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Recent events in the Middle East have significantly demonstrated the importance of military satellite communications in enabling the warfighter to effectively project force and conduct military operations. Rapidly growing information requirements and the increasing unpredictability of who and where we may fight, have made our satellite communications systems even more critical.

Superior satellite communications are absolutely essential to fight and win on the modem day battlefield. We must act now to ensure that our near-term needs and emerging requirements are recognised, documented and reflected in a responsive, integrated, and affordable architecture to support our armed forces well beyond the turn of the century.

SMi’s Fifth Annual Global MILSATCOM Conference is the latest edition in a successful series of events bringing together an international line-up of speakers and delegates that excel in the field of satellite communications.

Benefits of Attending:

    A DEDICATED 3-day conference, executive briefing and exhibition pertinent to experts in the field of MILSATCOM
  • DEVELOP your understanding of how key nations are leveraging SATCOM capabilities
  • ENHANCE your knowledge of future Transformational Communication Architecture & Infrastructure
  • LEARN of near-, mid- and far-term SATCOM systems, terminals, architectures and technologies
  • NETWORK over the course of 3 days with key decision makers and industry experts from around the globe

A unique opportunity to learn from leading experts including:
  • Brigadier Tim Waugh,Program Manager, NATO SATCOM Post 2000, NATO C3 Agency
  • Captain Brad Leininger, Program Manager, DoD Teleports, Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Colonel John Haven, Chief, Global Satellite Communications System, United States Strategic Command*
  • Colonel Roc Myers, Advanced EHF Program Manager, MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, US Air Force*
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stephen D Hargis, Program Manager, WGS, MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, US Air Force*
  • Simon Kershaw, Satellite Acquisition Team IPT Leader, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Ramon Segura, Applied CIS Technologies Branch, Communications and Information Systems Division, NATO C3 Agency
  • Shane Kingston, Project Director, JP2008 Phase 3C/E, Defence Material Organisation, Australia
  • Caroline Laurent, Syracuse III Program Manager, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Alexandre Barouh, Syracuse III System Architect, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Dr Roy Axford Jr, Electronics Engineer/Project Manager, Code 2841, Signals Technology Branch, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center
  • Michael Rupar, Head, Satellite and Wireless Networking Section, Naval Research Laboratory
    * Subject to Final Confirmation

    Chairmen & Moderators:
  • Chris Forrester, Editor, EMEA, SATMAGAZINE
  • Gerard Donelan, Head of Government Services, SES-ASTRA
  • Dylan Browne, Managing Director, The London Satellite Exchange
  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Chris Forrester

    Chris Forrester, Editor, EMEA, SATMAGAZINE

  • 9:10 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Brigadier Tim Waugh

    Brigadier Tim Waugh, Program Manager, NATO SATCOM Post 2000, NATO C3 Agency

  • NATO and a next generation solution to fulfil its ever-increasing MILSATCOM requirements
  • Ensuring coherence with the changing NATO crisis management role
  • Providing a fully deployable communications capability in support of NATO operations
  • SATCOM requirement; space and ground segments in forming the future NATO system
  • 9:40 TRANSFORMATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS – ENABLING THE FUTURE WARFIGHTER

    Senior representative from US Department of Defense

    Senior representative from US Department of Defense, ,

  • Transformational Communications Architecture (TCA), a next-generation space-communications infrastructure
  • SATCOM implications of transformation
  • Net-centric goals support transformation
  • Elimination of parallel and superfluous space programs
  • Multi-service architecture to be shared by US intelligence, defense and space agencies
  • Satellite systems to play a key role in the new architecture; TSATs, or Transformational Satellites, and Advanced Polar Satellite
  • 10:20 NEXT GENERATION PROTECTED MILSAT SYSTEMS

    Colonel Roc Myers

    Colonel Roc Myers, Advanced EHF Program Manager, MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, US Air Force*

  • World-wide, secure, survivable satellite communications to support US and its global partners
  • Sustaining US MILSATCOM architecture across land/air/naval operations
  • Advanced EHF system to replenish and improve on Milstar system capabilities
  • On-board signal processing providing protection and optimum resource utilization and system flexibility
  • Interoperability and compatibility with Milstar system
  • Engineering, manufacturing, development/production acquisition phase
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 THE ROLE OF SMALL SATELLITES IN MILSATCOM

    Dr John Paffett

    Dr John Paffett, Head of Telecommunications and Navigations Programmes, SSTL

  • Defining essential communication services for CINCs to C2 tactical forces
  • Flexible, high capacity communications – WGS and control systems
  • space, terminal and control segments
  • Near-commercial satellite acquisition – COTS overview
  • Service provision of X-band and Ka band frequency spectrums
  • replacing DSCS and GBS
  • WGS project time-line and scheduling
  • 12:00 TACTICAL MICROSATELLITES

    Commander Gregory Glaros, USN

    Commander Gregory Glaros, USN, Transformation Strategist, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Force Transformation

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 TRI-SERVICE MILSATCOM FOR UK ARMED FORCES

