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Announcement: Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, this event has now become online only and will be virtual

SMi Group are proud to announce that the inaugural Military PNT conference will convene in London from the 19th – 20th October 2020 to provide an in depth view of satellite navigation technology.

With projections estimating that a 30-day GPS outage could cost US industry $45bn, the need for robust, resilient and secure PNT is a mission imperative for commanders across the Air Force, Army and Navy.

This takes added importance at a time when the Galileo constellation is starting to reach full operating capability, the US GPS Block III satellites are set to be launched to keep the constellation functioning, and the UK is exploring Galileo alternatives in the wake of its leaving the European Union. There is a clear and pressing need for national militaries, industry partners and allied nations to come together and discuss how the Global Navigation Satellite Systems will be developed and employed.

With an anticipated 120+ attendees, 6 hours of networking and an extensive exhibition space, this year’s conference will be an important forum to engage key players in this essential domain.
 

Key reasons to attend:

1. Military briefings from the US DoD comprehensively covering GPS and NTS-3 programmes: highlighting the present and future of US PNT

2. Hear about a diverse array of topics including PNT resilience, legal frameworks, case study analysis on GNSS outages and warfighter navigation requirements

3. Understand how the UK’s Positioning, Navigation and Timings landscape will look in a post-Galileo environment

4. Engage with senior military and industry leaders to understand the warfighters needs for operating in degraded and denied environments with resilient PNT and explore capabilities showcased within a dedicated exhibition hall.


The SMi Virtual Conference Platform will deliver the following benefits:

  • Live and On Demand speaker content: Get access to the latest strategies and case studies from your market place online!
  • Network with all the event attendees: Connect, see who’s attending, chat and share contact details with all online delegates, speakers and sponsors
  • Exhibit a Virtual Booth: You can pack your customized booth full of documents, videos and even show who is manning the booth during the event and hosting meetings
  • Host & Join Meetings & Socials: Join preferred speaking sessions, host you own meetings and even a virtual Networking social, with in built Zoom functionality

 

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Conference programme

11:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Nik Smith

Mr Nik Smith, Regional Director UK and Europe, Lockheed Martin UK Space

11:15 Robust Global Navigation System – Providing the Backbone of Capability for the UK MoD

Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

Squadron Leader Mark Lynch, Beyond Line Of Sight Desk Officer & SO2 SATCOM and PNT, UK Strategic Command, UK MoD

  • An introduction to the R-GNS programme, its focus and ambition
  • Delivery of satellite receivers for R-GNS: commercial collaboration and embedded resilience and anti-interference features
  • Operating in a multi-constellation, multi-service satellite navigation sector – enabling accurate and safe navigation
  • SwAP considerations for ground segment receivers and terminals
  • Future priorities for UK MoD – where additional partnership will be possible
     
  • 11:45 The UK’s Global Navigation Satellite System

    Speaker Session Reserved for

    Speaker Session Reserved for , GNSS Team, UK Space Agency

  • Examining options to deliver assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) services
  • Engineering Design and Development (EDDP) – exploring the options for a UK GNSS system
  • Key technical requirements for GNSS: resilience, assured access and secure by design
  • Outreach and collaboration with MoD and industry – priorities within the agency
  • 12:15 DGA Requirements for Future Secured Access to PNT

    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Commandant Marina Ballanger, Head of Navigation, Technical Division, DGA
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  • PNT and its role in supporting the warfighter – why it is important
  • Integrating anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities into resilient and secure systems
  • Alternative sources for PNT data for denied environment operations
  • Future requirements for robust capabilities
  • 12:45 Morning Break

    13:15 Accurate timing for GNSS and PNT Applications

  • The importance of time – independent of GNSS
  • Current S&T into time and synchronisation
  • Use cases and exploitation
  • Alternative approaches to synchronisation across the military domain
  • Dr Bryn James

    Dr Bryn James, Senior Fellow - Dstl Physical Sciences Group, Dstl
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    13:45 National Resiliency in Timing

    Dr Leon Lobo

    Dr Leon Lobo, Head of the National Timing Centre, National Physical Laboratory
    View Bio

  • Protecting the national time scale
  • GNSS-independent timing for CNI
  • Stimulating a supply chain in timing and dissemination solutions
  • Addressing the skills gap
     
  • 14:15 Lunch Break

    15:00 Providing Assured Satellite Navigation and Anti-Spoofing Research

    Mr Alexander Rügamer

    Mr Alexander Rügamer, Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
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  • Generating a spoofing resistant PNT system to support the German MoD
  • Encryption for navigation services: continuously available signal in space to provide greater robustness
  • Antenna array solutions to mitigate PNT interference and spoofing
  • Sophisticated PNT interference and spoofing testing solutions
  • 15:30 GNSS Programme Developments for the Italian MoD

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio, Chief of GNSS Section, General Space Office, Italian Defence General Staff
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  • Current status of Italy’s PNT network – space segment considerations
  • Italian integration into the Galileo constellation – collaboration with key partners on the project
  • Why GNSS is important: a global system for an expeditionary force
  • Future priorities for PNT development from an Italian perspective
  • 16:00 Arctic PNT – Key Considerations

    Dr Sarang Thombre

    Dr Sarang Thombre, Research Manager & Research Group Leader, Navigation and Positioning, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI
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  • Aurora SNOWBOX as a key infrastructure in the Arctic PNT innovation platform
  • Utilising the infrastructure of SNOWBOX and the GNSS reference stations
  • Data analysis to optimise PNT when deployed in Arctic environments
  • Overcoming environmental limitations to provide accurate positioning for varied applications
  • 16:30 Afternoon Break

    17:00 Technology Roadmap for Military PNT

    Dr Adam Schofield

    Dr Adam Schofield, Emerging Technologies Branch Chief, CERDEC, US Army

  • Developing an open architecture approach for future capability development
  • Working with allied partners to deliver an interoperable system
  • Developing links with other DoD services and transition partners
  • Architecture standards and approaches for next generation PNT
     
  • 17:30 GPS – the Backbone of US PNT Capability

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever, Commander 2nd Space Operations Squadron, US Space Force

  • An introduction to GPS: providing navigational data for the warfighter
  • Ensuring passive all-weather operations: work of the 2nd Space Operations Squadron
  • Cryptology and secured access: cyber considerations for robust PNT provision
  • C2 for mission sets for GPS: improving signal accuracy
  • 18:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor Lockheed Martin

    Ms. Tonya Ladwig

    Ms. Tonya Ladwig, Vice President Navigation Systems, Lockheed Martin Space
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    18:30 A Contrarian's View of Satellite Navigation

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
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    19:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Nik Smith

    Mr Nik Smith, Regional Director UK and Europe, Lockheed Martin UK Space

    11:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
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    11:15 NAVISP Programme – ESA Engagement with PNT Sectors

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini, NAVISP Programme Manager, Directorate of Navigation, European Space Agency
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  • Aims and ambitions of ESA within the Navigation domain - NAVISP
  • NAVISP: a key enabler for innovation – leveraging information and skills from the ESA GNSS
  • ESA’s work across the PNT value chain: developing infrastructure and R&D for PNT products beyond the H2020 activities and with the aim of creating European PNT industry champions
  • Facilitating the generation of PNT innovation to support evolving user needs
     
  • 11:45 GNSS Industry Update and Outlook

    Ms Aureline Borel

    Ms Aureline Borel, Permanent Representative, Galileo Services
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  • Role of Galileo Services in supporting the provision of the downstream GNSS industry
  • Collaboration with the EU GNSS Agency GSA) to develop initiatives such as the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)
  • State of the market – a primer on the industries status and outlook moving forward
     
  • 12:15 Morning Break

    12:45 French Collaboration within European GNSS Efforts

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris, Head of Department, Navigation and Telecommunication, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)

  • Monitoring GNSS systems
  • Precise positioning applications
  • Future trends on navigation
     
