HELMOT XVIII

Chinooks in Afghanistan

The Vertical Flight Society's Southeast US Region and Hampton Roads Chapter

HELMOT XVIII:18th Helicopter Military Operations Technology Meeting

Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton Roads, Virginia | October 24-25, 2018

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The conference, which consists of 2 days of unclassified, unrestricted presentations, will highlight integrated mission systems research and development enabling increased capability for vertical lift aircraft and provide some user perspective on recent operations.  Classified presentations will take place on Tues. October 23rd.

Government and industry speakers will present on topics related to "Transformational Technologies and Their Application to the Vertical Lift Battlespace."

See below for the HELMOT 2018 preliminary agenda or download a PDF version.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
Tues, Oct. 23, 2018
0800 - 1700 Classified Presentations: U.S. ADD, Ft. Eustis, Virginia Contact Mr. Scott Butler for registration.
Wed, October 24, 2018
0700 - 1700 Registration and Exhibits Open
0700 - 0750 Exhibit Hall Morning Coffee
0755 - 0800 Day 1 HELMOT Welcome HELMOT General Chair: Marty Walsh, US Army AMRDEC
ADD, Associate Director for Mission Systems
0800 - 0830 Keynote Speaker TBD
0835 - 0845 Session #1: Unmanned Operations Session Chair: Sara Condon, US Army
ADD, Technical Area Lead for Avionics & Networks
0845 - 0915 US Army Requirements for UAVs, Teaming and Autonomy (Invited) TBD
0915 - 0945 NexGen Tactical UAS Technology Demonstrator:
Advanced UAS in a Near Peer Environment
MAJ Michael Osmon, AMRDEC-ADD, PM NextGen TUAS Tech Demo
0945 - 1000 Break
1000 - 1030 Advanced Cockpit Interface Tim Flynn, People Tech, Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming (SUMIT) Project Office
1030 - 1100 Locust Swam (Invited) TBD
1100 - 1130 York County Fire Dept. UAV Operations Chief Chris Sadler, York County Fire Dept.
1130 - 1135 Session 1 Wrap-up Session Chair: Sara Condon
1135 - 1300 Lunch (On Your Own)
1300 - 1305 Session #2: Unmanned Operations Session Chair: Tim Condon AMRDEC ADD, Technical Area Lead for Autonomy and Teaming
1335 - 1405 Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle Project (Invited) TBD
1405 - 1435 SCORCH: A Supervisory Control Interface for the Employment of Multiple UAS in Manned-Unmanned Teaming Operations Dr. Grant Taylor, Engineering Research Psychologist,
AMRDEC ADD Human-Systems Interface Technical Area
1435 - 1505 Break
1505 - 1535 Air Launch of Atlus Fixed-Wing from UH-60 Helicopter Dr. Nicholas Alley, Chief Exec. Office, Area-I Inc.
1535 - 1605 Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) Dennis Baker, Office of Naval Research
1605 - 1635 Coast Guard UAV Ops LCDR Stephen T. Baxter, USCG. Aviation Forces CG-7114, UAS Medium-Range Platform Helicopter
1635 - 1705 Tactical UAS-Operation Inherent Resolve (Mosul, Iraq) Bart J. Hennessey, Facility Security Officer, John H. Northrop & Associates Inc.
1705 - 1720 Session 2 Wrap-up Session Chair: Tim Condon
1720 - 1730 Day 1 Closing Remarks General Chair: Marty Walsh

AHS Hampton Roads Chapter Social @ 1800
Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
81 Patch Road, Fort Monroe, VA

Thurs, Oct. 25, 2018
0700 - 1700
Registration Exhibits Open
 
0700 - 0750 Coffee in Exhibit Hall  
0755 - 0800 Day 2 HELMOT Welcome HELMOT General Chair: Marty Walsh, US Army AMRDEC
ADD, Associate Director for Mission Systems
0800 - 0805 Session #3: Operational Enablers Session Chair: Jay Kiser, US Army AMRDEC ADD
0805 - 0835 Optimally Crewed Vehicle William H. Huff IV, Senior Consultant, John H. Northrop & Associates Inc.
0835 - 0905 Degraded Visual Environment Allan Walker, US Army AMRDEC ADD, Deputy PM Degraded Visual Environment - Mitigation S&T Prog.
0905 - 0935 Black Hawk Crew Missions Station Matthew Lawrence, US Army AMCOM Engineer, Utility Helicopters Futures Team
0935 - 1000 Break  
1000 - 1030 TBD  TBD
1030 - 1100 Autonomous & Robotic Remote Refueling Point (AR3P) William P. Nikonchuk, US Army AMRDEC, Team Lead for Models & Studies
1100 - 1130 TBD TBD
1130 - 1135 Session Wrap-up Session Chair: Jay Kiser
1135 - 1300 Lunch (On Your Own)  
1300 - 1305 Session #4: JMR Program
Session Chair: Ned Chase, US Army AMRDEC, Cheif of Engineering for Joint Multi-Role Technical Demonstration
1305 - 1335 JMR Program Office Update
Ned Chase, US Army AMRDEC, Cheif of Engineering for Joint Multi-Role Technical Demonstration
1335 - 1405 Army Requirements for FVL (Invited)
TBD
1405 - 1435 Sikorsky/Boeing Team: Defiant (Invited)
TBD
1435 - 1505 Break
 
1505 - 1535 Bell Helicopters V-280 Update (Invited)
TBD
1535 - 1605 AVX Update (Invited)
TBD
1605 - 1635 Karem (Invited)
TBD
1635 - 1705 Comprehensive Architecture Strategy
Marcel "Opus" Padilla, Senior Engineer, CRL Technologies Inc.
1705 - 1720 Session 2 Wrap-up
Session Chair: Ned Chase
1720 - 1800 HELMOT Wrap-up
General Chair: Marty Walsh

Event Location
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Grand Ballroom B/C
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Hotel
A block of rooms at the government per diem rate of $93 are available at the Embassy Suites, which is conveniently located next to the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Book the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Hotel Convention Center & Spa with the following codes:
Group Name: 2018 HELMOT
Group Code; HLT
Hotel Address: 1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-827-8200

Organizers
General Chair: Mr. Marty Walsh, US Army AMRDEC ADD; Mr. Jay Kiser,U.S. Army AMRDEC ADD

Technical Meeting Chairs:
Session Chairs, Unmanned Operations: Mr. Tim Condon and Ms. Sara Condon, US Army AMRDEC ADD
Session Chair, Operational Enablers: Mr. Jay Kiser, U.S. Army AMRDEC ADD

Session Chair, JMR Program: Mr. Ned Chase, U.S. Army AMRDEC ADD

 

General meeting questions? Contact the VFS Hampton Roads Chapter President, Mr. Mathew Thomas.

Exhibits
10' x 10' exhibit spaces will be made available inside the conference meeting room. If you're interested in exhibiting at HELMOT download a PDF of the HELMOT 2018 Exhibit Contract. For questions exhibit questions, please contact Mr. David Meyer, Boeing Company.