Congratulations to our 2018 NFCS Poster Winners!

1st Place Poster: Dr. Samantha Weiss, MIT Lincoln Laboratory for “A Dynamic Programming Approach to the Pursuer-Evader-Decoy Problem”

2nd Place Poster: 1st Lt Robert Gutierrez, Air Force Research Laboratory for “Weaponeering in Augmented Reality”

3rd Place Poster: Mr. George Kakas, Air Force Research Laboratory for “Survey and Evaluation ELINT and ESM Systems with Integrated Photonics”

Poster Session

Session Chairs: Mr. Jesse Hodge, NAVAIRWD and Mr. John Warnke, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Advanced Technologies

Executing the ASuW Kill Chain When Denied Physical and Electronic Access
Mr. Jason Allen - Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

An Emerging Electronic Attack System and Pulse Compression Radar Model
Dr. Charles Bianchi - Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Multi-Mission Pyrotechnics in Contested Electromagnetic Warfare Environments
Mr. William Crespo - NSWC Crane Division

Programmable Baseband Processor Key to the Interoperability across Heterogeneous Multi-Function Radio Frequency (MFRF) Platforms and Enabler for Battlefield Superiority
Dr. Uma Jha - Raytheon Company

Survey and Evaluation ELINT and ESM Systems with Integrated Photonics
Mr. George Kakas - Air Force Research Laboratory

Synthetic Aperture Source Localization: An Imaging Approach to RF Localization
Mr. Chad Waddington - Air Force Research Laboratory

Combat ID

On the Fidelity and Suitability of Predicted Bistatic Signatures for Air-to-Ground Target Recognition: Comparing Xpatch to Measured Data
Dr. Jonathan Benson - Leidos

Target Classification Enhancement through Adaptation of a Combat Identification Algorithm
Mr. Steve Field - Raytheon Company

Monostatic and Bistatic Combat Identification from Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Dr. Mary Ann Harrison - Matrix Research, Inc.

Algorithm-Only Upgrade Extends Long Range A/A CID
Mr. Ricky Loveless - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Combat ID Sensor Collection Support
Dr. Robert Ryland - KEYW Corporation

Airborne ISAR Parameter Estimation to Perform Image Scaling
Mr. Brian Simons - Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Online Model-Based ATR using Compact Rapid SAR Predictor (CRiSP)
Mrs. Alyssa Todd - Leidos

Cyber Warfare (Threat, Exploitation, Assurance, Attack & Defense)

Integrity Threats and Weaknesses in Version Control Systems and Countermeasures for Software Development Environments
Mr. Jake Hertenstein - The Boeing Company

Cyber Protection Layers for Avionics - Flexible Requirements
Dr. Nicholas Kovach & Mr. Vahid Rajabian-Schwart - Air Force Research Laboratory

The Value of Using Systems Engineering to Sharpen the Spear against the Cyber Threat
Mr. Richard Massey - The Boeing Company

The “RITE” Cyber Security for Navy Fire Control Software
Mr. Michael Morris - SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Tactical Cyber Situational Awareness Provides a New Perspective for Mission Readiness
Mr. Rahul Parwani - Raytheon Company

Center for Cyber Analysis & Assessment (CCAA)
Mr. Baltazar Santaella - U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare

Spectrum Management by way of a Metamaterial Traffic Cop
Mr. Kahlil Gedin - NSWC Dahlgren Division

Electronic Warfare

Electronic Protection Capabilities that Counter the Multifunction Impact of a Deceptive Electronic Attack
Dr. Edward Potter - Raytheon Company

A Dynamic Programming Approach to the Pursuer-Evader-Decoy Problem
Dr. Samantha Weiss - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Fire Control Platform Capabilities

Introduction of Dual Band Radar into CVN 78
Mr. Robert Ogden - Raytheon Company

Hypersonics/Conventional Prompt Strike & Hypersonic Threat Defense

Fire Control Needs for Defense Against Hypersonics
Dr. Jonathan Gans - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Seekers for Hypersonic Engagement
Mr. Thomas Lewis - Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RWWS)

Counter-Hypersonic Architecture and Technology
Mr. James McIntire - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Hypersonic Threat Defense: The Need for a Multi-Layered Architecture across the Kill Chain
Mr. Joe Uzdzinski - Lockheed Martin Corporation

Interoperability & Network Enhanced Fire Control

Missions/Plans Workshop – Results for Integrated Planning Capabilities
Dr. Jeffrey Dunne - JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

A Roadmap for Enhanced Connectivity Across All Domains
Dr. Susan Gottschlich - Raytheon Company

Office of Naval Research Electronic Warfare Open Architecture using the Interoperable Application Framework and Common EW Platform
Mr. Michael Pereira - SPAWAR Atlantic

Joint Integrated Fire Control

Cross Domain Maritime and Surveillance (CDMaST)
Dr. James Galambos - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Warfighter Workload Reduction in Cooperative Weapon Employment (CWE)
Mr. Douglas Keating - The Boeing Company

