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  • About MACC 2018
  • Call for Presentations
  • Meeting Information
  • Exhibitor Information
  • Sponsor Information
  • Registration

Multi-Agency Craft Conference 2018

Date: July 17-19, 2018
Location: United States Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore MD

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft between Government agencies and the maritime community. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations.

Since its founding in 1998, MACC has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Previous conferences have covered a broad range of topics including: requirements generation, boat and craft design, acquisition processes, maintenance and repair practices, logistics and training, and new technology development and integration. The shared information results in effective use of resources, opportunities for collaboration, a more knowledgeable industry-base, and best-value small boats and craft for all end-user communities.

For 2018, MACC is expanding its reach to include technical content and exhibits historically featured as part of the ASNE Launch and Recovery Symposium. Since its founding in 2005, the Launch & Recovery Symposium (L&R) addressed the launch, recovery, and operations of manned and unmanned vehicles from marine platforms. Manned and unmanned vehicles include helicopters, rotorcraft, fixed-wing aircraft, RHIBs, high-speed craft, tenders, UAV, USV, UUV, and many more. The scope of L&R includes the launch and recovery systems, the host marine platforms, and the vehicles themselves-all of which are evolving at a rapid pace. By combining MACC and Launch and Launch and Recovery into a single event, authors, attendees, and exhibitors get the value of both Symposia under one tent.

As a special addition for MACC 2018, the MACC technical program will include a Planing Hull Simulation Grand challenge. For more information, please refer to the call for presentations.

Questions

Please contact ASNE at meetings@navalengineers.org or (703) 836-6727.

Call for Presentations


Status: OPEN
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 20, 2018
Theme: Boats and Craft - Design, Acquisition, Testing; Launch and Recovery; and Planing Hull Simulation Grand Challenge
Event Date: July 17-19, 2018
Location: United States Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore MD

 

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft conducted between Government agencies, Universities, Corporations (large and small) and the entire maritime community.

MACC is making two changes as we go forward. Changing to an every other year format and combining the Launch and Recovery Symposium with MACC. Additionally, recognizing the value of numerical simulations are increasing, we are adding a track to bring those in that field to come and talk about utilization of simulations for boats and craft and the differences boats and craft bring to the field of study.

For 2018, MACC will expand the technical and exhibit reach for presenters and exhibitors. We will be developing three distinct tracks for the papers and presentations:

  1. Boats and Craft – Design, Acquisition, Testing
  2. Launch and Recovery
  3. Planing Hull Simulation Grand Challenge

Since its founding in 1998, the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) with its previous emphasis on Boats and Craft – Design, Acquisition, Testing has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations.

Since its founding in 2005, the Launch & Recovery (L&R) session addresses the launch, recovery, and operations of manned and unmanned vehicles from marine platforms. Manned and unmanned vehicles include helicopters, rotorcraft, fixed-wing aircraft, RHIBs, high-speed craft, tenders, UAV, USV, UUV, and many more. Marine platforms include naval, coast guard, passenger, and commercial ships, as well as offshore platforms and other vessels. The scope of L&R includes the launch and recovery systems, the host marine platforms, and the vehicles themselves-all of which are evolving at a rapid pace. This is an area of intense research and development in national and international naval, commercial, and academic sectors.

In the development of a new session, ASNE would like to cordially invite participants for the 1st Planing Hull Simulation Grand Challenge at MACC 2018. The objective of the grand challenge is to explore the current state of the art for numerical simulation of planing hulls. ASNE is looking for participants with a variety of simulation tools from potential flow to direct numerical simulation.

Representatives, including all three topic areas, from civilian government and military research, acquisition, and operational communities, as well as representatives from industry and academia are encouraged to submit abstracts on recent developments or work-in-progress via online form linked here (login required). The submission form requires the following information:

  • Title
  • Author Name(s)
  • Contact E-mail
  • Track (Boats and Craft, Launch and Recovery, Planing Hull Simulation Grand Challenge)
  • Abstract

Please address questions to Mr. Gordon Hatchell and Dr. Evan Lee at macc2018papers@navalengineers.org . Accepted authors may also be invited to submit full technical papers for publication in an upcoming Naval Engineers Journal. Please refer to the ASNE Technical Paper Guidelines for futher information. ASNE enthusiastically welcomes student participation and offers free registration to student authors.

Click here to download a pdf version of this call for papers.


