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SMi Group are proud to announce that the second Military PNT conference will convene virtually on 17th – 18th May 2021 to provide an in-depth view of military PNT technology and assess the future of PNT for the Warfighter. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be held on SMi's bespoke online conference platform.

GPS satellite navigation is currently essential to almost all military operations. From precision targeting for missiles to situational awareness and navigation for dismounted infantry, the loss of GPS is a catastrophic scenario in modern military operations. As both near-peer and asymmetric adversaries strengthen their EW and offensive cyber capabilities, this scenario is becoming less a possibility and more a certainty in future conflict.

To preserve effective PNT, it is critical that military and industry work together to provide new solutions and technology. The urgency is reflected by vastly increased investment in PNT technology across the world; by 2024, the PNT industry is expected to grow to $23 billion. There is a clear and pressing need for military decision-makers, industry partners and thought leaders to come together and discuss the future of military PNT.
 

Military PNT 2021 is the perfect occasion to hear from the most informed and renowned experts in the field of PNT. Join the two-day virtual conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class scientists, researchers, academics and senior military figures.

  • Military briefings from the US DoD comprehensively covering present and future of US PNT
  • Hear about a diverse array of topics including PNT resilience, multi-sensor integration and Warfighter navigation requirements
  • Understand how the UK’s Positioning, Navigation and Timings landscape will look in a post-Galileo environment
  • Engage with senior military and industry leaders to understand the Warfighter’s 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 online access to the latest strategies and case studies from your market!
  • Network with all event attendees: Connect, see who’s attending, chat and share contact details with all online delegates, speakers and sponsors
  • Exhibit a Virtual Booth: Pack your customized booth full of documents and videos, and even show who is manning the booth during the event and who is hosting meetings
  • Host & Join Meetings & Socials: Join preferred speaking sessions, host your own meetings and even host virtual networking socials with inbuilt Zoom functionality

 

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Conference programme

10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Stuart Eves

Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd

10:15 Robust Global Navigation System (R-GNS) and Main Lines of Effort in the UK MOD

Commander Jason Strutt

Commander Jason Strutt, SO1 Space, UK STRATCOM

  • Update on R-GNS: creating a multi-constellation navigation system for next-gen PNT
  • Importance of international partnerships and collaboration with allies
  • Future development opportunities for GNSS alternative technology: embracing cutting-edge, innovative technology.
     
  • 10:45 Space-Based PNT Programme: Delivering the UK’s Sovereign Civil PNT Programme

    Confirmed Senior Representative

    Confirmed Senior Representative, Space-Based PNT Programme, UK Space Agency

  • Insight into the aims and progress of the Space-Based PNT Programme: key timelines for commercial industry
  • Overcoming the challenges of mapping dependency to determine investment focuses
  • Innovation and disruption: why UKSA is actively seeking innovative ideas and why this is key for the PNT community
  • Collaboration with 5-Eyes and international partners to accelerate innovation
  • 11:15 Morning Break

    11:45 French PNT Requirements for Defence: Importance of Resilient PNT

    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Commandant Marina Ballanger, Head of Navigation, Technical Division, DGA

  • DGA’s PNT philosophy: why every armament programme requiring PNT has a dedicated team
  • The growing importance of anti-spoofing and resiliency in DGA programmes: what is being done to accelerate capability
  • Report on initial AI study: viability for future operational usage
  • 12:15 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:45 Italian MOD GNSS Updates and Work on Resilient PNT

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio, GNSS Section Head, Italian Defence General Staff

  • The importance of effective GNSS according to the Italian MOD’s Joint Integrated Concept
  • Hybrid systems for more robust PNT
  • Opportunity areas to enhance persistent navigation capability delivery
  • Future programmes and opportunities for collaboration and involvement
  • 13:15 Lunch Break

    14:00 2d Space Operations Squadron: Providing Assured PNT to the Warfighter through GPS Satellite Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever

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

  • Report on the November 2020 GPS III-04 launch and operational performance
  • Efforts to increase AI usage to augment human-led operations
  • Key performance upgrades for PNT satellite technology: the operator’s view
     
  • 14:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    15:00 Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team: Delivering End-to-End PNT to the Warfighter

  • USSF Resilient PNT Cross Functional Team overview and main lines of effort
  • Why effective PNT is important for the Space Force and what it must do to remain at the forefront of technology
  • Doctrinal considerations and ensuring a coherent strategic doctrine across all services
  • Mr Del Champ

