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October 28-29, 2021

8:00 - 17:00 EST

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Agenda

October 28, 2021

8:00 – 17:00

Conference platform & Exhibit hall opens

Capt(N) Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

8:50 – 9:00

Welcome - Master of Ceremonies

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Keynote

Dr Norman Friedman, Naval Analytst, US Naval Institute

Submarine Futures for Canada

9:35 – 9:50

Presentation 1

Cmdre Jason Armstrong, Director General Naval Force Development, Royal Canadian Navy

RCN Submarine Program 2021

10:00 – 11:00

Panel 1

Moderator:
Jake Jacobson, Director, Babcock Canada


Panelists:

Andy Keough, CSC, Managing Director,
Saab-Australia
Allen Dutton, PMP, Senior Program Management Consultant, BMT Canada

Anthony March, Vice President Engineering Services, Babcock Canada

Conventional Submarine Design Considerations – What is achievable today?
Discuss  Canadian conventional submarine design considerations and requirements; which need to address:
•    Extended endurance,
•    A stealthy transit capability,  
•    prolonged on station time,
•    ocean going capability as well as the ability to conduct covert operations in the littoral,
•    ability to operate in all three of Canada’s oceans, including operating north of 60 and in the vicinity of the marginal ice zone,
•    air independent propulsion, and
•    the operation and the recovery of  autonomous underwater vehicles.
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11:00 – 11:15

Networking break & Exhibit Hall 

11:15 – 11:45

Presentation 2

Sven Brinkmann, Technical Manager Marine Simulations, Rheinmetall

Digital Twin

Industry 4.0, a name coined to encompass the widespread integration of information and communication technologies that converge the physical and digital of industrial manufacturing, is an ongoing pursuit for manufacturers and producers worldwide. Successful enterprises are using a full stack of technologies to achieve the goals of Industry 4.0: efficiency, speed, agility and customer-centricity.
The influx of data is central for Industry 4.0 and intelligent use of that data is essential to achieve the ultimate goals. With the right technologies, data can be harnessed and used to put data into context, deliver it in specific and relevant ways.
One such technology is the Digital Twin or whole system simulation, which is now achieving real value and presence in the industrial space. In fact, it is now recognized as a key part of the Industry 4.0 roadmap.
While for some, basic information about the “as is” condition of the asset is what makes a digital twin, others seek to simulate future “what-will-happen” and “what-if” scenarios as a basis for smarter engineering decisions.
This presentation aims to highlight benefits and contribution of a whole system simulation by early involvement from design phase throughout the entire lifespan of the product.

12:00 – 12:30

Presentation 3

Kristina Proulx, Director of Innovation Operations, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, DRDC

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Presentation

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) is the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) access to innovation program.  It transforms defence and security challenges being faced by the various partners in DND/CAF like the Air Force, the Navy, Army, special forces and others into innovative solutions to improve Canada’s defence capabilities. Launched in 2018, the program has been given $1.6B over 20 years to deliver on its mandate.
IDEaS continuously taps into the extraordinary talent and ingenuity resident in Canada with various calls for proposals every year. With its five funding elements, IDEaS supports the development of solutions by helping push technology forward from early R&D to a demonstrable level that can increase defence capabilities.
IDEaS is for all Canadian innovators, from defence primes to academia, Small and Medium sized enterprises to not-for-profits, municipal/provincial/territorial entities to individuals. Details of the program and well as announcements of opportunities are available on the website: www.canada.ca/Defence-IDEaS

12:30 – 13:00

Lunch & Networking

13:00 – 14:00

Presentation 4

Admiral James G. Foggo, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

The Next Generation Submarine 

All platforms have their stengths and weaknesses – itr is more of where do they play in modern submarine warfare?  I say this because during the Cold War conventional submarines were seen as stationary in choke points or good for inshore shallow waters leaving the deep water and long range ops for the nuclear submarines.  How has this changed? Particularly in littoral operations.

14:15 – 14:45

Presentation 5

Anthony March, Vice President Engineering Service, Babcock Canada

Ocean Interfaces, Autonomous Systems, and Design for Sustainment
With a service life likely extending into the 2070s, a flexible, sustainable design is paramount for any future Canadian submarines. Three design considerations will be briefly explored:

Ocean Interfaces. Historically, conventional submarines have been limited in ocean interface to 21-inch torpedo tubes and diver lock-out chambers. The size, nature, and capability of ocean interfaces is rapidly growing and poses a new challenge to submarine designers and integrators.
Autonomous Systems. Autonomous underwater systems offer an enticing increase in operational capability. Future submarine designs must consider the size, support requirements, and launch and recovery of these systems
Design for Sustainment. Over a 30+ year service life, sustainment dominates the total through life costs. Unique elements of submarine design can drive step-changes when making total cost-capability trade-offs early in a submarine design process.

