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

Register online now and take advantage of early bird rates through October 1st!

(Or download the HELMOT XVII Registration PDF form and submit to HQ by email.)


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 preliminary agenda or download a PDF version.

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 BG Walter T. Rugen, US Army, Director, Future of Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team
0835 - 0845 Session #1: Unmanned Operations Session Chair: Sara Condon, US Army
ADD, Technical Area Lead for Avionics & Networks
0845 - 0915 Advanced MuMT Concepts
0915 - 0945 NexGen Tactical UAS Technology Demonstrator:
Advanced UAS in a Near Peer Environment
LTC Michael Osmon, US Army AMRDEC-ADD, PM NextGen TUAS Tech Demo
0945 - 1000 Break
1000 - 1030 An Open Systems Environment for Evaluation of Future Army Aviation MUM-T Technologies
Tim Flynn, People Tech, Synergistic Unmanned Manned Intelligent Teaming (SUMIT) Project Office
1030 - 1100 Locust Swarm (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, US Army AMRDEC ADD, Technical Area Lead for Autonomy and Teaming
1335 - 1405 Enhancing Warfighter Effectiveness Through Man-Machine Teaming
Toyon Research Corp.
1405 - 1435 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
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 Architecture Driven Product Line Engineering Strategy
Anand Kelkar, VP, Jovian Software Consulting LLC.
1635 - 1705 Tactical UAS-Operation Inherent Resolve (Mosul, Iraq) Brad Snowden, Director, Future Aviation Programs, 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.; Laura Militello, Co-founder and Senior Scientist, Applied Decision Science
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 Apache Modernization Randy Bregger, Attack Modernization Project Engineer, Boeing
1030 - 1100 Autonomous & Robotic Remote Refueling Point (AR3P) William P. Nikonchuk, US Army AMRDEC, Energy Lab and AR3P LEad
1100 - 1130 Emerging Technologies for Manned Unmanned Teaming Brad Nueville, Advanced Programs Mgr., Rockwell Collins
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, Deputy Program Director, Joint Multi-Role Technical Demonstration
1305 - 1335 JMR Program Office Update
David Friedmann, US Army AMRDEC, Air Vehicle Demonstrator Lead, Joint Multi-Role Technical Demonstration
1335 - 1405 TBD
Military Systems GE Aviation
1405 - 1435 Sikorsky/Boeing Team: Defiant (Invited)
1435 - 1505 Break
1505 - 1535 Bell Helicopters V-280 Update (Invited)
1535 - 1605 AVX Aircraft – JMR Configuration and Path to the Future
Kendall Goodman, COO, AVX Aircraft Company
1605 - 1635 Karem – JMR-TD Update
David Weinstein, Head of Testing, Karem Aircraft
1635 - 1705 Comprehensive Architecture Strategy
Marcell "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

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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