Main Conference Day 2

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

As our platforms become more inter-connected and capable, their threat vector inevitably will grow, elevating their ability to be attacked by adversaries for their gain. This session will highlight ongoing efforts to engineering resilient platforms for GCVs.

- Engineering and technology challenges to be met to enable resilient systems
- Challenges associated with A2/AD
- Partnership efforts to bolster UF capability and utilization 

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David Bragg

National Security Program Area Lead, Florida Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE)
University of Florida

As a major component of the reserve force for the United States Armed Forces, the Army National Guard plays an important role in guiding our Soldiers that will in turn assist GCV operations.


- ANG operations to bolster US Army ground combat vehicle mission success

- Enabling future GCV mission sets: necessary needs

- ANG GCV priorities of interest

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Brigadier General Nicole Balliet

Assistant Director for ARNG Installations, Logistics & Environment
National Guard Bureau

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Fuel Desulfurization for Vehicles and Fuel Cells

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Improving Armor and Protection Capabilities While Reducing Weight

Afsaneh Rabiei - Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University

Advancing protection capabilities for current GCVs is of the highest priority, and our invited speaker will highlight their efforts to improve protection capabilities without adding on undue weight. 


- Providing improved armor capabilities for ground combat vehicles at lower weights

- Reducing weight of armor without sacrificing protection: engineering challenges to be met

- Efforts to advance composite metal foam capabilities for ground combat vehicle insertion

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Afsaneh Rabiei

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm The Future of Battlefield Situation Awareness via Vehicular Intensified Early Warning (VIEW)

This talk presents the foundations of Vehicular Intensified Early Warning (VIEW) technology. VIEW is realized via an integration of a Wireless Local positioning System (WLPS) and sensor data-enabled crowd source-based situation awareness. WLPS allows active vehicular localization. WLPS maintains accurate and real-time decision making via a fusion of comprehensive data acquisition, data analysis, and data management. Installed on combat vehicles, VIEW offers an immediate “view” to battlefield commanders and operators to support secure, safe, and efficient operation, and avoid tragic self-destructive incidents in complex battlefield media.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Aggregating Ground Combat Vehicle Data to Rapidly Deliver Next-Gen Technology Development

Ryan Makinson - AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

The Defense Technical Information Center has served the information needs of the Defense Community for nearly 70 years, delivering the tools and data needed to empower the research and engineering enterprise to accelerate ongoing technological developments. Yhis session will highlight some of their collaborative research efforts.


- DTIC GCV efforts

- DTIC collaborative efforts to spur advanced results

- Technology suggestions as a result of collaboration and data collection

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Ryan Makinson

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Post-Conference Networking