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

Agenda Day 2

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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

9:10 am - 9:50 am IS RADAR STILL INTEGRAL TO MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Mr Brian Lihani - Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch HQ NORAD
       Understanding how current radar systems are deployed by NORAD
       Assessing the capability of SatCom and advanced surveillance systems to replace radar
       Demonstrating why radar systems are still utilised and developed by the world’s defence forces
       Will radar ultimately be replaced by future surveillance techniques?
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Mr Brian Lihani

Deputy Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch
HQ NORAD

9:50 am - 10:30 am ‘SUPER RADARS’ AND THREAT DETECTION

Darren Coe - Technical Lead - Airborne Radar Qinetiq
       Understanding the operational requirements of multi-system radars to provide 360 degree coverage
       Demonstrating how interoperability between multiple radar systems can be improved
       How radar functionality is maintained across NORAD’s multiple platforms
       Is radar still the most appropriate means of target identification and tracking at extreme range
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Darren Coe

Technical Lead - Airborne Radar
Qinetiq

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

11:00 am - 11:40 am DEPLOYING MULTI-FUNCTION RADARS FOR COMPLETE THREAT COVERAGE

Stan Hargreaves MBE - Operational Capability Manager (Radar) Leonardo
       Understanding the limitations of  threat specific radar systems
       Building a range of platforms through MIMO systems to maximise threat coverage
       Integrating RF capabilities with wideband processes to meet the challenges of multi-field operations (EMSO)
       Assessing radar viability  at long and extreme range in an increasingly clustered EM spectrum
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Stan Hargreaves MBE

Operational Capability Manager (Radar)
Leonardo

·          What is the current main focus for industry in Military Radar systems?
·          Should radar systems continue to be viewed as standalone systems?
·          How can the industry most effectively combine efforts to deliver the next generation of radar systems?
·          Are LSS targets the true threat to Military Radar operators?
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Stan Hargreaves MBE

Operational Capability Manager (Radar)
Leonardo

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Darren Coe

Technical Lead - Airborne Radar
Qinetiq

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm A SURVEY OF APPROACHES TO RADAR AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION

Professor Clayton Stewart - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering UCL
With new technologies and research in new fields of radar capability, this presentation will critically assess three major new concepts in radar, and determine the capabilities and limitations of these new fields of radar;
 
·          High Resolution Range Profiling
·          High Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar
·          Micro-Doppler Processing
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Professor Clayton Stewart

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
UCL

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm DEFEATING INTERFERENCE THROUGH SPACE-TIME ADAPTIVE PROCESSING (STAP)

Lieutenant Colonel Ilias Konsoulas - Senior Electronic Warfare Officer Hellenic Air Force
       How STAP techniques have been used to enable radar in cluttered terrain
       Understanding how to incorporate STAP into your radar process to defeat jamming techniques
       Maximising signal-to-interference and noise ratio (SINR)  through STAP
       Demonstrating how STAP can be employed to enhance existing radar systems
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Lieutenant Colonel Ilias Konsoulas

Senior Electronic Warfare Officer
Hellenic Air Force

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

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm MANAGING EFFECTIVE ELECTRONIC WARFARE COUNTER-MEASURES

       Identifying the range of available electronic counter measures (ECM)  within radar operations
       Determining the most appropriate response to EW threats
       How can you build Electronic Counter Measures into radar systems operations without sacrificing capability
       Understanding Defensive Electronic Warfare Language (DewL) 

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm DEFENDING AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

Dr Daniel Clarke - Lecturer communications Electronic Warfare Cranfield UK
       Understanding where radar system capability exists within Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) for the military
       Demonstrating how the military currently responds to the challenges from the EM spectrum through reduced bandwidth operations
       How are new radar systems being developed to combat the rapidly expanding Electromagnetic spectrum
       The industry response to the new challenge to radar
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Dr Daniel Clarke

Lecturer communications Electronic Warfare
Cranfield UK

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