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April 1, 2019: Sea Hunter and Maritime Autonomous Behaviors

  • April 1, 2019
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 100 Hancock Hall
  • Dr. Timothy Barton, Leidos
  • Faculty Host: Dr. Stefano Brizzolara

Abstract: Leidos has worked with the U.S. DARPA and the U.S. ONR on DARPA’s ACTUV program to design and build Sea Hunter, the technology demonstration vehicle that ONR is further developing through the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vessel (MDUSV) program. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the program and vessel, maritime autonomy architecture, behaviors, and missions, and recent efforts in autonomous survey and autonomous logistics. The views, opinions and/or findings expressed are those of the author(s) and should not be interpreted as representing the official views or policies of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.

Bio: Dr. Timothy A. Barton is a Leidos Vice President, Technical Fellow, and Solutions Architect, and is currently the C4ISR CTO of the Leidos C4ISR Operation, where he helps oversee all technical aspects of the Operation’s efforts in the ISR and maritime domain – including a wide variety of sensor systems and platforms. Dr. Barton’s technical background and research interests include sonar and radar signal processing, electronic and acoustic warfare, electronic and acoustic countermeasure and counter-countermeasures, algorithm development, autonomy, test and evaluation, underwater acoustics, and ocean engineering. Prior to joining Leidos (formerly SAIC) in 2005, Dr. Barton was a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 1993 to 2005. Dr. Barton holds B.Sc. (1987) and M.Sc. (1989) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a D.Sc. (1993) degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University.