Bridging the Gap / Transition to the Warfighter

NDIA Michigan is dedicated to collaborating with the U.S. Army to develop, integrate, and demonstrate, ground vehicle system capabilities which ultimately end up in the hands of our warfighters. As new and innovative technologies are developed by academia, industry, and government, the Army is constantly looking to integrate those technologies into current and future military ground vehicles. The great challenge year after year is bridging the gap between fundamental research in the lab and new ground vehicle capabilities in the battlefield. With this in mind, NDIA Michigan is providing a forum for collaboration, dialogue, and exchanging ideas to assist the military achieve its’ objectives. Therefore, the focus of this year’s Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering Technology Symposium (GVSETS) is on bridging this gap and transitioning technologies to the warfighter.

This annual conference serves as a forum bringing together engineers and scientists to solve the unique challenges of delivering new capabilities to support warfighters. In addition, senior technical experts present their technology transition path and capabilities being developed.

To facilitate this discussion, the NDIA Michigan invites you to submit an abstract for a paper which details how your technical work is helping to transition technologies to military ground vehicles. Selected papers will be presented on August 10th, and ultimately published through Google Scholar.

The GVSETS scope includes:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Autonomy, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics
  • Cybersecurity of Ground Systems
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Software
  • Power & Mobility
  • Survivability
  • Vehicle Electronics and Architecture

Key dates include*:

  • March 12, 2021 - Abstract submission deadline *
  • March 25, 2021 - Notification of acceptance
  • May 26, 2021 - First draft of paper due *
  • June 24, 2021 - Final paper submission *
  • July 27, 2021 - Final presentations due *

*This timetable does not include time required for OPSEC review which is required by all USG papers. Please allow two weeks for OPSEC process prior to submission dates.

GVSETS will be a live event this year. However, if required, the NDIA Michigan will implement a hybrid program with virtual opportunities for presenting and viewing.

  Technical Abstract Template