Autonomous Systems

Ground, air, or sea-launched kinetic munitions that utilize onboard sensors, algorithms, and control methods to improve estimates on the target state, to understand the implications of the engagement situation/environment, or to develop engagement geometries that are otherwise unavailable
to a conventional weapon.

Recent Inquiries

Research Efforts in Wide-Area Ocean Surveillance

Who are the key contributors to Department of Defense (DoD) research efforts in the area of wide-area ocean surveillance, and what are their contributions?

Research Efforts in Infrasound

Who are the key contributors to Department of Defense (DoD) research efforts in the area of infrasound and what are their contributions?

MANET, Adaptive Routing and Cognitive Radio for UAV Networks in Contested Environments

How can unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks operate in contested and uncontested environments?

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Webinars

Who Is Leading in AI/ML? An Unbiased Look at the Global AI/ML Landscape

Development of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) capabilities is unquestionably on the rise, as the United States and other nations seek to increase their military strength. Less clear is the ranking of those nations – who…

Interdisciplinary Hypersonics Research in U.S. Academia

As the development of hypersonic capabilities for national security intensifies, there is an urgent need for research and workforce development. While the U.S. universities have been active in research on hypersonics for decades, there are…

Breaking and Fixing Autonomous Cyber-Physical Tactical Systems

Autonomous systems, including self-driving cars and air vehicles, have caught the imagination of the press and the public. However, broader adoption of such systems in safety-critical applications has been the subject of intense debate and…

Events

UAV Technology USA

UAV Technology USA will be the first iteration of this conference. Though it can standalone, it’s also meant to be a follow-up to the SMi Group’s Counter UAS Technology Summit that was hosted in December…

Pacific Operational Science & Technology (POST) Conference

Jointly hosted by the National Industrial Defense Agency and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the 2022 theme for the annual POST Conference is ‘Faster Together – Accelerating the S&T Community to the Speed of Innovation.’ More details…

Counter UAS Technology 2021

With the establishment of the DoD Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO), there’s a strong national push to develop a centralized approach to face the ever evolving threat that drones present to the U.S….