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The dates have now been announced for SMi's 14th Annual Global MilSatCom conference. These are 27th-29th November 2012 and development of the website is now underway.

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Don't miss this opportunity to take part in Global MilSatCom 2011.

Meet and network with a wide international line-up of speakers from the SatCom arena.

ATTEND

the largest MilSatCom event in Europe.

HEAR

from a senior international line-up of speakers.

DISCUSS

issues ranging from national requirements, to cyber security threats.

INTERACT

with the key decision makers in the SatCom community.

NETWORK

with a wide international audience.

 

 

Networking Opportunities at Global MilSatCom 2011

 

Europe's leading independent military communications event for satellite professionals offers unrivalled networking opportunities. Leave Global MilSatCom 2011 having forged new working relationships and strengthened your current ones.

  • Directly engage with military representatives from around the world.
  • Dedicated Question & Answer sessions during the conference will give you the opportunity to get your questions across to the people that matter.
  • Visit the large exhibition to meet with your industry peers and assess the latest technologies and services on offer.
  • Networking breaks and lunches will allow you to discuss the key topics from the conference with your colleagues. 
  • Networking Drinks Receptions pre-conference, day 1 and 2 of the conference.

                      

Current 2011 Sponsors

 

Lead Sponsor

      SES     

 

 

Sponsored by

 

Inmarsat Intelsat General  
   Thales    

  

 

Industry Profile Includes:

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers,Analysts and Officers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • Networks and architecture
  • Satellite systems and applications
  • Engineering
  • Space development
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Customer support
  • Sales, marketing and business development

Military and Government Profile Includes:

Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project and Programme Managers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • C4ISTAR
  • J6
  • Procurement and acquisitions
  • Research Scientists
  • System Integration

 

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Head of Public Sector Projects , SES

8:50 Introduction and Overview

Commander Andy  Rayner

Commander Andy Rayner, Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Team Introductions
  • Current Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) requirements
  • What has changed in the last 12 months (impact of SDSR and Planning Round)
  • 9:00 The Operational Perspective

    Wing Commander Andy Eccleston

    Wing Commander Andy Eccleston, SO1, J6 Information Exploitation, PJHQ

  • Generating User Requirements in Theatre (HERRICK) and instigation of UOR/UOT processes
  • Managing capabilities on the ground (JFCIS)
  • Challenges in establishing a JTFHQ at short notice (e.g. Op ELLAMY)
  • 9:30 Turning requirements into solutions and managing the contract

    Colonel Neil Fraser

    Colonel Neil Fraser, Department Head, Service Assurance, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Development of new technologies and bringing them into service
  • Support to services in Theatres of operation (e.g. CONDO)
  • Running the PFI
  • 10:00 MilSatCom capability strategy

    Commander Andy  Rayner

    Commander Andy Rayner, Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Optimising the available and planned MilSatCom capabilities within the PFI concession period
  • Looking to beyond 2022 - what are we likely to need?
  • Other potential ways to achieve the same capability goals
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Comtech EF Data

    11:00 UK Ministry of Defence - Future Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) programme

    David  Lascelles

    David Lascelles, Deputy Head DCNS, Information Systems & Services (ISS) Programmes, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Concept phase activities
  • BLOS programme overview
  • Update on UK/French option for cooperation
  • 11:30 UK Ministry of Defence Q & A Session

    Colonel Neil Fraser

    Colonel Neil Fraser, Department Head, Service Assurance, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Commander Andy  Rayner

    Commander Andy Rayner, Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK

    David  Lascelles

    David Lascelles, Deputy Head DCNS, Information Systems & Services (ISS) Programmes, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Wing Commander Andy Eccleston

    Wing Commander Andy Eccleston, SO1, J6 Information Exploitation, PJHQ

    11:50 Transforming Satellite Networks

    Lieutenant General Steven Boutelle (Ret'd)

    Lieutenant General Steven Boutelle (Ret'd), Vice President, Cisco Systems

  • Lessons learned in Network Transformation
  • Convergence of satellite and terrestrial networks
  • Deploying an end-to-end managed services platform
  • Enabling cloud services over satellite access
  • Ensuring interoperability, security, efficiency and flexibility
  • 12:20 SPECIAL ADDRESS: NATO vision and strategy for the Next Generation satellite Services

    Malcolm Green

    Malcolm Green , Chief CAT 9 NII Communication Infrastructure Services, NATO C3 Agency