  • 13:15 Road Map for Future European Satellite Navigation

    Dr Robert Weber

    Dr Robert Weber, Head of Satellite Geodesy Research Group & AUSPRO Lead , TU-Vienna & FFG
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  • Development of GALILEO and signal in space services – where there is room for regional augmentations
  • European GNSS and technical opportunities with Austrian GNSS service providers
  • Future potential and user needs in positioning accuracy and real-time data monitoring systems
  • Mesh network provision: increasing the resilience and robustness of PNT service provision
     
  • 13:45 Combination of Constellations as a Means to Provide Resilient PNT

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen, Space SME, C4ISR & Space Branch, Joint Airpower Competence Centre (JAPCC)
    View Bio

  • Evolution of NATO operations – the growth of reliance on space systems and PNT
  • NAVWAR doctrines and asymmetrical threats: what this means for NATO operation in degraded environments
  • Combination of GPS and Galileo as a means to provide more frequencies and a greater number of satellite data sources to improve overall PNT service
  • Overcoming PNT challenges – either by user or geographical requirements
  • 14:15 Lunch Break

    15:00 APNT Cross-Functional Team: Enabling the Warfighter with Effective and Resilient PNT Capabilities

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES), Director, APNT Cross Functional Team, US Army

  • Overview of the APNT CFT and its mission to ensure the Army remains effective in contested environments
  • Where PNT integrates into the kill-chain and its role in the Army’s future Joint All-Domain Operations concept
  • MAPS and DAPS: creating next-generation PNT systems for mounted and dismounted warfighters, and the added capabilities they will bring
  • Integrated Visual Augmentation System: insight into the future of battlefield HUDs and the challenges of fielding this capability
     
  • 15:30 R&D in Future Positioning, Navigation and Timing

    Dr John Burke

    Dr John Burke, Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office MTO, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
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  • High stability, low noise sensors and frequency synthesis in support of new PNT capabilities
  • Miniaturised atomic clocks for future PNT applications: progress within the ACES program
  • PNT technology and its impact on GPS users
  • Blackjack and future small satellite enabled future positioning and timing accuracy
  • Where next for future research: providing robust and resilient PNT moving forward
     
  • 16:00 Afternoon Break

    16:30 PNT Resilience: A Legal Perspective

    Dr Ingo Baumann

    Dr Ingo Baumann, Attorney at Law & Partner, BHO Legal
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  • Spoofing and jamming of GNSS signals are a growing concern for deployed
  • GNSS are very vulnerable due to the low power of signals
  • Military operations however have to rely on PNT
  • Case studies of recent GNSS spoofing and jamming cases both in military and civil domains
  • Legal framework applicable to spoofing and jamming on national and international (ITU and UN) level
  • 17:00 Assured PNT for Aerial Platforms

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Dr Ivan Petrunin, Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University

  • Robust PNT role in UAV applications – collective missions and precision mapping in support of urban air mobility
  • GNSS vulnerabilities – jamming, spoofing, meaconing and EM interference
  • Resilient PNT to overcome interference: GNSS and complimentary systems to enable assured access
  • Alternative PNT trends – visual based navigation, map match and navigation using signals of opportunity


     

  • 17:30 The Vulnerability of Modern Society to a Loss of GNSS

    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær

    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær, Associate Director, Space, London Economics
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  • London Economics work with the Danish government to produce key reports on GNSS reliance
  • Analysis of Denmark’s PNT resilience, redundancy and where outages would impact provision of services
  • Lessons learned for development of PNT systems and how to enhance their robustness
     
  • 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd
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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Head of Navigation, Technical Division, DGA
    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    Chief of GNSS Section, General Space Office, Italian Defence General Staff
    Dr John Burke

    Dr John Burke

    Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office MTO, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    NAVISP Programme Manager, Directorate of Navigation, European Space Agency
    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Space SME, C4ISR & Space Branch, Joint Airpower Competence Centre (JAPCC)
    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Head of Department, Navigation and Telecommunication, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)
    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

    Beyond Line Of Sight Desk Officer & SO2 SATCOM and PNT, UK Strategic Command, UK MoD

    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Head of Navigation, Technical Division, DGA
    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Marina Ballanger is the lead of navigation expertise at DGA since 2017. This position consists in supporting armament programs for PNT requirements and qualification strategy, preparing the future and maintaining associated technical skills within DGA. Prior assignments includes a position as a Cooperative Program Person at the GPS Directorate from 2014 to 2017 and several assignments related to GNSS (NAVWAR expert, GNSS projects manager and lead of the radionavigation team at DGA MI, a technical center located in Brittany). She has a degree in Electronics and Signal Processing from ENSEEIHT, an engineering school located in Toulouse, France.

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    Chief of GNSS Section, General Space Office, Italian Defence General Staff
    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    2020 Chief of GNSS Section – Program Office of the General Space Office in the Italian Defence General Staff. In charge of PNT programs development and financial planning 2019. Partecipating to the Italian Competent PRS authority working group directed to the foundation of a national Galileo PRS Center (requirement definition).
    2018 - 2019 Member of the national working group “Mirror Copernicus”
    2018 - 2019 Member of the national working group “Mirror GALILEO PRS”
    2018 - 2019 Partecipating to the Italian Space Agency working group “National Earth observation satellite systems data policy”
    2017-2018 Joining the italian delegation in the negotiations with Finnish Defence aiming at defining terms and conditions for access rights to italian satellite system Cosmo SkyMed
    2014-2016 Defence representative in European Defence Agency (EDA) project called MANGA “EUropean Gallium Nitride Industry Supply Chain” aimed to obtain an European indipendent supply chain for Gan based technology.
    2017 – 2019 Space Office in the Italian Defence General Staff. In charge of defining the Italian Defence Space Policy and the Operational needs. Responsible for the start and economic planning of the Defence satellite programs in the earth observation sector.
    2013-2017 Computer, Communications and Advanced Technologies Directorate (TELEDIFE). In charge of arranging technical specifications and procurement documents for industrial engagement in Electronic War, Intelligence and Military Research sectors.
    2009-2013 Maritime Military Arsenal in Taranto (South Italy) In charge of defining technical activities to be executed on board the italian navy ships during maintanance stops
    2006 – 2009 Italian Navy fregate “Espero” Weapon system aboard Engineer
    2004 – 2006 Italian Navy destroyer “Mimbelli” Weapon system aboard Engineer

    Dr Adam Schofield

    Emerging Technologies Branch Chief, CERDEC, US Army
    Dr Adam Schofield

    Dr Bryn James

    Senior Fellow - Dstl Physical Sciences Group, Dstl
    Dr Bryn James

    Bryn is a physicist. He has spent his career applying knowledge of physics in the field of protection and survivability, in a number of technology areas. He has spent much time investigating the interaction of externally applied forces with solid matter in the field of armour systems, contributing many papers to relevant International Symposia. He has also undertaken significant research and development of precise and accurate timing and frequency technology for defence systems. Bryn is a Senior Fellow in Dstl. He is the Technical Leader for armour research and development, the technical lead for Timing Systems and he is the Head of the Land Integrated Survivability Technology Exploitation Network (LISTEN). He initiated and led the Parsifal programme for operational support in armour and protection for Operation Telic and Operation Herrick. For this he was awarded a MOD Chief Scientific Adviser’s commendation.

    Dr Ingo Baumann

    Attorney at Law & Partner, BHO Legal
    Dr Ingo Baumann

    Dr Ingo Baumann’s practice concentrates primarily on complex High-Technology and R&D Projects, especially in the space industry. His client base includes national and European government entities and companies from the Aerospace, IT and Telecommunications as well as Security and Defense industries. Dr Baumann studied law at the Universities of Muenster and Cologne. His PhD thesis, written at the Institute for Air and Space Law in Cologne under the supervision of Professor Dr Stephan Hobe, examined the international law of satellite communications. At the beginning of his career as an attorney, he advised small and medium-sized companies from the satellite communications industry. Dr Baumann subsequently worked for seven years for the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), where he acquired substantial experience in all types of complex international, European and national projects and R&D contracts. At DLR he also obtained a degree in Spacecraft Operations.

