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CRUSER Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC)

Background:  Starting in 2009, the NPS warfare innovation workshops have addressed self-propelled semi-submersibles, maritime irregular challenges, undersea weapons concepts and unmanned systems concepts generation. Participants in these workshops are junior officers from NPS, the fleet, and other DoD commands; and early career engineers from Navy laboratories, academia and industry. 

Workshop: Given the design challenge How might advancements in autonomy, machine learning, manned-unmanned teaming, emergent technologies, and unmanned systems be employed to enhance cross-domain operations in highly contested environments to accomplish missions more effectively and/or with less risk?   small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions.  Teams will brief their best concepts to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.

Selected concepts will begin CRUSER’s next Innovation Thread, and members of the CRUSER community of interest will be invited to further develop these concepts in response to the next FY Call for Proposals. Technical members of the CRUSER community of interest will present proposals at a technical continuum gathering such as TechCon  to test these selected concepts of interest in lab or field environments. A final report detailing process and outcomes will be released before the end of the that calendar year to a vetted distribution list of leadership and community of interest members. Results of experimentation will be presented to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) the following summer.

Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop 2019

Logistics in Contested Environments: the impact of Robotics and Autonomy on logistics in the future battlespace

23-26 September 2019, Naval Postgraduate School

This CRUSER sponsored Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop is scheduled for 23-26 September 2019 as a Naval Postgraduate School Thesis & Research Week activity to apply emerging technologies to shape the way we fight.

REGISTER to participate as a Mentor, Observer, or to apply for a spot on a Concept Generation Team


Background:  Starting in 2009, the NPS warfare innovation workshops have addressed self-propelled semi-submersibles, maritime irregular challenges, undersea weapons concepts and unmanned systems concepts generation. Participants in these workshops are junior officers from NPS, the fleet, and other DoD commands; and early career engineers from Navy laboratories, academia and industry. 

Workshop: Given the design challenge “How might emerging technologies support logistics in contested environments?” small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions.  Teams will brief their best concepts to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.

Selected concepts will begin CRUSER’s next Innovation Thread, and members of the CRUSER community of interest will be invited to further develop these concepts in response to the FY20 Call for Proposals. NPS students participating in a Directed Study “Concept Generation and Prototyping for the Warfighter” will prototype and test concepts of interest throughout the academic year for credit, and will present their findings at TechCon 2020. Technical members of the CRUSER community of interest will also propose aligned project work to develop and test concepts of interest in lab or field environments. A final report detailing workshop process and outcomes will be released before the end of the 2019 calendar year to a vetted distribution list of leadership and community of interest members. Results of experimentation will be presented to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in the summer of 2021 as part of the CRUSER Annual Report.

Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop 2018

Cross-Domain Operations: the impact of Robotics and Autonomy on the future battlespace

17-20 September 2018, Naval Postgraduate School

This CRUSER sponsored Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop is scheduled for 17-20 September 2018 as a Naval Postgraduate School Thesis & Research Week activity to apply emerging technologies to shape the way we fight.

REGISTER HERE to participate as a Mentor, and Observer, or to apply for a spot on a Concept Generation Team


Background:  Starting in 2009, the NPS warfare innovation workshops have addressed self-propelled semi-submersibles, maritime irregular challenges, undersea weapons concepts and unmanned systems concepts generation. Participants in these workshops are junior officers from NPS, the fleet, and other DoD commands; and early career engineers from Navy laboratories, academia and industry. 

Workshop: Given the design challenge “How might emerging technologies enhance cross-domain operations?” small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions.  Teams will brief their best concepts to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.

Selected concepts will begin CRUSER’s next Innovation Thread, and members of the CRUSER community of interest will be invited to further develop these concepts in response to the FY19 Call for Proposals. Technical members of the CRUSER community of interest will present proposals at a technical continuum gathering such as TechCon 2019 to test these selected concepts of interest in lab or field environments. A final report detailing process and outcomes will be released before the end of the 2019 calendar year to a vetted distribution list of leadership and community of interest members. Results of experimentation will be presented to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in the summer of 2020.

CRUSER Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) 

Workshop 2017

“Distributed Maritime Operations: Combined, Joint, and Coalition Warfare at Sea”

“How might emerging technologies, joint, combined and coalition forces contribute to distributed maritime and cross-domain operations?”

  • Date: 18-21 Sept 2017
  • Times: 0800-1600 M/T/W, 0800-1200 Th
  • Location: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Description (Download WICW-17 Fact Sheet Here)

Given the design challenge “How might emerging technologies, joint, combined and coalition forces contribute to distributed maritime and cross-domain operations?” small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions.  Teams will brief their conclusions to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.

This CRUSER sponsored Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) workshop will begin with a day of knowledge leveling briefs, followed by two days of facilitated team concept generation work. The workshop will conclude with a morning of final concept briefs to senior leaders. 

Schedule (Download PDF here)

MON – 18 September

 

 

0800

Registration

GLASGOW 102

0830

CRUSER Overview

Dr. Ray Buettner, NPS CRUSER Director

0845

NPS Warfare Innovation Continuum & Scenario

CAPT Jeff Kline USN (ret), NPS Chair of Systems Engineering Analysis (SEA)

0915

Distributed Maritime Operations

CDR Jason Canfield USN, NWDC

0940

Future Fleet Design

CDR Erik Cyre USN, OPNAV N501 Future Fleet Design & Architecture

1005

Autonomous Data Collection

Dr. Lori Adornato, DARPA

1030

BREAK

 

1040

MDUSV

Mr. David Trask, NPS Professor of the Practice for MASINT Studies

1105

Maritime Dark Networks

Dr./CAPT Wayne Porter USN (ret), NPS Littoral Operations Center Director

1130

Partner Nation Perspective

CMDR Scott Craig, Royal Australian Navy

1150

Team Introductions

Ms. Lyla Englehorn, NPS CRUSER Associate Director

1200

LUNCH

 

1300

Welcome

VADM Ronald Route USN (ret), NPS President

1310

Implementing Concepts: an industrial technical example

Mr. Aaron Kline, Caterpillar International

1345

Rapid Prototyping & Testing

Mr. Jamie Hyneman, M5 Industries

1445

Tasking

CAPT Jeff Kline USN (ret), NPS SEA Chair

1515

Initial Team Meetings

BREAKOUT ROOMS

1600

Icebreaker

TRIDENT ROOM

 

 

TUES – 19 September

 

 

GLASGOW 102

0800

Welcome

Dr. Ray Buettner, NPS CRUSER Director

0810

Keynote Address

Brigadier General Frank Kelley USMC (ret), DASN Unmanned

0900

Process

Ms. Lyla Englehorn, NPS CRUSER Associate Director

0930

Discovery Interviews – Mentors

BREAKOUT ROOMS – Mentors meet in Glasgow Courtyard

1100

Concept Generation – Divergent

BREAKOUT ROOMS

1200

LUNCH

 

1300

DASN Panel on Issues in Autonomy – Mentors

GLASGOW 102

1430

Executive Time – Mentors

Concept Generation – Divergent to Convergent

BREAKOUT ROOMS

 

WED – 20 September

 

 

GLASGOW 102

0800

Welcome

Mr. Carl Oros, NPS CRUSER Associate Director

0810

Issues in Autonomy

CAPT George Galdorisi USN (ret), SSC-PAC

0835

Asset Integration

CAPT Karl Hasslinger, USN (Ret.), General Dynamics Electric Boat

0900

Ideas Into Reality

Mr. William Glenney, Institute for Future Warfare Studies

0930

Concept Generation – Convergent

  BREAKOUT ROOMS

1000

MBARI Tour – Mentors

van departs for Moss Landing @0930

1030

Directors & Chairs Rotation

BREAKOUT ROOMS

1200

LUNCH

 

1300

Concept Development – Final Push

BREAKOUT ROOMS

1330

NPS Lab Tour – Mentors

Guided tour leaves from Starbucks

 

THUR – 21 September

 

 

GLASGOW 102

0800

Team Photos & Evaluation

 

0830

Final Briefs

 

1200

ADJOURN

 

 
 

To Participate

This workshop is open to all NPS students – all curriculums, all services, DoD personnel from other commands and labs, and vetted CRUSER members from academia and industry. Concept Generation Teams for the 2017 workshop are FULL, but the workshop is still open to all CRUSER members who would like to attend as observers.  Please register here:  https://survey.nps.edu/811134/lang-en.  Registration is FREE but REQUIRED. 

Contact

Ms. Lyla Englehorn, MPP, CRUSER Assoc. Director,  laengleh@nps.edu, 831-656-2615