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PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs v COMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS Heidi C. Perry, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts, Chair RADM Thomas J. Eccles (NAE) (U.S. Navy, retired), Trident Maritime Systems, Arlington, Virginia Jaye Falls, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Barry M. Horowitz (NAE), University of Virginia, Charlottesville Lauren J. Kessler, Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts Annette J. Krygiel, Independent Consultant, Great Falls, Virginia VADM Fred M. Midgette (U.S. Coast Guard, retired), Westlake, Ohio CDR Matthew Pickett (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, retired), Oceans Unmanned, Santa Barbara, California Sean T. Pribyl, Gard AS, Arendal, Norway Charles E. Thorpe, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York Transportation Research Board Staff Monica A. Starnes, Study Director, Consensus and Advisory Studies Thomas R. Menzies, Jr., Director, Consensus and Advisory Studies Anusha Jayasinghe, Associate Program Officer, Consensus and Advisory Studies
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PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs vii Preface Section 812 of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 calls on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medi- cine (the National Academies) to âprepare an assessment of available un- manned, autonomous, or remotely controlled maritime domain awareness technologies for use by the U.S. Coast Guard.â The full legislative request for the study is provided in Appendix A. To conduct the study, which was undertaken under the auspices of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and its Marine Board, the National Academies appointed a committee of 10 experts in the fields of automa- tion and control; systems research, acquisitions, and integration; Coast Guard operations and mission support; naval engineering and architecture, cybersecurity, field applications of unmanned systems; and relevant legal, regulatory, and policy issues. This report represents the consensus efforts of these 10 individuals, who served uncompensated in the public interest. Their biographical information is provided in Appendix B. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The committee met six times from September 2019 to June 2020 to gather information relevant to the study and to deliberate on the report contents, findings, and recommendations. Four of the meetings included briefings and discussions with experts from industry, academia, and numerous govern- ment agencies on existing and planned uses of unmanned systems, opera- tional issues, cybersecurity and mission support requirements, and requisite institutional and organizational structures.
viii PREFACE PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs The committee wishes to thank the following individuals for participat- ing in these briefings and making other contributions to the committeeâs work. From the U.S. Coast Guard: LCDR Steven Arnwine, Operations Officer, USCGC Munro; Eric Downes, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Intel- ligence; CDR Maria Richardson, UAS Joint Program Office Super visor; RADM Matthew Sibley, Assistant Commandant for Capability; CDR Chad Thompson, Chief, Unmanned Aircraft Systems; and CDR Sara Wallace, Deputy, Office of Requirements and Analysis. The committee also wishes to thank Scott Craig, who served as the principal contact between the Coast Guard and the committee and coordinated information requests from the committee to offices within the Coast Guard, and William Carter, who pro- vided valuable information regarding the Coast Guard response operations for oil spills of national significance. From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Timothy Bennett, Science and Technology Directorate, and Joseph Wawro, Joint Require- ments Council. From the U.S. Navy: Donald McCormack, Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Undersea Warfare Center; Anthony Schmidt, Naval Air Warfare Center; CAPT Pete Small, Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office; and Jason Stack, Office of Naval Research. From other federal agencies: Francisco Castillo and Michael Romanowski, Federal Aviation Administration; RADM Tim Gallaudet, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Michael Ilmanen and Scott Millerand, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bradley Koeckeritz, U.S. Department of the Interior; and John Sherman, Director of National Intelligence. From academia, research institutions, and industry: Peter Beling, Uni- versity of Virginia; James Bellingham and Glen Gawarkiewicz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Joseph Bondaryk, Apollo Autonomy; Steve Brodet, Hydroid; VADM Michael Connor, ThayerMahan Inc.; Francesca DâArcangelo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory; Donald Siebers and Namrata Kolla, Vulcan Inc.; and Michael Smitsky, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Monica A. Starnes directed the study and assisted the study committee in the preparation of this report under the guidance of Thomas R. Menzies, Jr. Anusha Jayasinghe provided support to the committee in arranging meetings. This report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this indepen- dent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies in making each published report as sound as pos- sible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality,
PREFACE ix PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. The National Academies thanks the following individuals for their review of this report: Craig Allen, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington; Michael Connor, ThayerMahan, Inc., Groton, Connecticut; Mary Landry, U.S. Coast Guard (retired), Boston, Massachusetts; Thomas McNamara, Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tewksbury, Massachusetts; John Montgomery, Center for Naval Analysis, Granite Falls, North Carolina; Alan Weigel, Blank Rome LLP, Lisbon, Connecticut; and Steven Wiker, ErgoTek, Inc., Nine Mile Falls, Washington. Although these reviewers provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the committeeâs conclusions and recommendations, nor did they see the final version of the report before its release. The review of the report was overseen by National Academy of Engineering members Chris T. Hendrickson, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Chris G. Whipple, Consultant, Lafayette, California. Appointed by the National Academies, they were responsible for mak- ing certain that an independent review of the report was conducted in ac- cordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered by the committee. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests solely with the authoring committee and the institution. Karen Febey, Senior Report Review Officer, TRB, managed the report review process.
