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Now in it's 5th year SMi's International Software Radio will examine the latest developments in this exciting and ever expanding field. Combining insights from military programme managers and senior representatives from commercial contractors, this event will explore the current research, development undertaken by the leaders in the field. Assessing architectures, interoperability, international policy, technological advancements, functionality and management challenges this comprehensive conference will reflect the current state of play in this dynamic market and identify where the future of Software Radio lies.

This conference should not be missed by anyone in the industry.

The acclaimed international speaker line up includes…

  • Badri Younes (Senior Executive Service), Director, Spectrum Management, OSD-NII, Office of the Secretary of Defense 
  • Captain Steve DesJardins, Deputy Program Manager, MIDS JTRS, Airborne Networking and Integration International Program Office, PMW 780, US Navy 
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mike Griffiths, SO1 Global Information Infrastructure 2, DEC CCII, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Housewright, Product Manager, JTRS Cluster 5, US Army
  • Lieutenant Commander Topi Tuukkanen, Head, Research and Development Department, Communications and Information Systems Centre, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Preston Marshall, Program Manager, Advanced Technology Office, DARPA
  • Laurent Foissey, Program Manager in Advanced Study, DGA/DSA/SPOTI, Ministry of Defense, France
  • Chris Westerman, UK JTRS Acquisition Focal Point, PM3, Military Airborne Communications IPT, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director, Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Stephen Hope, Board Member, SDR Forum and International Technology and Research Relations Manager, France Télécom R&D UK 
  • Dr Michael Street, Senior Scientist, NATO C3 Agency
  • Dr Sam Aslam-Mir, Chief Technical Officer, PrismTech
  • Mark Turner, Director, JTRS Engineering, Harris Corporation 
  • Dr John Chapin, Chief Technology Officer, Vanu
  • Tansu Demirbilek, Systems Engineer, Mercury Computer Systems and Chair, Software Radio Finalization Task Force, Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Dr Malachy Devlin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Nallatech

Chaired by:

  • Allan Margulies, Chief Operating Officer, SDR Forum
  • Dr Walter Tuttlebee, Executive Director, Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Personal Comms (Mobile VCE)

Benefits of Attending International Software Radio include…

  • LEARN from international perspectives and specific case studies on software radio programmes 
  • IDENTIFY key technological advances, capability developments and the future for software radio 
  • UNDERSTAND the increasing need for interoperable communications
  • EVALUATE cognitive radio as the next step in communications technology
  • NETWORK with the most influential figures in software radio and next generation communications

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Allan Margulies

Allan Margulies, Chief Operating Officer, The SDR Forum

9:10 THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE RADIO (SR) WITHIN THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Griffiths

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Griffiths, SO1 Global Information Infrastructure 2, DEC CCII, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • The potential of SR within the UK MoD – where have we been, where are we now and where do we want to be?
  • Where does SR ‘fit into’ the military equipment capability and Network Enabled Capability?
  • SR within future procurement/equipment programmes
  • Integration and interoperability within current MoD architectures/frameworks – challenges ahead
  • What is realistically achievable and when?
  • 9:50 THE NEXT GENERATION DATA LINK AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

    Captain Steve DesJardins

    Captain Steve DesJardins, Deputy Program Manager, PMW-780, Airborne Networking & Integration/MIDS International Program Office, US Navy

  • Program overview
  • Planned capabilities
  • Planned employment
  • Program challenges
  • Summary
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE NEW JTRS JPEO AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR SDR?

    Allan Margulies

    Allan Margulies, Chief Operating Officer, The SDR Forum

  • How have the requirements for Special Forces radios changed within the new security environment?
  • MBITR adaptation to SCA compliance
  • Waveform implementation – challenges overcome and obstacles in the distance
  • Is the current schedule achievable?
  • The future of hand held radios – is there only so far that we can go?
  • 11:40 THE CAPABILITY OF JTRS/SCA COMPLIANT HANDHELD, MANPACK AND SMALL FORM FIT RADIOS

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Housewright

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Housewright, Program Manager, Cluster 5 JTRS, Joint Program Office

  • Radio variants as pieces of the larger picture – meeting the ‘Joint Service needs’ of small, dismounted and embedded radios
  • The transition to the next phase in the spiral development process – where are we in the acquisition strategy?
  • System development and engineering – is modularity the key?
  • Are 3 channel handhelds and 4 configurable channel manpacks achievable?
  • The potential of SDRs and waveforms applications
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:30 APPLICATION OF THE JTRS SCA IN MILITARY RADIOS

    Mark Turner

    Mark Turner, Director, JTRS Engineering, Harris

  • Key JTRS SCA concepts, architectural considerations and technologies
  • Privately developed JTRS solutions, stimulus for competition and technology insertion
  • Waveform porting using the SCA - it’s all about the applications
  • Information assurance and security permeate military radio architectures
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MULTI-NATIONAL INTEROPERABILITY

    Dr Michael  Street

    Dr Michael Street, Senior Scientist, Architecture, Security and Interoperability Branch, NATO C3 Agency

  • NATO interoperability requirements
  • Multi-national collaboration
  • Waveform portability
  • Security considerations
  • 16:20 UPDATE ON FINNISH SOFTWARE RADIO DEMONSTATOR PROGRAMME

