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

Conference Day Two - 29 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 FORTHCOMING IMPLEMENTATION, ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES OF NATOS AIR COMMAND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (ACCS)

       Understanding current NATO ASACS & C2 sites across Europe, and managing sites across national controls
       Identifying barriers to coherent ACC within the existing force structure, and practical steps to mitigating these control challenges
       Bringing homogeneity in NATO’s C2 for enhanced battle management capability
       Developing and implementing new systems to enable full Air C2 on offensive and defensive operations
Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Kipenis, Air Battle Management-Weapons Control at Hellenic Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Kipenis

Air Battle Management-Weapons Control
Hellenic Air Force

9:50 am - 10:30 am CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR RADAR COUNTERING SMALL UAS

       Discussion on recent trends in monitoring small UAS using radar
       Additional points on Micro-Doppler phenomenology and how this can support target classification
       Some experimental results from academic literature, in particular birds vs UAS & payload estimation
Professor Clayton Stewart, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL

Professor Clayton Stewart

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
UCL

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

       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
       New radar systems development  to combat the rapidly expanding Electromagnetic spectrum and the implications of larger networked systems
       Building an effective model for operations in the EM spectrum
Istvan Balajti, Scientific Advisor at Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University, Budapest, Hungary

Istvan Balajti

Scientific Advisor
Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University, Budapest, Hungary

11:50 am - 12:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSIONS: WHAT IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO OPERATIONS WITHIN THE EW SPACE?

       How should we understand the EW space? Is the continuous environment combining cyber, sensors and radar systems most appropriate, or is this overly complex?
       What are the strengths and vulnerabilities of operating under the continuous environment model?
       What defines system cognition in CEMA?
       How is EW changing? What are the implications for the radar specialist?

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm ARCHITECTURES FOR COGNITIVE RADAR

       Identifying the three ingredients basic to the constitution of cognitive radar: intelligent signal processing, feedback from the receiver to the transmitter, preservation of the information content of radar returns
       Modelling the Bayesian approach to target detection through tracking
       Comparisons with bat echolocation; a physical realization  of cognitive radar
       Applying these theories to cognitive radar in the military environment
Professor Clayton Stewart, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL

Professor Clayton Stewart

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
UCL

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm PROGRESSIONS IN QUANTUM RADAR

       Demonstrating current research progress into deployable quantum radar systems
       Measuring quantum radar capabilities against conventional radar systems
       Advantages of Quantum in countering next generation stealth technology
       Anticipating the timelines for Quantum Radar systems being deployable for military air defence forces
Dr Wim van Rossum, Senior Scientist Radar Technology at TNO

Dr Wim van Rossum

Senior Scientist Radar Technology
TNO

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm AESA RADARS – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

       Understanding AESA technology developments d since inception
       Contributions of Gallium Nitride in improving AESA performance
       Advances in signal processing and artificial intelligence to enhance  AESA radars capability
       Realising genuine cognitive AESA radars, and the contribution of these sensors to future conflict
Dr Thomas Withington, Electronic Warfare, Radar and Military Communications Specialist at Consultant

Dr Thomas Withington

Electronic Warfare, Radar and Military Communications Specialist
Consultant

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR DEPLOYABLE SPACE ANTENNAS

       Developing enabling technologies for deployable space technologies
       Viability of SAR antennas for Earth observation and UHF SATCOM.
       Modelled advantage in adaption; defining future EW and Radar systems in the cognitive age
Mr Alan Thompson, Co-Director at Eureco Technologies

Mr Alan Thompson

Co-Director
Eureco Technologies

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE