The 2016 Defence, Security & Space Forum

Wednesday 5th October, Rooms 8 to 11, 09:00 - 19:00

Continued interest in the subject and the ambition to develop and evolve the EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum has prompted the joint organisers, the European Microwave Association (EuMA) and Microwave Journal, to continue EuMW’s coverage of the defence, security and space sector.

Each year the Forum focuses on a specific area where there is particular interest and activity. In 2016 the emphasis will be on Complex urban environments, encompassing the challenges and opportunities for indoor/enclosed and urban communications and sensing technologies. The Forum has the scope to cover topics including: Smart City initiatives; 3D tracking technologies in complex and indoor environments; sensing complex targets in dense target environments; congested spectrum and network issues, including brown out issues in mm-wave sensing; integrated mm-wave sensing; universal RFID technologies etc.

The 2016 EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum will feature executives from industry, academia, the military and from space agencies. It will be held in combination with the opening of EuRAD and will conclude with a round-table discussion.



Click on the Title of the individual presentations for the Abstract and Speaker Biography

09:00 – 10:40 EuRAD Opening Session

11:20 – 13:00 Complex Urban Sensing and Communication
Speakers from industry and academia will present RF solutions and systems that address the challenges imposed by operation in complex urban environments. This session will be presented by the key technical leaders in the various fields, providing a real world perspective into developing technologies and systems for urban sensing and communication. Confirmed speakers include:
• New Transceiver Technology Applied to Standoff Submillimetre-Wave Imaging Radar – Ken Cooper, JPL
• Indoor and Urban Environment Location of Moving People and Vehicles Using Signals of Opportunity – Pierfrancesco Lombardo,
University of Rome

• Communication Satellite Impact on TV and Data Broadcasting Through Urban Environments – Erdem Demircioğlu, Turksat International
• Analyzing Doppler Spectrum Using WiFi for Trained-Once Device-Free Crowd Counting and Occupancy Estimation – Alfonso Farina, Consultant of Land & Naval Division, Leonardo Company  

13:10 - 14:10 Strategy Analytics Lunch & Learn Session
This session will add a further dimension by offering a market analysis perspective, illustrating the status, development and
potential of the market.
• Complex Operation in Urban Environments – Challenges for Radar, EW and communication Technologies – Asif Anwar, Strategy Analytics

14:20 – 16:00 Microwave Journal Industry Panel Session
The session offers an industrial perspective on the key issues facing the defence, security and space sector.
In accordance with the theme for 2016, the Panel will address: Complex Urban environments, encompassing
the challenges and opportunities for indoor/enclosed and urban communications and sensing technologies.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Spectral Detection and Visualisation with Distributed RF Receivers – Raymond Shen, Keysight Technologies
• Addressing Communications in Urban Environments with UltraCMOS and Intelligent Integration – Andrew Christie, Peregrine Semiconductor
• GaN Integration in Defence and Security Applications – Dean White, Qorvo
• How do Mobiles Develop the 6th Sense? – An Introduction to LTE-based Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication
Principles – Meik Kottkamp, Rohde & Schwarz

16:40 – 18:20 EuMW Defence & Security Executive Forum
High-level speakers from leading defence and security companies present their views and experiences on RF
microwave technology trends and its use in urban environments. Confirmed presentations include:
• Challenges for Maritime Border Surveillance Radar –Tony Brown, EASAT
• Detection and Classification of Small Drones by Radar– Chris Baker, Aveillant
• Challenges in the ‘Future Borders’ Concept - Combining Technology, People and Processes – Roger Cumming, Fenley-Martel (ex UK Home Office)  
• Challenges in Urban Sensing and Communications –Ian Beresford, QinetiQ

18:20 - 19:00 Cocktail Reception  
The opportunity to network and discuss the issues raised throughout the Forum in an informal setting. 

Registration and Programme Updates
Registration fees are £10 for those who registered for a conference and £40 for those not registered for a conference. As information
is formalized, the Conference Special Events section of the EuMW website will give further details AND will be updated on a regular basis. 


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