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University
    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Dr John Burke

    Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office MTO, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
    Dr John Burke

    Dr. John Burke is a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of DARPA. He manages a portfolio of quantum sensor projects to enable new PNT and remote detection capabilities. Previously, Dr. Burke led a research team at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that developed atomic clocks, time transfer, and inertial sensor techniques for use in space systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Dr. Burke received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia while developing atom based gyroscopes.

    Dr Leon Lobo

    Head of the National Timing Centre, National Physical Laboratory
    Dr Leon Lobo

    Focussed on developing and delivering a national timing strategy, Dr Leon Lobo is Head of the National Timing Centre programme at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), developing capability toward a national resiliency in timing, stimulating the development of an assured supply chain and addressing the skills gap in timing technologies and dissemination solutions.

    Dr Lobo joined NPL in 2011 as Group Leader for the Time & Frequency group, working with the team managing the UK’s time scale and developing atomic clocks. He led the team developing NPLTime®, NPL’s certified fibre-delivered time dissemination solution to the City of London for high-frequency trading and regulatory compliance. 
     

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    NAVISP Programme Manager, Directorate of Navigation, European Space Agency
    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    Specialising in electrical engineering, I initially graduated cum laudae from Naples University, then was awarded my Master's by the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and subsequently took a PhD at University College London.
    I have more than 30 years of experience in the space sector where after several years of R&D activities in the spaceborne radar domain, I have been involved in the definition and implementation of several ESA missions such as ERS, Envisat, Small GeoSat as well as some key strategic developments in the field of space-based applications.
    I have been responsible for the Strategy and the Feasibility Studies Divisions in ESA’s Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications and in this capacity I conceptualised the actual creation of the Integrated Applications Programme. I am now heading the NAVISP Programme which aims to further foster European industry’s succeeding in the highly competitive and rapidly-evolving global market for satellite navigation, and more broadly Positioning Navigation Timing (PNT) technologies and services, while supporting the ESA Member States in enhancing their national objectives and capabilities in the sector.
     

    Dr Robert Weber

    Head of Satellite Geodesy Research Group & AUSPRO Lead , TU-Vienna & FFG
    Dr Robert Weber

    Robert Weber is associate professor at the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU-Vienna, Austria. He received his Phd. from TU-Vienna in 1990 and spent two years as research assistant at the University of Berne dealing with satellite navigation and orbit determination. His main fields of research are GNSS, geodetic Reference Systems, active GNSS reference station networks and GNSS-applications for geodynamics and meteorology. Robert Weber is member of the European WG on EGNSS Evolution and the 2018 recipient of the Austrian Friedrich Hopfner medal. He has been involved in several ESA-, EU- and national research projects dealing with GNSS Atmosphere Monitoring, Real-Time-PPP as well as Network-RTK.
     

    Dr Sarang Thombre

    Research Manager & Research Group Leader, Navigation and Positioning, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI
    Dr Sarang Thombre

    Dr. Sarang Thombre earned his doctoral degree in 2014 from Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He has over 11 years of experience in the field of PNT and is currently a Research Manager leading the Satellite and Radio Navigation research group at FGI. He has authored or co-authored over 50 publications in this field. He is a member of the Board of the Nordic Institute of Navigation and contributes as an external expert to the European GNSS Agency. His research interests are in multi-GNSS, multi-frequency receiver implementation and performance validation, interference detection, and autonomous navigation solutions for road and maritime vehicles.

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Director, SJE Space Ltd
    Dr Stuart Eves

    In 2018, Stuart Eves founded his own space consultancy company, SJE Space Ltd, after spending 16 years with the UK Ministry Of Defence, and 14 years with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). His recent book “Space Traffic Control”, describes the measures needed to maintain the space environment and protect satellites from both natural hazards and man-made threats. Stuart has an MSc in Astrophysics, a PhD in satellite constellation design, and has been a fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society for more than 25 years.

