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8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dewar Donnithorne-Tait

Dewar Donnithorne-Tait, eEurope Envoy, Sun Microsystems

9:10 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION COMBAT ID ADVANCED PROGRAMMES

Lieutenant Colonel William McKean and Dr Gerardo Melendez

Lieutenant Colonel William McKean and Dr Gerardo Melendez, Operational Manager - ACTD and Technical Manager - ACTD, US Army

  • Standardising with allies
  • Technical and acquisition requirements
  • Operational implementation
  • Warfighter needs
  • 9:40 AIR FORCE COMBAT ID SYSTEMS AND REQUIREMENTS

    Major Mark Fischer and Charles Sadowski Jr.

    Major Mark Fischer and Charles Sadowski Jr., Air Combat Command Staff, Combat Identification Requirements, USAF and Veridian Engineering

  • Air Force view on Combat Identification systems
  • CID study results
  • Priorities and direction
  • 10:20 THE UK’S SUCCESSOR IFF PROGRAMME

    John Weatherley

    John Weatherley, SIFF Programme Director, Raytheon Systems Limited

  • An overview of the UK requirement
  • The management challenge
  • The technical challenge
  • Allowing for future upgrade
  • Application for non-UK IFF upgrade programmes
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 HIGH FIDELITY APACHE-LONGBOW SIMULATOR FOR AIR TO GROUND COMBAT CONCEPT EVALUATION

    Steve De Chiaro

    Steve De Chiaro, President, DSCI

  • Development of the Apache Longbow Soldier-in-the-loop simulator
  • Overview of Combat ID Concepts from Apache-Longbow
  • Concept issues
  • Performance modelling
  • Implementation of Combat ID performance models in the simulation environment
  • Combat ID results summary

    Other applications of high fidelity Apache Longbow Simulator

  • 12:00 ADVANCED COMBAT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS

    Kevin Sherman

    Kevin Sherman, Principle Systems Engineer, Motorola

  • ICIDS Operation and Description
  • Key Performance Parameters
  • How operaional issues influenced the system design
  • Results of developmental testing
  • Relationship between ICIDS and other CID and TES systems
  • (BCIDS, Land Warrior, MILES 2000, LLPD)
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 IR SENSING FOR BATTLEFIELD ID

    John Parsons

    John Parsons, Technical Manager (Sensors), Thales Optronics

  • Why IR
  • Defining ID
  • Passive IR cameras
  • Enhanced IR cameras
  • Active IR Sensors for long range target ID
  • 14:20 THERMAL IDENTIFICATION BEACON SYSTEM

    Rachel Lythgoe

    Rachel Lythgoe, Project Manager, Drumgrange

  • Designing an infra-red Combat ID system for military vehicles
  • Reducing the risk of ‘fratricide’ during IFOR operations on FRY
  • Overcoming environmental problems when operating in harsh weather conditions
  • Updating existing platforms with new identification technology
  • Ensuring affordable systems with an achievable in-service date
  • Recent investigations and potential future developments
  • 15:00 AN INTEGRATED INFANTRY COMBAT ID AND SIMULATION TRAINING SYSTEM

    Dr John Pike

    Dr John Pike, Sales Director SIMLAS, Oerlikon Contraves AG

  • Integrated manworm multifunctional combat and simulation training system
  • Train and Fight with the same equipment
  • Improved effectiveness, logistics and weight savings
  • Urban Operations training capability with indoor and outdoor soldier tracking
  • Stand-alone or in component form for easy integration to soldier system
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 IFF SYSTEMS

    Danoel Panisset

    Danoel Panisset, Business Development Manager, IFF Systems, Thales Communications S.A.

  • Thales Communications S.A in brief
  • IFF product range and credentials
  • The IFF system
  • Air defence identification requirements
  • IFF solutions for VSHORADS and SHORADS
  • The future of IFF
  • 16:40 MINITURE COMBAT ID TRANSCEIVER (MCT) SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND APPLICATIONS

    Gregory White

    Gregory White, Systems Engineer, Raytheon Company

  • Reduced RF equipment size/ weight/ power
  • Provides RF equipment installation flexibility for BCIS ground applications
  • Reduces platform cabling costs and maximises ID link margin
  • Providing for future upgrades and applications
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Drinks Reception

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Fabian Ochsner

    Fabian Ochsner, Vice President, Oerlikon Contraves

    9:10 UNITED STATES COMBAT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMMES

    Lienteant Colonel Jonathan Maddux

    Lienteant Colonel Jonathan Maddux, Product Manager, Combat Identification, US Army

  • The programs run by the US - BCIS - Advanced concepts - CIDDS - International
  • 9:40 DEVELOPING AND TESTING COMBAT ID SYSTEMS

    Aman Adeli and Richard Clarke

    Aman Adeli and Richard Clarke, ACTD - Test Director and Theater Air Missile Defense Branch Chief, Joint Interoperability Test Command

  • Testing Combat ID systems in a realistic environment
  • Measurement parameters: accuracy; timeliness; throughput
  • Test Instrumentation and Data Collection devices
  • Data Analysis using automated tools
  • Example of Combat ID tests
  • Technical issues concerning sharing Combat ID data with other services and Allies
  • 10:20 FRENCH PIPER TECHNOLOGY

    Frederic Naccache

    Frederic Naccache, Programe Manager, Aerospatiale

  • Infantryman’s use of electromagnetic skin to strengthen the radar signal
  • Creating through a false doppler effect a false apparent velocity
  • The advantages of no power requirement
  • Identifying a PIPER wearer as friendly
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 AN INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING APPROACH TO COMBAT ID USING IFF, ESM AND NCTR

    Tod Schuck

    Tod Schuck, Senior Member Engineering Staff, Lockheed Martin NE&SS - SS

  • The information / systems engineering approach explained
  • Understanding sensor uncertainties, ambiguities and deception
  • Attribute/ kinematic data fusion
  • Current program support
  • 12:00 BATTLEFIELD TARGET IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS

    Daniel Panisset

    Daniel Panisset, Business Development Manager, IFF Systems, Thales Communicatins S.A.

  • Thales Communications SA in brief
  • Ground/Ground and Air/ Ground Target Identification requirements
  • The BIFF system
  • BIFF product range and references
  • BIFF solutions for land based vehicles
  • BIFF solutions for helicopters
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 MULTI SENSOR CORRELATION

    Dr Owen Kingsbury

    Dr Owen Kingsbury, Senior Research Scientist, Digital System Resources

  • Supporting NCTR capabilities
  • Enhancing positive tracking by the use of Multi spectral & multi sensor network-centric architecture
  • Fusion to support Composite Combat Identification (CCID)
  • The use of a Bayesian network architecture and its supporting a priori database
  • 14:20 IDENTIFICATION AND THE LAW OF WAR

    Dominique Loye

    Dominique Loye, Technical Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Obligations under the Law of War
  • Means of identification for medical transports
  • Future concepts
  • 15:00 ALLIED AIR IDENTIFICATION (AAID)

    Garth Van Sickle

    Garth Van Sickle, Technical Advisor, DCS Corporation

  • Accuracy/ GPS/ Radar / IFF
  • Transition to CNS/ ATM
  • Military Air Surveillance
  • IFF, Mode S, Mode 5, ADS-B and AAID in one box
  • Future Allied Air Identification ideas
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 FRIEND IDENTIFICATION TAG BASED ON PHOTONIC BANDGAP STRUCTURE CODING

    Dr Lev Sadovnik

    Dr Lev Sadovnik, Senior Vice President and CTO, WaveBand Corporation

  • Using programmable and replaceable passive Friend Identification Tag (FIT)
  • Achieving ID through signature enhancement at selected millimetre waves (MMW) to infrared light
  • The advantages over existing active systems
  • Incorporated into ‘smart skin’
  • 16:40 DOD SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AND COMBAT ID SYSTEMS

    Richard DeSalvo

    Richard DeSalvo, Airborne Systems Team Lead, DoD Joint Spectrum Centre (JSC)

  • Spectrum management/ E3 overview
  • Spectrum issues with example CID issues
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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