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Following on from the success of last year’s Third Annual Stealth, Low Observables and Counter Low Observables conference we are once again bringing together the international specialists within the Stealth field and tackling the issues that matter. Signature Management – The Pursuit of Stealth offers a unique opportunity to hear from a leading international panel of speakers at the cutting edge of Stealth Technology.

Last year’s delegates included representatives from the following companies:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • IKL/HDW
  • Daimler Benz Aerospace Military Aircraft
  • FMV
  • Royal Air Force
  • Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
  • Marconi Electronic Systems
  • Indian Navy
  • Norwegian Army Material Command
  • Dassault Aviation
  • TNO-FEL
  • Centre for Security Strategies
  • Royal Netherlands Navy
  • UK MOD
  • DSO National Laboratory ( Singapore )
  • Hollandse Signaalsapparaten
  • FOA
  • Bundeswehr Technical Centre

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor John Fielding

Professor John Fielding, Head Aerospace Design Group, College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University

9:10 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - UNDERSEA SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT, UK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS

Alastair N. Ballentine, Technical Leader Magnetic Concepts, Sea Systems

Alastair N. Ballentine, Technical Leader Magnetic Concepts, Sea Systems, William J. Wood, Technical Leader Target Echo Strength, Sea Systems, DERA

  • Magnetic and electric signatures
  • Acoustic signatures ( active and passive )
  • Silencing issues
  • Signature management
  • Future developments
  • 9:40 AIR OVERVIEW

    Hannes Ross

    Hannes Ross, Director Advanced Design and Technology, DASA

  • Scenario considerations
  • Mission related signature aspects
  • Quantification of RCS reduction effects
  • IR signature aspects
  • Stealth technology co-operation
  • Historic considerations and future needs
  • 10:20 NAVAL STEALTH AND LITTORAL OPERATIONS

    Captain Thomas Engevall, Project Manager Visby Corvettes, FMV

    Captain Thomas Engevall, Project Manager Visby Corvettes, FMV, , Commander Mikael Johnsson, Commanding Officer Trials Unit Visby, Royal Swedish Navy

  • Overview of program development
  • Signature management
  • Integrated stealth systems in a single package; the issue of compatability
  • Stealth in the littoral
  • Stealth in joint and combined operations
  • Future developments and concepts
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 A NEW ERA IN GROUND CAMOFLAGE

    William Wallace

    William Wallace, Executive Director Advanced Programs, Marconi Aerospace Defence Systems

  • Current operational requirements
  • Low Observable camoflage
  • Vehicle survivability in LO environments
  • Technology transfer issues
  • Analysis of current research and potential developments
  • 12:00 A POOR PERSONS STEALTH

    Paul F. Schutt

    Paul F. Schutt, General Manager, Spectral Dynamic Systems

  • Definition of a poor person
  • Development of radar absorbtion
  • Development of infrared absorbtion/reflection
  • Commercial Stealth - It`s a secret dummy and no cross talk!
  • Define low cost
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 STEALTH AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENTS

    Craig Hoover

    Craig Hoover, Program Manager F-22 Advanced product Development, Lockheed Martin

  • Requirements for Air dominance
  • Impacts of stealth on air combat
  • Synergistic effects of stealth, speed and avionics
  • ‘ First Look, First Shot, First Kill’ capabilities
  • Current program status
  • Affordability and stealth
  • 14:40 THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGE

    Tim Gagat

    Tim Gagat, Senior Research Specialist, Lockheed Martin

  • Design, manufacturing and maintenance signature control
  • Low observable ( LO ) requirements - components to air vehicle
  • Testing and verification of LO technology
  • Field level LO maintenance - minimal impacts to the F-22
  • LO manufacturing controls - development testing to process during production
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SIGNATURE CONTROL OF UK MILITARY PLATFORMS

    Dudley Bird

    Dudley Bird, Technology Manager Radar Signature Control Group, Racal Defence

  • Radar cross section reduction techniques
  • Identification of target scatterers
  • Examples of air,sea and land platforms
  • 16:20 ADVANCEMENTS IN STEALTH SUBMARINE TECHNOLOGY

