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Main Conference Day Two

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM APPLYING RADAR SOLUTIONS IN THE NON-MILITARY SPACE TO ENFORCE INTERNAL SECURITY AND BORDER PROTECTION

Mr Russell H. Wright, Director, Long Range Radar, Customs and Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Understanding how radar can be used more effectively to support civilian-lead border protection and security, including anti-smuggling operations
  • Developing a system of systems to enhance domain awareness; integrating radar within the broader internal security apparatus to clarify the operational picture
  • Identifying anomalies in a congested civilian environment. How does the Department for Homeland Security identify and track targets via radar platforms?

Mr Russell H. Wright

Director, Long Range Radar, Customs and Border Protection
US Department of Homeland Security

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM DEVELOPMENTS IN MIMO RADAR AND PROBING WAVEFORM SYNTHESIS

Professor Jian Li, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • Understanding how the waveform diversity delivered by MIMO radar with collocated antennas can be used to deliver superior feedback, as well as to drastically improve resolution and reduce weight, size and cost
  • Using probing waveform synthesis for MIMO radar. Developing novel, cyclic approaches to single and multiple probing waveform designs, including both aperiodic and periodic correlations
  • Making use of fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) to efficiently design sequences that were previously impossible to synthesises
  • Explaining the computationally efficient SHAPE algorithm for shaping the spectrum of probing sequences to accommodate spectrum sharing

Professor Jian Li

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Florida

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

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM MAKING USE OF EMERGING ELINT TECHNOLOGIES TO DETECT AND LOCATE NEW RADAR SYSTEM DEVELOPMENTS

Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, City University London
The electromagnetic spectrum continues to be a battleground between on the one hand radar systems developers and on the other ELINT developers. This talk will focus on future airborne and spaceborne ELINT technology to address:

  • Emerging LPI & Modulation Technologies for Defence Radars
  • Location of Radar Targets hidden in noise and Co-channel Interference
  • Drone-based surveillance sensors
  • Real-time integration of ELINT processed data with EA, EP, and ES systems

Professor David Stupples

Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems
City University London

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM UAV SUSCEPTIBILITY AND SELF-PROTECTION

Mr Ioannis Vagias, Sensors Department,
  • Proving that RF expendable countermeasures are an effective means to protect UAVs from known threats, through the use of prediction and simulation tools to estimate the UAV RF signature
  • Simulate engagement scenarios with RF and IR trackers and seeker against UAVs and try to break lock using expendable countermeasures
  • Reflect on the payload of the dispensing system to evaluate the chaff and flare mass required to break lock
  • Assess the launching geometry and dictate way to install chaff and flare dispensers on a UAV

Mr Ioannis Vagias

Sensors Department

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM OPERATION: CHALLENGES FOR MILITARY RADAR AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE

Mr Asif Anwar, Director, Strategic Technologies Practice, Strategy Analytics
  • Understanding Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) challenges for military systems including radar and EW. Operating effectively in an increasingly congested spectrum environment
  • Meeting the requirement of combatting new potential threats such as the use of unmanned systems, potentially in conjunction with other emerging military system technologies
  • EMSO challenges for military systems will be enabled by capabilities spanning RF and digital capabilities, combining the robust power and wideband capabilities of III-V processes and the integration advantages offered by silicon and related SOI-based technologies

Mr Asif Anwar

Director, Strategic Technologies Practice
Strategy Analytics

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM ENHANCING NON-COOPERATIVE TARGET RECOGNITION IN LONG-RANGE AIR DEFENCE RADAR BANDS

Dr Børge Torvik, Senior Scientist, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
  • Managing interference to accurately identify low-frequency targets at long-range, enabling the delivery of robust air defence and domain awareness for the Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Improving the ability of long-range radar systems to distinguish between birds and micro-UAVs in L-band and S-band, in order to enhance non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR)
  • Integrating effective target recognition within future long-range air defence systems. Establishing development and procurement priorities for Norway’s air defence radars

Dr Børge Torvik

Senior Scientist
Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM UTILISING PHASED ARRAY TO ENHANCE MISSILE SEEKING AND OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF AN EMERGING 3D TECHNOLOGY

Dr Alessio Balleri, Radar Lecturer - Sensors, Cranfield University
  • How can phased array technology be enhanced to deliver a more comprehensive missile defence framework, in the absence of 3D technology?
  • Examining the properties of 3D conformal antenna arrays for RF seekers to develop a sophisticated understanding of the technology’s potential and ensure an efficient approach to implementation
  • Exploring the advantages of a 3D seeker as a means to enhance the coverage and accuracy of missile defence radar
  • Identifying the technological challenges presented by 3D missile seekers to ensure the ongoing development of an applicable technology

Dr Alessio Balleri

Radar Lecturer - Sensors
Cranfield University

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM THE INTEGRATION OF RADARS WITH OTHER TYPES OF SENSOR TO INCREASE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Dr Igor Sutyagin, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI
  • Acknowledging the need for an increasingly integrated approach to radar-based threat identification and classification. Coordinating radar with cyber capability to enhance its function
  • What are the advantages of combining active radar surveillance with ELINT? Increasing the range of coverage by overcoming the limitations of targeted waveform emissions
  • Developing multi-system radar platforms without depending solely on active surveillance. Integrating EW and ELINT capability with active surveillance radars on a single platform, in order to take advantage of passive emitters

Dr Igor Sutyagin

Senior Research Fellow
RUSI

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM SUMMATIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: DEVELOPING A THREAT-APPROPRIATE APPROACH TO THE PROCUREMENT OF MILITARY RADAR SOLUTIONS

  • How can adaptive and cognitive radar solutions be integrated with existing systems, and how will this assist with providing adaptability across multiple operating environments?
  • How can multi-mission radar systems be used to streamline the procurement process?
  • Towards an open architecture approach to radar capability development, how can industry meet the demands of radar-based target identification without relying on bespoke solutions?