SENTEL’s Chief Scientist to Present at NATO Military Sensing Symposium

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SENTEL has been selected to present at the NATO Sensors and Electronics Technology (SET) 9th Military Sensing Symposium, May 31- June 3, 2017. Dr. McKenna will present the results of two recent Internal R&D projects to the largely international audience of Government Scientists and engineers from NATO countries. This first paper “Enhanced Data to Decision Analytics for Force Protection and CBRN Sensing in Multinational Coalitions” will address improved automation of Data to Decision during Biological attacks against Coalition Forces. According to Mr. David Young, the project lead:

Asymmetric threats including chemical and biological attacks represent a persistent obstacle to U.S. military operations, and those of our Coalition Partners. Sensor and surveillance systems possess the capacity to provide warnings and indicators on a point-by-point basis, however real-time actionable intelligence derived from the data remains a challenge for Commanders. The algorithms we are developing help address uncertainty and latency in the Military Decision Making Process.

McKenna will also present research on improving bio-sensing for Mission Command during crisis events, including situational awareness information on all active squads and their member status (“Bio-Sensing for Enhanced Situational Awareness in Multi-National Coalition”). Says Ms. Shravy Tirumala-Valet, the project lead:

Situational awareness in dangerous environments is an ongoing challenge. Whether supporting warfighters in a combat zone or emergency response personnel responding to a disaster, we are developing technologies that allow users to share information critical to mission success.

For more information on either topic, or for insight into how SENTEL can improve Military or First Responder readiness, please contact Jason McKenna, Ph.D. (