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NextFlex Workshop: FHE for Defense Applications

Global Vision Center
2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, Virginia 22202

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About the Workshop

Join us at Lockheed Martin’s Global Vision Center in Arlington, VA! This two-day workshop, focused on FHE for Defense Applications, will explore opportunities in new and emerging areas that can be improved with the benefits of flexible hybrid electronics – flexible, thin, conformable devices and systems – and will examine future applications now in development. The workshop includes a networking reception at the Lockheed Martin Space Experience Center and will conclude with technology-focused breakout sessions for NextFlex members and government partners.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Azar Alizadeh, Principal Scientist, GE Global Research
  • Scott Anderson, Research Scientist, Sr. Staff, Lockheed Martin Space
  • Giorgio Bazzan, Program Manager, Electronics & Sensors Branch, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
  • Eric Forsythe, Program Manager for NextFlex, Army Research Lab (ARL)
  • Steve Gonya, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin
  • Mark Gordon, President, Manufacturing Strategy / OSD ManTech
  • Craig Herndon, Program Manager, DoD Executive Agent for PCBs, NSWC Crane Division
  • Dan Hines, Scientist, Laboratory for Physical Sciences
  • Bruce Hughes, Lead FHE Engineer, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)
  • Joe Kunze, Ph.D., President and CEO, SI2 Technologies, Inc.
  • Ben Leever, Technical Director, AFRL
  • Scott Miller, Director of Strategic Programs, NextFlex
  • Jeff Stuart, Emerging Technologies External Research Lead, Lockheed Martin Digital Transformation Office
  • Jim Zunino, Materials Engineer, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

AGENDA

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

8:00am – 8:30am – Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 8:40am – Welcome by NextFlex
8:40am – 9:10am – Welcome by the Department of Defense

Session I: Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging:  Advanced Manufacturing, Security, and the U.S. Supply Chain

Session Chairs: Azar Alizadeh, Principal Scientist, GE Global Research; Craig Herndon, Program Manager, DoD Executive Agent for PCBs, NSWC Crane Division; Mark Gordon, President, Manufacturing Strategy / OSD ManTech; Dan Hines, Scientist, Laboratory for Physical Sciences

Session I will include speakers discussing advanced manufacturing, U.S. supply chain, security, and packaging

9:10am – 9:20am – Session I Introduction
9:20am – 9:40am – Printing Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs) and Reducing Supply Risk”

  • Peter Phelps, Department of Defense

9:40am – 10:00am –

  • Pradeep Lall, Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Director, NSF-CAVE3 Electronics Research Center, Auburn University

10:00am – 10:20am –

  • Wilfried Bair, Director of Engineering, NextFlex

10:20am – 10:40am – Coffee Break
10:40am – 11:20am – Session I Talks continue
11:20am – 12:00pm – Session I Panel Discussion 
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

Session II: Missiles & Munitions:  Design, Manufacturing, Sensing, Logistics, Condition-based Monitoring, and Long-term Reliability

Session Chairs: Bruce Hughes, Lead FHE Engineer, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) and Jim Zunino, Materials Engineer, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

Session II will include topics covering novel designs enabled through advanced manufacturing, ruggedness, and detectors

1:30pm – 1:40pm – Session II Introduction
1:40pm – 2:00pm – “Conformal, Embedded and Flexible Hybrid Electronics Applications”

Conformal, Embedded and Flexible Hybrid Electronics Applications provides a high- level overview of CCDC concerning the organizations mission and priorities, as well as some general information related to current funding and investment areas.  Additionally, some of the specific activities currently underway by CCDC at Redstone Arsenal involving conformal, embedded and Flexible Hybrid Electronics will be shared with some detail.

  • Bruce Hughes, Lead FHE Engineer, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

2:00pm – 2:20pm –

  • Jim Zunino, Materials Engineer, Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC)

2:20pm – 2:40pm –

  • Jason Jouet, Ph.D.(acting) Director, Munitions, Platforms & Weapons, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense R&D

2:40pm – 3:40pm – Session II Talks continue
3:40pm – 4:10pm – Session II Panel Discussion
4:10pm – 4:30pm – Day One Wrap-Up
4:30pm – 6:30pm – Networking Reception at the Lockheed Martin Space Experience Center

Thursday, June 13, 2019

8:00am – 8:30am – Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 8:40am – Welcome
8:40am – 8:50am – Session III Introduction

Session III: Command, Control, and Communications, and High-Power RF

Session Chairs: Steve Gonya, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin and Joe Kunze, Ph.D., President and CEO, SI2 Technologies, Inc.

Session III will include speakers covering Advanced communication technologies, conformal and structurally integrated antennas, radar, novel antenna structures, integrating electronics, and FHE for small UAVs

8:50am – 9:10am –

  • Tom Goodwin, Antenna Engineering ManagerSI2 Technologies, Inc.

9:10am – 9:30am –

  • Dr. Jimmy Hester, Ph.D. candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology (Manos Tentzeris, Ken Byers Professor in Flexible Electronics, Georgia Institute of Technology)

9:30am – 9:50am – “Antenna Research at the Army Research Lab and the need for Flexible Electronics”

  • Dr. Steven Weiss, Antennas and RF Technology Integration BranchArmy Research Lab

9:50am – 10:10am –

  • Dr. Mark Mirotznik, Professor of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of Delaware

10:10am – 10:30am –  Coffee Break
10:30am – 10:50am –

  • William Brower, Deputy Project Manager, U.S. Army PEO-Soldier

10:50am – 11:10am –

  • John Williams, Ph.D, Associate Technical Fellow, Advanced Electromechanical Technologies (AET), Boeing Research and Technology

11:10am – 11:30am –

  • Joseph P. Jendrisak, RF Engineer Sr. Staff, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

11:30am – 11:50am – “FHE’s Contributions to Advanced Communication Technologies; Conformal and Structurally Integrated Antennas; Distributed Novel Antenna Structures/Systems; and Integrating Electronics into Navy Platforms”

  • Bill Joo, Science and Tech APM and WAMS Engineer, SPAWAR

11:50am – 12:20pm – Session III Panel Discussion
12:20pm – 12:40pm – Conclusions and Next Steps (Session Chairs and the Department of Defense)
12:40pm – 1:30pm – Lunch and optional 100 Moments of Lockheed Martin Tour
1:30pm – 3:30pm – Technical Breakout Sessions: For NextFlex Members & Government Only
3:30pm -4:00pm – Technical Breakout Results

COSTS FOR WORKSHOP

All attendees are subject to approval in order to enter the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center. Please register by June 2nd to allow enough time for this approval process and to avoid higher Workshop fees!

  • Early Bird Member until May 10: $250
  • Early Bird Non-Member until May 10: $350
  • Discount Member May 10 to June 2: $300
  • Discount Non-Member May 10 to June 2: $400
  • Regular Member June 2 to June 12: $400
  • Regular Member June 2 to June 12: $500
    All government partner attendees admitted free of charge

HOTEL OPTIONS

We are holding a block of rooms at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View located at 2850 South Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA. The discounted room rate is $259.00 per night and includes complimentary breakfast and WiFi. To make a reservation, please click here or call 703-415-1300 on or before Thursday, May 16, 2019 and mention the NextFlex room block to secure this price.

Other nearby hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites Reagan National Airport
2000 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia, 22202,
703-418-8181

Crowne Plaza
1480 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
703-416-1600

Looking for other events to attend while in Arlington, VA, June 10 -13, 2019? Join us for two additional events:

FHE PRO for Defense Applications
Monday, June 10 – Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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PC 5.0 Proposer’s Day
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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