Systems Concepts and Integration Panel events on the Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Systems Concepts and Integration Panel will hold three related events with a focus on the Electromagnetic Spectrum at The Hague, NLD from 18-21 April 2016.The Systems Concepts and Integration Panel will hold three related events with a focus on the Electromagnetic Spectrum at The Hague, NLD from 18-21 April 2016.

The first event will be a joint Specialists’ Meeting (SM) with the Sensors and Electronics Technology Panel titled, “SET-SCI-230, Reconfigurable and Scalable Mulit-Function RF Systems in a Congested EM Spectrum”.

Incremental Implementation of NATO Mission Training Through Distributed Simulation (MTDS)

MSG-128 Task Group on Incremental Implementation of NATO Mission Training Through Distributed Simulation (MTDS)The MSG-128 Taskgroup on ''Incremental Implementation of NATO Mission Training Through Distributed Simulation (MTDS)" wants to establish essential elements for a NATO MTDS environment, including: Concept, Standards and agreements, Legal and security framework, Services infrastructure, Standing operating procedures. This Taskgroup held a successful meeting at Air Operations Control Station Nieuw Milligen (AOCS NM), The Netherlands from 26-28 Jan 2016. MSG-128 has participants from CAN, DEU, FRA, NLD, NOR, TUR, USA, CASPOA CoE, NATO E3A, NIAG, WPC.

Compressed Sensing for Radar/SAR and EO/IR imaging

Compressed SensingCompressive Sensing (CS) is a novel signal acquisition and processing theory that enables reconstruction of sparse signals from a set of non-adaptive measurements sampled at a much lower rate than required by the Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem. In particular, compressive sensing exploits the fact that the information bandwidth of the signal is much smaller than the full signal bandwidth and the required Nyquist sampling rate for the information bandwidth is much lower than the Nyquist rate for the full signal bandwidth. It is expected that in the coming years, military radars, ESM receivers and EO/IR sensors will use CS-based hardware and signal processing methods.

MSG-ET-043 Hybrid Warfare Modelling and Simulation

Modelling and Simulation Centre of ExcellenceThe kick-off meeting of this activity will be hosted by NATO M&S CoE on 16-17 February in Rome. This team will work in an emerging topic that blends various forms of warfare, such as, conventional, irregular, cyber and information into a specific strategy designed to undermine traditional alliance based defensive strengths. Their objective is to assess the current capabilities and requirements for modelling and simulation of hybrid warfare not only for collective training and exercises but also for wargaming and plan analysis purposes.

IST-118 Workshop on Tactical Domain Service-Oriented Architecture in conjunction with ICMCIS 2016

IST-118 Workshop on Tactical Domain Service-Oriented Architecture in conjunction with ICMCIS 2016 In conjunction with the International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS) Conference (23-24 May in Brussels), IST-118 Task Group on “ SOA Recommendations for Disadvantaged Grids in the Tactical Domain“  will hold a Workshop (24 May) which will be their last work before preparing their final report.

MSG-136 - M&S as a Service - I/ITSEC Presentation, 2 December 2015

Dr. Robert Siegfried, Co-Chair, MSG-136On 2 December 2015, Dr. Robert Siegfried, Co-Chair, and Mr. Michael Mifsud, Principal Engineer, UK DSTL, presented the work of the MSG-136 Task Group on Modelling and Simulation as a Service (MSaaS) at the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida.

SAS-104 RTG on C2 Agility: Next Steps

SAS-104 RTG on “C2 Agility: Next Steps”SAS-104 RTG on “C2 Agility: Next Steps” conducted a meeting from 14-16 December 2016 at the CSO in Paris. Members from CAN, GBR, NOR, USA, SWE, DNK and members from the NATO C2 Center of Excellence and Allied Command Transformation attended in Paris while members from DEU, GBR and USA participated virtually.

