ARLINGTON, Va.— Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter will brief a new S&T strategy to the public at the Naval Future Force S&T EXPO and offer insights to the media for the first time since taking the helm at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on Dec. 31, 2014.
In addition, Winter will moderate a panel featuring Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition; Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps; and Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of naval operations.
Other EXPO speakers include Dr. Patricia Falcone, associate director of national security and international affairs, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations; Dr. Robert Ballard, famed oceanographer and discoverer of the Titanic; Dr. William Phillips, 1997 Nobel Prize winner for physics; and more. (Click here for a complete agenda.)
ONR subject-matter experts will be speaking in special breakout sessions on topics ranging from directed energy to robotics.
The exhibit hall will feature a range of state-of-the-art technologies, including:
- The Electromagnetic Railgun, a weapon that uses electricity to launch projectiles at six times the speed of sound;
- Shipboard Autonomous Fire-Fighting Robot (SAFFiR), a bipedal humanoid robot designed to assist Sailors in the location and suppression of fires on board naval vessels;
- An autonomous swarmboat used in recent demonstrations of unmanned boat operations;
- Optical scans of the outer ear and 3-D-printed, custom molded ear plugs produced on-site;
- CQ-10B helicopter, an affordable and lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle capable of transporting up to 500 pounds of cargo; and
- An autonomous flying-wing underwater glider whose design allows for long-range persistent surveillance.
The Naval Future Force S&T EXPO is the Navy’s premier event to share information, discuss research opportunities and build science and technology partnerships between the Navy and Marine Corps, industry and academia. Formerly titled the Science and Technology Partnership Conference, the biennial event draws thousands of attendees from around the world.
When: Feb. 4-5, 2015
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C., 20001.
Please see: 2015 Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO for more information.
Office of Naval Research