  • NATO SatCom Post - 2000 (NSP2K), lessons learned thus far
  • Meeting NATO's changing level of ambition beyond NSP2K
  • Service-based core investment versus adhoc crisis-driven extensions
  • Role of national satcom programmes, multinational initiatives
  • Acquisition horizon, contracting vehicles
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Eutelsat

    14:10 Next Generation broadband terminals for SatCom and ISR applications

    Dr. Robert Pearson

    Dr. Robert Pearson, General Manager, Cobham Technical Services

  • Trends in requirements for small, lightweight, S, X, Ku and Ka-band tactical portable and SOTM terminals
  • Requirements for improved certification of small terminals, to mitigate adjacent satellite interference
  • Interoperability with terrestrial systems for intellignece, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Technology trends and next generation wideband/multiband terminals
  • 14:40 Extending Next Generation internet services to deployed forces

    Gus Anderson

    Gus Anderson, Program Manager, DRS Technical Services Inc.

  • Market Emergence: The need for connected forces in austere locations
  • Global to Local Design: Building Global Communications Capability from SatCom to terrestrial design
  • New Challenges: Enabling the austere WIFI cloud and the device driven internet
  • Lessons Learned: From logistics to end-point WIFI
  • 15:10 The Belgian view on MilSatCom solutions facing emerging challenges

    Major John Genouw

    Major John Genouw, Joint Operational Support Division, Ministry of Defence, Belgium

  • Operational challenges leading to short and mid-term evolutions
  • Current technology and technical choices for the future
  • Strategic, tactical and social SatCom
  • Interoperability issues
  • Belgian participation in international SatCom co-operation
  • 15:40 SatCom at EDA, striving to pool and share commercial and military assets

    Rodolphe Paris

    Rodolphe Paris, PT SatCom Chairman, Space & Radio Spectrum Project Officer, Capabilities Directorate, European Defence Agency

  • COMSATCOM: Project ESCPC, a demonstrator pooling national needs through centralised procurement
  • MILSATCOM: Ideas putting together sovereignty issues and pooling and sharing scarce resources
  • ETISC: Scouting common requirements for tactical interim SatCom options at European level
  • SECTELSAT (Secure Telecom by Satellite): Opportunities to design cooperative schemes for the next generation
  • European Union and its Space Policy: How SatCom could achieve European integration, investing better together
  • 16:10 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Comtech EF Data

    16:40 Military SatComs in the next decade - An insight into the factors that will shape market demand, drive technology and enable new service propositions

    Keith Norton

    Keith Norton , Managing Director, Paradigm Secure Communications

  • New Applications for SatCom
  • Drivers behind enhancements to the Skynet-5 network
  • What's different about Military Ka-band and how can we best use it
  • Trends in the changes of customer contracting models
  • 17:10 Focus on the Government market: Challenging the traditional SatCom paradigm

    Brigadier General Tip Osterthaler (Ret'd)

    Brigadier General Tip Osterthaler (Ret'd), President & CEO, SES World Skies

  • Increased government reliance on commercial satellites
  • Challenges facing the U.S. Government in acquiring space capabilities
  • Impact of the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA)
  • Challenging traditional dividing lines between COMSATCOM and MILSATCOM
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan, Head of Public Sector Projects , SES

    17:50 Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by SES

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann (Ret'd)

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann (Ret'd), Senior Director, Strategic & Policy, Orbital Sciences Corporation and Formerly with the Department of Defence Executive Agent for Space Staff, US Army

    9:00 OPENING ADDRESS: MilSatCom in Brazil: Challenges and Solutions

    Lieutenant Colonel Luciano Martins Menna

    Lieutenant Colonel Luciano Martins Menna, Assistant Sector Head of Telematics, Ministry of Defence, Brazil

  • Brazilian Satellite Military Communications System (SISCOMIS)
  • Joint Operations
  • MilSatCom role at the 5th CISM Military World Games
  • Next steps for Brazilian MilSatCom
  • 9:30 French MilSatCom: A Global Approach

  • A coherent and scalable milsatcom capability
  • A comprehensive and resilient X band core system
  • A complementary high data rate Ka band capacity
  • A worldwide on-demand leasing capacity
  • A service provider for all users
  • From submarine to UAVs
  • From command centre to the soldier
  • Colonel Christopher Debaert

    Colonel Christopher Debaert, Syracuse III Team Leader, Ministry of Defence, France

    Commander Christophe  Le Garff

    Commander Christophe Le Garff, Syracuse III System Architect, DGA,, Ministry of Defence, France

