28-30 August 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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 Lihani, Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch at HQ NORAD

Mr Brian Lihani

Chief, Aerospace Warning Branch
HQ NORAD

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 Shaffer, Chief, Air and Missile Defence at US Army Europe

Colonel Tim Shaffer

Chief, 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 Raitasalo, Military Professor of War Studies at Finnish National Defence University

Colonel Dr. Jyri Raitasalo

Military 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

       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 Knott, Executive Director at Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR

Professor Doctor Peter Knott

Executive 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 Bagnoud, Project Manager at Armasuisse

Dr Maxime Bagnoud

Project Manager
Armasuisse

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

Dr Mathini Sellathurai

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

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?

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE