15th Annual GVSETS Call for Papers

Technical Session Presentation Day: August 15, 2023

Paper Submissions are closed

Meeting the Army’s Transformational Needs

The Technical Sessions serve as a forum to bring together members of the government, academia, and industry with common interest. The focus of the 2023 GVSETS is partnering with industry, government, and academia to meet the Army's transformational needs. To facilitate this discussion, the NDIA Michigan invites you to submit a technical paper which details how your work is meeting the Army’s transformational needs. Selected papers will be presented on Tuesday, August 15th and ultimately published.

The 2023 GVSETS Technical Committee is excited to accept technical papers in the following six topic areas:

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing (AMM): The AMM Technical Session serves as a forum to discuss novel approaches, new applications and lessons learned in the integration of advanced materials and manufacturing processes into Army ground vehicles. It considers AMM challenges through the complete vehicle life cycle, from new design through the sustainment of legacy systems. Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

  • Advancements in conventional manufacturing processes
  • ICME case studies
  • Process monitoring
  • Coatings
  • Material design
  • Advanced manufacturing methods
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Hybrid manufacturing
  • Digital factories
  • Robotic production

Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, & Robotics (AAIR): The AAIR Technical Session is primarily focused on practical applications which have been demonstrated or have a clear path towards demonstration on real world robotic platforms, though particularly promising theoretical work is also of interest. AAIR is focused on the latest developments, but not limited to:

  • Autonomous and operator-assisted operation of robotic assets
  • Novel sensors and multimodal sensing integration
  • Robotic system design
  • Counter-robotic defenses

Digital Engineering/Systems Engineering (DE/SE): The DE/SE Technical Session provides a technical forum for the exchange of transformative ideas, approaches, techniques, applications, and lessons learned in the Digital Engineering/Systems Engineering of ground vehicles. The session will facilitate learning more about the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and issues in DE/SE. Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

  • DE/SE in support of multi-domain operations/cross functional teams
  • Digital Engineering / Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) & Architecture
  • Application of DE/SE practices in current defense programs
  • Trade space & decision analysis
  • DE/SE advanced tools

Modeling Simulation and Software (MS2): The MS2 Technical Session covers both the development of advanced and novel MS2 methodologies, as well as the application of existing technologies to military vehicles. This technical session will highlight current developments in MS2 technology and discuss gaps and challenges in the MS2 application domains. Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

  • System physics M&S
  • Lightweight materials and structures M&S
  • Autonomy simulation
  • Software development and computing
  • Testing and validation
  • Data analysis and modeling
  • Human-in-the-loop M&S
  • Virtual experimentation
  • Co-simulation
  • Physical and virtual prototyping
  • System concepting

Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA): The MOSA technical session will highlight current developments and applications of Modular Open Systems Approaches (MOSA) to enable incremental development, enhance competition, innovation, and interoperability across the Ground Vehicle Community. Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

  • System architectures
  • Software architectures
  • In-vehicle networks
  • Onboard computing
  • Safety critical systems
  • Mission critical systems
  • Onboard video distribution
  • Sensor systems
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber (C5) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (C5ISR) systems

In addition, vehicle architectures and mission critical systems are increasingly software dependent, making them desirable targets for adversaries to exploit. The government is interested in techniques and approaches which enhance the cyber resiliency of open architectures to secure the tactical edge of the modern Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT). Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

  • Concepts and implementation of zero trust architecture principles
  • Secure on-board data communications with optional encryption/cryptography
  • Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Authentication
  • Approaches/technologies to protect against comprises in the hardware and software supply chains

Power and Mobility (P&M): The P&M technical session covers both research and development of various technologies and application of such technologies to specific military vehicles. This technical session will highlight current developments in P&M technology and discuss gaps and challenges in the P&M application domains. Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

  • Vehicle electrification including motors, generators, energy storage devices, power electronics, and high voltage architectures under high temperature conditions
  • Hybrid electric and electric drive propulsion systems
  • Advanced running gear systems
  • Advanced power generation and power transmission technology including mechanical and non-mechanical systems.

Key Dates

  • August 1, 2023 - Final presentation submission *
  • August 15, 2023 - Paper Presentation

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