For MACC 2018, the theme for the Boats and Craft track will duplicate 2016 and is “All About Boats”. MACC 2018 will continue to explore the latest technology in small craft design, acquisition, and operations. Each day of the event will feature technical presentations focusing on one of these key areas. Each day will have a keynote speaker from the military and civilian leadership on small craft who will be followed by a plenary session speaker who will introduce the focus area of the day and generally discuss that area providing their perspective on the focus area and set the stage for the individual track sessions. After the plenary speaker, presentations will run concurrently and the group will breakout to attend the presentations of interest. Presentations will continue throughout the day, allowing for wide range of presentations to be given.

Suggested presentation topics for the Boats and Craft track include:

  • Small Craft Design
    • Hull Form, Seakeeping, Powering
    • Structures, Materials
    • Human System Integration
    • Propulsion: Engine, Drives, Propellers, Alternative Fuels
    • C4I Systems: Navigation, Radars, EO/IR Sensors
  • Acquisition
    • Requirements and Understanding Impact on Design
    • Acquisition Strategy: Government vs. COTS vs. Builder Design
    • National and International Classification Societies Role in Impact on Acquisition and Design
    • Risk and Cost Management
  • Operations
    • Total Ownership Costs, Logistics, Warranties, and Supply Chain Management
    • Configuration Control and Part Commonality
    • Mission Requirements to Design

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For MACC 2018, the Launch and Recovery track, the theme includes Mission Effectiveness, Operational Lessons Learned and Designing for Safe and Effective Operability, Regulatory Conformance, and Affordability. This theme applies to both commercial and Government organizations, and is focused on achieving the highest operational return on total ownership cost, while abiding by regulations and minimizing all operational risks. Special emphasis should be placed on utilizing operational lessons learned and simulation based design and training tools (especially related to ship-air dynamic interface modeling).

Participation is encouraged from all international segments of industry and Government with an interest in improving vehicle operations from surface craft, and also from all researchers, designers and manufacturers who contribute the necessary technologies or products. The scope of the conference is intended to include all aspects of launch and recovery of manned and unmanned vehicle systems (surface, air and subsurface) from surface platforms, and the vehicles themselves.

We encourage new and returning participants to present their operational experience, technological developments and current research. In addition, papers related to new concepts or processes intended to improve mission effectiveness, improve safety, reduce total ownership costs and meet new or existing regulations are encouraged. These submissions are welcome from all segments of the international marine community including but not limited to governmental naval, coast guard, environmental and natural resource management agencies; commercial shipping, construction and salvage operators; the offshore energy industry; and designers and manufacturers who support these segments.

Suggested presentation topics for the Launch and Recovery track include:

  • Use of aerodynamic M&S tool usage in the ship design process
  • Wind tunnel, scaled model, or full scale validation data of a helicopter operating in a ship airwake
  • Coupled ship-aircraft air wake M&S: CFD, reduced order models, real time models
  • Ship design guidance for effective ship-aircraft aerodynamic interface
  • Wind tunnel, scaled model, or full scale validation data of a helicopter operating in a ship airwake
  • Coupled ship-aircraft air wake M&S: CFD, reduced order models, real time models
  • Operational performance considerations and lessons learned
  • Safety advantages and disadvantages of unmanned vehicles
  • Innovative system designs to improve capabilities and/or reduce life-cycle cost
  • Operational risks and mitigation strategies
  • Autonomous and/or automated systems with reduced manning
  • Modeling and Simulation for engineering design, operational analyses and training
  • Safety, human systems integration and training
  • Managing multiple manned and unmanned vehicle operations
  • Certification, test and evaluation
  • Special requirements by industry area i.e. navy and coast guard, offshore energy, shipping, construction and salvage, environmental and natural resource management
  • Launch and recovery in high sea states and other adverse conditions
  • Future research and development requirements
  • Overcoming obsolescence efficiently and effectively
  • Vessel design

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For MACC 2018, the aim of the first Simulation Grand Challenge is to simulate the Generic Prismatic Planing Hull (GPPH) in calm water. The GPPH was designed as a publicly releasable hull to facilitate distribution to government, contractors, and universities. The prismatic hull design was chosen to be representative of typical combatant craft while minimizing geometric variables such as warp, rocker and curvature in the transverse and longitudinal directions. The model was tested extensively at the United States Naval Academy and Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) through a project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. The simulations will be compared to experimental results conducted in November 2015 at NSWCCD.

The GPPH is to be simulated at four different speeds in calm water. The output variables of interest are the resistance, heave, and trim. Other information of interest total CPU-hours for the computational time and estimated setup time. Further instruction on how to submit your simulation results is forthcoming; please indicate your interest in participating via the call for abstracts submission link.  Submitted simulation results will be compiled for presentation at MACC. At MACC, there will be an opportunity for simulation participants to present their work.

The model characteristics, experimental results, and the official IGES model for simulation will be posted on the MACC website.