    Mr Del Champ, Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team Lead, US Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Kai Thompson

    Lieutenant Colonel Kai Thompson, Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team Deputy Lead, US Space Force

    15:30 Afternoon Break

    16:00 SMC Architectures GPS System and Modernization Brief

    Colonel Ryan Colburn

    Colonel Ryan Colburn, Director Spectrum Warfare Division, SMC, US Space Force

  • GPS Status/Future Plans
  • Overview, Global Impact of GPS, Constellation Status
  • GPS Enterprise Roadmap update – what it means to global stakeholders
  • Status (GPS III, IIIF, OCX, MCEU/COps, MGUE Incs 1 and 2)
     
  • 16:30 SMC PNT Partnership

    Captain Mike Telcide

    Captain Mike Telcide, Chief Partnership PNT Program Manager, SMC, US Space Force

  • SMC/ZAP Overview
  • ZAP Mission (w/ regards to PNT)
  • Seek, Identify, Engage
  • Current Projects
  • QZSS
  • FMS Cases
  • Partnership Building
  • Partnership by Design
  • Future PNT Opportunities

     
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd

    10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd

    10:15 Joint Project 9380 Assured PNT in a Contested Environment

    Mr Luke Brown

    Mr Luke Brown, Assistant Secretary Space Services, Training Areas and Simulation, Joint Capability Group, Department of Defence

  • Hardening ADF GPS Systems
  • Assured PNT Training, Test and Trials Capabilities
  • Alternate PNT Capabilities
  • Assured PNT Organisation
  • 10:45 Quasi-Zenith Satellite System: Japan’s Sovereign PNT System

    Dr Satoshi Kogure

    Dr Satoshi Kogure, Executive Director for QZSS Development, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Japan

  • The need for a sovereign PNT system and why Japan chose to remain GPS compatible
  • Progress towards a GPS independent satellite system around 2023
  • QZSS Key technology: Inter Satellite Ranging and Two-way ranging system between SV and ground tracking station for second generation QZSS
     
  • 11:15 Panel: Future Threat Environment and Allied Partnerships

  • How will we be fighting in the future and what does this mean for PNT provision? What threats to PNT will we face
  • Do we need to improve the way we develop PNT systems to ensure continued overmatch? Should we be changing the way we work with allies to facilitate this?
  • No weak links: how can we ensure maximum resilience in a “system-of-systems” approach to future PNT while ensuring interoperability?
  • Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd

    Commander Jason Strutt

    Commander Jason Strutt, SO1 Space, UK STRATCOM

    Dr Satoshi Kogure

    Dr Satoshi Kogure, Executive Director for QZSS Development, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Japan

    Mr Luke Brown

    Mr Luke Brown, Assistant Secretary Space Services, Training Areas and Simulation, Joint Capability Group, Department of Defence

    11:45 Morning Break

    12:15 CNES Work into Cutting-Edge PNT Technology

    Ms Helene Gautier

    Ms Helene Gautier, Head of Navigation System and Projects Unit, CNES

  • Insight into the latest work within CNES
  • The potential of blockchain for PNT applications
  • Future trends and technological innovations
  • 12:45 Spanish Sovereign PNT Programme Development and Industrial Involvement

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Avila

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Avila, PNT Systems, Spanish MoD
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  • Overview of PNT’s role in overall Spanish MOD lines of effort in space
  • Insight into current modernisation programmes to provide assured PNT to Spanish personnel and allies
  • Spanish industry involvement in pan-European programmes (including GEODE) and the importance of a strong industrial base for national security
  • 13:15 Lunch Break

    14:00 Alt-PNT at the US Army’s A-PNT Cross-Functional Team: Trusted Future Capability for the Army’s Warfighters

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES), Director, A-PNT Cross Functional Team, US Army

  • Overview of the A-PNT CFT’s progress in its Alt-PNT programs and other lines of effort
  • The importance of Alt-PNT for the US Army’s PNT community and why contested environments are expected in future conflict
  • Future of PNT development: looking ahead
     
  • 14:30 US Army Quantum and Alternative PNT Project

    Dr Adam Schofield

    Dr Adam Schofield, Senior Scientific Technical Manager for PNT, C5ISR Center, US Army

  • Motivations for investment into quantum technology for uninterrupted PNT
  • Aim of the project: integrating emerging quantum tech with conventional PNT solutions
  • Difficulties of miniaturization and novel ways to overcome this
     
