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  • Interview with Wendy van den Broek-de Bruijn

    01-Jun-2016 by: Jonathan Arrowood

    Supreme is a concept-design tool for submarines. I will be going into the following subjects:

    • Why are we building this tool
    • What has been our approach
    • What is the structure of the tool -  and why this structure
    • What areas of expertise will be calculated
    • The novel approach used for the design of the internal arrangement of submarines (developed together with RhinoCentre.nl & de-de.nl)
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  • Interview with Robert Harter

    01-Jun-2016 by: Jonathan Arrowood
    The talk will be concerned with methods of mesh truncation in acoustic fluid-structure interaction problems.  In order to obtain an accurate solution, a condition that simulates the Sommerfeld radiation condition must be applied at the truncated boundary.  We discuss two commonly-used methods and their implementation in our acoustic finite element modelling tool. Read More
  • Interview with Per Espen Hagen

    01-Jun-2016 by: Jonathan Arrowood
    Most of the military community know today's operational AUVs, such as HUGIN and REMUS, mainly as tools for mine countermeasures. That has indeed been the target for much of the development. But in recent years, core technologies from military AUVs have been migrated to civilian applications, and this development has in turn enabled new military roles. A pertinent example is the HISAS synthetic aperture sonar. Developed for reliable detection and classification of modern mines and IEDs, the sensor originally had a limited depth rating of 1000 metres. Civilian applications have now pushed the development of HISAS to a depth rating of 4,500 metres. This opens up possibilities for using this technology in new military roles such as deep-water search and rescue. Read More
  • Interview with Major Jean-Claude Deskeurve

    01-Jun-2016 by: Jonathan Arrowood
    The autonomous capability implementation in unmanned systems is increasing quickly. Even if it is not obvious for a general system perspective, it is clearly already embedded in sub-parts of systems which are becoming much more affordable. My goal is to increase the situational awareness about this aspect, try to suggest a way of representing autonomous levels of system without endless discussions about definitions and come up with suggestions regarding the implementation of countermeasures against those unmanned systems with evolving autonomy. Read More
  • Interview with Roald Otnes

    01-Jun-2016 by: Jonathan Arrowood
    I will describe the concept of easily deployable underwater sensor networks, exemplified by the demonstrator system “NILUS MK 2”. In such a concept, relatively small sensor nodes are dropped onto the sea floor where they detect passing targets and report the detections through an underwater communication system. I will include results from sea trials with our demonstrator system, and discuss potential operational benefits. Read More
  • Looking forward to ITEC 2016, MS&T Business Manager Chris Richman spoke with BAE Systems’ Neil Stewart, Chair of the Conference Committee. MS&T is the lead media partner to the event. Read More
  • M&S as a Service for Cyber Defence has its own breaking-points regarding the creation of simulation environments for real-life attack and defence models.  Answers to the questions such as "Why are we forced to use virtual simulations rather than constructive ones?" and "To what extent may the current cloud or virtualization technologies help us create an environment on demand?" will be explored. Read More
  • To date we are capable of suggesting a real environment to trainees using simulators quite well in a number of conditions.  However, the more extreme these conditions get, the less real the virtual environment becomes.  Moreover, operation in extreme conditions is typically taken apart in bite-size chunks and trained using isolated simulation environments Read More
  • The main changes to be faced by Navies are the global political situation, operational circumstances, political focus and influences from society.

    These changes call for flexible operating Navies, agile, anticipating on developments, multi-purpose ships, modular build up crews, cost efficient operation but still with the required Operational Readiness. The traditional way of looking at the Material and Personnel Readiness is a ship with its own complete crew. Ship and crew are subdued to a respectively maintenance and training cycle. However, material and personnel readiness are 2 separate elements. When combined and with the right operational training it results in a unit with the desired Operational Readiness.

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  • Interview with Lt Col Sergio Peres, Brazilian Army

    19-May-2016 by: Lt Col Sergio Peres
    The simulation budget has been reduced over the last 12 months. In the Brazilian Army, we are trying to show to the decision makers the benefits of using simulation for training. We are endeavoring to present to the authorities all the simulation training modalities aiming to increase the simulation budget within the Brazilian Army. Read More
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