Assessment and Communication of Risk and Uncertainty to Support Decision-Making

SAS-114 RTG on “Assessment and Communication of Risk and Uncertainty to Support Decision-Making”SAS-114 RTG on “Assessment and Communication of Risk and Uncertainty to Support Decision-Making” held their first meeting at the CSO Office in Paris from 7-9 December.  Representatives from Canada, Denmark, USA and the Netherlands were on site while members from the United Kingdom, USA and the Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation participated virtually in the three day meeting.

The Systems Concepts and Integration Panel met in Bucharest

From 5-9 October 2015, the Systems Concepts and Integration Panel met in Bucharest, RomaniaFrom 5-9 October 2015, the Systems Concepts and Integration Panel met in Bucharest, Romania for its semi-annual Panel Business Meeting.  Thirty-one national representatives met to discuss current and future efforts in the areas of Systems Integration and Interoperability, Integrated Survivability, Space, Autonomy and Disruptive Technologies.

Visit of Professor QUEK, Chief Defence Scientist, Singapore

Visit of Professor QUEK, Chief Defence Scientist, SingaporeThe NATO Collaboration Support Office (CSO) was delighted to welcome Professor QUEK on the occasion of his visit to France. He was accompanied by Mr. Ong, Head of Defence Technology Office (Europe) at the Singapore Embassy in Paris.

Mr. Alan Shaffer, CSO Director, gave a detailed presentation of the STO during which he highlighted particular opportunities for the Republic of Singapore to engage more fully in the Collaborative Programme of Work.

SET-228 Specialists Meeting on Radar Imaging for Target Identification

SET-228 Specialists’ Meeting on “Radar Imaging for Target Identification ”The SET-228 Specialists’ Meeting (SM) on “Radar Imagining for Target Identification” was convened from 19-20 October in Pisa Italy. Over 100 participants from 10 countries exchanged results of previous SET RTG efforts in measuring radar cross section of small UAVs (SET-180), multi-static imaging of non-cooperative targets (SET-196), and Model based SAR ATR (SET-215). In addition, there were several presentations and posters on emerging technologies, closely related to the SM interests.

Meet the NATO CSO Delegation at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando FL from 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2015!

Meet the NATO CSO Delegation at I/ITSEC 2015 in Orlando FL  from 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2015!The CSO delegation coming from Paris, France this year will include the CSO Director, the Head of the NATO M&S Coordination Office and the Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Panel Executive.

Current and former Chairs of the NMSG, HFM and SCI Panels will also be present at the event and can be met at the NATO Booth.

Information Systems Technology Panel 36th Business Meeting

Information Systems Technology Panel 36th Business MeetingThe Information Systems Technology Panel held its 36th meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 14th to 16th October.

This meeting was held in conjunction with the IST-133 Specialists’ Meeting on Visual Analytics – Cyber Security, as well as the meeting of the IST-110 Task Group on Visualization for Analysis.

Kick-off meeting HFM-251 Research Task Group Occupational Cardiology in Military Aircrew

Kick-off meeting HFM-251 Research Task Group “Occupational Cardiology in Military Aircrew”HFM-251 RTG on “Occupational Cardiology in Military Aircrew” conducted their first meeting in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the Collaboration Support Office (CSO) on 24-25 September 2015.

36th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Fall 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

36th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, Fall 2015, Prague, Czech RepublicThe Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel held its Fall Panel Business Week (PBW) from 12th to 16th of October 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. With more than 440 engineers, scientists, industry and government representatives from 23 out of 28 NATO Nations, plus four Partner Nations, attending the Fall PBW this was the biggest AVT Meeting Week of its kind.

Range Contamination Specialists Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic (AVT-244-RSM-036)

Range Contamination Specialists’ Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic (AVT-244-RSM-036)Military readiness is critical to NATO and our allies. For combat units, this requires live-fire training with munitions that contain environmentally hazardous constituents. To control risks and sustain ranges, AVT-244 assembled a platform of experts who presented papers on the current state of the art in topics related to range contamination.

SET-221 Active Passive Electro-Optic Infrared Automatic Target Recognition Lecture Series

SET-221 Active Passive Electro-Optic Infrared Automatic Target Recognition Lecture SeriesThe SET-221 Active Passive Electro-Optic Infrared (EO-IR) Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) lecture series was held at Ft. Belvoir, VA, United States of America on 11-12 June 2015.  Its purpose was to provide an overview of the state of the art in this technology area.  Ten lectures were provided by Germany through pre-recorded video, UK and the USA.  The passive EO-IR systems discussed operated in the visible, near infrared shortwave infrared (SWIR), midwave infrared (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR).  The active systems discussed utilized either two-dimensional or three-dimensional imagery.  The platforms for which these systems were designed were Soldier-borne for ground, vehicle-borne and airborne.  The target sets ranged from personnel, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), vehicles and missiles. The lecture series was chaired by Mr. Robert Hintz of the U.S.

Mission Effectiveness of Denial and Deception

Mission Effectiveness of Denial and Deception16 September 2015: The SCI-200 Research Task Group (RTG) on “Mission Effectiveness of Denial and Deception” was presented with the 2015 STO Scientific Achievement Award on the occasion of the Fall 2015 Science and Technology Board Meeting (STB) in Tirana, Albania.

Inspection of culverts on the presence of Improvised Explosive Devices

Inspection of culverts on the presence of Improvised Explosive DevicesThe NATO STO SCI-256 Task Group ‘Route threat detection and clearance technologies’ conducted a demonstration of culvert inspection technologies in the week of 5 - 9 October at a test site of SWEDEC, the Swedish Demining and EOD Centre. The objective of SCI-256 is to investigate the potential and limitations of technologies for countering the on- and off-route threat, such as landmines, IEDs and emplaced explosive hazards.

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Lecture Series on "Structural Health Monitoring of Military Vehicles" (AVT-220 - 03/07/2016 to 04/07/2016 - Bilbao, Spain)

Spring 2016 AVT Panel Meeting Week Enrolment Link for AVT Panel Members, Technical Team Members and Invited Guests to Technical Teams and Exploratory Teams (Separate enrolment links for the RSMs).  (AVT-37TH PMW - 25/04/2016 to 29/04/2016 - Tallinn, Estonia)

Specialists Meeting on "Design, Manufacturing and Application of Metallic Lightweight Material Components for Military Vehicles" (AVT-264 - 25/04/2016 to 27/04/2016 - Tallinn, Estonia)

Specialists Meeting on "Additive Manufacturing for Military Hardware" (AVT-258 - 28/04/2016 to 29/04/2016 - Tallinn, Estonia)

37th HFM Panel Business Meeting Bucharest Romania 11 - 14 April 2016 (HFM-37THPBM - 11/04/2016 to 14/04/2016 - Bucharest, Romania)

Technical Course on "Aerospace Medicine - From the Ground up " (HFM-264 - 16/03/2016 to 18/03/2016 - Ramstein, Germany)

Specialists Meeting on "Security Challenges for Multi-domain Autonomous and Unmanned C4ISR Systems (e.g., UxVs, Robotic Systems Security) " (IST-136 - 21/03/2016 to 24/03/2016 - CMRE, La Spezia, Italy)

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SAS Panel Business Meeting, Spring 2016 (SAS-PBM-37 - 11/04/2016 to 14/04/2016 - Tallinn, Estonia)

Lecture Series on "Space Domain Effects on NATO Operations " (SCI-285 - 11/04/2016 to 12/04/2016 - Boulder, CO, United States)

SCI-37th PBM, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, 16-20 May 2016.  (SCI-37TH PBM - 16/05/2016 to 20/05/2016 - Loughborough, United Kingdom)

Symposium on "Considerations for Space and Space-Enabled Capabilities in NATO Coalition Operations" (SCI-283 - 17/05/2016 to 18/05/2016 - Loughborough, United Kingdom)

Specialists Meeting on "Reconfigurable and Scalable Multi-Function RF Systems in a Congested EM Spectrum " (SET-SCI-230 - 18/04/2016 to 19/04/2016 - The Hague, Netherlands)

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Spring 2016 Plans and Programmes (P&P Week) (STB-008 - PPC - 01/03/2016 to 03/03/2016 - CSO, France)

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