereby reducing manufacturing and operational costs. In addition, as existing fleets remain in service for longer periods of time due to acquisition delays and the potential lack, or high costs, of replacement parts, bonded repairs of critical structures are being considered to restore their structure integrity while those of secondary structures are established.

For over 10 years there has been a significant amount of research into bonded joints, including the development of manufacturing techniques, failure criteria, non-destructive inspection techniques, and smart bonds. It appears that bonded repairs on critical structures have been applied in the past by various NATO countries on an as-needed basis to resolve urgent issues to maintain the structural integrity of damage components. However, widespread application of bonded repairs on critical structures will require acceptance and certification according to international regulations.

The detailed programme of this Specialists' Meeting will be published shortly.

 

Venue and Social Events

This Specialists' Meeting will be held during the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting (PBM) Week in Torino, Italy.

Participants to AVT-266 are also invited to participate in the AVT PBM Evening Reception on Monday at the Castello del Valentino (maximum of 250 participants). If you would like to participate in this event please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

Detailed information on the event logistics, accomodation possibilities etc. can be found in the General Information Package (GIP) which is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for already registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

 

 

Monday, 16. April 2018 till Wednesday, 18. April 2018 14:00 - 12:30

AVT-284 Research Workshop on Advanced Wind Tunnel Boundary Simulation

NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUS, FIN, SWE

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

One of the major goals of the STO is to monitor emerging technologies and to bring together experts to present and discuss the needs and ideas for these new technologies for application in their fields. This Workshop will provide an opportunity for technical experts from NATO countries, Australia and Sweden to assess the state of the art in the use of high fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of test section wall boundaries and model support hardware in wind tunnel facilities, and to compare results from high fidelity methods to established results.  

The following objectives are to be addressed:

  • Evaluate high-fidelity CFD (Euler, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes, Detached Eddy Simulation, Large Eddy Simulation, Lattice Boltzmann, etc.) simulation of wind tunnel wall boundaries, other installation effects including support hardware and compare with established results,
  • Develop recommendations for the use of high fidelity simulation of wall boundaries and model support hardware, and
  • Identify key areas requiring further research and development.

For detailed information on the programme of this Workshop please refer to the AVT-284 Meeting Announcement at the right.

 

Venue and Social Events

This Research Workshop will be held during the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting (PBM) Week in Torino, Italy.

Participants to AVT-284 are also invited to participate in the AVT PBM Evening Reception on Monday at the Castello del Valentino (maximum of 250 participants). If you would like to participate in this event please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

Detailed information on the event logistics, accomodation possibilities etc. can be found in the General Information Package (GIP) which is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for already registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

 

 

Monday, 16. April 2018 till Wednesday, 18. April 2018 14:00 - 12:30

SET- 243 RLS - Passive Radar Technology, Lawrence, (USA)

The goal of the LS on “Passive Radar Technology” is to provide to the wide military and civil audience the information about passive radars including passive radar fundamentals, properties of passive radars using different illumination sources, availability of illuminators, coverage for different altitudes, range, Doppler and localization accuracy, ability of deployment in different scenario etc.

 

Topics:

  • Passive radar fundamentals.
  • Signal models, propagation models, coverage analyses.
  • Properties of different passive radars using different illuminators of opportunity like FM, DAB, DVB-T, GSM, WiFi, WiMax, LTE, satellite, active radars.
  • Signal processing and clutter cancelation
  • Bistatic tracking, target localization and Cartesian tracking
  • Target imaging, passive SAR and ISAR, multistatic imaging
  • User requirements, applications
  • Existing demonstrators and commercial systems.

Once your registration is validated, please log in back to the site , go to your booking and download the general information package containing information about the venue

 

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Thursday, 19. April 2018 till Friday, 20. April 2018 07:00 - 16:30

AVT-267 Research Workshop on Future of Manufacturing for Military Applications

NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUS, FIN, SWE

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

Manufacturing is in a renaissance era as engineers and professionals transition from conventional methodology to learning and applying new skills in digital technology. Additive manufacturing is a key enabler in this future and its technological potentials have been assessed in a number of activities within AVT.

AVT-267 has the objective to discuss the future of ‎manufacturing technologies in light of the availability and rapid development of additive manufacturing and the general transition towards automation, robotics and intelligent/advanced materials and technologies. The influence of new technologies on solving obsolescence issues of parts, tooling and manufacturing technologies for military logistics and operations will be discussed.

