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Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap

    Workshop 6:

    Soldier Human and Systems Integration

    Gatineau, Québec, September 21-22, 2010

    Volume 1. Report

    Department of National Defence

    Defence Research and Development Canada

    Industry Canada

    November 25, 2010

    Acknowledgements

    The Department of National Defence (DND), Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), and Industry Canada (IC) would like to acknowledge the contributions and support provided by the IC Special Events team that organized the Soldier Human and Systems Integration workshop venue, logistics, and accommodations; the Human and Systems Integration technical subcommittee and co-chairs and the Executive Steering Committee for sharing their time and expertise; The Strategic Review Group (SRG) Inc., for facilitating the workshop; and the participants from across Canada, the United States, and abroad, who contributed to making the workshop a success. Special thanks to those who presented at the workshop, for sharing their time, energy, and knowledge.

    In addition, many thanks to the Canadian Forces Directorate of Armoured Vehicle Program Management for providing a LAV 3 vehicle, to Mr. D. Palmer and Captain A. Dionne of the Directorate of Land Requirements (DLR-5), the Canadian Forces rifle section from the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, and the light armoured vehicle driver from the Régiment de Hull, who provided an demonstration of the challenges associated with integrating human and systems components of the soldier system in a combat situation.

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Table of Contents

    Executive Summary .......................................................................................... vii

    Human and Systems Integration Workshop and the SSTRM .......................... 8

    About the Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap .................................................... 8

    Human and Systems Integration Workshop and the Roadmap ................................. 9

    The Workshop Process .......................................................................................... 10

    Introductory Presentation Abstracts ........................................................................ 11

    Opening Remarks, Mr. T. Elliot, DG IC; Dr. D. Reding, DG DRDC Toronto;

     Mr. L. Garland (TSC Industry Co-Chair) .............................................. 11

    Workshop Program and TRM Background, Mr. G. Nimmo (IC)........................ 12

    Workshop Process, Mr. P. Carr (Strategic Review Group Inc.) ........................ 12

    Soldier Systems TRM Update, LCol. M.A. Bodner (DRDC) ............................. 13

    1. Exploring Operational Space: Key Deficiencies and Priorities .............. 15

    Presentation Abstracts ........................................................................................... 15

    1.1 Future Soldier System Capability Areas: H&SI Requirements and

    Challenges, Maj. J. Herbert (DLR5-6) .................................................. 15

    1.2 Human and Systems Integration: Lethal and Non Lethal, Maj. B.

    Gilchrist (DBRT 5-5) ............................................................................. 16

    Demonstration of Soldier Equipment/Usage by Mr. Douglas Palmer and

    Canadian Forces Personnel ............................................................................ 17

    The Cast of Characters ................................................................................... 17

    Instructions for Observing the Demonstration .................................................. 17

    Introduction to the Demonstration .................................................................... 18

    The ActionClose With and Destroy the Enemy ............................................. 19

    Chapter 2. Exploring Functional Space: Related H&SI Challenges ............. 25

    Presentation Abstracts ........................................................................................... 25

    2.1 Introduction to Workshop Themes and Physical Ergonomics and

    Integration Challenges, Mrs. L. Bossi (DRDC Toronto) ........................ 25

    2.2 Soldier Equipment/Vehicle/Communications Integration

    Requirements, Mr. M. A. Rochon (DSSPM-10-4-4) .............................. 27

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    2.3 USMC Approach to Soldier Burden, Mr. D. Tack (Humansystems

    Inc. Rep. USMC MERS Project) ........................................................... 27

    2.4 Luncheon Speaker: Dr. E. S. Redden (ARL), Advanced Interfaces

    for Dismounted Warfighters ................................................................. 28

    2.5 Challenges of Soldier Protection Integration, Mr. S. Boyne (DRDC

    Toronto) ............................................................................................... 29

    2.6 Requirements for Enhancing Soldier Perception, Situation

    Awareness and Cognition, Mr. D. Tack (Humansystems Inc.) .............. 30

    2.7 Soldier System Integration Challenges and Issues: An Industry

    Perspective, Mr. W. Downing (Industry Rep, TSC Speech) .................. 31

    2.8 ICee-Wiki Update, Mrs. M. Huard (IC-DND) ......................................... 32

    Breakaway Session 1. Key Challenges for Human and Systems Integration Themes.......................................................................................... 33

    Themes for Breakaway Session 1 ................................................................... 33

    Seating Plan for Breakaway Session 1 ............................................................ 35

    Instructions for Breakaway Session 1 .............................................................. 35

    Plenary Report Back for Breakaway Session 1 ................................................ 36

    Detailed Results of Breakaway Session 1 ....................................................... 38

    Homework Instructions .................................................................................... 39