  • 15:00 Defense Innovation Unit’s Role in Bridging the Military-Commercial Gap

    Brigadier General Steven J. Butow

    Brigadier General Steven J. Butow, Director, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit, US DoD
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  • Private-Commercial investment in innovation far out-paces DoD investment and dual-use technologies offer the means to tap into and capitalize on that private-commercial investment
  • Incorporation of commercial technologies is no longer an optional endeavor – it is now a central pillar to national security and staying competitive across the elements of national power
  • Relationships with small and non-traditional innovative businesses and risk-tolerant contract vehicles are key to bridging the military-commercial gap
  • 15:30 Afternoon Break

    16:00 Impact of Space Weather on Space-Based and Ground-Based PNT Systems

    Mr Simon Machin

    Mr Simon Machin, Space Weather Programme Manager, UK Met Office

  • The space weather phenomena and global regions, where significant impacts to PNT services are most likely
  • What space weather means in the equation for a resilient PNT solution
  • Current and future forecasting of impacts to PNT capability - Limitations and expectations
     
  • 16:30 The Real Threat of Jamming and Spoofing for the Modern Warfighter

    Mr Alexander  Rugamer

    Mr Alexander Rugamer, Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
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  • Insight into Fraunhofer’s recent jamming and spoofing demonstrator event
  • Not just a theoretical threat: implications for modern equipment and operations
  • Looking ahead to future demonstration events and applications
     
  • 17:00 Research into Cutting-Edge Timing Technology

    Dr Leon Lobo

    Dr Leon Lobo, Head of the National Timing Centre NPL, to be used once announced, National Physical Laboratory
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  • Importance of contingency measures for military timing applications and why timing loss is catastrophic
  • Update on R&D efforts
  • Potential for greater use of quantum technology in the military domain
     

     

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

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Dr Stuart Eves, Director, SJE Space Ltd

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    Brigadier General Steven J. Butow

    Brigadier General Steven J. Butow

    Director, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit, US DoD
    Captain Mike Telcide

    Captain Mike Telcide

    Chief Partnership PNT Program Manager, SMC, US Space Force
    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    GNSS Section Head, Italian Defence General Staff
    Commander Jason Strutt

    Commander Jason Strutt

    SO1 Space, UK STRATCOM
    Confirmed Senior Representative

    Confirmed Senior Representative

    Space-Based PNT Programme, UK Space Agency
    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Avila

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Avila

    PNT Systems, Spanish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever

    Commander 2nd Space Operations Squadron, US Space Force
    Mr Del Champ

    Mr Del Champ

    Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team Lead, US Air Force
    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Director, A-PNT Cross Functional Team, US Army
    Ms Helene Gautier

    Ms Helene Gautier

    Head of Navigation System and Projects Unit, CNES

    Brigadier General Steven J. Butow

    Director, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit, US DoD
    Brigadier General Steven J. Butow

    Steve “Bucky” Butow is the Director of the Space Portfolio at the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). He joined the team in 2015 as an early plank owner when DIU was known as the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) and helped establish the organization’s operating locations in Silicon Valley; Boston, Massachusetts; and Austin, Texas.

    Prior to joining DIU, Butow was the Vice Chief of the Joint Staff, California Military Department with responsibilities including cybersecurity, incident awareness and innovation. He is a former Commander of the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Airfield, CA, where his responsibilities included organizing, training, equipping, and maintaining 970 combat-ready forces and $1 Billion dollars of MC-130P aircraft, HH-60G helicopters and special mission equipment supporting the U.S. Air Force's combat rescue and personnel recovery missions. He has additionally served as the Deputy Director of the Joint Search and Rescue Center for U.S. Central Command in 2005, and as Chief of Personnel Recovery for U.S. Air Forces Central in 2007 supporting Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. He has more than 3,500 flying hours in T-37, T-38, C-130, HC130 and MC-130P aircraft. In his reserve capacity, Butow is a Brigadier General serving part time as a Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard in a federal status.

    As a researcher with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, Butow worked on instrument concepts for Mars surface soil analysis at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. He later served as co-principal investigator for a series of airborne science missions for which he was recognized for outstanding achievement and contributions to the Space Science Division in 1999 and received an Ames Honor Award as a member of an Astrobiology Mission Project Team in 2000.

    Butow graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Physics & Astronomy and earned a M.S. in Management with specialization in Air and Space Strategic Studies from the University of Maryland. He has also completed executive courses at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and was a member of the National Leadership Preparedness Initiative (NPLI) Cohort 16. Butow is a lifetime member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for academic achievement.