AVT-267 will investigate the effect of new manufacturing technologies on military logistics and operations, where the availability of spare parts needs to be guaranteed for a long time beyond the availability of manufacturing technologies and tooling. The challenges and potentials of the different manufacturing technologies will be identified and the opportunities for NATO countries to reduce lead time for spare parts and reduce costs.

For detailed information on the programme of this Workshop please refer to the AVT-267 Meeting Announcement at the right.

 

Venue and Social Events

This Research Workshop will be held during the 41st AVT Panel Business Meeting (PBM) Week in Torino, Italy.

Participants to AVT-267 are also invited to participate in the AVT PBM Evening Reception on Monday at the Castello del Valentino (maximum of 250 participants). If you would like to participate in this event please make sure you tick the respective box in the online registration form.

Detailed information on the event logistics, accomodation etc. can be found in the General Information Package (GIP) which is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for already registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

 

 

Thursday, 19. April 2018 till Wednesday, 20. March 2019 09:00 - 17:00

41st AVT Panel Dinner

 

We would like to invite you to join us for the traditional AVT Panel Dinner on Thursday evening during the PBM Week. This is an exclusive event for AVT Panel Members, Host Nation representatives, AVT Awardees, AVT Event Chairs, Technical Evaluators and CSO staff. All participants are welcome to bring their spouse, husband or any other accompanying persons, of course.

The menu will be based on seasonal, local ingredients and you can choose between veal, turkey and a vegetarian menu. Please tick the respective box in the online registration form. The price for a 4-course menu incl. aperitif, various wines, water and coffee is 45,00 Euros.

Dress code: Cocktail attire

There will be pre-arranged bus transportation to and from the panel dinner restaurant (ca. 40km outside Torino in the countryside) leaving at 18:15hrs from the conference hotel NH Torino Centro.

Please make sure every participant registers separately for the event – it is very easy to create an own user account e.g. for your wife

Once your booking has been validated you will be able to download detailed information about the Panel Dinner location and time.

 

Thursday, 19. April 2018 - 19:00 till 23:00

SCI-41st Panel Business Meeting (PBM)

The Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) 41st Panel Business Meeting (PBM) is open to SCI Panel Members and invited participants only.

Monday, 07. May 2018 till Friday, 11. May 2018 08:00 - 13:00

SCI-300 Specialists'Meeting on 'Cyber Physical Security of Defense Systems'

The Specialists’ Meeting will be held at NATO UNCLASSIFIED level and is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

Tuesday, 08. May 2018 till Wednesday, 09. May 2018 08:00 - 17:00

SET-255 RSM on “Military applications of extreme laser fields”

This Specialists’ Meeting is  up to and inc. NATO SECRET open to citizens from NATO Nations only

 

The RSM will concentrate on the new science and military applications emerging from the development of high energy (>1J), ultrashort (

  • Nonlinear propagation of high energy, ultrashort pulses in the atmosphere and associated effects
  • Laser induced plasma generation, control, emission and applications
  • Novel sensing and imaging techniques
  • High harmonic generation
  • Plasma wakefield particle acceleration and interaction of resultant ultrashort pulse particle beams

 

Scientific papers are invited that discuss state-of-the-art laser technology and novel approaches set in a military context.

 

Once your registration is validated, please log in back to the site , go to your booking and download the general information package containing information about the venue

Monday, 14. May 2018 till Wednesday, 16. May 2018 07:00 - 16:30

SET 41st Panel Business Meeting

41st Sensors & Electronics Technology  (SET)  Panel Business Meeting is for SET Panel Members and for the guests invited by the Panel only.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION- the hotel block booking with the special rate for : Novotel, Grand Hotel Continental and Mercure Bucharest City Hotel are valid until 13. March 2018

Wednesday, 16. May 2018 till Friday, 18. May 2018 07:00 - 16:30

SCI-277 Lecture Series on 'Store Separation and Trajectory Prediction' - Spain

 

 The SCI-277 Lecture Series (LS) is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

Monday, 21. May 2018 till Tuesday, 22. May 2018 08:30 - 17:30

SCI-277 Lecture Series on 'Store Separation and Trajectory Prediction' - Netherlands

The SCI-277 Lecture Series (LS) is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

Thursday, 24. May 2018 till Friday, 25. May 2018 08:30 - 17:30

SCI-277 Lecture Series on 'Store Separation and Trajectory Prediction' - Sweden

The SCI-277 Lecture Series (LS) is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

Monday, 28. May 2018 till Tuesday, 29. May 2018 08:30 - 17:30

IST-160 RSM on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Military Decision Making

The NATO Science and Technology Board (STB) highlights the requirement for decision making by exploiting Big Data and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) means in NATO. This Specialists’ Meeting will provide attendees a forum to discuss state-of-the-art technologies, developments, concepts and operational requirements with regard to emerging technologies. The combination of specialists from various technical and non-technical domains in NATO allows a universal and unbiased discussion.

In order to avoid an abstract scientific discussion, the national STB representatives will engage operational experts to participate and work with the scientists towards a common road map for future research activities in NATO that meet operational needs.

Within the OODA loop the first step 'Observe' is about harvesting data. Intelligent integration of heterogeneous devices, architectures of acquisition systems and sensors, decentralized management of data, and autonomous collection platforms and sensors give a huge field for improvement with Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence technologies for acquiring and processing Big Data. The next step 'Orient' is about reasoning.  Analysis of social media, information fusion, anomaly detection, and behavior modeling are domains with huge potential for Machine Learning algorithms. The same is applicable for the 'Decide' step where predictive analytics, augmented and virtual reality and many more technologies support the operational decision-making process. A complex battlefield and high speed operations require independently acting devices to 'Act' with a certain degree of Autonomy. In all steps, the application of AI technologies for automated analysis, early warnings, guaranteeing trust in the Internet of Things (IoT), and distinguishing relevant from Fake Data is mandatory.

Below is a (not exhaustive) list of relevant topics to be tackled during the event. The names of the Panels given in brackets are not exclusive and are just a snapshot for current activities.

Information Analysis: Social Media Analysis (HFM, SAS); Hard and Soft Information Fusion (IST, SET); Visual Analytics (IST); On Sensor Data Processing (SET); Signal Mass Data Processing; ....

Architectures: Data Collection Architectures (SCI); AI-services in the Cloud (NMSG, IST); Reference Architecture for Human Behavior Modeling (NMSG, HFM); Internet of Things (IST, SCI); Semantic Interoperability (IST)

Training and Visualization: Augmented Reality (NMSG, HFM); Decision Training (HFM, NMSG, SAS); Leader Development (HFM); Serious Gaming (HFM, NMSG)

Information Warfare: Exploitation of Cyberspace for Intelligence (IST); Threat Indication (IST, SCI); Trust in Algorithms Processing Large Data Sets (NMSG); .....

Decision Support: Predictive Analysis (IST); Cognitive Science (HFM, IST); Multi-Sensor Data and Information Fusion (SET, IST); Human-Machine and Machine-Machine Interaction (HFM, IST, SCI); Moral Decisions (HFM); Advanced Statistical Methodology: non-parametric and Multivariate (SAS); ...

 

Wednesday, 30. May 2018 till Friday, 01. June 2018 08:00 - 18:00

MSG-162-Guideline for Scenario Development - Cologne

Theme

Scenarios play an important role in planning, engineering and executing a – possibly distributed – simulation environment for military purposes. MSG-086 documented the paramount relevance of a properly defined scenario and developed a “Guideline for Scenario Development”. The initial efforts of MSG-086 have been continued under the umbrella of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) to integrate wider community feedback and culminated in the development of an official SISO Guidance Product, the “SISO-GUIDE-XXX-YYYY Guideline for Scenario Development for Simulation Environments” (which is to be published in 2017).

 

This lecture series will introduce the “Guideline for Scenario Development” and give hands-on advice regarding scenario development for simulation environments.

 

Topics to be covered

The first part will give military and civilian managers, leaders and engineers an overview of:

  • Importance of scenarios and application areas
  • Motivation of a guide for scenario development
  • Types of scenarios and vignettes
  • Content of a scenario
  • Maturity levels of scenario specifications.

The second part will focus on military and industry technical staff and provide detailed technical information on:

  • Example scenario specifications
  • Tools and Standards
  • Future activities for scenario interoperability
  • Discussion session on technical aspects.

Note: The General Information Package for this event will be available on this site once your enrolment has been validated.

Thursday, 07. June 2018 - 08:30 till 17:00

SCI-277 Lecture Series on 'Store Separation and Trajectory Prediction' - Canada

The SCI-277 Lecture Series (LS) is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden.

Tuesday, 19. June 2018 till Wednesday, 20. June 2018 08:30 - 17:30

MSG-162-Guideline for Scenario Development - Arcueil

Theme

Scenarios play an important role in planning, engineering and executing a – possibly distributed – simulation environment for military purposes. MSG-086 documented the paramount relevance of a properly defined scenario and developed a “Guideline for Scenario Development”. The initial efforts of MSG-086 have been continued under the umbrella of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) to integrate wider community feedback and culminated in the development of an official SISO Guidance Product, the “SISO-GUIDE-XXX-YYYY Guideline for Scenario Development for Simulation Environments” (which is to be published in 2017).

