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Modern stealth technology has to counter increasingly effective ways of finding the enemy, by radar, infrared or acoustic detection. This event will discuss stealth technologies as weapon systems try to keep up with and shoot down increasingly stealthy targets. SMi's 7th Annual Signature Management: The Pursuit of Stealth conference will examine the latest developments in this field to enable you to maximise the benefit of stealth.

This conference has a wide scope as it covers stealth issues for Naval, including Submarine, Aircraft and Ground Stealth. Therefore the conference will address stealth technology for all three services, focusing on the key technologies and issues. It will look at the fundamentals of stealth technology, key developments and how this will effect the tri-service arena.

This event will provide you with a detailed analysis of stealth technology. In particular, it will explore the advancements in tools and technologies for minimising signatures and signals. Other topics to be addressed include:

International stealth developments and considerations
Key technologies in Signature Management
The importance of naval platform signatures
Design of aircraft to enhance stealth
New IR radar systems that could render stealth technology obsolete

DISCOVER key technologies in signature management
UNDERSTAND the growing importance and application of stealth materials and designs
REVIEW developments in IR radar technology
IDENTIFY effective methods to enhance stealth design
MAXIMISE networking opportunities in a globally attended forum

Gain an insight from the key industry speakers in the field:
Don Hilliard, Head, Radar Reflectivity Laboratory, NAVAIR Weapons Division
Kenneth Oh, Senior Project Engineer, NAVAIR Weapons Division
Professor Jari Hartikainen, Head of Weapons Technology Division, Finnish
Defence Forces Technical Research Centre
Martin Borgh, Principal Technical Officer, Radar and IR Signatures, FMV
Professor Valery Kedrinskii, Vice-Director, Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics , Russian Federation
Steve Turner, Technology Chief, Signature Modelling, Centre for Marine Technology, QinetiQ
Robert Pollard, Systems Design Group, BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre
Juergen Kruse, Head of Signature Technology, EADS
Dudley Bird, Technology Manager, Signature Management, Thales Defence
Bill Solitario, Director of Technology Development, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems

"Good conference...great presentations"
Bill Solitario, Director of Technology Development, Northrop Grumman

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter Varnish OBE

Peter Varnish OBE, Director, International Geopolitical Solutions

9:10 SWEDISH SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THE RSWN

Martin Borgh

Martin Borgh, Principal Technical Officer, Radar and IR Signatures, FMV

  • The past programmes: - HMS Smyge - Stockholm class corvettes - Gothenburg class corvettes
  • Current programmes: - The Visby class corvettes - Midlife upgrade of the Stockholm class corvettes
  • Future programmes: - Midlife upgrade of the Gothenburg class corvettes - New Surface Combatant
  • 9:40 VERIFYING RADAR SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE BY MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF SPECTRAL AND SPATIAL RESPONSES

  • Brief overview of radar cross section (RCS) measurement methods
  • The value of spectral and spatial RCS measurement and analysis
  • RCS measurement methods in the NAVAIR Radar Reflectivity Laboratory
  • Spectral and spatial RCS analysis methodologies
  • Don Hilliard

    Don Hilliard, Head, Radar Reflectivity Laboratory, NAVAIR Weapons Division

    Kenneth Oh

    Kenneth Oh, Senior Project Engineer, NAVAIR Weapons Division

    10:20 DETECTING THE UNDETECTABLE

    Robert Pollard

    Robert Pollard, Systems Design Group, BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre

  • Laws of physics – the radar equation
  • High power systems
  • Bistatic systems
  • Pros and cons of lower frequencies
  • Detection is not enough
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 STEALTH ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT

    Juergen Kruse

    Juergen Kruse, Head of Signature Technology, EADS

  • System survivability in combat environment
  • Signature simulation during design process
  • Signature verification techniques
  • Retrofit programs and future concept developments
  • Spin off applications
  • 12:00 COMBINATION OF SIGNATURE REDUCTION AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE SYSTEMS ON A STRIKE AIRCRAFT

    Marco Protti

    Marco Protti, Operational Analysis Leader, Alenia Aeronautica

  • Scenarios evolution
  • Missions definition
  • Applied methodology
  • Results analysis
  • Trade-off effectiveness vs cost
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 AFTERNOON SESSION - INTERACTIVE EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
    RADAR SIGNATURE TECHNOLOGY

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Peter Varnish OBE

    Peter Varnish OBE, Director, International Geopolitical Solutions

    9:10 STEALTH IN THE NORDIC ENVIRONMENT

    Professor Jari Hartikainen

    Professor Jari Hartikainen, Head of Weapons Technology Division, Finnish Defence Forces Technical Research Centre

  • Threat sensor evaluation
  • Finnish environmental conditions from a signature point of view - Winter, forest coverage, archipelago
  • Signature assessment of systems under procurement
  • Examples of technical developments - Removable winter camouflage paint - Naval applications
  • 9:40 SHOCK AND RAREFACTION WAVES IN BUBBLY SYSTEMS

    Professor Valery Kedrinskii

    Professor Valery Kedrinskii, Vice-Director, Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Russian Federation

  • Properties of bubbly media
  • Bubbly screens: wave absorption and amplification
  • Shock wave formation and interaction in reactive bubbly systems: liquid high explosive, pressure-liquefied gases, explosive gas mixtures in bubbles
  • Hydro-acoustic “laser”: future project
  • 10:20 INTEGRATED SIGNATURE MODELLING

    Steve Turner

    Steve Turner, Technology Chief, Signature Modelling, Centre for Marine Technology, QinetiQ

  • The different classes of maritime signature
  • What needs to be done to model maritime signatures
  • The benefits of an integrated approach to modelling
  • An example of integrated signature modelling in action
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 STEPPING STONE TO STEALTH

    Bill Solitario

    Bill Solitario, Director of Technology Development, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems

  • Introduction
  • Requirements
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Technology Transition
  • Summary
  • 12:00 RADAR SIGNATURE ANALYSIS

    S Chiti

    S Chiti, Naval Division Manager, IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi

  • The importance of naval platform radar signatures
  • Ship signature prediction
  • Radar signature reduction and control
  • 12:40 ENHANCEMENT OF RADAR SIGNATURES

    Dudley Bird

    Dudley Bird, Technology Manager, Signature Management, Thales Defence

  • Applications of radar signature enhancers
  • Comparison of existing techniques
  • Advantages of a Van Atta array
  • Design considerations
  • Measurement results
  • Future developments
  • 13:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by Lunch
    Close of Conference

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    Radar Signature Technology

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    12th March 2003
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    London EC1N 8HN
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