Future Situational Awareness

If we trust the definition provided by Wikipedia, Situational awareness or situation awareness (SA) is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their future status.

The developments in numerous technology areas as well as the convergences of various domains result in innovations and new concepts at sensor, algorithmic and product level.

How to accurately perceive the situation?

  • Measuring, sensing, collecting data and information about the environment

How to correctly comprehend the situation?

  • Making sense of the collected data
  • Mitigating all human biases

How to optimally present the situation?

  • Displaying information without cognitive overload
  • The right information at the right time

How to reliably project the situation?

  • Anticipate “left of the bang” rather than “after something happen”


09:00 – 09:15 Introduction Quentin Ladetto, armasuisse S+T
09:15 – 10:00 Situational Awareness für die zukünftige operationelle Umgebungen Philippe Klüfers, IABG
10:00 – 12:15 Situational Awareness for Land Forces Mirja Wolf, MBDA-Germany
Situation Awareness Optimisation via Data Fusion and Analytics in ISR Felix Opitz, Airbus
Feed your VR simulation a balanced diet of data Simon Felix, Ateleris GmbH
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch | Networking
13:15 – 16:00 Who can watch us from space and when? Ulrich Langer, armasuisse S+T
Eyes in the back Fabien Mael, biped.ai
Situational Awareness für Einsatzkräfte Lukas Scherrer, Shibuleru
5G XR visual augmentation for first responders:
from training, to command center inspection and field real-time inspection
Paul Zikas, ORamaVR
Gamification as support for future situational awareness Moritz Zumbühl, Blindflug Studios AG
16:00 End of the day


Expect a good mix of participants between military, engineers, researchers and academics. It is a unique opportunity to learn the needs and requirements from the end-users while showing them what is or will be possible soon!

The majority of the participants will be interested more in the concepts, the vision, real-life results vs laboratory results, system requirements, etc rather than in detailed mathematics (but there are always experts in the room as well !) 


Feuerwerkerstrasse 39
CH-3602 Thun