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Distinguished Seminar Speakers ~ Spring Semester 2019

Listed below, Naval Science & Technology Professional Development Seminar Distinguished Speakers, Spring Semester 2019.

AUVs Reimagined

Dive Technologies    –    January 29, 2019


Presenters:

  • Sam Russo – COO and Founder
  • Jerry Sgobbo – CEO and Founder

Description:

Dive Technologies has one goal: to produce the most reliable Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in the world’s oceans at a disruptive price point. Best in class reliability will enable safe and successful access into the depths of the unknown. Dive Technologies’ AUV architecture promotes simple integration of industry leading and next generation energy, communications, and payload technologies. Dive Technologies AUVs are architected to support long duration missions at full ocean depth. Their energy capacity, navigation solution, and communication suite facilitate long duration data collection missions which allows for littoral and deep-water survey and inspection missions.

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Automated Test and Measurement Applications

PVI Systems    –    February 19th, 2019


Presenters:

  • Nate Lim – President and Co-founder of PVI Systems

Description:

Learn about how PVI Systems applies system integration engineering to various industries, including naval projects spanning submarine self-noise and vibration, towed array testing, sea state simulation and oil rigs. Despite being a small company of only 12 employees, PVI has amassed an impressive portfolio of projects covering an extremely diverse set of applications. Come see the types of challenges that PVI engineers face, both academic and practical.

Nate is a Principal Engineer and Partner at PVI Systems in Niantic, CT. He is responsible for many of the software and electrical designs of the projects that PVI tackles. Lim, 51, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in 1989 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Systems Engineering. He has worked in numerous jobs supporting naval technology at various Department of Defense contractors as well as at Naval Undersea Warfare Center, culminating in his role at the partnership at PVI Systems. Nate has been certified as a National Instruments Certified Professional Instructor, LabVIEW Certified Architect, and LabVIEW Certified TestStand Developer.

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Ocean Area Denial Through the Use of Undersea Mine Warfare

Raytheon Polar Services    –    February 26th, 2019


Presenters:

  • John Carcone – Principle Engineer at Raytheon Polar Services

Description:

This presentation will provide a brief history of undersea mine warfare.  Various methods that are currently used to locate and destroy different types of enemy mines miles will be discussed.  The latest research and future systems will also be discussed.  Each of the various engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Ocean, Engineers etc.) play key roles in the design, fabrication testing of the systems that are delivered to the U.S. Navy.  The presentation will also describe where each of the engineering disciplines fit into the design, test, build, and delivery process.

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Innovation and Technology Insertion into the US Department of Defense and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Process

Progeny Systems    –    March 5th, 2019


Presenters:

  • David Markert – Chief Engineer of the Aviation and Maritime Surveillance Group & Director of Business Development

Description:

Progeny Systems Corporation is a leading edge technology company that has been deeply involved in supplying the Department of Defense technical solutions primarily through the DOD SBIR process.  This discussion will provide an overview of how high technology focused small businesses can get funding and provide technical solutions to the US Department of Defense through the SBIR process.

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Advancing Naval Capability for the Warfighter

Sikorsky – a Lockheed Martin Company   –    March 12th, 2019


Presenters:

  • Richard Allard Jr. – Chief Engineer in Naval Helicopter Programs

Description:

Rich is responsible for providing technical leadership for all Naval Helicopter program engineering activities, including product strategies, business development, technical execution and product support for the MH-60S, MH-60R, and S-70B platforms, including the international derivatives.  He serves as the primary technical point of contact between Sikorsky and the customer for product line activities including support of foreign military sales, domestic sales, service, as well as design, development, technical proposals, support of production and business acquisition.

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Engineering a Career at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)  –    March 12th, 2019


Presenters:

  • Carlos Galliano – Director of Programs – Platform & Payload Integration Department

Description:

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport  (NUWC) is the Navy’s only laboratory dedicated to the full spectrum of Undersea Warfare.  NUWC conducts research, development, testing, evaluation, engineering, and analysis to deliver undersea warfare capabilities to expand United States Navy readiness.  This discussion will provide an overview of the work performed at NUWC with particular emphasis on the Platform & Payload Integration Department.

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The Implementation of a Model-Based Enterprise For Naval Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing

Design Automation Associates  –    April 2nd, 2019


Presenters:

  • Sean Sullivan – CTO-Owner & Managing Partner

Description:

Design Automation Associates provides Model-Based Automation and Digital thread implementations utilized in Naval Design and Manufacturing. This discussion will focus on the efficiencies and enablement associated with the use of a Model-Based approach to Design, Analysis and Manufacturing of Naval vessels. Topics covered include Model-Based Definition, Virtual Reality, Model-Based Analysis, Interactive Work Instructions, Augmented Reality and the Digital Thread that connects it all together.

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Bloomy Controls

Bloomy Controls  –    April 9th, 2019


Presenters:

  • Danh Pham – Director of Engineering
  • Bill Papale – Simulation Systems Engineering Lead

Description:

Bloomy representatives will present the company background and mission of being the leader in automated test, data acquisition and control systems.  The discussion agenda includes engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Bloomy products, turnkey systems and vertical business units encompassing Electronics Functional Test (EFT), Simulation Systems (SIMS) and Battery Test Systems (BTS).  Case studies will be presented to emphasize how Bloomy’s solutions apply to the aerospace and automotive industries as well as custom Naval applications.

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    This program is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) STEM Grant Program