SPECIAL SESSION 11 (SS11):

Special Session 11 (SS11): Thursday September 21, 2017 1:30 – 3:00

 UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES FOR MARITIME OPERATIONS: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES, AND SYNERGIES

Tikahtnu Ballroom B

 Name of Conveners/Organizers: João Borges de Sousa (1) and Tor Arne Johansen (2)

 Email Contact or Organizers: jtasso@nullfe.up.pt ; tor.arne.johansen@nullitk.ntnu.no

 

LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS

Catherine Cahill – University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA. E-mail: cfcahill@nullalaska.edu

Victor Zykov – Schimdt Ocean Institute, USA. E-mail: victor@nullschmidtocean.org

Philip McGillivary – US Coast Guard, USA. E-mail: philip.a.mcgillivary@nulluscg.mil

Steve Colligan – Precision Flight Devices, USA, E-mail: scolligan@nullprecisionflightdevices.com

Ted Ralston – University of Hawaii, USA, ted.ralston@nullgmail.com

Ved Chirayat – NASA-Ames, USA. E-mail: ved.chirayath@nullnasa.gov

 

TOPIC AND PURPOSE OF THE SESSION

Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) maritime operations will differ significantly from the current state-of-the-art. This is because technological trends and projected developments of capabilities will entail a paradigm shift from single UAS operations to UAS integration into system(s) of systems. New concepts of operation will revolve around interactions, teaming, persistence, services, network behaviour, and dynamic reconfiguration. Networking is the future.

The question is how?

The new UAS capabilities will allow concepts of operation which could have not been imagined before. These, in turn, will pose new organizational and legal challenges. For example, interoperable UAS will be capable of launch and recovery from ships or assets from different countries.

Discussions have been underway to further develop Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS) which also include propeller-driven autonomous underwater vehicles, autonomous surface vessels, and UAS. These networking concepts are applicable to other domains such as surveillance and maritime security, where the role of UAS becomes even more relevant.

The purpose of this session is to discuss these challenges, opportunities, and potential synergies.

 

Electrical and Computer Eng. Dept., Porto University, R. Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200 465 Porto, Portugal 

Phone: 351 22 508 1539 E-mail: jtasso@nullfe.up.pt 

 

Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, O.S. Bragstads plass 2D, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway 

Phone: 47 73 59 03 95 E-mail: tor.arne.johansen@nullitk.ntnu.no