Focus Day

9:00 am - 9:50 am Registration & Coffee

Grab a cup of coffee, and get to know your fellow attendees.

9:50 am - 10:00 am CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING REMARKS

10:00 am - 11:45 am HQDA G-3/5/7, Army Protection C-UAS Overview

Cheickna Soumare - Deputy Branch Chief Counter UAS, Pentagon, Army HQ
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Cheickna Soumare

Deputy Branch Chief Counter UAS
Pentagon, Army HQ

• Building a network of wireless acoustic sensors to identify sUAS
• Using AI to distinguish between sUAS and other flying objects
• Computer-based “brain” called a neural network that is continuously learning and getting smarter at detection
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Dr. Houbing Song

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

11:30 am - 12:15 pm MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

 
• Local radar systems
• Integrated microphone / RF signature detection systems
• Acoustical systems for passive detection / offensive destruction

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Randall Nichols

Professor of Practice, Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus & Professor Emeritus - Cybersecurity Utica College

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Advances in Military Application of Laser Systems to Counter sUAS

Michael Cathcart, Ph.D., - Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
-Current directed energy platforms
-Research and development challenges
-Military application priorities 

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Michael Cathcart, Ph.D.,

Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta

• Advances made in underwater sUAS
• Unmanned Ground Vehicle as a mothership for sUAS
• Fighter jet based sUAS
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Chad Irick

College of Security and Intelligence
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Bryce Hughes

College of Security and Intelligence
College of Engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Daniel Mahan

College of Security and Intelligence
College of Engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Networking Break

Hungry? So are we! Sit down to a tasty meal while discussing the topics so far and what’s to come in
the day.

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CUAS Security Performance Metrics and Requirements

• The metrics presented are based on an established methodology that has been applied to Detection and Neutralization of threats to High Security Applications for over 40 years
• The Performance Metrics feed into an analysis methodology to estimate security effectiveness of CUAS
• CUAS requirements will build from performance metrics, resulting analysis, and the amount of security risks and non-security risks decision makers are willing to accept.

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks


5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Focus Day