28-30 August 2018
Hilton London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 1

8:00 am - 8:30 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: THE US INTER-DEPARTMENT DRONE DETECT AND TRACK PROGRAMME

Mr Brian Lihani - Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch, HQ NORAD
       Outlining the US detect and track programme for UAV’s
       Why the programme was consolidated across the Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Defence, the Federal Aviation Authority and the Department of Commerce
       Identifying the next steps in the programme procurement cycle
       Fostering  creative solutions to the new requirement through new technology partners
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Mr Brian Lihani

Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch
HQ NORAD

9:50 am - 10:30 am XILINX AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

Luke Miller - EW/ISR System Architect, Xilinix Aerospace & Defence

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Luke Miller

EW/ISR System Architect
Xilinix Aerospace & Defence

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:50 am - 12:30 pm RADAR FOR LANDMINE AND IED DETECTION

Professor David Daniels - Visiting Professor, Royal Academy of Engineering
       Understanding the current limitations of GPR in identifying size, shape and depth
       New research developments in GPR to enable near field target identification
       Maximising GPR detection depth in unfavourable environments
       Assessing the limitations of GPR for detecting targets at depth
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Professor David Daniels

Visiting Professor
Royal Academy of Engineering

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm RADARS IN A COMMAND AND CONTROL (C2) ENVIRONMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE

Captain Martin Mosvad - Staff Officer, Defence Command Denmark
Michael Wangel - Staff Officer, Defence Command Denmark
       Understanding Radars importance to the C2 environment (military use of surveillance radars)
       Mission examples and current capabilities
       Outlining ongoing projects for radar C2
       Future capability requirements of the Royal Danish Air Force
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Captain Martin Mosvad

Staff Officer
Defence Command Denmark

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Michael Wangel

Staff Officer
Defence Command Denmark

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

       Defining the parameters for detecting Low, Slow, Small targets
       Deploying passive radar systems to effectively localise LSS targets
       Adaptive thresholds for cross correlation
       Contrasting Passive and Active Radar systems for LSS detection
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Dr Mathini Sellathurai

Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Sensors, Signals & Systems
Heriot-Watt University

       Understanding why accurate target identification is crucial to current radar operators
       Demonstrating the challenges of distinguishing targets at increased range
       Managing interference to identify low, slow, small targets
       Case study: The realities of drones and UAV’s from Air Traffic Management
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Jens Lehmann

Senior air traffic controller at Munich ACC, Germany
International Federation of Air Traffic Controller Associations

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

       Understanding the current capability gap in identifying and tracking UAV’s with military radar
       Assessing how existing systems can be repurposed to identify Low, Slow, Small (LSS) objects
       Demonstrating why current radar systems are ineffective in response to the new threat
       Analysing how radar systems can be supported by further electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO)
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Dr Marina Gashinova

Senior Lecturer in Radar and Remote Sensing
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham

8:00 am - 8:40 am ALL ROUND DEFENCE: ENSURING 360 DEGREE RADAR COVERAGE

Andy Nejman, - Technical Capability Manager ISR Radar, Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems
       Understanding why 360 degree radar coverage is now a requirement for military radar systems
       Assessing whether this capability can be achieved with existing radar systems
       Demonstrating the best practice for distributed radar systems to achieve 360 degree radar protection
       Understanding the required changes to current radar models to maximise all around radar defence
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Andy Nejman,

Technical Capability Manager ISR Radar
Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems

·          Identifying the key future challenges to the military radar community
·          Will future defence forces be able to operate without radar systems?
·          Assessing the requirement on future radar systems
·          How will the growing interference in the EM Spectrum impact radar development?
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Mr Brian Lihani

Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch
HQ NORAD

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Dr Mathini Sellathurai

Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Sensors, Signals & Systems
Heriot-Watt University

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE