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A unique opportunity to learn from leading experts including: Military speakers: Squadron Leader Dave Clarke, AWACS 1 E-3D Operational Evaluation Unit, Royal Air Force Joel J Simkol, Technical Manager, Advanced Tactical Data Systems Office, SPAWAR Basel Brown, Deputy Director, International Program, US Air Force Robert A Gill, Flight Test Lead, Senors Directorate,Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force Erik Haggblad, Programme Coordinator Air Force, FMV Sweden

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Malcolm H Mills

Malcolm H Mills, Principal Consultant, Gregory Harland Ltd

9:10 LASER DATA LINKS – FUTURE US AIR FORCE DEVELOPMENTS

Robert Gill

Robert Gill, Flight Test Lead, Senors Directorate,Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air

  • The aims and objectives of the laser data link development program
  • Developing data links for the digitised battlespace – what criteria have to be taken into account?
  • How does the laser data link address future operational requirements?
  • What are the perceived advantages of a laser data link over conventional or advanced data links?
  • What is the current status of the program?
  • 9:40 DATA LINKS AND GLOBAL AWARENESS

    Basel Brown

    Basel Brown, Deputy Director, Information Management, US Air Force

  • An overview of the JTIDS program and its association with Global Awareness
  • An examination of the JTIDS architecture and the systems components
  • From source sensor to command and back to point – the information flow analysed
  • Developing data link capabilities – the ongoing development programs
  • The current operational status of the JTIDS program
  • Future predictions for data links – the problems and solutions ahead
  • 10:20 TACTICAL NETWORK

    Joel J Simkol

    Joel J Simkol, Technical Manager, Advanced Tactical Data Systems Office, SPAWAR

  • What is it?
  • A road to network centric warfare
  • Time critical strike/targeting: a mission capability application
  • Link 16 weapons: a way ahead
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 TACTICAL USE OF LINK 16-UK PERSPECTIVE

    Squadron Leader Dave Clarke

    Squadron Leader Dave Clarke, AWACS 1 E-3D Operational Evaluation Unit, Royal Air Force

    Squadron Leader Dave Clarke

    Squadron Leader Dave Clarke, AWACS 1 E-3D Operational Evaluation Unit, Royal Air Force

    12:00 THE ROLE OF NEW DERA IN THE DATA LINKS MARKET

    Shaun Pullen

    Shaun Pullen, Section Head, Interoperability and Data Links, DERA

  • Supporting the military customer
  • Supporting the industry customer
  • Smart solutions to datalink requirements
  • Testing and trials
  • Alternative applications for datalink test tools
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 SENSOR REGISTRATION

    William Kramer

    William Kramer, Manager C3I Business Development, BAE SYSTEMS

  • User need and user expectations in relation to distribution of Target Tracks and a Situation
  • Awareness picture requiring more than a Data Link
  • Shortfalls of these expectations
  • Issues behind the shortfalls and what can be done to improve the performance
  • System Integration and innovative approaches like Sensor Registration can eliminate many of the issues plaguing the community today
  • 14:40 MULTI SENSOR FUSION

    Alan Steinberg

    Alan Steinberg, Technical Director, Utah State University/Space Dynamics

  • Standards for Multi-Sensor Fusion
  • Architecture Alternatives
  • Data Alignment Requirements
  • Target State Estimation Requirements
  • Global State Estimation Requirements
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 DELIVERING AND SUPPORTING OFF-THE SHELF TACTICAL DATA LINKS SYSTEMS

    John McAlonan

    John McAlonan, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, APC

  • Handling requirements
  • Delivering quickly
  • Scaleable solutions
  • Seven elements of logistics supportability in COTS
  • Software Maintenance Support
  • COTS upgrades/refresh/obsolescence
  • 16:20 SWEDISH DATA LINK DEVELOPMENTS

    Erik Haggblad

    Erik Haggblad, Programme Coordinator Air Force, FMV Sweden

  • Data link development for Swedish Air Force
  • Data link history in the Swedish Air Force
  • Design parameters for a C3I system
  • Interoperability issues for non-NATO countries
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bob Axton

    Bob Axton, Lead Principal Defence Practice, IBM Defence

    9:10 HOLISTIC PICTURE COMPILATION-ACSTB

    Gerard Morris

    Gerard Morris, Senior Consultant, QinetiQ Interoperability and Data Links Group

  • Covering system interdependencies within platforms and among platforms within networks
  • Overview of modelling data link changes,data fusion and sensor systems for picture quality
  • Current developments including picture quality metrics, interoperability and platform implementation.
  • Future developments within modelling data links, data fusion technology and multi-link.
  • Case study and examples
  • Conclusions- the need for network-centric holism
  • 9:40 LION-LINK INTEROPERABILITY NETWORK

    Alistair Powell

    Alistair Powell, Business Development Manager, Aerosystems International

  • The issues of interoperability
  • What is LION
  • How does it fit in the overall assessment of interoperability
  • How is LION implemented
  • The provision of a service, A joint user and operator management team, Which platforms are involved
  • The LION Solution, Future Prospects
  • 10:20 TOOLS FOR ANALYSING DATA LINKS

    Derek Hopkins

    Derek Hopkins, Project Manager, Stasys

  • Problems of Data Analysis
  • Historical Methods
  • MANDRIL
  • Key Features of MANDRIL
  • Interoperability Analysis using MANDRIL
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 MODELING LINK REQUIREMENTS WITH THE UML

    Detlef Schmitt

    Detlef Schmitt, Project Manager, SEMA Group

  • The Problems with interoperability
  • Defining the User’s View
  • Unified modeling language as a requirements modeling tool
  • Experiences and lessons learned
  • 12:00 ALTERNATIVE LINK 11 CRYPTOGRAPHIC DEVICE

    Damian Crockford

    Damian Crockford, Marketing Manager, Tactical Data Links, Ultra Electronics Sonar & Communications Systems

  • Status of the KG-40A
  • Review of crypto programme
  • Today’s crypto solution
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 MULTI TADIL INTEROPERABILITY

    Ken Tirman

    Ken Tirman, Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Logicon Comptek Federal Systems

  • Interoperability Issues
  • Current Methodology
  • Is there a better way?
  • 14:40 INTEROPERABILITY - THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE TO INTERNATIONAL DATA LINK MIGRATION?

    Joseph Swiderski

    Joseph Swiderski, Corporate Vice President and Operations Director for Tactical Communications Systems, SAIC

  • Interoperability – what does it mean?
  • Practical Interoperability and data link migration
  • Standards – Data Links and IP
  • The interoperability challenge-Capability versus Cost and Interoperability testing-Present and Future
  • Joint and Coalition interoperability
  • 15:20 ASPECTS OF INTEGRATION OF TACTICAL DATA LINKS SYSTEMS IN A REGIONAL JET

    Alexandre Moreira Monteiro

    Alexandre Moreira Monteiro, Product Development Engineer/Aeronautical Systems, EMBRAER

  • Environmental constraints & Trade Offs;
  • Certification aspects
  • Case Study
  • Future Trends
  • Conclusions
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    16:10 Afternoon Tea and Close of Conference

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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