14:55 – 15:10

Closing Remarks

Capt(N) Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

8:00 – 17:00

Exhibit Hall & Networking & Meetings

October 29, 2021

8:00 – 17:00

Conference platform & Exhibit hall opens

Capt(N) Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome - Master of Ceremonies

9:05 – 9:35

Opening Keynote

Dr. Sankar Das Gupta, Ph.D,
Co-Founder & CEO, Electrovaya Inc.

The Hunt for an Ultra-Safe, High Longevity Battery with Excellent Energy & Power

9:45 – 10:45

Panel 2

Moderator:
Cdr Martin Byrne, Director Naval Requirements 9, PD VCM, Royal Canadian Navy


Panelists:

Philipp Schoen, Head of Product Sales Submarines, Thyssenkrupp Marine systems
Stephan Meunier, Marketing Director, Naval Group
Dr. Roger Berg, Head of Technology Management, Saab Kockums

Conducting covert long distance transits in 2040 and beyond
Based on Canadian submarine design and technology considerations what is considered to be achievable in 2040?
•    Looking at submarine delivery for 2040, how long does it take to build a submarine?
•    What are the design considerations and milestone timelines?
•    What non-nuclear technological solutions will be available at that time to reduce the time to snort
•    What are the innovations that are offering great promise, and will be necessary to factor in when considering the capabilities necessary
Given the following design considerations:
•        Extended endurance,
•        A stealthy transit capability,  
•        prolonged on station time,
•        ocean going capability as well as thar ability to conduct operations in the littoral,
•        ability to operate in all three of Canada’s oceans, including operating north of 60 and in the vicinity of the marginal ice zone,
•        air independent propulsion and the operation and recovery of autonomous underwater vehicles

Each technology field needs to answer the following questions:
•        Where is this technology leading/heading in the future (over the next 20 years)?
•        This is how we see using this technology in 2040.
•        Who will use this technology and how they will apply it?

10:45 – 11:00

Networking break & Exhibit Hall 

11:00 – 12:00

Panel 3

Moderator:
LCdr J.M.É. Isabelle, CD, Commanding Officer, HMCS Victoria


Panelists:

Alex Johnson, P.Eng, AUV Product Manager, Cellula Robotics Ltd
David Shea,
Vice President, Engineering
Kraken Robotic Systems Inc.

Jason Reid, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Leonardo DRS

Ice-edge operations for non-nuclear powered submarines in 2040 and beyond
Based on Canadian submarine design and technology considerations what is considered to be achievable in 2040? Given the following design considerations:
•    Extended endurance,
•    A stealthy transit capability, 
•    prolonged on station time,
•    ocean going capability as well as thar ability to conduct operations in the littoral,
•    ability to operate in all three of Canada’s oceans, including operating north of 60 and in the vicinity of the marginal ice zone,
Each technology field needs to answer the following questions:
•    Where is this technology leading/heading in the future (over the next 20 years)?
•    This is how we see using this technology in 2040.
•    Who will use this technology and how they will apply it?

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch & Networking

13:00 – 13:30

Presentation 6

Bodo Gospodnetic, President, Dominis Engineering Ltd.

Advancements in Propeller Manufacturing


13:45 – 14:45

Panel 4

Moderator:

Capt(N) Eric McCallum, Director Maritime Equipment Program Management (Submarines), Department of National Defence


Panelists:

Eric Nelson, Sr. Principal Engineer, Collins Aerospace
Dr Raj DasGupta
PhD., Chief Operating Officer, Electrovaya Inc

Fuel and energy storage (including non-nuclear air independent propulsion) in 2040 and beyond
Based on Canadian submarine design and technology considerations what is considered to be achievable in 2040? Given the following design considerations:
•    Extended endurance,
•    A stealthy transit capability, 
•    prolonged on station time,
•    ocean going capability as well as thar ability to conduct operations in the littoral,
•    ability to operate in all three of Canada’s oceans, including operating north of 60 and in the vicinity of the marginal ice zone,

Each technology field needs to answer the following questions:
•    Where is this technology leading/heading in the future (over the next 20 years)?
•    This is how we see using this technology in 2040.
•    Who will use this technology and how they will apply it?

14:55 – 15:10

Closing Remarks

Capt(N) Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

8:00 – 17:00

Exhibit Hall & Networking & Meetings