Morning Sessions



Comparison of Sonar Technologies: Multibeam, Side Scan, Synthetic Aperture Sonar
Instructor: Espen Reinertsen - HISAS Product Manager

Session Description: 
For decades Kongsberg has been a pioneer in the development of technology for a range of hydro-acoustic applications including seabed mapping.  But one size doesn’t fit all, or does it? Understanding some basic sonar fundamentals helps in selecting the right equipment and optimizing system performance.  This tutorial focuses on the fundamental methods, strengths and limitations of the various options available to the field applications for high-resolution acoustics.


Open Architecture Control Systems for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles
Instructor: Ben Kinnaman - Greensea Systems

Session Description:  
A unified, open architecture software with a distributed framework is essential for complex robotic environments.  Vehicles work as integrated systems coordinating navigation, control, and sensors to provide greater operational awareness. Through coordination of these systems and emerging technologies learn how to advance robotic systems for high level tasking, interoperability, and intervention.


Ben Kinnaman Bio: Ben Kinnaman is CEO of Greensea Systems, Inc.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in control and robotics, from Johns Hopkins University.  Ben founded Greensea in 2006 to develop technology that improves the relationship between man and machine.  Since that time, the company has developed OPENSEA, an open software operating platform for the marine industry, as well as commercial navigation and autonomy products using the OPENSEA architecture.  Ben is the chief architect of the fully integrated Greensea system which can be found on manned, unmanned, surface, and subsea vehicles throughout the world.

IOT for Underwater Assets and Data Management
Co-Instructors: Will Kohnen – Hydrospace Group and Raja D. Singh - Sirius Microtech LLC

Session Description:
IoT (Internet of Things) is a technology that brings device data into your everyday business through a secure, intelligent, and responsive IoT data pipeline. You can centrally manage all of your IoT data network from a single computer or smart phone. This workshop will present an overview of the technology and its possibilities. This includes presentation of real examples and demonstrations to connect random devices and transmit their data to a personal web page where all the data is collected. It will also demonstrate the ability of IoT devices to collect data as well as send control commands back to the device. Participants are encouraged to bring their cell phones to actively participate in the examples, demonstrations and active learning.



Will Kohnen Bio: 
William Kohnen is President of Hydrospace Group, specializing in submarines, submersibles, high reliability underwater vehicles, integrated solutions for unmanned and human occupied systems for subsea, medical and aerospace applications. He has 30 years of engineering experience in aerospace and submersible vehicle design of propulsion systems for manned and unmanned vehicle, pressure vessels for human occupancy, high reliability electric motors and actuators and optical lenses and acrylic windows for subsea instruments and hyperbaric systems. With technical proficiency in both electrical and mechanical engineering, he offers systems engineering expertise for the development of ever evolving turnkey system solutions for customers.  Mr. Kohnen was CEO and co-founder of Seamagine Hydrospace Corp. that led the design, production and certification of ten commercial, ABS classed manned submersibles since 1995.  Mr. Kohnen is a Marine Technology Society (MTS) fellow and chair of the MTS Manned Underwater Vehicles Committee since 2003. Mr. Kohnen has given many presentations around the world and published multiple articles on state of technology of Manned Submersibles. He has 20+ years’ experience working with the US Coast Guard, and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) rules as a member of the ABS Special Committee for Underwater Systems and Vehicles. He is also a Standards Committee member of the ASME Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy Committee and industry technical contributor to DNVGL regarding new rules and regulations for underwater systems.  He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, born in Germany, raised in Canada and living in California. He is a US citizen fluent in English, French, German and Spanish.

Raja Singh Bio: Raja D. Singh is president of Sirius Microtech LLC, an advanced engineering design house in the world of systems controls, electronics and software. For more than 25 years, Mr. Singh has been responsible for innovative new product development efforts with high growth technology companies that are spanned across the globe. Mr. Singh has lead international teams of engineers in developing Intellectual Property (IP) for solving demanding problems within semiconductor, automotive and process control industries. This experience and expertise established Sirius Microtech LLC, in 2007 to support companies with effective and reliable new product development efforts. Mr. Singh is a Senior Member of IEEE and served as chapter co-chairman of IEEE computer society in southern California (Inland Empire) for more than 10 years and has given many presentations on advanced IoT technologies. Sirius Microtech is at the forefront of the IoT movement specializing in Cloud IoT technology and provisioning services for IoT installations. Mr Singh is a specialist in new product development methodologies (NPI), Statistical Process control and Six sigma and active in every aspects of Product Life Cycle (PLC) starting from conception to end of life. At the core of the company is the expertise in custom electronic and control hardware using Microcontrollers, FPGAs, CPLDs and Single board computers and Embedded Linux. Mr. Singh has a bachelor’s degree in Electronic & communication Engineering from Institution of Engineers, Calcutta, India. Mr. Singh is US citizen, married and lives in Southern California with his two children.

The Basics of Export Compliance
Instructor: Alan Enslen - Baker Donelson
Session Description:

International business is a playing field filled with compliance requirements (both domestic and international).  Every business executive tasked with moving his or her organization into an international marketplace is faced with an ever-expanding regulatory regime requiring close consideration.  This session will provide an overview of the two primary U.S. export control regimes (the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations), as well as industry-relevant revisions to those regulations from both the Export Control Reform Initiative and the implementation of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act.  The session will also include an overview of U.S. economic and trade sanctions programs and explain how such programs affect export control compliance requirements.  Finally, the session will include a primer on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with an emphasis on risk mitigation for international contracting.This talk is presented by a seasoned export control attorney whom has deep knowledge and experience with this discipline.


Alan Enslen Bio: Alan Enslen leads Baker Donelson's International Trade Practice and is a Shareholder on the Global Business Team.  His practice is focused on international trade matters (including export controls, economic/trade sanctions, import/customs controls, global anti-corruption laws, and foreign direct investment/CFIUS reviews), government investigations and regulatory enforcement cases, and global trade disputes in the commercial and defense sectors.  He practices out of Baker Donelson's Birmingham, Alabama and Washington, DC offices.