Conference Day One - 28 August 2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
9:10 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS UTILITY IN THE 5TH GENERATION
• Demonstrating the current systems utilised for airborne early warning in HQ NORAD
• Consolidated airspace management for all around Homeland defence
• Outlining capabilities and limitations of an airborne early warning system against ground based alternatives
• Fostering creative solutions to the challenge of maintaining a constant listening watch
Mr Brian LihaniChief, Aerospace Warning Branch
9:50 am - 10:30 am GROUND BASED AIR DEFENCE: WHERE DOES NATO NEED TO BE?
• Outlining current ground based radar systems and networks across Europe
• Building C2 across multiple nationalities, command structures and surveillance systems
• Assessing current capability and surveillance gaps in NATO’s deployed radar structure, and the implications for the Air Defence Command
• How does NATO achieve total radar coverage in the next 5 years?
Colonel Tim ShafferChief, Air and Missile Defence
US Army Europe
10:30 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:10 am - 11:50 am HYPERSONIC MISSILES: IS THE BALANCE OF POWER CHANGING IN EUROPE?
• Hypersonics - hype or a real game-changer?
• Russia’s hypersonic capability - implications for NATO
• Will Hypersonic weapons alter the balance of power in Europe?
Colonel Dr. Jyri RaitasaloMilitary Professor of War Studies
Finnish National Defence University
11:50 am - 12:30 pm EIGENWAVEFORM RADAR IN EXTENDED TARGETS IDENTIFICATION SCHEME COMBINING WITH AESA AND DBF
• Radar Eigenwaveform capability and application to multiple moving extended targets identification scheme in Radar system
• Active electronic scanning array (AESA) architecture and advantages and the comparison of passive electronic scanning array (PESA)
• Digital beam forming scheme of phased array radar systems.
• Introduction of the advanced phased array systems of the Republic of China in Taiwan
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm RECENT PROJECTS ACROSS THE FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE
• An overview of developments in Airborne high-resolution surveillance radar
• Advances in Multi-functional RF Systems for Radar and EW
• Radar-Sensors for Space Situational Awareness
Professor Doctor Peter KnottExecutive Director
Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm MILITARY PRIMARY 3D PHASED-ARRAY RADAR
• Outlining performance measurement procedures for Phased Array Radar
• Tools and principles for 3D application in the military
• Simulations of three typical types of arrays formed: diagonal planar array, trapezoidal array and curved surface array
• Studies of modelled 3D phased array in practical applications
Dr Maxime BagnoudProject Manager
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
3:30 pm - 4:10 pm PRACTICAL EXPERIMENTS IN PASSIVE RADAR SYSTEMS LOCALISATION AND DETECTION
Dr Mathini SellathuraiAssociate Professor, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Sensors, Signals & Systems
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: OUTLINING THE FUTURE OF MILITARY SURVEILLANCE
· What are the likely future challenges to the military radar community?
· Does Military Radar have a future? Will the growing capabilities of alternative surveillance systems and EW make radar redundant?
· What does the panel understand to be the greatest threat to the radar community?
· How will the growing interference in the EM Spectrum impact radar development?