    Hendrik Goesmann

    Hendrik Goesmann, Deputy Head Submarines Design, IKL/HDW

  • Lowering acoustic signatures and propulsion noise
  • Reducing EM signatures and Submarine self-noise
  • LO periscopes and reducing RCS
  • IR signature reduction and passive sensor arrays
  • The 212 class: evaluation and assessment
  • Future developments in stealth submarine technology
  • 17:00 LOWERING WARSHIP SIGNATURES; THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE

    W .R Davis

    W .R Davis, President, W .R Davis Engineering

  • Need for reduction in ELF and IR signatures
  • Ship modelling techniques
  • Model verification
  • Impact of modelling on ship design
  • Countermeasures and countermeasure effect modelling
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:40 Drinks Reception

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Professor Ron McEwen

    Professor Ron McEwen, International Science and Technology Advisor, BAe

    9:10 STEALTH MISSILES

    Jean Francois Gondet

    Jean Francois Gondet, Senior Technical Advisor Business Development, Matra BAe Dynamics

  • The project definition phase of equipment and design parameters
  • Defence system survivability in a combat environment
  • Signature management; a key issue in project development
  • Multi disciplinary approach to development of LO missiles
  • Integrated teamworking methods and production methodology
  • Future concept development
  • 9:40 ANTI-STEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

    Gerard Berginc

    Gerard Berginc, Head of the Optronic Stealth Group, Thomson-CSF

  • Optronic signature management and detectability
  • Why use optronics? - development of passive anti-stealth systems
  • The latest developments: active systems
  • Potential future developments and applications
  • 10:20 THE DUTCH PERSPECTIVE

    Leon Galle, Senior Manager Ship Survivability, MarTech Directorate Materiel Royal Netherlands Navy

    Leon Galle, Senior Manager Ship Survivability, MarTech Directorate Materiel Royal Netherlands Navy, , Remco R. Witberg, Searoads Program Manager, Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research

  • Theory and Analytical modelling
  • The necessity and difficulty in stating Naval Low Observability requirements
  • Searoads: Operational Analysis Simulation Code
  • Searoads: a demonstration
  • Examples of research on Naval LO`s
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ISSUES IN LAND STEALTH TECHNOLOGY

    Jim Nilsson

    Jim Nilsson, Director Advanced Projects, Barracuda Technologies

  • The growth of the stealth sector in the land environment
  • The implications for armed forces; budgetary and operational concerns
  • Stealth technology implications
  • Technology transfer and stealth exports - can stealth be made affordable for export?
  • Potential cost implications and force levels for land forces
  • Stealth proliferation and responses to it - the implications for future military operations
  • 12:00 ANTENNA STEALTH ISSUES

    Tomas Stanek

    Tomas Stanek, Head of System Research and Development, Airborne Radar Division, Ericsson Microwave Systems

  • Antenna radar cross section
  • Detection of aircraft due to antenna RCS
  • Antenna signature reduction
  • FSS Design
  • Some stealth/FSS projects at EMU
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 STEALTH RADAR TECHNOLOGY

    Sigvard Broden

    Sigvard Broden, Director of Business Development and Engineering, Celsius Tech

  • LPI radar principles
  • Optimum LPI radar design
  • Practical LPI radar concepts at Celsius
  • Low RCS radar
  • 14:40 SURFACE SHIP STEALTH DEVELOPMENTS

    Charles Nisbet

    Charles Nisbet, Technical Manager, Marconi Naval Systems

  • Overview of program development
  • The stealth requirements for ocean-going warships
  • Integration of stealth technology - is it just a question of design?
  • Operational requirements and capabilities
  • The export market - creating affordable stealth
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PREWETTING SYSTEMS AS AN IR SIGNATURE CONTROL TOOL

    Filip Neele

    Filip Neele, Scientist Electro-Optics Research, TNO-FEL

  • Model principle
  • Requirements
  • Temperature development during and after prewetting
  • Validation experiments
  • Potential future developments
  • 16:40 BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS ON LOW OBSERVABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Detlef Grygier

    Detlef Grygier, Programs Manager, Kentron

  • Threat analysis and the stealth requirement definition
  • Stealth technology strategy - prioritizing the research
  • Coping with budget restrictions - achievements in hi-tech research
  • The cost of stealth and the force multiplying effects
  • Stealth and the South African procurement package
  • The future for stealth research in South Africa
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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