Asee peer logo

Singapore-U.S. Tactical All-Inclusive Navigation (SUSTAIN) collaborative innovation

Download Paper |

Conference

2016 ASEE International Forum

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 25, 2016

Start Date

June 25, 2016

End Date

June 25, 2016

Conference Session

Concurrent Paper Tracks Session II Courses

Tagged Topic

International Forum

Page Count

10

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/27256

Download Count

54

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Frederick C Webber Air Force Research Laboratory

visit author page

Mr. Webber holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Mr. Webber is currently an autonomy engineer with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory's Warfighter Readiness Research Division, where he is responsible for STEM outreach and for identifying advances in the gaming industry that can improve warfighter training. Mr. Webber is an alternative navigation specialist on the SUSTAIN team.

visit author page

biography

KelseyLee Hunter Schafer Air Force Research Laboratory

visit author page

KelseyLee H. Schafer, 1st Lieutenant USAF received her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati, (Cincinnati, OH) and serves as a program manager and research engineer in the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Vehicles Directorate. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati.

visit author page

author page

Eric T. Vinande Air Force Research Laboratory

biography

John P McIntire US Air Force Research Laboratory

visit author page

John McIntire is an Engineering Research Psychologist at the US Air Force Research Laboratory, at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA. He received his masters in human factors psychology in 2007 and his PhD in human factors psychology in 2014, both from Wright State University.

visit author page

biography

Daniel D. Jensen U.S. Air Force Academy

visit author page

Dr. Dan Jensen is a Professor of Engineering Mechanics at the U.S. Air Force Academy where he has been since 1997. He received his B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), M.S. (Applied Mechanics) and Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering Science) from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has worked for Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, NASA, University of the Pacific, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and MSC Software Corp. His research includes design of Micro Air Vehicles, development of innovative design methodologies and enhancement of engineering education. Dr Jensen has authored over 100 refereed papers and has been awarded over $4 million of research grants.

visit author page

author page

Shaohui Foong Singapore University of Technology and Design

author page

Wai Yong Chue DSO National Laboratories

author page

Yaohui Li DSO National Laboratories

biography

Kevin Ang Temasek Laboratories @ National University of Singapore

visit author page

Kevin received his B.Eng. degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2006. After completing his undergraduate degree, he joined the Singapore Armed Forces as a Maintenance Engineering Officer, fulfilling his scholarship bond. Then upon receiving the DSO Ph.D Research Award in 2010, he pursued and graduated with his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore early 2015. He is now working as a research scientist in the control science group at Temasek Laboratories. His current research interests lie in vision-based obstacle detection, navigation and the development of UAVs in urban environments.

visit author page

biography

Richard H. Crawford P.E. University of Texas, Austin

visit author page

Dr. Richard H. Crawford is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and is the Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow No. 3. He is also Director of the Design Projects program in Mechanical Engineering. He received his BSME from Louisiana State University in 1982, and his MSME in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1989, both from Purdue University. He teaches mechanical engineering design and geometry modeling for design. Dr. Crawford’s research interests span topics in computer-aided mechanical design and design theory and methodology. Dr. Crawford is co-founder of the DTEACh program, a ”Design Technology” program for K-12, and is active on the faculty of the UTeachEngineering program that seeks to educate teachers of high school engineering.

visit author page

author page

Gabriel Hoongwen Wong DSO National Laboratories

Download Paper |

Abstract

The Singapore-U.S. Tactical All-Inclusive Navigation (SUSTAIN) initiative is an international research and development collaboration between military and academic scientists from both Singapore and the United States. SUSTAIN’s goal is to bring to bear the strengths of both nations to solve navigation problems faced in degraded or denied Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) environments by dismounted warfighters. The SUSTAIN team is composed of 9 members and several subject matter experts and mentors with diverse technical backgrounds working as a single team rather than a group of distributed teams. The team members work in both the U.S. and Singapore, and are separated by over 15000 kilometers and a 13-hour time difference.

The team faces cultural and political differences, and collaboration and communication are key challenges impacting the innovation process. Specific collaboration challenges are discussed including interpersonal relationships between team members, particularly communication and trust; sharing data, documents, and knowledge effectively without being co-located; and how to effectively identify problems of mutual interest, understand ideas conceived internationally, and solve relevant problems. Methods and tools being utilized to facilitate the collaborative process are described and discussed, in terms of needs and their perceived efficacy. Guidance, suggestions, and possible ideas for future international collaborative R&D teams of a similar nature are provided.

Webber, F. C., & Schafer, K. H., & Vinande, E. T., & McIntire, J. P., & Jensen, D. D., & Foong, S., & Chue, W. Y., & Li, Y., & Ang, K., & Crawford, R. H., & Wong, G. H. (2016, June), Singapore-U.S. Tactical All-Inclusive Navigation (SUSTAIN) collaborative innovation Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana. https://peer.asee.org/27256

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2016 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015