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The Most Established Global Conference On Stealth Is Back For Its Ninth Year...

Modern stealth technology has to counter increasingly effective methods of locating and targeting the enemy. Advances in radar, infrared, acoustic, magnetic and passive detection systems has resulted in the need for new and improved low observable design and concepts. This, in turn has led to research into new ways of avoiding detection. This cycle looks set to spin for some time yet.

Stealth 2005 will address the latest developments and concepts in the fields of both stealth and counter stealth research, as well as examining the application of stealth technology to future weapons platforms, and its relevance and potential effectiveness in future conflicts.

This conference offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight from leading industry experts including:

  • George Spencer, Director, F-117 SPO, United States Air Force 
  • Deborah Bailey, Technical Director, B-2 System Program Office, United States Air Force 
  • Academician Antonoliy Koroteev, Director, Keldysh Research Centre
  • James King, Naval Architect, Office of Naval Research, United States Navy 
  • Damon Swatton, Study Leader, Radar and Acoustics, Dstl 
  • Dr Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Research Fellow, The Brookings Institution 
  • Andrew Anderson, Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University College London 
  • Professor Igor Alexeff, ASI Plasma Scientist, Chief Scientist – Haleakala Corporation, University of Tennessee 
  • James O’Bryon, President, The O’Bryon Group, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, US 
  • Eric Heemskerk, Research Scientist, TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory 
  • Professor Bill Solitario, Professor, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems 
  • Yuri Rayabkin, General Director, OSC Topaz

Benefits of Attending Stealth 2005 include:

  • DEVELOP an in-depth knowledge of signature control technologies, requirements and approaches 
  • UNDERSTAND the integration of LO technology into existing and next generation land, sea and air platforms 
  • REVIEW developments in IR radar, EW and plasma technology 
  • IDENTIFY effective methods to enhance stealth design and the application of stealth
  • EXAMINE  the current status of ongoing stealth projects

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

James O'Bryon

James O'Bryon, President, The O'Bryon Group (and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense)

9:10 STEALTH AND INVISIBILITY

James O'Bryon

James O'Bryon, President, The O'Bryon Group (and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense)

9:50 MEETING STEALTH PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Deborah Bailey

Deborah Bailey, Technical Director, B-2 System Program Office, United States Air Force

  • Introduction: the role of the B-2 bomber
  • The B-2’s primary mission
  • Introduction: the role of the B-2 bomber
  • The B-2’s primary mission
  • Capabilities
  • Performance requirements
  • The challenge of adapting to future requirements
  • Summary
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 MAINTAING AND IMPROVING COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS

  • Introduction
  • The Nighthawk roadmap
  • Low Observable aircraft modernization
  • Maintaining low observable aircraft
  • Summary
  • George Spencer

    George Spencer, Director, F-117 System Program Office, United States Air Force

    Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey, F-117 Chief Flight Systems Engineer, USAF Aeronautical Systems Center

    11:40 MULTI-SPECTRAL INTEGRATED SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

    Julian Barber

    Julian Barber, Business Development Manager, Total Signature Management, Thales

  • Importance of integrated signature management for platform survivability
  • Thru-life signature management activities – from concept to disposal
  • Signature priorities for land, sea and air platforms
  • Key aspects of the above and below water signatures
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 THE PURSUIT OF RADAR STEALTH

    Erik Heemskerk

    Erik Heemskerk, Research Scientist, T N O - Fusisch En Elektronisch Laboratorium

  • Intro to Naval Rules
  • Design
  • Stealth properties on the drawing board
  • Effect of add-on systems
  • Stealth properties in real life
  • 14:30 NAVAL SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Design and construction
  • Testing
  • Professor Bill Solitario

    Professor Bill Solitario, Professor, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems

    James King

    James King, Naval Architect, Office of Naval Research, US Navy

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Erik Heemskerk

    Erik Heemskerk, Research Scientist, T N O - Fusisch En Elektronisch Laboratorium

    Damon Swatton

    Damon Swatton, Study Leader, Radar and Acoustics, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory

    Professor Igor Alexeff

    Professor Igor Alexeff, ASI Plasma Scientist, Chief Scientist, University Of Tennesee

    Karl Lange

    Karl Lange, European Sales Engineer, Stealth Materials, BAE SYSTEMS

    16:20 IS STEALTH TECHNOLOGY WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

    Michael O'Hanlon

    Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Research Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Introduction
  • Reasons for stealth:
  • platform and pilot survivability
  • allows for deep strike
  • Successes of stealth
  • New, affordable technology can deliver the same deep strike potential
  • UCAVs
  • long range LACMs
  • Operational success of LACMs in the Iraq war
  • In view of this technology, is the cost of a stealth program justifiable?
  • Conclusion
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James O'Bryon

    James O'Bryon, President, The O'Bryon Group (and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense)

    9:10 PLASMA STEALTH

    Academician Antonoliy Koroteev

    Academician Antonoliy Koroteev, Director, Keldysh Research Centre (Ke R C)

  • Reducing RCS through plasma generation – an overview
  • Advantages
  • removes the need for RAM coating and maintenance
  • provides a heat shield for the fuselage
  • improved aerodynamics
  • Disadvantages
  • huge power requirement
  • blocks the aircraft’s own radar
  • visible plasma trail
  • Turning theory into reality – an update on developments at the Keldysh Research Centre
  • Future challenges and possibilities
  • 9:50 PLASMA STEALTH ANTENNA

    Professor Igor Alexeff

    Professor Igor Alexeff, ASI Plasma Scientist, Chief Scientist, University Of Tennesee

  • Introduction
  • The principles of the stealth antenna
  • Developments
  • Application – challenges and benefits
  • Future possibilities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE FOR THE LAND DOMAIN

    Damon Swatton

    Damon Swatton, Study Leader, Radar and Acoustics, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory

  • Introduction to acoustic signature management
  • The changing nature of land operations
  • Determining the possible in signature suppression
  • Assessing effectiveness and potential benefits
  • Future application
  • 11:40 TURNING THE TABLES

  • Increasing reliance of aircraft on radar for the purpose of navigation has created an "Achilles heel"
  • Overview of aircraft emissions
  • Pros and cons of passive detection
  • Passive detection systems as part of an integrated C4I network – contributing to the overall sky picture
  • The ‘Kolchuga’ system – an overview
  • probability of target identification
  • effective range
  • potential contribution to detect-classify-track-engage loop in complete electronic silence
  • Performance in trials – Kaputsin Yar test range, September 2003
  • Combat effectiveness in heavy jamming environments
  • Future developments and application
  • Yuri Ryabkin

    Yuri Ryabkin, General Director, OCS Topaz

    Vyacheslav Korotkov

    Vyacheslav Korotkov, Chief Designer, OCS Topaz

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MOTION CAMOUFLAGE

    Andrew Anderson

    Andrew Anderson, Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University College London

  • Introduction to camouflage and motion camouflage
  • The confusion effect
  • Deception and visual perception
  • Relevance for artificial application
  • 14:30 RADAR ABSORBING MATERIAL

    Karl Lange

    Karl Lange, European Sales Engineer, Stealth Materials, BAE SYSTEMS

  • RAM design parameters
  • RAM types and design principles
  • Typical applications
  • RAM design variations
  • Development tools
  • The future
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 EFFECTIVENESS OF INFRA-RED SUPPRESSION AND ACTIVE COUNTERMEASURES FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT

    W Ronald Davis

    W Ronald Davis, President, W R Davis Engineering

  • Overview of IR missile characteristics and countermeasures
  • Effect of IR suppression on aircraft suceptability
  • Effect of IR suppression on IR jamming performance
  • Combined effect of IR suppression and jamming on aircraft susceptibility
  • Cost effectiveness of IR suppression and jamming
  • 16:20 DETECTING THE UNDETECTABLE

    Robert Pollard

    Robert Pollard, Systems Design Group, BAE SYSTEMS

  • Introduction
  • Radar technologies and options
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Once detected, how to engage target?
  • Future developments and enhancements – could the days of stealth be numbered?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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