    Captain Mike Telcide

    Chief Partnership PNT Program Manager, SMC, US Space Force
    Captain Mike Telcide

    Colonel Ryan Colburn

    Director Spectrum Warfare Division, SMC, US Space Force
    Colonel Ryan Colburn

    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Head of Navigation, Technical Division, DGA
    Commandant Marina Ballanger

    Commander Cath Gordon

    Deputy Director NAVWAR and PNT, Defence Space Directorate, Australian Defence Force
    Commander Cath Gordon

    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    GNSS Section Head, Italian Defence General Staff
    Commander Giancarlo Melicchio

    Commander Jason Strutt

    SO1 Space, UK STRATCOM
    Commander Jason Strutt

    Confirmed Senior Representative

    Space-Based PNT Programme, UK Space Agency
    Confirmed Senior Representative

    Dr Adam Schofield

    Senior Scientific Technical Manager for PNT, C5ISR Center, US Army
    Dr Adam Schofield

    Dr Leon Lobo

    Head of the National Timing Centre NPL, to be used once announced, National Physical Laboratory
    Dr Leon Lobo

    Focussed on developing and delivering a national timing strategy, Dr Leon Lobo is leading the 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 Satoshi Kogure

    Executive Director for QZSS Development, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Japan
    Dr Satoshi Kogure

    Dr Stuart Eves

    Director, SJE Space Ltd
    Dr Stuart Eves

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Avila

    PNT Systems, Spanish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Avila

    Conrado Ávila joined the Spanish Army as an officer of the Engineers Weapon. With twenty six years’ experience, in both of the Spanish Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior, he have achieved significant challenges as the provision of PNT capabilities to the Spanish Security Forces. Currently is working in the modernisation of PNT systems for Spanish Armed Forces based in development of Galileo PRS.

    Lieutenant Colonel Kai Thompson

    Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team Deputy Lead, US Space Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Kai Thompson

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schriever

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

    Michael Telcide

    Space Partnership Program Manager, US Space Force
    Michael Telcide

    Captain Michael Telcide is the Space Partnership Program Manager for the Portfolio Architect Corps, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. His role is to increase collaboration with allies and provide awareness of emerging capabilities in global space market. He manages various space accelerators that have representatives from multiple nations and their industry to develop capabilities based upon user-defined topics of exploration. His primary objective is to shrink the Space acquisition timeline by facilitating the discovery of innovative tech start-up and help transition their solutions to the appropriate defense organization.

    Captain Telcide previously worked as the Space and Enterprise Requirements Lead for the Systems Engineering Division, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center. He led a 62-member multi-disciplinary team, responsible for the GPS technical baseline, as well as configuration management, data management, and the architecture development for GPS and the US Nuclear Detonation Detection System. Specifically, he advised the Chief Engineer and program office leadership on requirement changes and impacts to 7 major programs valued at over $32 billion.

    Captain Telcide started his career at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio where he worked as an Electronic Analyst and Data Quality Feedback Lead for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. He led a 30-member electronic warfare intelligence team that developed threat assessments, enabling friendly aircraft to identify adversary capabilities. Additionally, he authored technical trend reports that baselined threat levels for weapons modernization and combat tactics development. Furthermore, Captain Telcide coordinated joint intelligence assessments across the Intelligence Community and collaborated directly with Air Combat Command, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and the F-35 Joint Program Office. Lastly, he established new contract options that slashed a 3-year schedule backlog and reduced risk in an $8.5 billion strategic deterrent program Analysis of Alternatives
     

    Mr Alexander Rugamer

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

    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 Del Champ

    Resilient PNT Cross-Functional Team Lead, US Air Force
    Mr Del Champ

    Mr Luke Brown

    Assistant Secretary Space Services, Training Areas and Simulation, Joint Capability Group, Department of Defence
    Mr Luke Brown

    Mr Simon Machin

    Space Weather Programme Manager, UK Met Office
    Mr Simon Machin

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Director, A-PNT Cross Functional Team, US Army
    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Ms Helene Gautier

    Head of Navigation System and Projects Unit, CNES
    Ms Helene Gautier

    Ryan Colburn

    Colonel/Air Force, Space And Missile Systems Center
    Ryan Colburn

    Satoshi Kogure

    Executive director for Quasi-Zenith Satellite System QZSS, National Space Policy Secretariat (NSPS), Cabinet Office in the Government of Japan
    Satoshi Kogure

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    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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