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PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs xi Contents Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii Executive Summary 1 1 Introduction 7 2 U.S. Coast Guard and Its Vital Missions 13 3 Unmanned Systems Context 29 4 Unmanned System Experience in the U.S. Coast Guard and Other Federal Agencies 43 5 A Vision and Framework for Exploiting Unmanned Systems 83 6 Moving Forward 101 Appendixes A Legislative Request 115 B Study Committee Biographical Information 117 C Invited Speakers at Committee Meetings 123 D Levels of Autonomy 125 E Legal and Policy Issues 135
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PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs xiii Acronyms and Abbreviations AEGIS Advanced, Efficient and Green Intermodal Systems ATON Aids to Navigation AUTOSHIP Autonomous Shipping Initiative for European Waters AUV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement C4&IT Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and IT CBP U.S. Customs and Border Patrol CG Coast Guard CONOPS Concept of Operations CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement CREEL Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory cUUV Counter-Unmanned Underwater Vehicles DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DASN (UxS) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems DCMS Deputy Commandant for Mission Support DCO Deputy Commandant for Operations DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security DOD U.S. Department of Defense DOI U.S. Department of the Interior DOJ U.S. Department of Justice
xiv ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FAA Federal Aviation Administration FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation FORCECOM Force Readiness Command FY Fiscal Year GPS Global Positioning System HQ Headquarters ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization IMO International Maritime Organization IOC Interagency Operations Center ISO International Organization for Standardization ISR Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance JIATF-S Joint Interagency Task Force South LIDAR Light Detection and Raging MARAD Maritime Administration MASS Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship MDA Maritime Domain Awareness MER Marine Environmental Response MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology MUST Maritime Unmanned System Technology NAVSAC U.S. Navigation and Safety Advisory Committee NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NSC National Security Cutter OAS Office of Aviation Services OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense OTA Other Transaction Authority PATFORSWA Patrol Forces Southwest Asia PC&I Procurement, Construction, and Improvements PWCS Port, Waterways and Coastal Security
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS xv PREPUBLICATION COPYâUncorrected Proofs R&D research and development RAM reliability, availability, and maintainability RDC Research and Development Center RDT&E Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation ROS2 Next Generation Robot Operating Systems S&T Science and Technology SAR Search and Rescue SAROPS Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System sUAS Small Unmanned Aerial System TSA Transportation Security Administration UAS Unmanned Aerial (or Aircraft) System UMS Unmanned System (as per NIST) UMV Unmanned Maritime Vessel (or Vehicle) UNCLOS United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea USAF U.S. Air Force USN U.S. Navy USV Unmanned Surface Vessel UUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (or Unmanned Undersea Vehicle) UxS Unmanned System UxV Unmanned Vehicle VHF Very High Frequency ViDAR Video Detection and Ranging VTOL Vertical Takeoff and Landing
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