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The 6th Annual conference in SMi’s Software Radio series will examine the latest developments in this exciting and ever expanding field. The conference will assess architectures, interoperability, international policy, technological advancements, and management challenges.

International Software Defined Radio 2006 will aim not to follow where others have been before but will provide an innovative and informative platform for discussion of future issues impacting within the industry. The interaction and exposure of both military and commercial viewpoints will examine where are ‘falling short’ and others are ‘striding forward’, and try to identify where the future of Software Radio lies.

This conference will not only enable you to you to gain an in-depth understanding of the latest developments in SDR, but also allow you to hear from key military figures defining the latest requirements of international SDR and the implementation of this cutting-edge technology

Our international speaker line up include Keynote Addresses from...

  • Major General Pietro Finocchio, General Director, General Directorate for Telecommunications, IT and Advanced Technologies, Ministry of Defence, Italy
  • Badri Younes, Director, Spectrum Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, US

Special Presentations from leading experts in the field include…

  • Lieutenant Commander Topi Tuukkanen, Head, Research and Development Department, Communications and Information Systems Centre, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Dr Michael Street, Senior Scientist, NATO C3 Agency
  • Dr Jorge Pereira, Principle Scientific Officer, European Commission
  • Steve Bernier, Project Leader, Software Defined Radio, Communications Research Centre, Canada
  • Julien Fauquet, Long Term Projects Manager, DSA/DGA/SPOTI, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Ali Hosseinzadeh MSc, Senior Process Engineer, Ministry of Defence, Netherlands

Chaired by…

  • Alan Carr, Member, Wireless Technology Practice, PA Consulting

Benefits of attended SMi’s International Software Radio 2006:

  • LEARN from international perspectives and specific case studies on Software Radio programmes
  • IDENTIFY key technological advances, capability developments
  • 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

Alan Carr

Alan Carr, Member, Wireless Technology Practice, PA Consulting

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TRANSFORMATIONAL SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT

Badri Younes

Badri Younes, Director, Spectrum Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, US

  • DoD growing spectrum requirements
  • Spectrum challenges
  • Spectrum reform initiatives
  • Technology solutions and role of cognitive radios
  • Key DoD spectrum initiatives
  • The way ahead – where will we be in 10 years?
  • 9:50 SPECIAL ADDRESS THE NEED FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES - SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO

    Major General Pietro  Finocchio

    Major General Pietro Finocchio, General Director, General Directorate for Telecommunications, IT and Advanced Technologies, Ministry of defence

  • Project overview
  • Procurement strategies and opportunities
  • The challenges and opportunities presented by adapting technologies
  • Looking ahead to near future trials
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 MULTI-NATIONAL INTEROPERABILITY

    Dr Michael Street

    Dr Michael Street, Senior Scientist, N A T O C3 Agency

  • NATO interoperability requirements
  • Multi-national collaboration
  • Waveform portability
  • Security considerations
  • The way ahead – NATO current and future requirements
  • 11:40 THE FRENCH APPROACH TO SDR

    Julien  Fauquet

    Julien Fauquet , Long Term Projects Manager, DGA/DSA/SPOTI

  • Project status
  • Studying test results to fine-tune future requirements
  • Long term project goals
  • The route taken to get there
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 APPLICATIONS OF THE JTRS SCA IN MILITARY RADIOS

    Mark Turner

    Mark Turner, Director, Software and Secure Products Engineering, Harris Corporation / R F Comm

  • Key SCA concepts, architectural considerations and technologies
  • Key mission and vision
  • Privately developed JTRS solutions, stimulus for competition and technology insertion
  • Wave form porting using the SCA – it’s all about the applications
  • Information assurance and security permeate military radio architectures
  • 14:30 LESSONS LEARNED ON THE FINNISH SDR DEMONSTRATOR PROGRAMME

    Pekka Heikkinen

    Pekka Heikkinen, Program Manager , Elektrobit

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO IN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    Dr Jorge  Pereira

    Dr Jorge Pereira, Principal Scientific Officer, European Commission

    16:20 DUTCH PERSPECTIVE ON SDR

    Bram  van den Ende

    Bram van den Ende, Senior Project Manager Wireless Communications, TNO, Netherlands

  • brief introduction TNO
  • SDR technology space; definitions
  • User domains and requirements
  • Regulatory aspects
  • Current TNO activities and intentions in this area
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Alan Carr

    Alan Carr, Member, Wireless Technology Practice, PA Consulting

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alan Carr

    Alan Carr, Member, Wireless Technology Practice, PA Consulting

    9:10 MINIMIZE RISK IN SDR DEVELOPMENT

    Dr Francis  Bordeleau

    Dr Francis Bordeleau, CEO, Zeligsoft

  • The SCA ecosystem
  • Development process and environment
  • Automation
  • Process Scaleability
  • Adapting to change requirements, skill resources, standards and technologies

  • 9:50 AN OVERVIEW OF SDR 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
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 DEVELOPING INTEROPERABLE SECURE COMMUNICATIONS

    Dr Patrick  White

    Dr Patrick White, Director, Wireless Network Security, Stevens Institute Of Technology

  • Network management
  • Spectrum management and co-ordination
  • Avoiding spectrum interference
  • The importance of secure communications in military emergency operations
  • Viability of new technology
  • 11:40 SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? THE FUTURE OF SDR

    Alan Carr

    Alan Carr, Member, Wireless Technology Practice, PA Consulting

    Steve Bernier

    Steve Bernier, Project Leader, Software Defined Radio, Communications Research Centre

    Andrew Watson

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

    Konstantinos  Tigkos

    Konstantinos Tigkos, Defence Market Analyst, Frost and Sullivan

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 DUTCH SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO PROGRAMME

    Ali Hoosseinzadah

    Ali Hoosseinzadah , Senior Process Engineer , Ministry of Defence, Netherlands

    14:30 LATEST BREAKTHROUGHS IN SDR DEVELOPMENT USING MODEL-DRIVEN TECHNIQUES

    Dominick  Paniscotti

    Dominick Paniscotti, Vice President, Engineering, SDR Products, PrismTech

  • Recent advances in SDR programming techniques – greatly increasing developer productivity
  • Model driven development
  • Generative programming and agile software development techniques
  • Accelerating SDR Development
  • Managing Complexity
  • Operational Benefits
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SCA MYTHS AND REALITY

    Steve Bernier

    Steve Bernier, Project Leader, Software Defined Radio, Communications Research Centre

  • Is the SCA to slow
  • Is the SCA to fast?
  • Can the SCA run on small devices?
  • Future directions for SCA implementation
  • 16:20 SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO: THE CONVERGENCE OF COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGIES

    Konstantinos  Tigkos

    Konstantinos Tigkos, Defence Market Analyst, Frost and Sullivan

  • European SDR programmes and business opportunities overview
  • Market dynamics, what we should expect and why in the market for SDR
  • Cost issues and considerations regarding procurement and deployment
  • Working with what we ‘got’ and what we ‘need’
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Alan Carr

    Alan Carr, Member, Wireless Technology Practice, PA Consulting

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    JTRS: topics on Device-Centric Implementation

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    7th June 2006
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