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8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lt Col David M Burns

Lt Col David M Burns, Technical Director, US Air Force/European Office of Aerospace Research and Development

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Joe Ross, Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Test Bed, NATO C3 Agency

Joe Ross, Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Test Bed, NATO C3 Agency, and, Colonel Stephen J Bond, TSM Joint STARS & Common Ground Station, US Army

  • A historical review of the systems/requirements of NATO
  • Developing a forward focus – the evolution of AGS
  • Radar and GMTI developments - CAESAR
  • Principles of the AGS Test Bed – evaluation, prototype and proof-of-concept work
  • Interoperability and collaborative issues with certain national ground surveillance systems
  • 10:05 MULTI-SERVICE, MULTI-MODE RADAR SYSTEMS FOR BATTLE MANAGEMENT AND TARGETING

    Colonel Stephen J Bond, TSM Joint STARS & Common Ground Station, US Army

    Colonel Stephen J Bond, TSM Joint STARS & Common Ground Station, US Army, and, Colonel Ronald J Nelson, Project Manager Army Common Ground Station, US Army

  • Understanding the value of wide-area surveillance in early 21st century contingencies
  • The recent role of JSTARS in allied operations
  • Providing wide-area surveillance and target attack radar
  • The ability to locate, track and classify beyond the line of sight
  • System deployment - radar, datalink, CGS and airframe
  • Predicting the demand by the ater commanders-in-chief (CINCs) for such capabilities in future conflicts
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MULTI PLATFORM RADAR TECHNOLOGY INSERTION PROGRAM (MP-RTIP)

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Fielding

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Fielding, Deputy System Program Director MP-RTIP, Deputy System Program Director MP-RTIP

  • US Airforce requirements for a modular, scalable radar
  • Scalable radar system for future integration of advanced airborne and unmanned surveillance platforms
  • Developing an ability to detect, track and identify
  • Overview of recent fabrication and tests of MR-RTIP radars
  • Operability with other ISR assets
  • Benefits open to improved radar performance and accuracy
  • 12:00 FUTURE AIRBORNE STAND-OFF SURVEILLANCE TARGET ACQUISITION RADAR (SOSTAR)

    Professor Peter Hoogeboom

    Professor Peter Hoogeboom, SOSTAR Consultant, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

  • The European project; aims, participants and schedule
  • Identifying the AGS requirements
  • Integration concerns
  • Radar & GMTI developments
  • Interoperability
  • International collaborative issues
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 FUTURE USE OF COTS PROCESSING IN SAR SURVEILLANCE

    Andrew Pine

    Andrew Pine, Director International Operations, Mercury Computer Systems

    14:20 LYNX™ SAR/GMTI RADAR SYSTEM

    Michael Reed

    Michael Reed, Director of Business Development, General Atomics

  • System capabilities in SAR and GMTI modes of operation
  • Platform integration and operations
  • System production and delivery
  • Stand-alone and multi-sensor kill-chain targeting concepts
  • System upgrades and new features
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 ACTIVE LONG-RANGE COUNTER BATTERY RADAR FOR WEAPON LOCATION

    Lieutenant Colonel Jurgen Koch

    Lieutenant Colonel Jurgen Koch, COBRA Programme Division, User Representative, Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR)

  • Weapon location as an important operational capability
  • The role of radar in a 21st century modern armed force
  • Capability to perform simultaneous location, registration and adjustment missions
  • COBRA as the worlds most advanced weapons locating radar
  • Environmental applications – future force integration
  • Realising a cost effective solution
  • 16:00 GROUND-BASED FORWARD DEPLOYED RADAR

    Colonel Tim McKaig

    Colonel Tim McKaig, Programme Manager, NMD X-Band Radar, BMDO, US Army

  • Latest developments to be initiated by the US Army
  • Developing a concept for a multi-target capability radar system
  • Defence design and operations
  • Battlefield requirements to support US capability
  • Advantages of developments through BGR and THAAD radar systems
  • 16:40 RADAR SYSTEMS IN SUPPORT OF THE MEDIUM EXTENDED AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM (MEADS)

    Paul Goulette

    Paul Goulette, Director, Air & Missile Defense Radar Programs, Lockheed Martin, NE&SS-Radar Systems

  • MEADS System Requirements
  • Radar Subsystem Key Trades
  • Radar Top Level Descriptions
  • MEADS Strategic/Tactical Deployability
  • MEADS Cost of Ownership Comparisons
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lt Col David M Burns

    Lt Col David M Burns, Technical Director, US Air Force/European Office of Aerospace Research and Development

    9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

    Emil Martinsek

    Emil Martinsek, Program Manager, Advanced Technology Office, Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

