Army engineers to discuss emerging C4ISR technologies
August 23, 2010
BALTIMORE, Md. - U.S. Army scientists and engineers will conduct a series of roundtables to discuss emerging technologies and capabilities for the Warfighter, during the Team C4ISR Joint Symposium and Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center, Aug. 25-26.
Members of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, will address cloud computing and support to Army software transformation; commercial applications and hand-held devices; systems-of-systems engineering data collection; and power solutions for the dismounted Soldier.
Two roundtables will be held Aug. 25. The cloud computing roundtable, which begins at 11 a.m. will focus on how CERDEC efforts and assessments are informing program managers and decision makers in the areas of cloud computing, service-oriented architecture and cyber security to help ensure efficient use of data and web service available to the Soldier.
The second roundtable, which begins at noon, will address how CERDEC work in edge-enabling technologies supports overarching Army initiatives. Additionally, subject matter experts will discuss their efforts to support commercial cellular technology in a mobile ad-hoc network.
The third and fourth roundtables, Aug. 26, will be conducted at 11 and 11:45 a.m., respectively. The systems-of-systems engineering data collection roundtable will explain how CERDEC provides the Army with capabilities to collect operational network data from Army units whether at home, at training events and exercises or during deployment to areas of operation.
The final roundtable will discuss the ongoing and future efforts of CERDEC Army Power to develop lighter, more powerful solutions for dismounted Soldiers. Among these will be the recently deployed Rucksack Enhanced Portable Power System (REPPS), which is a battery-recharging kit that runs on renewable energy, and the BA-5590 Li/CFx battery, which provides similar performance and runtime at half the size, weight and volume of currently fielded batteries.
The community responsible for the Army's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is known as Team C4ISR. The annual Team C4ISR Joint Symposium and Expo is an opportunity to discuss the full scope of activities associated with bringing C4ISR technologies to the Soldier and sustaining those technologies in the field.
A large portion of the research, development and engineering of these C4ISR capabilities is provided by the U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC.
CERDEC subject matter experts will also present eight unclassified tutorials during the conference.
For more information, or to register for a roundtable, contact Kristen Kushiyama at Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-427-3229. After Aug. 23 please call 908-675-0342.