Australian Association for Unmanned Systems
Maritime Unmanned Systems Conference at Pacific 2017
The AAUS Maritime Unmanned Systems conference at Pacific 2017 will attract Defence, Industry & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies.
The AAUS unmanned systems conference is held in conjunction with Pacific 2017 (www.pacific2017.com.au). PACIFIC 2017 will be staged in the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) on the shores of Sydney Harbour and runs from October 3-5, 2017. Our event will be held in a conference room at this venue.
The 2017 conference will focus on unmanned technologies relevant to future defence programs and maritime applications and has been well supported by the Australian Defence Force who use our conferences to engage with industry on unmanned systems programs. We expect key presentations from Navy, Air Force, Army and CAS-G.
Relevant Defence Projects include:
OCTOBER 4, 2017 Room E3.9 (level 3) International Convention Centre Sydney
|Time||Activity / Presentation Title||Presenter|
|0915 - 0930||Welcoming Remarks||AIRMSHL Geoff Shepherd (Ret) & Greg Tyrrell (AAUS)|
|0930 - 1000||Keynote 1:||CAPT Nicholas Stoker (RAN)|
|1000 - 1030||Keynote 2: Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems||CMDR Philip Woodward (RAN)|
|1030 - 1055||Army’s contribution to Maritime UAS Ops – Amphibious ISR||LTCOL Keirin Joyce (Army)|
|1055 - 1120||Morning Tea|
|1120 - 1145||Payload Sensors Program for TUAS; Hyperspectral Imaging for Support to Amphibious Operations||Dr Stephen Carr (DST Group)|
|1145 - 1210||Australian ViDAR Optical Radar transforming Tactical UAS for Navy missions||Simon Olsen (Sentient Vision Systems)|
|1210 - 1235|| Update on Target (UAT)
Capabilities||Andrew Duggan (Insitu Pacific)|
|1235 - 1300||RPAS Certification||Peggy MacTavish (Flight Data Systems)|
|1300 - 1345||Lunch|
|1345 - 1410||The Evolutionary Path to the Ideal Combination of Manned and Unmanned rotary/VTOL systems in a Maritime Operational Environment||Lars Zander (Airbus)|
|1410 - 1435||Unmanned Warrior 2016 – an UAS Industry Perspective||Rick Wellesley (Leonardo)|
|1435 - 1500||Development of a Multi-role, Manned/Uninhabited and Autonomous RHIB for the ADF||Dr Derek Rogers (Saab Australia)|
|1500 - 1525||Future Innovative Applications for Maritime Robotic and Autonomous Systems||Darren Burrowes (BlueZone Group)|
|1525 - 1550||Afternoon Tea|
|1550 - 1615||Unmanned Mine-Countermeasure Solution||Jean-Claude Alcouffe (ECA Group)|
|1615 - 1640||The Path to Real World Autonomy for ASVs||Vince Dobbin (ASV Global)|
|1640 - 1705||Persistent Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessels powered by the Ocean||Robert Dane (Ocius)|
|1705 - 1730||Liquid Robotics Maritime Surveillance Solution||James Buescher (Liquid Robotics)|
A Sponsors and Speakers Networking dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday October 4 at Stacks Taverna close to the ICC. The dinner event is sponsored by Flight Data Systems and will provide a casual atmosphere to network with conference speakers and sponsors.
Southern Building, 24/25 Darling Quarter,
1-25 Harbour St Sydney View Map
7pm - 10pm
Note, extra costs apply and dinner numbers are limited.
Pricing details for the 1 day event are:
Early Bird Price
Industry (non AAUS)
Early Bird prices will be available until August 31, 2017.
Pricing is exclusive of GST.
Note, delegates to the conference will also be registered for Pacific 2017.
AAUS is a not for profit organisation that aims to promote the unmanned systems industry through quality events at affordable prices. This is only possible through the generous support that we receive from Sponsors.
Flexible sponsorship packages are available for organisations wishing to bring a team and promote its activities.
Greg Tyrrell - AAUS Executive Director
Telephone 0458 850 202