 

This lecture series will introduce the “Guideline for Scenario Development” and give hands-on advice regarding scenario development for simulation environments.

 

Topics to be covered

The first part will give military and civilian managers, leaders and engineers an overview of:

  • Importance of scenarios and application areas
  • Motivation of a guide for scenario development
  • Types of scenarios and vignettes
  • Content of a scenario
  • Maturity levels of scenario specifications.

The second part will focus on military and industry technical staff and provide detailed technical information on:

  • Example scenario specifications
  • Tools and Standards
  • Future activities for scenario interoperability
  • Discussion session on technical aspects.

Note: The General Information Package for this event will be available on this site once your enrolment has been validated.

Thursday, 05. July 2018 - 08:30 till 17:00

AVT-308 Cooperative Demonstration of Technology on Next-Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model Development

 

Theme and Topics

When mobility predictions get it wrong, vehicles become immobilized, putting the soldiers at risk and jeopardizing mission success.  Leveraging the most advanced physics models and modern computing power, Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM) will improve our capability to predict the mobility of ground platforms over a wide range of terrains.

NATO’s Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel formed Research Task Group AVT-248 to develop a NG-NRMM.  The NG-NRMM has the potential to significantly reduce procurement risks enabling alternative solutions to be considered.  Secondly, it will provide operational decisions makers with a tool for assessing their own and opposing vehicle mobility in the area of operations, which will increase confidence in mission planning and reduce the risk of mission failures due to compromised vehicles.  The end result that will be demonstrated at the Collaborative Demonstration of Technology (CDT) event is a prototype process of loosely integrated technologies and tools contributed by the committee members and software developers.

  • The purpose of the CDT is to demonstrate the enhanced mobility prediction capabilities of NG-NRMM vs. NRMM.
  • Attendees will be introduced to the NG-NRMM technologies through a variety of presentations and demonstrations, where the differences with current NRMM will be highlighted.
  • Participants will experience a physical demonstration of a military prototype vehicle performing select mobility tests in a variety of soil conditions and see the corresponding software simulation of the same tests with NG-NRMM and NRMM.

For more detailes on the programme please refer to the official AVT-308 Meeting Announcement on the right.

This Collaborative Demonstration of Technology is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Japan, Republic of Korea and South Africa only.

The General Information Package (GIP) for this event in which you can find detailed information on logistics, accomodation etc. is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

Monday, 24. September 2018 till Thursday, 27. September 2018

AVT-249 Cooperative Demonstration of Technology on Munitions Related Contamination - Military Life-Fire Range Characterization

 

Theme and Topics

The goal of NATO’s Cooperative Demonstration of Technology (CDT) program within the Science and Technology Organization (STO) Collaborative Support Office (CSO) is to engage potential end users in a demonstration of current and emerging technologies, to illustrate the benefits to decision-makers and end-users of that technology, and to promulgate these technologies throughout the NATO nations. 

For this CDT, the subject will be a demonstration of all aspects of technologies necessary to execute a successful, defensible characterization of a military training range for munitions constituents.

The following objectives are to be addressed:

  • Classroom instruction on issues and errors in characterization of military training ranges; data quality objectives - criteria for representative samples; theory of sampling - science behind collection of representative samples; quality control - what needs to be performed and how to interpret the data for decision-making and sampling in the laboratory - representative test portion for analysis 
  • Demonstration of field sampling tools and equipment; methods to set-up decision units and sample collection methods
  • Case studies and practical application of study materials

 For more detailed information on the programme please refer to the AVT-249 Meeting Announcement on the right

This activity is limited to 24 participants. The host country is allowed up to six spaces, all others a maximum of two spaces. This Collaborative Demonstration of Technology is open to NATO Nations and PfP Nations only.

 

The General Information Package (GIP) for this event in which you can find detailed information on logistics, accomodation etc. is visible and ready for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

Sunday, 30. September 2018 till Friday, 05. October 2018

Call for Papers for MSG-159 Symposium on Multinational Interoperability: Agility for Military Training and Operational Applications Innovation in Enterprise Level Consortiums and M&S Technology Development

This Symposium will look at developments to help expand NATO's M&S capabilities in order to provide cost-effective and valid simulation tools. Lessons learned on challenges and successes in the creation of Enterprise Level Consortiums (Industry/Academia/Government) focused on provision of M&S for Defence applications will be a focus area. Developments of special interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Real-World Modelling (terrain and behavior)
  • M&S as a Service
  • Composable simulations
  • C-2 Simulation interoperability
  • Interoperability verification testing
  • Technologies to reduce the cost of simulation event configuration, validation and execution

Further information about specific topics can be found in the Call for Papers which can be downloaded.

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 13 April 2018

Thursday, 11. October 2018 till Friday, 12. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30

Call for Papers - NATO OR&A Conference 2018

Call for Papers GROENEVELT Your booking will be on the waitlist

 

Please save the date for the 2018 NATO Operational Research & Analysis (OR&A) conference, 15-16 October 2018, in Zagreb, Croatia.

The theme of the conference is ‘Tackling Complexity and Confusion in NATO Operations in Contested and Degraded Environments’.

For the 2018 conference, there is a robust Programme Committee comprised of Senior Analysts from the NATO OR&A community. In addition to the great presentations from the NATO OR&A community, the Committee is developing a challenging program to include training and mentorship opportunities with keynotes from senior NATO Military and S&T leaders.

The Programme Committee foresees streams on:

  • Understanding and Operating in the Cyber Domain,
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Rapid Reinforcement & Force Mobility and its Logistics Aspects, and
  • Sense Making Through Analytics

The Call for Papers is under development and will be published soon on the STO Events site. Registration will open in July/August 2018

 

Monday, 15. October 2018 till Tuesday, 16. October 2018 08:00 - 17:30

AVT-306 Specialists' Meeting on Transitioning Gas Turbine Instrumentation from Test Cells to On-Vehicle Applications

 

AVT-306 Specialists’ Meeting Topics

The Specialists’ Meeting will be organized as a three-day event consisting of several sessions with both oral and poster presentations and plenty of time for discussions and is open to NATO Nations plus Australia, Sweden and Finland as well as to Ukraine.

Papers are invited in the areas of:

  • Lessons learned from the implementation, certification and exploitation of recent EHM/PHM, Blade Health Management (BHM) and active control systems,
  • New capabilities enabled by advanced non-intrusive sensors,
  • Instrumentation and EHM/PHM technologies for unmanned platforms powered by gas-turbines
  • Technologies for active control of components in the gas path to enhance performance and reduce emission and noise,
  • Standardization of on-vehicle instrumentation, including common ports, requirements and calibration methods for transducer Models, algorithms and data analysis methodologies used for active control of components, prediction of remaining life and performance enhancement,
  • High temperature electronics and instrumentation technologies,
  • Ensuring sensor reliability and performance
  • Advanced control architecture concepts such as distributed engine control.

 

Submissions are solicited on any of the listed topics, or on any other topic that illuminates any of the themes.

All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDf document "Call for Papers" on the right.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 10. December 2018 till Wednesday, 12. December 2018

AVT-303 Research Workshop on Corrosion Management

 

AVT-303 Research Workshop Topics

The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is organizing under its Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials Focus a Workshop on the subject of “Corrosion Management”. The meeting is open to NATO Nations plus Australia, Sweden and Finland. The Meeting is to be held in Athens, Greece, in December 2018. The exact date is still tdb.As soon as the final date has been confirmed, this website will be updated

A Workshop is a medium sized two-day event with a selected audience that aims at promoting exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among experts and specialists and discussion on the applied topic.

Papers are invited in the areas of:

  • Corrosion assessment and reporting (non-destructive inspection, destructive inspection, diagnostic tools)
  • Corrosion monitoring (corrosion/environmental sensor, coating/protection degradation, coating breakdown/failure)
  • Prognostic tools for corrosion (corrosion growth rate modelling, remaining life prediction, structural integrity assessment, probabilistic projection, evaluation and validation of tools)
  • Corrosion repair (cold spray, additive manufacturing)
  • Corrosion prevention and control (coatings, corrosion prevention compounds/CPC, environment-friendly technologies)
  • Case studies (real examples of corrosion mechanisms or failures, repairs, and management)
  • Corrosion management policy (from “Find-it, Fix-it” to “Predict and Manage”, corrosion prevention and control program (CPCP) across fleet, and for individual fleet/platform)

 

The focus of the workshop will be on tri-service experience and applications, but contributions regarding specific applications or services are also welcome.

Details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDf document "Call for Paper" on the right.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 10. December 2018 till Wednesday, 12. December 2018
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