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Key Benefits of Attending:

  • DEVELOP an in-depth knowledge of signature control technologies, requirements and approaches
  • UNDERSTAND the integration of LO technology into existing and next-generation land, sea and air platforms
  • REVIEW developments in IR radar, EW and plasma technology
  • IDENTIFY effective methods to enhance stealth design and the application of stealth materials
  • MAXIMISE networking opportunities in a globally attended forum


  • Gain an insight from the key industry speakers in the field:

    Major Mike "Gunny" Schmidt, Joint Strike Fighter PEM, SAF/AQPF, The Pentagon, USA
    Paul Ratcliff, Team Leader, Signatures, dstl
    Dr Robert Syddall, Project Manager, QinetiQ
    Lucas van Ewijk, Senior Research Scientist, TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory
    Eric Heemskerk, Senior Research Scientist, TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory
    Professor Igor Alexeff, ASI's Plasma Scientist, University of Tennessee
    Andrew Anderson, Research, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London
    Dudley Bird, Technology Manager, Signature Management, Thales Communications (UK)
    Robert Pollard, Systems Design Group, BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre
    Richard Lord CBE, Director Sales & Marketing, Chemring Countermeasures
    Bill Solitario, Professor, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
    Jan Ritter, Head of CEM-Group, Signature Technician, EADS Benoît Pizon, Stealth Expert, Armoured Vehicles, GIAT
    John Nilsson, Manager Product Development, Kockums

    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 MULTI-SPECTRAL INTEGRATED SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

    Dudley Bird

    Dudley Bird, Technology Manager, Signature Management, Thales Communications UK

  • Importance of integrated signature management for platform survivability
  • Thru-life signature management activities - from concept to disposal
  • Signature priorities for land sea and air platforms
  • Key aspects of above and below water signatures
  • Multi-spectral signatures workshop
  • 10:00 INTEGRATED ABOVE WATER SIGNATURE MODELLING

    Dr Robert Syddall

    Dr Robert Syddall, Project Manager, QinetiQ

  • Radar signature (RCS), IR signature and EMC
  • Requirements of signature prediction tools
  • Technical, time and cost benefits
  • Advantages of an integrated approach
  • Background physics
  • Worked examples using QinetiQ codes
  • 10:40 LAND PLATFORM SIGNATURE REDUCTION

    Paul Ratcliff

    Paul Ratcliff, Team Leader, Signatures, DSTL

  • Development and demonstration of practical reduction techniques
  • Modelling
  • Means of assessing effectiveness
  • Contribution to vehicle and force survivability
  • 11:20 Morning Coffee

    11:40 STEALTH FOR ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLE

    Benoît Pizon

    Benoît Pizon, Stealth Expert, Armoured Vehicles, GIAT

  • Current operational requirements
  • Vehicle survivability in land environments
  • Current Technology
  • Low observable AFV and stealth kits
  • Potential developments
  • 12:20 MISSILE PROPULSION

  • Introduction, examples and current status
  • Technologies for flame suppression
  • Full performance with stealth
  • Boost/sustain design for stealth
  • Alternative (non solid propellant) approaches
  • The future
  • Jim Fleming

    Jim Fleming, , Roxel

    Konrad Nofer

    Konrad Nofer, Senior Ballistician, Roxel

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:20 COUNTERMEASURES

    Richard Lord CBE

    Richard Lord CBE, Director Sales & Marketing, Chemring Countermeasures

  • Overview of total requirement
  • Recent technological changes/advances
  • Demonstrating an improvement through modelling
  • Summary / questions
  • 15:00 INTEGRATED SHIP TOPSIDE DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM

    Bill Solitario

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

    15:40 STEALTHY PHILOSOPHY BUT REAL SOLUTIONS FROM SWEDEN

    John Nilsson

    John Nilsson, Manager Product Development, Kockums

  • The Extreme Littorals - Environment, threats and tactics
  • Tactical and technical philosophy, eg, ability to stay and survive in the extreme littoral area, holistic stealth approach, modular mission loads
  • From operational requirements to technical solutions
  • Cost aspects
  • The Visby Class corvette - The real thing
  • Other stealth technology programmes
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Keith Atkins

    Keith Atkins, Editor, KA Associates

    9:10 THE IMPORTANCE OF DETAIL IN THE PURSUIT OF RADAR STEALTH

  • Radar cross section of antennas
  • Stealth on the drawing board versus real life
  • Radar stealth effectiveness and usefulness
  • Future stealth applicability
  • Lucas van Ewijk

    Lucas van Ewijk, Senior Research Scientist, TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory

    Eric Heemskerk

    Eric Heemskerk, Senior Research Scientist, TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory

    9:40 LOW OBSERVABLE AIRCRAFT

    Gerry Jepps

    Gerry Jepps, Technical Manager, Signature Management, Thales Communications UK

  • RCS budgeting
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Airframe
  • Features and components
  • Prototype and production aircraft
  • 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 ELECTROMAGNETIC PREDICTION CODES FOR LO AIRCRAFT DESIGN

    Jan Ritter

    Jan Ritter, Head of CEM-Group, Signature Technician, EADS

  • Requirements for Computational Electromagnetics (CEM)
  • Simulation codes in the different application areas of stealth engineering
  • Applicability of simulation techniques to LO Design
  • CEM-Code Development Review at EADS
  • Application Examples
  • 12:00 PLASMA ANTENNAS

    Professor Igor Alexeff

    Professor Igor Alexeff, ASI's plasma scientist, University of Tennessee

  • Testing of several prototype RADAR antennas
  • Test results area as follows at 3 gHz:
    • transmission and reception characteristics – same as metal antennas
    • reduction of reflection when off – 22dB
  • Several very positive new discoveries will be disclosed pending patent filings
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 HOW PLASMA ANTENNAS WILL REVOLUTIONISE STEALTHY OPERATION

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Managing Director, Plasma Antennas

  • Plasma antennas concept
  • Passive stealth using absorptive plasma to electronically control RCS
  • Active stealth using electronic beam forming and steering
  • Combining stealth with communications, radar, EW and seeker applications
  • Expendables, UAV and micro-UAV opportunities
  • Balance of investment arguments
  • 14:40 MOTION CAMOUFLAGE STEALTH TACTICS

    Andrew Anderson

    Andrew Anderson, Research, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London

  • What is motion camouflage
  • Motion camouflage in biology
  • Motion camouflage in artificial systems
  • Motion camouflage teams
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 ANALYSIS OF PLATFORM IR SYSTEMS

    W. Roland Davis

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

  • Basic IR simulation capability (ship signature, signature targets, IRSS design)
  • Exhaust gas suppression/cooling
  • Fluent simulations
  • Current and future developments
  • Summary
  • 16:20 LAND

    Patrick Griffin

    Patrick Griffin, Senior Engineer, Survivability, Alvis Vickers

  • Threats from surveillance and target acquisition (STA) systems in the acoustic wavebands are developing but these wavebands have the additional benefit that detections are possible without the soldier employing sophisticated sensors and without the need for line of sight
  • Acoustic signatures of vehicles, depending upon factors such as wind direction, can be detected at several kilometres range
  • It is therefore important that both acoustic characteristics and their implications on vehicles’ detectability are understood
  • Acoustic detection cues and practical signature reduction methods within the constraints of the modern battlefield vehicle requirements
  • Predictive modelling of detectability and benefits of suppression
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Radar Signature Technology

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    17th March 2004
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