The Naval Postgraduate School, the Office of Naval Research, the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships, OPNAV (N95), The Mine Warfare Association and The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) are pleased to announce the TENTH International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium in Monterey, California, May 7-10, 2012.
The Symposium is unclassified with foreign participation expected and welcome. Naval and Industry plenary speakers will address a broad range of topics including the current status and future requirements of mine warfare technology. Break-out sessions will showcase basic scientific and emerging technology research with applications to the undersea environment and specialized sessions focused on Littoral Combat Ship-centric mine warfare, advanced undersea warfare systems, mine warfare applications in Maritime Homeland Defense, gliders, environmental research and developments, operational data flow and communications, and other related areas. Many of the topics covered above will likely exploit unmanned systems to aid in meeting particular technical requirements. This symposium is being collaboratively hosted by CRUSER chartered by the Undersecretary of the Navy, and hence topics more directly related to unmanned systems, such as propulsion, autonomy, experimentation, guidance and control, and energy to name a few, will also be addressed in break-out sessions. Note that our Embassy Suites location should provide improved opportunity to move among technical sessions if desired.
Attendees are encouraged to note the “no host” registration and reception at the Embassy Suites on Monday, May 7th beginning at 4:00PM. The Mine Warfare Association will host a symposium reception at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on May 9th that has always been a high point of the symposium. As details and participants are confirmed, we will post updates on the website.
From the Organizing Committee
Clyde Scandrett and Rick Williams
The Symposium is held over a three day period.
DAY 1 and DAY 2 will have morning sessions of 7 plenary speakers and afternoon parallel technical sessions of 6 – 30 minute presentations each addressing a variety of technical topics. CRUSER will arrange one of the five technical sessions each day.
DAY 2 (evening) The Mine Warfare Association will host an evening event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
DAY 3 (morning) will have two plenary presentations and a Mine Warfare Leadership Forum where attendees will be able to address questions to Mine Warfare Leadership. The Symposium will close at approximately 1130.
DAY 3 (afternoon) Attendees are invited to participate in two adjunct events at the close of the Symposium. Transportation will be provided to the Naval Postgraduate School for tours of NPS facilities of interest to Symposium attendees. Please RSVP to be added to the NPS gate access list.
- CRUSER will host the 2nd Annual Robots in the Roses Research Fair. All symposium participants are encouraged to attend. Symposium attendees are also invited to participate as exhibitors to showcase Unmanned Systems (UXS) technology and concepts in the NPS Rose Garden on the afternoon of Thursday, 10 May from 1400 to 1700.
More information: cruser.nps.edu
CRUSER exhibitor form:
- NPS Tour: The mission of the Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR) is to “Educate future DOD leaders in the development and use of unmanned system technologies through advanced coursework, thesis and dissertation research”. It houses two SeaFoxes, two REMUS’s, an ANT glider, six NPS Scan Eagles, and six Rascals that are involved in several sponsored research initiatives including:
- Obstacle Detection and Avoidance (ONR sponsored)
- Feature Based Navigation for Mine Neutralization (ONR)
- Multi-Vehicle SLAM for Harbor Mapping (ONR)
- UAV High Bandwidth Communications (AFRL,ONR)
- USV Autonomy for Riverine Environments (ONR)
- Herding and Active Force Protection using Autonomous Agents (ONR)
- Coordinated Road Search and Target Tracking (ONR)
- Intelligent Resilient Adaptive Control (NASA)
- Tactical Network Topologies (SOCOM)
Richard (Rick) Williams, III (RADM, USN retired)
Naval Postgraduate School Chair Professor, Expeditionary and Mine Warfare
Naval Posgraduate School Department of Applied Mathematics
The DMC Companies
- Advanced Undersea Weapons System
- Open Architecture and Technology Insertion
- CRUSER: Unmanned Systems Technologies for the Fleet
- Littoral Combat Ship
- Unmanned Systems
- CRUSER: Advanced Concepts for Future Unmanned Systems
- Feature-Based Navigation and Change Detection
- Unique MIW Approaches
Download and fax to (+1) 831-373-0460
DUE BY APRIL 27. Fax this document to (+1) 831-373-0460
REMINDER: If you are an official visitor (representing your country) you need to contact your Embassy to start the Visit Request process no later than 1 APRIL.
The Mine Warfare Association (MINWARA) was formed in 1995 to create an awareness of mine warfare issues and to assist government, industry, and academia in optimizing their combined contributions to solving the challenges associated with naval mine warfare. The MINWARA believed that many of the solutions would be found in emerging technologies. Accordingly, the MINWARA adopted a program of conducting and supporting symposia to expose as many personnel and organizations as possible to these emerging technologies and their potential application to the mine problem. MINWARA remains the only professional association, which deals only with naval mine warfare and its associated problems. Join us in our efforts!
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM EVENT
On Wednesday, May 9 MINWARA will again host a reception at the Monterey Bay Aquarium exclusively for 10th Symposium attendees and their guests. The Open Sea Wing includes the Aquarium's largest exhibit, a place where tunas and sharks speed past, sardines swarm in huge, glittering schools, and sea turtles swim lazily across the 90-foot window. Nearby, colorful puffins await their next meal, and brilliant jellies pulse through the water.
Please plan to join us for Coffee, Desserts & Drinks as we stroll the magnificent and dramatic exhibits...without the noise, without the crowds. Entry to the event is included in your conference fee. Your guests are an additional $75 each.
EXHIBITOR & EVENT SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
Corporations and agencies are once again invited to participate as partners. This year you may exhibit at the Embassy Suites, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or at both venues. This is excellent opportunity to connect with continuing clients as well as develop new markets. It is an exceptional venue to highlight services, products and capabilities. As with previous conferences, the focus remains…the need for a much higher level of communication, integration, and shared information between users and producers of systems associated with all aspects of the mine warfare program.
For additional information, contact Carol Long at carol@DMCcompanies.com
The 10th International Mine Technology Symposium, May 7-10, 2012, will be held at the Embassy Suites in Monterey, California. Please join us for a week of networking, ideas and education. The property is scenically located just two blocks from the beachfront and offers guests spectacular bay views, as well as comfortable accommodation.
Your reservations include:
- Hotel pool, whirlpool and sauna
- In-hotel State-of-the-Art Precor® fitness center
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary daily breakfast in the atrium
- Complimentary nightly reception, featuring cocktails, beer, wine and snacks
- Complimentary airport shuttle to and from Monterey Peninsula Airport
- Complimentary local area transportation
- Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet (available in guestrooms and public areas)
- The cut off date for booking a room at the Embassy Suites at the group rate is SATURDAY, APRIL 7.
- Breakfast is included for Embassy Suites guests only. Others may purchase a meal ticket at the hotel for $15 or eat on their own.
You may make your reservation using this link. Be sure to mention the 10th International Symposium.
Rooms are being held for check in on Monday 5/7 to check out on Thursday, May 10. If you are trying to arrive earlier or stay longer, please call the hotel directly at 831-393-1115.
A complimentary shuttle will run from the Embassy Suites to the Naval Postgraduate School on Thursday, May 10 so that symposium attendees can attend the Naval Postgraduate tour and the CRUSER Robots in the Roses Research Fair.
Please RSVP to these special post symposium events to be assured access to the NPS campus.
- 12:00P Shuttle from Embassy Suites to NPS
- 2:30P Shuttle from NPS to Embassy Suites
- Shuttle service ends at 5:30P.