    10:00 Canadian Forces SatCom - Current and Future Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Space Development, Canadian Department of Defense

  • Canadian SatCom Roadmap
  • Near and Medium Term SatCom Program
  • Protected Military SatCom (PMSC)
  • Mercury Global (MG)
  • Polar Communications and Weather (PCW)
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Comtech EF Data

    11:00 SPECIAL ADDRESS: Chilean Air Force Space Program

    Colonel Mario Arancibia

    Colonel Mario Arancibia, Deputy Head Development and Projects Division, Logistic Command, Chilean Air Force

  • FASat-Charlie satellite launch and operations
  • Chile emergency situations today and tomorrow
  • Military - civilian needs for communications
  • Next step: Communication Satellite?
  • 11:30 MilSatCom and secured mobile services on the theatre

    Patrick Heuline

    Patrick Heuline , Satcom & Tactical Networks Head of Marketing, Thales Defence & Security C4I Systems Divisons

  • Operational trends regarding C4I and communication requirements
  • SatCom to contribute to seamless communication on the theatre
  • SatCom as the best available broadband long-range mobile communication media
  • Technology evolution in SatCom transmission and networking
  • 12:00 SatCom on the move and coalition ops

    Peter Hadinger

    Peter Hadinger, President, Inmarsat

  • Different operations need different communication
  • Interoperability is essential
  • Affordability and flexibiltiy will win
  • Mobility needs solutions, not just terminals
  • 12:30 The dawn of a new era of Ka band capacity delivering high throughput (HTS) on the battlefield

    David Bettinger

    David Bettinger, CTO, iDirect

  • The promise of Ka band and application to MilSat
  • IP specific features (IPv6, VRRP)
  • Availability (hub failover, hub diversity)
  • Bandwidth efficiency (Next Generation DVB-S2, ACM, adaptive Inbound, Spread spectrum for ultra small terminals)
  • Mobility
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Thales

    14:20 Broadband at the front line - The role of SatCom in netcentric warfare

    Moshe Tamir

    Moshe Tamir, VP Defence and Homeland Security , Gilat Satellite Networks

  • The requirement for SatCom in military C4I nets
  • SatCom net design for Netcentric warfare
  • Tactical terminals - satellite communciation on the move and small deployable terminals
  • 14:50 Implementing NATO's new satellite anchor component

    Geoff Blanchfield

    Geoff Blanchfield, Sales and Marketing Manager, SELEX Elsag

  • SGS/SGT site development
  • Technical implementation
  • Advanced satellite network management and control
  • 15:20 SPECIAL ADDRESS: The Military and SatCom: A personal retrospective

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann (Ret'd)

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann (Ret'd), Senior Director, Strategic & Policy, Orbital Sciences Corporation and Formerly with the Department of Defence Executive Agent for Space Staff, US Army

    15:50 The role and benefits of effective systems engineering

    Andrew Hide

    Andrew Hide, Head of Future Programmes , Astrium Services

  • Why you need it; often forgotten but virtually important
  • Things to watch out for, pitfalls and issues
  • Potential benefits and savings
  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • The case for smart modems and network management
  • 16:20 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Comtech EF Data

    16:50 Technology and business evolutions

    Don Brown

    Don Brown, Vice President of Business Development and Hosted Payloads, Intelsat General

  • Hosted Payloads: Delivering capability in 2011 and 2012
  • Hosted Payloads Alliance: Building the consensus for new space economies and architectures
  • SIS: Geosynchronous satellite refuelling and its impact on future spacecraft architectures
  • 17:20 French insight to the way VTOL UAV could help improve tactical surveillance capability

    Commander Vincent Chevalier

    Commander Vincent Chevalier, Head of Maritime Tactical UAS, French Navy

  • Relying on SatCom to provide efficient interaction between Command structure (C2+INTEL)
  • The real situation, not from the ground but from sea.
  • 17:50 Full spectrum awareness in conventional and unconventional warfare

    Stuart Daughtridge

    Stuart Daughtridge, Advanced Technology Business Development, Integral Systems

  • Today's and tomorrow's warfare requires full spectrum awareness, as cycle times decrease
  • Asymetric advantages begin with predictive awareness, which can contribute to deterrence or pre-emptive strike
  • Cyber, Air and Space domains provide situational awareness opportunities and challenges
  • UAVs (air domain), Military and commercial satellites and ground systems (space and terrestrial domains), RF and terrestrial links (cyber domain)
  • 18:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann (Ret'd)