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Meeting Information

MACC 2018 will be held at the United States Coast Guard Yard on Curtis Bay in Baltimore, MD. 

Base Access

All MACC participants must enter through the rear gate to the USCG Yard.  For GPS purposes, the notional address is 600 Pittman Rd, Curtis Bay MD.  Please do not attempt to enter via the main gate; you will be redirected to the rear gate.  

Security Protocol

  • CAC card holders: please proceed to the rear gate with your CAC card.
  • US Citizens from REAL ID compliant states: please proceed to the rear gate with your state issued ID
  • US Citizens from REAL ID noncompliant states: please proceed to the rear gate with a passport or other federally recognized ID
  • Foreign Nationals: please proceed to the rear gate with your passport.  You must have pre-completed this data form and returned to Kathleen Kiamos kkiamos@navalengineers.org by June 1, 2018

Not sure if your state is REAL ID compliant?  Further information on REAL ID with an interactive map is available on this Department of Homeland Security website.  

Symposium Attire
Attendees: Business Attire/ Uniform of the Day
Presenters (Non-military): Business Attire
Presenters (Military): Tropical Blue Long, Summer Whites, or service equivalent

Hotel Information

ASNE has reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Baltimore/Glen Burnie at 6617 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061. The group rate is $124 per night plus taxes and fees.

To reserve online please visit : http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/B/BALGRHX-ASN-20180717/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

To reserve by phone please call 410-761-7666.

Other nearby hotels include: 

Residence Inn Arundel Mills BWI Airport
7035 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076

Aloft Arundel Mills
7530 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076

Spring Hill Suites
7544 Teague Road
Hanover, MD 21076

 

 

Exhibitor Information

Purchase Exhibit Hall Booth Online (login required) | Exhibit Hall Tent Map | Purchase Static Display Space | Purchase In-Water Demonstration Space
There are three ways to exhibit at MACC:

Guidance for In-water Demonstrators The maximum length for launching from the USCG Yard boat ramp is approximately 20’ and the maximum length for an in-water exhibitor (arriving by water) is 65’. If you are looking to launch or bring a larger craft, please contact ASNE at exhibits@navalengineers.org. In-water demonstrators will be expected to provide proof of liability insurance and copy of boat operator's USCG license.


Important Times for Exhibitors

Tuesday, July 17
10am-6pm Exhibitor Set-up

Wednesday, July 18
7am Registration Open
7am Exhibit Hall Open
8am Program Begins
10am In-Water Demos Begin

Thursday, July 19
7am Registration Open
7am Exhibit Hall Open
8am Program Begins
10am In-Water Demos Begin
3pm Exhibit Hall Closes

Sponsor Information

Book Sponsorship Online
Platinum Level $7,500
  • Evening Reception – Day One
Gold Level $5,000
  • Coffee – Full Event
  • Soda – Full Event
  • Bottled Water – Full Event
Silver Level $2,500
  • Bags (sponsor to provide, estimate of 800)
  • Lanyards (sponsor to provide, estimate of 800)
  • Exhibit Hall Trash Cans
Bronze $1,000
  • Sponsored Session
Copper $250
  • Sponsored App Post
Book Sponsorship Online

Registration

Registration for MACC 2018 is now open! The registration rates are as follows:
  • ASNE Member - Early Bird Rate - $300
  • ASNE Member - Standard Rate - $400
  • Non-Member - Early Bird Rate - $400
  • Non-Member - Standard Rate - $500
  • Full-Time Undergraduate Student - $0 (no lunch tickets included)
  • U.S. Federal Employee/Active Duty - $0 (no lunch tickets included)
Click here for online registration.

Base Access

All MACC participants must enter through the rear gate to the USCG Yard.  For GPS purposes, the notional address is 600 Pittman Rd, Curtis Bay MD.  Please do not attempt to enter via the main gate; you will be redirected to the rear gate.  

Security Protocol

  • CAC card holders: please proceed to the rear gate with your CAC card.
  • US Citizens from REAL ID compliant states: please proceed to the rear gate with your state issued ID
  • US Citizens from REAL ID noncompliant states: please proceed to the rear gate with a passport or other federally recognized ID
  • Foreign Nationals: please proceed to the rear gate with your passport.  You must have pre-completed this data form and returned to Kathleen Kiamos kkiamos@navalengineers.org by June 1, 2018

Not sure if your state is REAL ID compliant?  Further information on REAL ID with an interactive map is available on this Department of Homeland Security website.  

Click here for online registration.

Disclaimer

ASNE, MACC, and its co-sponsoring or participating companies are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government or the Coast Guard.