    Simon Kershaw

    Simon Kershaw, Satellite Acquisition Team IPT Leader, Defence Procurement Agency

  • SATCOM; essential support to all aspects of modern military operations
  • Overview of UK MoD’s MILSATCOM requirements
  • An update on Skynet 5 system development and procurement program
  • Procurement secured under PFI – the way ahead?
  • Interoperability with existing systems; continuity of service from Skynet 4 to Skynet 5
  • 14:40 ACHIEVING FRENCH AND ALLIED MILSATCOM

  • French MILSATCOM Program - Syracuse
  • National space assets and policies : Syracuse II - ground segment enhancements
  • Syracuse III - a seamless integrated network
  • Space and ground segment - modem XXl - broadcasting
  • Best value for money acquisition plan
  • International matters : NATO, co-operation and agreements that could be offered
  • Caroline Laurent

    Caroline Laurent, Syracuse III Program Manager, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France

    Alexandre Barouh

    Alexandre Barouh, Syracuse III System Architect, Délégation Générale pour l'Armement, Ministry of Defence, France

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 COALITION SATELLITE BROADCAST SYSTEM

    Ramon Segura

    Ramon Segura, Applied CIS Technologies Branch, Communications and Information Systems Division, NATO C3 Agency

  • NATO requirements for a High Speed Satellite Broadcast System (HSBS)
  • Demands placed for a high data-rate information infrastructure
  • Generic SBS architecture
  • SBS communication security
  • SBS coalition interoperability efforts
  • Evolution of SBS standards
  • 16:40 AUSTRALIAN TBS PROGRAM DIRECTION

    Shane Kingston

    Shane Kingston, Project Director, JP2008 Phase 3C/E, Defence Material Organisation, Australia

  • Requirements for a deployed MILSATCOM element
  • Demands for a high data-rate information infrastructure
  • Comprehensive satellite communications capability; a satellite payload and supporting ground infrastructure
  • Study of ADF SATCOM Architecture
  • Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) - TBS
  • Upgrade of existing terrestrial infrastructure
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Networking Drinks Reception sponsored by ASTRA

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan, Head of Government Services, SES-ASTRA

    9:10 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TELEPORT SYSTEM

    Captain Brad Leininger

    Captain Brad Leininger, USN, Program Manager, DoD Teleports, Defense Information Systems Agency

  • Program status and milestones
  • Global Teleport architectures
  • Joint program challenges - requirements, funding
  • Juncture of space and fiber
  • Interoperability in all spectrums
  • Commercial vs military SATCOM
  • 9:40 ADVANCED C2 NETWORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Transformation to Network Centric on demand SATCOM Brian Rodriguez, Director, International Programs, Raytheon Integrated Communications Systems
  • World-wide space assets supporting future operations
  • Architectural drivers and required technology
  • Ground and aerospace segment evolution
  • Land/sea/air integrated interoperable highly-automated multi-band SATCOM
  • Potential future roles of SATCOM
  • Frank Prautzsch

    Frank Prautzsch, Director, Business Development, Raytheon Integrated Communications Systems

    Brian Rodriguez

    Brian Rodriguez, Director, International Programs, Raytheon Integrated Communications Systems

    10:20 INTERNET 3 – INTERNET PROTOCOL IN SPACE

    Rick Sanford

    Rick Sanford, Director of Global Space Initiative, Cisco Global Defence & Space Group

  • Future spacecraft; a “node on the intra/internet”
  • Impacting on mission life cycle costs - reducing the cost to operate satellites and support systems
  • Enabling entirely new classes of service; tele-presence/launch on demand
  • Seamless interoperability of future satellites with existing terrestrial networks
  • Survivable and secure satellite command and control
  • Data mining and integrated systems
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 3G SERVICES FOR THE MILITARY SATCOM USER

    Nick Shave

    Nick Shave, Business Manager, Space and Satcoms, LogicaCMG

  • Current status of 3G deployment
  • Services becoming available to the 3G user
  • Potential benefits to the military user
  • How to integrate 3G with SATCOM
  • Plans for Skynet-5 service development
  • Beyond 3G
  • 12:00 TRANSITION TO NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE - EVOLUTION OF MILSATCOM

    Mike Holdsworth

    Mike Holdsworth, Satellite Product Manager, Metrodata

  • Top MILSATCOM infrastructure challenges
  • Standardized architecture, design and implementation
  • Satellite terminals and Theater Deployable Communications (TDC)
  • Fiber/GIG-BE and possible implications for SATCOM
  • Transition to Network Centric Warfare - to IP or to ATM
  • New military applications - IP Multicast, TCP Enhancement Over Satellite, lodging communications
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference followed by Afternoon Tea

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    Workshops

    Satellite communications system design, modelling and management
    Workshop

    Satellite communications system design, modelling and management

    Radisson SAS Portman Hotel
    26th November 2003
    London, United Kingdom

    VSATs: Satellite solutions and the bottom line
    Workshop

    VSATs: Satellite solutions and the bottom line

    Radisson SAS Portman Hotel
    26th November 2003
    London, United Kingdom

    Radisson SAS Portman Hotel

    22 Portman Square
    London W1H 9FL
    United Kingdom

    Radisson SAS Portman Hotel

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