STS is a classified (SECRET/NOFORN) three-day conference held at the Kossiakoff Center on the campus of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. This is a premier opportunity for Navy leadership, Industry and Academia to engage in productive technical exchanges. Industry, government, and academia are invited to submit abstracts for presentation.
The on-site format includes selected displays of new technology developments. Speakers generally allow time for Q&A and there are breaks between sessions to foster discussion and networking.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITS
Commander, Submarine Forces, the Naval Submarine League, and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for Presentations and Exhibits for the Submarine Technology Symposium 2021 (STS 2021). Presentations and exhibits will be selected based on technical content and relevance to the Symposium theme and session topics as described below. Please note that classified presentations containing test data and operational results are encouraged. Unclassified abstracts for both presentations and exhibits must be submitted electronically using an online form. Presenters accepted for the Symposium will have the option, but not a requirement, to provide a paper to be published in the Proceedings.
STS 2021 has received many high-quality abstracts, which are under consideration and review for inclusion on the agenda. A careful reconciliation of submission topics against the call for abstracts revealed that, while we could move forward with the submissions received to date, within each session area there are a few topics of interest to the community that do not yet have abstract submissions. The call for abstracts will be extended for one week, until November 20, to allow additional time for the industrial, small business, academic, and government partners to submit additional abstracts for review.
Additional abstract submissions are desired in the following specific areas:
- Theater Undersea Warfare: undersea domain search and kinetic/non-kinetic effects.
- Preparing for High-End Combat Against Near-Peer Competition: increasing lethality and capability of current and future weapons, novel approaches to addressing kill chain concepts.
- Extending the Submarine’s Reach with Future Technologies: subsea and seabed warfare, undersea constellation.
- Concept to Deployment – Fast-Tracking Technology Insertion: technology that leverages human-machine teaming to improve performance in areas such as mission planning and real-time decision making.
- Innovations to Build, Support, and Sustain the Future Submarine Fleet: technologies that support sustaining submarines during conflict, reinvigorating the submarine tender fleet to provide the capability and capacity to win a prolonged fight.
STS 2021 Theme: “Balancing Capability and Force Structure for High-End Combat”
|Through the first decade of the 21st century, the Submarine Force focused on projecting power ashore while operating from uncontested littorals. For the second decade, advances in the capabilities of near-peer adversaries have led to a return of great power competition and the renewed importance of sea control. Current world events emphasize the need to maintain agility to allow successful operation in any environment. To maintain undersea superiority, each U.S. submarine must be equipped and prepared to engage across a spectrum of combat operations and, if so called upon, deliver lethal force. The increased capacity of our adversaries requires broadening the breadth and capacity of the Undersea Enterprise to integrate novel technologies into CONOPS and systems to ensure control of the undersea domain. The Navy is also facing tremendous internal challenges to maintain the current Force with limited resources while fully funding future development. This tension requires the Submarine Force to balance the capability inherent in each submarine class with that of the overall force structure to ensure the fleet can sustain a prolonged conflict. This symposium challenges the Submarine Community to develop and deliver the next technological innovations to strike this balance. With that in mind, we invite you to the 2021 Submarine Technology Symposium with the theme of “Balancing Capability and Force Structure for High-End Combat,” as covered in the following sessions:|
The information below about the 2020 Submarine Technology Symposium is provided as a reference and will be posted here until 2021 information is available.
The 2020 STS was not held as an in-person event because of COVID-19. In 2020, Submarine Force and Navy leadership videotaped their keynote addresses. Technical presentations and fleet briefs are provided via annotated Microsoft PowerPoint slides. This is a DVD classified at the SECRET/NOFORN level. Recorded and PowerPoint presentations are available on SIPRNET and a classified DVD is available for purchase by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.
THANK YOU TO OUR STS 2020 CORPORATE SPONSORS
DIAMOND – General Dynamics Electric Boat … Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
PLATINUM – General Dynamics Mission Systems … Northrop Grumman
GOLD – Leonardo DRS
SILVER – Sonalysts
2020 SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
SUBMITTING SECURITY CLEARANCES – not applicable in 2020
U.S. GOVERNMENT / MILITARY QUOTA CONTROL – not applicable in 2020
DRESS CODE – not applicable in 2020
HOTEL INFORMATION – not applicable in 2020
“Registration” Fees 2020 – to purchase a DVD:
SUBMARINE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Industry/Contractors and Academia
U.S. Government (not contractors):
About the DVD – The videos will be in MP4 format. There will also be many PPTX files. There will be a few Papers and the Brochure and the Agenda files and some Navy permission release documents, all in PDF format. The DVD will be at the SECRET/NOFORN level.
2020 Refund Policy — All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than June 12, 2020 by sending an email to email@example.com. Refunds on or before June 12, 2020 will be charged a $50.00 fee. There are no refunds for cancellations after June 12, 2020.
The 2020 Submarine Technology Symposium Proceedings will be available free on SIPRNET.
To purchase a classified DVD, click the button below. The form requires contact information for your Security POC, the address for receiving classified material, and (if not government) your organization’s Cage Code, as well as a credit or debit card for payment.
DO NOT ORDER A DVD IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS NOT CLEARED TO RECEIVE INFORMATION CLASSIFIED SECRET/NOFORN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
In 2020, for classified DVD.
U.S. Government / Military Quota Control
In 2020, none.
In 2020, not applicable.