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever

    Commander 2nd Space Operations Squadron, US Space Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Space SME, C4ISR & Space Branch, Joint Airpower Competence Centre (JAPCC)
    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Lieutenant Colonel Dipl.Ing. Tim Vasen began his military career in July 1994 and served for several years in commanding and staff positions within the artillery branch, including a deployment as company commander of a DEU ISTAR-company. After 2005, he took over positions as an intelligence officer, responsible for IMINT planning and technical assessments, including positions in the office of military studies as a senior analyst for Space systems. From 2013 to 2017 he was part of the German Space Situational Awareness Center (GSSAC) responsible for Space intelligence. Since October 2017 he serves as a Space SME at the JAPCC.
     

    Mr Alexander Rügamer

    Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
    Mr Alexander Rügamer

    Alexander Rügamer received his Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany in 2007. Since then he has been working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in the field of GNSS receiver development. He was promoted to Senior Engineer in February 2012. Since April 2013, he is head of a research group dealing with secure GNSS receivers and receivers for special applications. His main research interests focus on GNSS multi-band reception, integrated circuits and immunity to interference.

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Head of Department, Navigation and Telecommunication, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)
    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Mr Nik Smith

    Regional Director UK and Europe, Lockheed Martin UK Space
    Mr Nik Smith

    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær

    Associate Director, Space, London Economics
    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær

    Rasmus Flytkjaer, MSc, BSc, is an Associate Director and head of London Economics’ Space Team. Rasmus has more than eight years’ experience applying economic analysis to the space sector covering the full value chain from launch and manufacturing over satellite operations to applications of space on Earth across all types of satellites. Rasmus has interest and expertise in the field of navigation via satellite and traditional methods, with a particular focus on modern society’s dependence on space assets and vulnerability to their outage. Prior to joining London Economics, Rasmus worked as a research assistant in academia for four years.

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Director, APNT Cross Functional Team, US Army
    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Ms Aureline Borel

    Permanent Representative, Galileo Services
    Ms Aureline Borel

    Aureline Borel is the Permanent Representative of Galileo Services, the association representing the European GNSS downstream industry. She also works as a consultant at FDC focusing on provision of support to international activities for SBAS provision outside the EU and secure GNSS. Aureline was awarded a Master of Engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Douai (French engineering school) and a Master of International Security from the University of Sydney. She also studied industrial engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal and international relations at York University in Toronto.

    Ms. Tonya Ladwig

    Vice President Navigation Systems, Lockheed Martin Space
    Ms. Tonya Ladwig

    Tonya is responsible for the company’s advanced Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) mission solutions, including the Global Positioning System III (GPS III) and GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) satellites, the Operational Control Segment (OCS) upgrade programs and Mission Operations. She was most recently the Global Positioning System (GPS) III Program Manager, responsible for managing the cost, schedule and technical execution of the GPSIII program (Space Vehicles 1-10). Prior to that she was the Navigation Systems Space Vehicle Segment Director, responsible for the development, production and delivery of all hardware and software in support of Space Vehicle production for GPS III and GPS IIIF.

    Tonya possesses over 20 years of progressively complex technical, functional, and program leadership roles in large organizations for multiple lines of businesses within Lockheed Martin Space. She is a skilled Full Spectrum Leader with proven success building strong customer relationships and highly talented teams. As the Orion Software Integrated Product Team Director, Tonya led a team of over 300 Lockheed Martin employees and subcontractors responsible for the design, development, integration, verification, delivery and documentation of Orion’s flight, ground and simulation software. She previously served as the Space and Missile Systems Director of Software Engineering, leading over 1,200 software engineers providing the leadership and vision for the Software Engineering organization. She was responsible for the development of both people and technologies across the software development lifecycle that were integral to Space & Missile Systems. She drove the Strategy and Execution for the Software Product Line Organization, and led the adoption of software engineering tools, designs, recommendations and associated technology development with an emphasis on commonality, best practices and customer value.

    Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology as well as a Master of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems. She is a certified LM21 Green Belt, and a graduate of Lockheed Martin’s Program Management and Development Program (PMDP), Executive Development and Growth Enhancement (EDGE) Program and Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP).

    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

    Beyond Line Of Sight Desk Officer & SO2 SATCOM and PNT, UK Strategic Command, UK MoD
    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

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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.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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