    Colonel Patrick Rayermann (Ret'd), Senior Director, Strategic & Policy, Orbital Sciences Corporation and Formerly with the Department of Defence Executive Agent for Space Staff, US Army

    18:30 Networking Drinks Reception at the Churchill War Rooms Sponsored by Astrium and Paradigm

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Sky Research

    9:00 OPENING ADDRESS: Cyber Security: A Joint and Coalition Perspective

    Brigadier General Gregory  Brundidge

    Brigadier General Gregory Brundidge , Director , USEUCOM

  • Importance of partnerships and a common cyber security vision
  • Establishing a viable common cyber security framework for joint/coalition operations
  • Determining the cyber common gound - standards for NetOps and NetD
  • Building a common Collaborative Cyber Security roadmap
  • 9:30 Unravelling the cyber threat to SatCom, hype versus reality

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael F.  Delorey

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael F. Delorey, C4ISTAR Branch (Deployable CIS), NATO Joint Airpower Competence Centre

  • Evolution of Cyber Attack vectors
  • SatCom vulnerabilities to a Cyber Attack
  • Learning from past events - scenario case study
  • 10:00 Global MilSatCom Posture: A U.S. Perspective

    Colonel Michael Lakos

    Colonel Michael Lakos, Chief, MILSATCOM Division, United States Air Force

  • Current mission and update on U.S. MilSatCom satellites and terminals
  • Joint space communications layer study (i.e. the JSCL analysis of alternatives)
  • Near term MilSatCom investment strategy study and follow-on studies
  • Vision for the future
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Comtech EF Data

    11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • In theatre conflict environments what does Next Generation MilSatCom technology mean for military communications over IP? What enhancements/improvements to current voice, data and video security will be achievable? What are the implications for service delivery costs?
  • How will Next Generation MilSatCom technology enhance the effectiveness of the mobile and 'intelligent' warfighter?
  • Stéphane  Chenard

    Stéphane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Global VSAT Forum

    Malcolm Green

    Malcolm Green , Chief CAT 9 NII Communication Infrastructure Services, NATO C3 Agency

    Colonel Michael Lakos

    Colonel Michael Lakos, Chief, MILSATCOM Division, United States Air Force

    Dr. Robert Pearson

    Dr. Robert Pearson, General Manager, Cobham Technical Services

    Wing Commander Damian Orton

    Wing Commander Damian Orton, Assistant Head Satcom Service Assurance, Networks Team, ISS Corsham, Ministry of Defence, UK

    12:00 Norwegian Military SatCom program

    Commander Trond Hermansen

    Commander Trond Hermansen, Director SATCOM Advisory Board, CHOD Norway, Norwegian Armed Forces

  • Overview of the program
  • Projects involved
  • Operational effect
  • 12:30 UAE Space Developments: Today and Tomorrow

    Dr. Mohammed Alahbabi

    Dr. Mohammed Alahbabi, YahSat MilSatcom Programme Director, UAE ARMED FORCES

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:20 TDMA versus FDMA: which is better?

    Mark  Dale

    Mark Dale, VP Engineering, Comtech EF Data

  • TDMA & FDMA each have strengths and weaknesses: Review of fundamental trade-offs performance trade-offs performance
  • When to use each approach depends on target applications and services: Review of appropriate/inappropriate uses of each
  • Advanced topic (1): Bandwidth efficiencies using shared carrier technologies
  • Advanced topic (2): Appropriate uses of spread spectrum
  • 14:50 KASAT Applications for secure broadband services

  • Secure data network applications
  • KASAT network architecture
  • Cover are and advantages of Ka band and KASAT for secure services
  • Nicholas Daly

    Nicholas Daly, Regional Director, UK and Ireland, Eutelsat

    Stefano Zara

    Stefano Zara, Tooway Regional Sales Manager, europe Emerging Countries and Balkans, Skylogic Italia

    15:20 Present and future of DVB-S based communications for the military

    Pierre Guademet

    Pierre Guademet, Technical Expert, MilSatCom, Thales Alenia Space

  • Main features of DVB-S standard
  • Adequacy to new military needs
  • RETEX from SYR III implementation
  • Other near term implementations: UAE Yahsat military Ka band, FR-IT ATHENA-FIDUS program
  • Evolutions to mobility and to single hop meshed applications
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Sky Research

    16:00 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Comtech EF Data

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