All Weather Radio Frequency Launch Detection (AWRFLD) Program
Ms. Carolyn Sue Randles - USASMDC/ARSTRAT

Challenges to High Value Air Assets
Dr. Matthew Vanderhill - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Kill Chain & Distributed Lethality

The Kill Chain and Lusser’s Product Law
Mr. John Green - Naval Postgraduate School

Novel Algorithms for Sensor Scheduling
Dr. Austin Jones - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation (SoSITE)
Mr. John Koger - Air Force Research Laboratory

Utilizing Threat and Weapon Divert Capability Metrics in Mission Engagement Planning and Execution
Mr. Anthony Rainoldi - U.S. Army AMRDEC

Integrated Battle Management Architecture: Integrated Automated Decision Aids
Dr. Dana Sinno - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Live, Virtual, & Constructive Modeling & Simulation

Live Fire Counterbattery Test Results for USMC AN/TPS-80 Fire Control Radar
Dr. Michael Christensen - Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Overview and Evaluation of Embedded Training for Inflight Pilot Training
Ms. Kelly Giang - Department of Defense

Development of a Generic Fire Control Module
Mrs. Rebecca Goins and Mr. Steven Sanders - U.S. Army AMRDEC

Weaponeering in Augmented Reality
1st Lt Robert Gutierrez - Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RWML)

The NSWC Crane LVC Task Force
Mr. Clayton Kello - NSWC Crane Division

Machine Learning

Big Data Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Combat ID and Combat Systems – Design, Demonstrate and Proof of Concept: Discover Virtual Airways and Patterns using Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Data
Dr. Ying Zhao - Naval Postgraduate School

Machine Learning in the Wild
Dr. Matthew Gombolay - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Multi-Domain Command & Control and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance

Passive OTHR
Mr. Harry Bascom and Dr. Braham Himed - Black River Systems Company and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RYMD)

AgilePod® Reconfigurable, Multi-INT Pod
Ms. Katherine Fordon - Air Force Research Laboratory

Rapid Transition of New Technology to the Warfighter

Enabling Rapid Software Deployment
Mr. Andy Farrar - OPNAV N2N6 Digital Warfare Office

Design of Experiments: A Tool to Quickly Characterize and Sharpen Capabilities of the Spear
Dr. Steven Gordon - Georgia Tech Research Institute

Selecting Data Sets to Characterize Performance of Missile Defense Systems
Dr. Austin Jones - MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Sensor Suite Virtual Integration with Digital Thread
Ms. Joann Luu - Air Force Research Laboratory

Lightweight Widget and Applications Enable Rapid Delivery of Capability to the Warfighter in a Non-Permissive Fire Control Environment
Mr. Michael Morris - SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Current State of Theater Undersea Warfare Command and Control
Mr. Michael O'Hare - PEO IWS 5

Low-Cost Flexible Radar
Mr. Matthew Shuman - Air Force Research Laboratory

Small UAS HF/VHF/UHF Direction Finding
Mr. Matthew Shuman - Air Force Research Laboratory

Rapid Fieldable Naval Optical Communication System
Mr. Michael Strauss - Creative Microsystems Corporation

Automating Fire Control Radar Software Verification Testing with Modeling and Simulation
Mr. Aaron White - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Sensor Resource Management/Sensor & Data Fusion

Context Exploitation using Hierarchical Bayesian Models
Dr. Christopher George - Boston Fusion Corporation

OPERA: Feature-Level Saliency Fusion for Multi-Modal Sensor Autonomy
Dr. Mark Kolba - BAE Systems

Theatre & Homeland Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense

Accelerated Integration using the Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) Plug & Fight Software Development Kit (P&F SDK)
Mr. David Pyne - Georgia Tech Research Institute

Utilizing Space as a Force Enhancer or Force Applier

Space Object Tumble Characterization using Diverse Radar Information
Dr. Tod Schuck - Lockheed Martin

Augmented Reality Mission Operations UseR eXperience (ARMOUR X)
Mr. Arthur Tucker - JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Unmanned & Autonomous Systems (Sensors, Weapons & Platforms, including Counter UAS)

Unmanned/Manned C4ISR Systems Integration, Test, and Experimentation (UxCITE): Enabling the Rapid and Agile Evolution of Unmanned System C4ISR
Mr. Christopher Scrapper - SPAWAR Pacific

Weapons, Munitions, & Engagement Alternatives

Benefits with Common Software for Towed Artillery Systems
Mr. Ralph Tillinghast - U.S Army RDECOM ARDEC

2017 NFCS Poster Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2017 Poster Winners!

First Place: Agile Cybersecurity: A Modest Proposal, Mr. Marc Santoro Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

Second Place: Assessment of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Boost-Phase Intercept of Ballistic Missiles, Mr. Samuel Lacinski MIT Technology and Policy Program

Third Place: Lasercomms System for Mobile Terrestrial Applications, Ms. Katherine Souza, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory