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 


David Bragg

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

9:45 am - 10:30 am Advancing Army Ground Combat Vehicle Warfighting Concepts and Modernization Efforts

Colonel Christopher Barnwell - Chief, Field Experimentation Division, Joint Modernization Command, United States Army
The U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command provides insight about future ways of fighting, future technology, and force structure during realistic live, constructive, and/or simulated training exercises, providing a unique viewpoint as to the role of NGCV in the future battlespace. 

- Efforts to assess Army ground combat vehicle warfighting capabilities and concepts
- Necessary next steps to improve ground combat vehicle effectiveness
- Challenges associated with defining warfighting concepts for unidentified future areas of operation

Colonel Christopher Barnwell

Chief, Field Experimentation Division
Joint Modernization Command, United States Army

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

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

Brigadier General Nicole Balliet

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


Eric Troidl

Product Support mechanical Engineer and Team Leader, Support Equipment and Vehicles Team
Power and Energy Division, University of Dayton Research Institute

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)

Seyed (Reza) Zekavat, Ph.D - Professor of Data Sciences, Professor of Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
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.

Seyed (Reza) Zekavat, Ph.D

Professor of Data Sciences, Professor of Physics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

The ground combat vehicles of the future require agile and cost effective development tools. Modeling and simulation, both virtual and constructive, provide the ability to relatively quickly and cost effectively develop and verify vehicle concepts and capability needs.


Chris Willis

Chief, Modeling and Simulation Branch (MSB) Maneuver Battle Lab (MBL),
Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate (CDID)

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

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