    Lieutenant Commander Topi Tuukkanen

    Lieutenant Commander Topi Tuukkanen, Head, Communications and Information Systems Centre, Finnish Defence Forces

  • Overview of the programme
  • Military operational requirements
  • Waveforms and applications e.g. tactical positioning service
  • Adaptive antenna system
  • Lessons learned in design and development
  • Towards multinational European Software Radio Prototype Programme?
  • 17:00 SPECIAL EXTENDED PANEL DISCUSSION – JOINT INTEROPERABLE SR

    Chaired by: Allan Margulies, Chief Operating Officer, SDR Forum*

    Chris Westerman

    Chris Westerman, UK JTRS Acquisition Focal Point, PM3, Military Airborne Communications IPT, Defence Procurement Agency (DPA), Ministry of Defence, UK

    Lieutenant Commander Topi Tuukkanen

    Lieutenant Commander Topi Tuukkanen, Head, Communications and Information Systems Centre, Finnish Defence Forces

    Laurent Foissey

    Laurent Foissey, Program Manager in Advanced Study, DGA/DSA/SPOTI

    Dr Michael  Street

    Dr Michael Street, Senior Scientist, Architecture, Security and Interoperability Branch, NATO C3 Agency

    17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Walter Tuttlebee

    Dr Walter Tuttlebee, Chief Executive, Mobile VCE

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Badri Younes

    Badri Younes, (Senior Executive Service), Director, Spectrum Management, OSD-NII, Office of the Secretary of Defense

  • DoD present and future operational environment
  • DoD growing spectrum requirements
  • Spectrum challenges
  • Spectrum reform initiatives
  • Technology solutions and role of cognitive radios
  • Key DoD spectrum initiatives
  • 9:50 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ADAPTIVE AND COGNITIVE RADIO

    Preston Marshall

    Preston Marshall, Program Manager, DARPA

  • Cognitive radio evolution
  • Opportunistic and adaptive spectrum
  • The transition to policy-defined radio devices for spectrum, routing and physical layer construction
  • Wireless optimized network protocols
  • The unique requirements for low energy networking
  • Developing national and international policies and guidelines for CR
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 AN OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO STANDARDS AT OMG

    Andrew Watson

    Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director, Object Management Group

  • SDR activities within the OMG
  • The Software-Based Communication Domain Task Force
  • SBC specifications and Model-Driven Architecture (MDA)
  • Re-targeting specifications for different deployment platforms and hardware architectures
  • Applications to JTRS
  • 11:40 MAXIMIZING WAVEFORM PORTABILITY THROUGH THE USE OF CPU OPTIMISED SDR MIDDLEWARE ON DSPS AND FPGAS

    Dr Sam  Aslam-Mir

    Dr Sam Aslam-Mir, Chief Technology Officer, PrismTech

  • Description of waveform portability problem
  • What is CPU optimised middleware
  • Architectural framework for inserting CPU optimised middleware
  • How does a waveform see the GPP, DSP and the FPGA?
  • Modem independence - decoupling the waveform from the modem
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 A REFERENCE WAVEFORM IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE SCA

    Tansu Demirbilek

    Tansu Demirbilek, Chair, Software Radio Finalization Task Force, Object Management Group (OMG) and Systems Engineer, Mercury Computer Systems

  • Achieving waveform portability and interoperability
  • Waveform components and how they interact with the SCA infrastructure
  • How this reference implementation can be used to jump-start SDR design efforts
  • Testing new core frameworks with an SCA compliant waveform
  • A live specific application of the waveform on a low cost, heterogeneous development platform
  • 14:30 SCALING FPGA SYSTEMS FOR SOFTWARE RADIO

    Dr Malachy Devlin

    Dr Malachy Devlin, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Nallatech

  • Introduction to software defined radio
  • FPGA-centric systems for DSP algorithms
  • The role of the operating system on processors
  • FPGAs and operating systems
  • Building FPGA centric systems for software radio
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 AN ALL-SOFTWARE COMMERCIAL GSM BASESTATION WITH MILITARY APPLICATIONS

    Dr John Chapin

    Dr John Chapin, Chief Technology Officer, Vanu

  • Design goals
  • Software and hardware architecture
  • IP based radio access network
  • Applications for military communications
  • Expected military CONOPS
  • 16:20 AN OPERATOR’S PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT AND FUTURE SOFTWARE RADIO TECHNOLOGY and POLICY

    Stephen Hope

    Stephen Hope, Board Member, (and International Technology and Research Relations Manager, France Télécom R&D UK) , The SDR Forum

  • Promoting software radio globally within the commercial environment
  • Working globally
  • co-operation with the defence industries
  • competitor co-operation
  • outside Europe and the US – what is transpiring in Asia?
  • The future needs of the operator and how software radio can meet these requirements
  • Integration and implementation – the challenges ahead
  • 17:00 PLENARY SESSION - THE FUTURE OF SDR

    Allan Margulies

    Allan Margulies, Chief Operating Officer, The SDR Forum

    Dr Walter Tuttlebee

    Dr Walter Tuttlebee, Chief Executive, Mobile VCE

    Stephen Hope

    Stephen Hope, Board Member, (and International Technology and Research Relations Manager, France Télécom R&D UK) , The SDR Forum

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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