  • The modern roles of airborne radar in modern combat operations
  • Current technologies at the disposal of the operational commander
  • The critical importance of airborne fire control radar systems for air-to-air and air-to-ground targeting
  • Status of emerging radar technologies
  • A question of COTS and controlling costs
  • 9:40 ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE MILITARY RADAR

    Professor Chris J Baker

    Professor Chris J Baker, Head of Short Range Sensing, QinetiQ

  • Low cost technology and techniques
  • Intelligent phased array radar
  • Space Time Adaptive Processing
  • Information extraction for detection and classification
  • Distributed radar and integrated sensing
  • 10:20 EUROFIGHTER SENSOR SYSTEMS

    Squadron Leader Iain Walsh

    Squadron Leader Iain Walsh, Eurofighter Requirements Manager (Avionics and Sensors), Defence Procurement Agency, Royal Air Force

  • The history of the CAPTOR programme – concept, design and realisation
  • CAPTOR radar as the primary sensor of the Eurofighter aircraft – providing unmatched air-to-air capability
  • Extensive air-to-ground capability - ‘swing role’ mission capability
  • Programme status and testing
  • Upgrades and future developments
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ORGANIC NAVAL AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE AND TRACKING

    David F Stafford

    David F Stafford, Vice President Business Strategy Development, AEW&EW Systems, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems

  • Radar technology development to enable baseline littoral/overland defence - Operational Manoeuvre From The Sea (OMFTS) - Ship To Objective Manoeuvre (STOM)
  • System capabilities - surface surveillance co-ordination/strike/interceptor control - search and rescue guidance and communications
  • Use of computerised sensors to provide early warning, threat analysis & counteraction against air/surface targets
  • Interoperability with naval surface platforms
  • Carefully planned upgrades – keeping pace with increasing tactical requirements
  • 12:00 RADAR SUITES FOR NEXT GENERATION SURFACE COMBATANTS

    Commander Pete Nardi

    Commander Pete Nardi, DD (X) Radar Suite Acquisition Manager, Naval Sea Systems Command

  • Meeting the needs of a 21st Century fleet – sensor systems for next generation naval platforms
  • AN/SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar (MFR) – overview
  • Incorporating both horizon search and fire control requirements into a single system
  • Volume Search Radar (VFR) – envisioned as a three dimensional surveillance radar
  • VFR as a solid-state, active array radar technology
  • Ensuring interoperability between the two systems
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 MARITIME MULTI-FUNCTION RADAR AS AN ANTI-AIR WARFARE SYSTEM

    Commander Oscar Boot

    Commander Oscar Boot, Directorate of Material, Department of Weapons and Communication Systems, Head Radar/EW/IR/Navigation, Royal Netherlands Navy

  • Modern day requirements of the Royal Netherlands Navy – multifunction/air search radar
  • Update of the APAR radar programme – concept, capabilities, design, testing
  • Co-operation with the Canadian and German Navies – effective collaboration
  • Future of Maritime Multi-Function Radar systems
  • 14:40 FUTURE NAVAL RADAR DEVELOPMENTS

    Gregory Tavik

    Gregory Tavik, AMRFC Technical Director, Radar Division, Naval Research Laboratory, US Navy

  • Overview of the AMRFC program motivations and objectives
  • AMRFC Test-Bed demonstration functions
  • Overview of the AMRFC Test-Bed equipment development
  • Overview of the AMRFC Test-Bed resource allocation manager
  • Concept and operations examples
  • Program schedule and summary
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 GROUND-BASED ‘OVER-THE-HORIZON’ THREAT DETECTION AND TRACKING

    Dr Harold Wilson

    Dr Harold Wilson, Leader, Radar Data and Signal Processing Group, Surface Radar Section, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa

  • Understanding the importance of continual coastal, littoral and blue water sensor surveillance
  • ‘Over-the-horizon’ - increased maximum engagement range and improved survivability – review of the technology
  • Overview of the joint HFSWR development project between the DND and Canadian industry
  • Technology advancements in HFSWR to achieve ship/aircraft observation and night-time performance
  • Development of a multi-sensor surveillance system for coastal applications
  • New environmental applications – HFSWR for surveillance of Arctic waters
  • 16:20 NAVAL MULTI-FUNCTION RADARS

    David Mattinson

    David Mattinson, System Design Authority - Sampson, Combat and Radar Systems, BAE Systems

  • An overview of the SAMPSON multi-function radar as part of the advanced air defence system for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer
  • Capabilities of SAMPSON as a warship upgrade
  • Future developments - BMD/enhanced ECCM
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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