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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. 

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

See below for the HELMOT 2018 final agenda or download a PDF of the schedule.


Wed, October 24, 2018
0700 - 1600 Registration and Exhibits Open
0700 - 0815 Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
0815 - 0820 Day 1 HELMOT Welcome HELMOT General Chair: Marty Walsh, US Army AMRDEC
ADD, Associate Director for Mission Systems
0820 - 0830 Vertical Flight Society (VFS) Update Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, VFS
0830 - 0900 Keynote Speaker BG Walter T. Rugen, US Army, Director, Future of Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team
0900 - 0915 Session #1: Unmanned Operations Session Chair: Sara Condon, US Army AMRDEC ADD,
Technical Area Lead for Avionics & Networks
0915 - 0945 York County Fire Dept. UAV Operations Captain Drew Waters, UAS Team Lead, York County Fire Dept.
0945 - 1015 Break
1015 - 1045 An Open Systems Environment for Evaluation of Future Army Aviation MUM-T Technologies
Tim Flynn, Engineer, PeopleTech, Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming (SUMIT) Project Office
1045 - 1115 Enhancing Warfighter Effectiveness Through Man-Machine Teaming Dr. Paul Castleberg, Toyon Research Corp., V.P.
1115 - 1120 Session 1 Wrap-up Session Chair: Sara Condon
1120 - 1300 Lunch (On Your Own)
1300 - 1305 Session #2: Unmanned Operations Session Chair: Tim Condon, US Army AMRDEC ADD,
Technical Area Lead for Autonomy and Teaming
1305 - 1335 SCORCH: A Supervisory Control Interface for the Employment of Multiple UAS in Manned-Unmanned Teaming Operations Dr. Grant Taylor, US Army AMRDEC ADD, Engineering Research Psychologist, Human-Systems Interface Technical Area
1335 - 1405 Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) Dennis Baker, Office of Naval Research & Jason Jewell, Aurora Flight Sciences
1405 - 1435 Architecture Driven Product Line Engineering Strategy
Anand Kelkar, V.P., Jovian Software Consulting LLC.
1435 - 1500 Break  
1500 - 1530 Tactical UAS-Operation Inherent Resolve (Mosul, Iraq) Brad Snowden, Director Future Aviation Programs, John H. Northrop & Associates Inc.
1530 - 1600 Emerging Technologies for Manned Unmanned Teaming
Dr. Jacyln Hoke, Program Manager, Rockwell Collins
1600 - 1605 Session Wrap-up
Session Chair: Tim Condon
1605 - 1610 Day 1 Closing Remards General Chair: Marty Walsh

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

Thurs, Oct. 25, 2018
0700 - 1500
Registration Open
0700 - 1645 Exhibits Open  
0700 - 0750 Coffee in Exhibit Hall  
0755 - 0800 Day 2 HELMOT Welcome HELMOT XVIII 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 Katie Ernst, Human Factors Engineer, Applied Decision Science
0835 - 0905 Degraded Visual Environment - Mitigation
Mike Haider, Degraded Visual Environment - Mitigation Systems Integrator, John H. Northrop & Assoc. Inc.
0905 - 0935 Black Hawk Crew Mission Station Matthew Lawrence, US Army AMRDEC, CMS Project Lead, Utility Helicopters Futures Team
0935 - 1000 Break  
1000 - 1030 Apache Modernization Randy Bregger, Attack Modernization Project Engineer, Boeing Co.
1030 - 1100 Autonomous & Robotic Remote Refueling Point (AR3P) William P. Nikonchuk, US Army AMRDEC, Energy Lab and AR3P Lead
1100 - 1105 Session 3 Wrap-up Session Chair: Jay Kiser
1105 - 1230
Lunch (On Your Own)  
1230 - 1235 Session #4: JMR Program
Session Chair: Ned Chase, US Army AMRDEC, Deputy Program Director, Joint Multi-Role Technical Demonstration
1235 - 1305 JMR Program Office Update
David Friedmann, US Army AMRDEC, Air Vehicle Demonstrator Lead, Joint Multi-Role Technical Demonstration
1305 - 1335 Sikorsky/Boeing Team: Defiant
Steve Weiner, Chief Engineer, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co.
1335 - 1405 Bell V-280 Valor Update
Paul Wilson, V-280 Chief Engineer, Bell
1405 - 1435 AVX Aircraft: JMR Configuration and Path to the Future
Kendall Goodman, COO, AVX Aircraft Company
1435 - 1500 Break  
1500 - 1530 Karem: JMR-TD Update
David Weinstein, Head of Testing, Karem Aircraft
1530 - 1600 Comprehensive Architecture Strategy
Marcell "Opus" Padilla, Senior Engineer, CRL Technologies Inc.
1600 - 1630 Engine Technologies for FVL Kyle Tilley, Sr. Program Manager, GE Aviation
1630 - 1635 Session 4 Wrap-up
Session Chair: Ned Chase
1635 - 1645 HELMOT Wrap-up
General Chair: Marty Walsh

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

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

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.

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.

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