    3. Exploring Solution Space: Enabling Technologies,

    Processes and Tools .................................................................................. 40

    Stickies on the Wall Exercise .................................................................................. 40

    Presentation Abstracts ........................................................................................... 41

    3.1 Challenges and Tools for Effective Soldier System Integration,

    Mrs. L. Bossi (DRDC Toronto) ............................................................. 41

    3.2. The Role of Biomechanics in Effective Soldier System Integration,

    Dr. J. Stevenson (Queen's University).................................................. 42

    3.3 Virtual Simulations for Soldiers: Concepts and Applications,

    Dr. F. Bernier (DRDC Valcartier) .......................................................... 42

    3.4 Decision Aids for Soldiers, Dr. D. Bryant and Dr. J. Hollands

    (DRDC Toronto) ................................................................................... 43

    3.5 Soldier-Vehicle Integration: A TTCP Approach, Dr. M. Ducharme

    (DRDC Valcartier) ................................................................................ 44

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Breakaway Session 2. System Optimization: Solutions, Enabling Technologies,

    Processes and Tools ....................................................................................... 45

    Instructions for Breakaway Session 2 .............................................................. 46

    Plenary Report Back for Breakaway Session 2 ................................................ 48

    Detailed Results of Breakaway Session 2 ....................................................... 51

    4. Exploring R&D Space: Focus Areas and Potential Collaborations ........ 52

    Luncheon Speaker ................................................................................................. 52

    4.1 Luncheon Speaker: Overview of the Strategic Aerospace and

    Defence Industrial Program (SADI), Mr. M. A. Blais (IC-ITO) ............... 52

    ICee Contest Winner Presentation Abstracts .......................................................... 53

    4.2 Infantryman Communication Interface (ICI), Mr. A. Poirier,

    Rheinmetall Defence ............................................................................ 53

    4.3 Software Solutions for NVG ENVG Integration, Mr. G. Martin,

    Robotics and Computer Vision System Integration .............................. 54

    4.4 Human Performance Centered Engineering, Mr. J. Johnson,

    SantosHuman ...................................................................................... 54

    4.5 Knee Stress Release Device (K-SRD?), Mr. M. Rittenhouse,

    B-TEMIA .............................................................................................. 55

    Breakaway Session 3: R&D Focus Areas and Potential Collaborations .................. 56

    Instructions for Breakaway Session 3 .............................................................. 56

    Plenary Report Back from Breakaway Session 3 ............................................. 58

    Results of Breakaway Session 3 ..................................................................... 58

    5. Soldier Systems TRM Next Steps ................................................................ 68

    SSTRM Next Steps and Workshop Closure, LCol. M.A. Bodner (DRDC) ............... 68

    Developing the Roadmap ....................................................................................... 69

    Sharing Knowledge with the ICee Database and Wiki ............................................ 69

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Appendixes

    A. Workshop Agenda ........................................................................................ 70 B. List of Participants ........................................................................................ 72 C. Breakaway Session 1 Participant Input: Key Challenges by Theme ............ 76 D. Breakaway Session 2 Participant Input: System Optimization Solution:

    Enabling Technologies, Processes and Tools ............................................ 111 List of Figures

    Figure 1. Soldier Human and Systems Integration and the

     Soldier Systems TRM ............................................................................ 9 Figure 2. The Workshop Process ........................................................................ 10 Figure 3. The Human and Systems Integration Themes ..................................... 34 Figure 4. Breakaway Session 1 Plenary Report Back ......................................... 36 Figure 5. Example of Technology Roadmap Brainstorming Sticky ..................... 39 Figure 6. Technical-Functional Challenges Identified by

     Workshop Participants .......................................................................... 38 Figure 7. The Shift to a Horizontal View of Capability Optimization .................... 46 Figure 8. The Challenge List for Step 1 of Breakaway Session 2 ....................... 47 Figure 9. The Table for Step 4 of Breakaway Session 2 ..................................... 47 Figure 10. Breakaway Session 2 Plenary Report BackPotential

     Solutions and Related Enabling Technologies ................................... 48 Figure 11. Sample Breakaway Session 3 Output Form ...................................... 57

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Executive Summary

    This report describes the Soldier Human and Systems Integration Workshop held in Gatineau, Québec, in September, 2010the sixth in a series of workshops held as part

    of the Soldier Systems Technology Roadmapping (SSTRM) initiative.

    The Introduction, Human and Systems Integration Workshop and the SSTRM,

    provides an overview of the roadmap, places the human and systems integration workshop in the context of the roadmap, describes the workshop goal and process, and includes abstracts of introductory presentations made at the workshop. Chapter 1, Exploring Operational Space: Key Deficiencies and Priorities, provides

    abstracts of workshop presentations focusing on the deficiencies and priorities associated with human and systems integration and the Canadian soldier. It also describes a demonstration presented by Canadian Forces personnel to illustrate those deficiencies and priorities.

