Discovering new detection capabilities to tackle future threats
Military radar systems have undergone substantial changes since they were first deployed, with new challenges forcing new operating procedures and capabilities in radar. With the emergence of UAV’s and drones, and the increasingly and overwhelmingly cluttered Electromagnetic Spectrum, military radar operators now face their greatest challenge in recent history. As the threat develops across new and multiple fields, engaging with these challenges now is a critical requirement for all radar operators.
Taking the lead in the new era of radar systems, the conference this year will focus on the upcoming major US radar procurement programme, designed to totally revolutionise their radar network. Led by the strategic and technical leads of the SENSR programme –the largest US radar procurement in recent history – the conference will outline the technical requirements, critical development path and the expectations of industry from the programme heads of key agencies involved in SENSR – HQ NORAD, the Department of Homeland Security and the NOAA.
Ahead of the programme going to market next year, the military radar conference will demonstrate the full extent of the programme, exploring the latest in academic research, technical capacity and industry capability to inform the programme, and challenge industry to present new creative approaches to the future of radar.
Join a panel of experts at the 16th annual Military Radar summit, as they establish a critical path for applying advanced radar technology to address new challenges. Take part in the only summit committed not just to realising the latest research, but to understanding how this research is being applied by the world’s leading defence agencies.
2018 speakers Include:
Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch
MPAR R&D Program Manager
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Senior Electronic Warfare Officer
Hellenic Air Force
Technical Lead - Airborne Radar
Senior Lecturer in Radar and Remote Sensing
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham
Royal Academy of Engineering
Lecturer communications Electronic Warfare
Technical Capability Manager ISR Radar
Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems
Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems
City University London
Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Sensors, Signals & Systems
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Top Reasons to Attend:
Hear directly from HQ NORAD about the operational requirements of a multi-system radar, and weigh up its benefits in comparison to deploying multiple integrated platforms
Develop adaptive and autonomous systems that are rigorous enough to meet the minimal fail rates required by military operators, and continue to work towards the application of a truly cognitive radar system
Explore how QinetiQ are leveraging advances in signal processing that can help to reduce clutter and identify emerging and low-frequency threats in a congested air space
Discover the critical advances in ELINT and Electronic Warfare, and analyse how advances in MIMO radar can be used to safeguard your capabilities against jamming and stealth technologies
Understand how the SENSR Programme is working to implement a networked system of systems, which takes maximum advantage of multiple capabilities to enhance domain awareness and increase the range of coverage
Establish an effective procurement strategy by exploring the latest innovations in radar technology and reasearch
A look inside the largest ever radar procurement in the US: The SENSR programme
Ahead of the upcoming Military Radar conference, we had the opportunity to interview Brian Lihani, Deputy Chief of the Aerospace Warning Branch at NORAD and speaker at the event, on the factors, goals and timescale of the SENSR programme.
Thinking Big in Radar, Outpacing the Threat with NORAD HQ
In this article, Defence IQ speaks with Brian Lihani in order to explain how a “system-of-systems” approach to radar development is helping NORAD to patrol the skies and "outpace the threat".