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Delay detection and improve your stealth technology…

Stealth technology is the most economical and effective way to protect platforms while gaining decisive advantage over the enemy. SMi's 6th Annual Signature Management: The Pursuit of Stealth conference will therefore examine the latest developments in this field to enable you to maximise the benefits of stealth technology.

Don’t miss out on the detailed analysis into stealth technology and countermeasures. This event will also explore the advancements to tools and technologies for minimising signatures and signals. Other topics to be addressed include:

  • Stealth programmes & doctrines
  • Signatures
  • Detection & tracking
  • Complex materials
  • Platforms
  • Materials & design

This is an ideal networking opportunity for you to gather contacts from key players in the industry. So do not allow your competitors to gain advantage.

Conference programme

9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter Varnish OBE

Peter Varnish OBE, Director, International Geopolitical Solutions

9:40 INTEGRATED SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

James Peddell

James Peddell, Technical Manager - Centre for Marine Technology, QinetiQ

  • Land, maritime and air domains and platforms
  • Radar, Infra-Red, passive and active acoustic, magnetic and electric
  • Cradle to grave procurement requirements and issues
  • 10:20 THE JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

    John Schueler

    John Schueler, Senior Manager, Signature Materials and Processes, Lockheed Martin

  • An introduction
  • Producing a stealthy aeroplane that stays stealthy in severe combat conditions
  • RCS tests - validating the JSF’s stealthy shape and resilience of its LO materials
  • Cost savings potential
  • Future developments
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ANALYSIS OF PLATFORM IR SYSTEMS

    W. Roland Davis

    W. Roland Davis, President, W. R. Davis Engineering

  • Basic IR simulation capability (ShipIR/NTCS), (baseline ship signature, define signature targets, inputs to IRSS design)
  • Exhaust gas suppression/cooling (design to meet targets - E/D, D-only, water injection, variable nozzle; associated costs - device/fuel consumption)
  • Plume impingement (fluent simulations)
  • 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 RNLN ABOVE WATER SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

    Leon Galle

    Leon Galle, Senior AW Survivability, MarTech Directorate of Material, Royal Netherlands Navy

  • Naval signatures balancing
  • Operational benefits of naval low observability
  • Above water signatures design process
  • LCF signature reduction
  • Future trends
  • 14:40 STEALTH ON AIRCRAFT

    Jan Rexander

    Jan Rexander, Manager Aircraft Survivability, Saab Aerospace

  • An introduction and overview
  • Different signature types
  • Requirements based on mission types
  • How stealth requirements affects design
  • Affordability
  • Future developments
  • 15:20 RADAR HOLOGRAPHY

    Dr Ronald P. Radlinski

    Dr Ronald P. Radlinski, Scientific Program Officer, Office of Naval Research

  • Development of special probes to sample the evanescent fields of a radiating or scattering structure
  • Back-propagation of the fields in the evanescent region to the surface of the structure
  • Identification of both propagating and evanescent waves from the structure by wavenumber vs. frequency analysis
  • Determination of dispersion characteristics of materials
  • Studies of trapped waves, material non-homogeneity and antenna propagation
  • Remaining science and technology investigations
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    16:10 Afternoon Tea

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Peter Varnish OBE

    Peter Varnish OBE, Director, International Geopolitical Solutions

    9:40 THE SYNERGY BETWEEN STEALTH AND EW

    Flight Lieutenant Shawn Reed

    Flight Lieutenant Shawn Reed, EW Large Aircraft (EW LA), Air Warfare Centre, RAF Waddington

  • The start point - the ConOps
  • Stealth & EW as complimentary strategies
  • Can stealth enhance the capabilities of your airframe?
  • Could stealth make EW redundant?
  • Implications for EW of reduced radar cross section
    Jamming requirements
  • The pros & cons of stealth vs. EW
  • 10:20 ABOVE WATER SIGNATURE MODELLING

    Steve Turner

    Steve Turner, Technology Chief, Signature Modelling, QinetiQ

  • The requirements for signature codes
  • Producing informative results
  • Achieving rapid turn-around
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Worked example using QinetiQ codes
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 SAT/MARK

    Anders Grop, Principal Technical Officer, Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV)

    Anders Grop, Principal Technical Officer, Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV), Peter Lindwall, Specialist, Bofors Defence, Lars Karlsson, Manager, Future Products and Techniques, Saab Barracuda

  • Overview and aim of the programme
  • The armoured combat stealth demonstrator vehicle and the work of the integrated project team (IPT)
  • Examples of novel stealth functions developed in the program: STRICAM (STRucture Integrated CAMouflage)
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 METHODOLOGY FOR DERIVING UNCERTAINTY BOUNDS ON RCS MEASUREMENTS

    Dudley Bird

    Dudley Bird, Technology Manager, Radar Signature Management Group, Thales Defence Information Group

  • An introduction
  • Discussion
  • Possibilities and limitations
  • Conclusion
  • 14:40 PLASMA TECHNOLOGY

    Dr Simon Scott

    Dr Simon Scott, Principal Scientist, BAE SYSTEMS

  • An overview
  • Reducing radar cross-section through plasma generation
  • Sounds good in theory but would it work in practice?
  • The implications this will have
  • Limitations and considerations
  • Future possibilities
  • 15:20 RCS REDUCTION AS PART OF MIDLIFE UPGRADE OF THE STOCKHOLM AND GOTHENBURG

    Martin Borgh

    Martin Borgh, Principal Technical Officer Radar- and IR-Signatures, Swedish Defence Material

  • The legacy of Smyge and Visby: methods of design, competence in signature adaption
  • The Stockholm and Gothenburg class corvettes in brief
  • The incentive to reduce RCS - demands on RCS from the active counter-measure system
  • The planning stage - our line of attack
    The design and construction phase
    The validation process: RCS-measurements vs. computer models
  • Preservation of achieved RCS-levels: our strategy
  • Conclusions
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    16:10 Afternoon Tea

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    Radar Signature Management and the RCS of Antennas
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    Radar Signature Management and the RCS of Antennas

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    13th March 2001
    London, United Kingdom

    Radar Signature Management and the RCS of Antennas
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    Radar Signature Management and the RCS of Antennas

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    13th March 2002
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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