    Chapter 2, Exploring Functional Space: Related H&SI Challenges, provides

    presentation abstracts related to workshop themes and challenges. It also describes breakaway session 1, a roundtable discussion during which workshop participants refined their understanding of the challenges from the perspective of three workshop themes.

    Chapter 3, Exploring Solution Space: Enabling Technologies, Processes and Tools, provides additional presentation abstracts and describes breakaway session 2, during which workshop participants brainstormed on solutions to the challenges, and related technologies for overall system optimization.

    Chapter 4, Exploring R&D Space: Focus Areas and Potential Collaborations,

    provides abstracts for the luncheon speaker and for ICee contest winner speakers. It also describes breakaway session 3, during which workshop participants identified collaborations for addressing solutions to integration and soldier systems needs.

    Chapter 5, Soldier Systems Next Steps, describes the next phases in the SSTRM

    process.

    Appendixes provide the workshop agenda, a list of participants, and detailed participant input from breakaway sessions 1 and 2.

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    Human and Systems Integration Workshop and the SSTRM

    The Soldier Human and Systems Integration Workshop was held in the Château Cartier Hotel in Gatineau, Québec, September 21-22, 2010, as part of the development phase of the Soldier Systems Technology Roadmapping (SSTRM) initiative.

    About the Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap

    The Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap project is a unique industry-government collaboration that applies roadmapping principles and processes to develop a comprehensive knowledge-sharing platform and identify emerging technology priorities in support of the Canadian Forces Soldier Modernization Effort.

    Participation in the Soldier Systems TRM is free and voluntary and open to Canadian and international manufacturing, services, and technology-based companies of all sizes, and to researchers and other experts from academia, government, and not-for-profit research organizations from Canada and around the world.

    The focus of the Soldier Systems TRMthe soldier systemis defined within NATO as

    the integration of everything the soldier wears, carries and consumes for enhanced individual and collective (small unit) capability within the national command and control structure. It centers on the needs of the dismounted soldier, who is often away from the supply network, and must be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours.

    The overarching goal of the Soldier Systems TRM is to understand how today's technologyand tomorrow'smight contribute to a superior soldier system that

    increases capacities and operational effectiveness for the individual soldier in the five NATO capability areas of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I); Survivability; Mobility; Lethality; and Sustainability. The Soldier Systems TRM exercise is governed by an Executive Steering Committee made up of government and industry representatives, and includes technical subcommittees dedicated to each capability area.

    For information about any aspect of the Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap project, visit http://www.soldiersystems-systemesdusoldat.collaboration.gc.ca

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Human and Systems Integration Workshop and the Roadmap

    Figure 1. Soldier Human and Soldier Human and Systems Integration was the

    Systems Integration sixth workshop held as part of the development Workshop and the Soldier phase of the Soldier Systems TRM. (Figure 1. Systems TRM Soldier Human and Systems Integration Workshop and the Soldier Systems TRM). 1.

    Visioning & Future Capabilities The goals of the workshop were to:

    ; identify/validate future soldier capability

    requirements 2. Technical Workshop:

    Power/Energy/Sustainability ; identify/validate related technical/functional

    challenges

    ; identify/prioritize enabling/emerging 3. Technical Workshop: technologies, R&D focus areas and Weapons: Lethal & Non-Lethal collaboration opportunities.

    Human and Systems Integration Theme 4a) Technical 4b). Technical Areas Workshop: Workshop:

    C4I Sensors To help focus this effort, three human and systems integration themes were identified:

    5. Technical Workshop: 1. Physical Integration on the soldier.

    Survivability/Sustainability/ Internal physical integration.

    Mobility

    2. Perceptual/Cognitive Integration on the

    soldier. Internal psychological integration.

    3. System Architecture and Interoperability.

    External integration.

    During parts of the workshop, tables were labeled Roadmap Integration with these themes, giving participants the Capstone Report opportunity to sit at tables consistent with their Information/feedback sessions primary areas of expertise and interest.

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The Workshop Process

    To achieve its goal, the workshop followed a carefully designed, four-step process (Figure 2. The Workshop Process):

    1. Explore operational space to define the problem

    2. Explore functional space to identify challenges

    3. Explore solution space to define potential solutions/technologies and system

    optimization

    4. Explore S&T and R&D space to identify potential collaborations to build solutions This report summarizes the presentations and breakaway sessions associated with each step in the process. It follows the structure of the workshop agenda (Appendix A. Workshop Agenda).

    Figure 2. The Workshop Process

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