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SMi Group are proud to announce that the inaugural Military PNT conference will convene in London from the 18th – 19th May 2020 to provide an in depth view of satellite navigation technology.

With projections estimating that a 30-day GPS outage could cost US industry $45bn, the need for robust, resilient and secure PNT is a mission imperative for commanders across the Air Force, Army and Navy.

This takes added importance at a time when the Galileo constellation is starting to reach full operating capability, as GPS Block III satellites are set to be launched to keep the constellation functioning, and the UK is exploring Galileo alternatives in the wake of its leaving the European Union. There is a clear and pressing need for national militaries, industry partners and allied nations to come together and discuss how the Global Navigation Satellite Systems will be developed and employed.

With an anticipated 120+ attendees, 6 hours of networking and an extensive exhibition space, this year’s conference will be an important forum to engage key players in this essential domain.
 

  • Understand how PNT constellations are developing procurement priorities and requirements for the next generation of global navigation systems
  • Hear key updates from commercial solution providers building cutting edge technologies with international partners
  • Listen to the needs of the warfighter and how they operate in denied and degraded environments
  • Meet and network with innovative companies and government stakeholders to discuss disruptive future approaches to space

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 Robust Global Navigation System – Providing the Backbone of Capability for the UK MoD

Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

Squadron Leader Mark Lynch, Beyond Line Of Sight Desk Officer & SO2 SATCOM and PNT, UK Strategic Command, UK MoD

  • An introduction to the R-GNS programme, its focus and ambition
  • Delivery of satellite receivers for R-GNS: commercial collaboration and embedded resilience and anti-interference features
  • Operating in a multi-constellation, multi-service satellite navigation sector – enabling accurate and safe navigation
  • SwAP considerations for ground segment receivers and terminals
  • Future priorities for UK MoD – where additional partnership will be possible
     
  • 9:30 The UK’s Global Navigation Satellite System

    Speaker Session Reserved for

    Speaker Session Reserved for , GNSS Team, UK Space Agency

  • Examining options to deliver assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) services
  • Engineering Design and Development (EDDP) – exploring the options for a UK GNSS system
  • Key technical requirements for GNSS: resilience, assured access and secure by design
  • Outreach and collaboration with MoD and industry – priorities within the agency
  • 10:00 Accurate timing for GNSS and PNT Applications

  • Current S&T into PNT and GNSS capability
  • Use cases and exploitation
  • How disrupting traditional approaches to GNSS will support the warfighters tactical edge
  • Professor Bryn James

    Professor Bryn James, Senior Fellow - Physical Sciences Group, Dstl*

    10:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Combination of Constellations as a Means to Provide Resilient PNT

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen, Space SME, C4ISR & Space Branch, Joint Airpower Competence Centre (JAPCC)
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  • Evolution of NATO operations – the growth of reliance on space systems and PNT
  • NAVWAR doctrines and asymmetrical threats: what this means for NATO operation in degraded environments
  • Combination of GPS and Galileo as a means to provide more frequencies and a greater number of satellite data sources to improve overall PNT service
  • Overcoming PNT challenges – either by user or geographical requirements
  • 12:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:30 GNSS Programme Developments for the Italian MoD

    Lieutenant Colonel Marco de Luca Saggese

    Lieutenant Colonel Marco de Luca Saggese, SATCOM & Navigation Section Leader, Italian MoD*

  • Current status of Italy’s PNT network – space segment considerations
  • Italian integration into the Galileo constellation – collaboration with key partners on the project
  • Why GNSS is important: a global system for an expeditionary force
  • Future priorities for PNT development from an Italian perspective
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 French Collaboration within European GNSS Efforts

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris, Head of Department, Navigation and Telecommunication, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)

  • Monitoring GNSS systems
  • Precise positioning applications
  • Future trends on navigation
     
  • 14:30 DGA Requirements for Future Secured Access to PNT

    Ms Marina Ballanger

    Ms Marina Ballanger, Technical Authority PNT, DGA*

  • PNT and its role in supporting the warfighter – why it is important
  • Integrating anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities into resilient and secure systems
  • Alternative sources for PNT data for denied environment operations
  • Future requirements for robust capabilities
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 PNT Resilience: A Legal Perspective

    Dr Ingo Baumann

    Dr Ingo Baumann, Attorney at Law & Partner, BHO Legal
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  • Spoofing and jamming of GNSS signals are a growing concern for deployed
  • GNSS are very vulnerable due to the low power of signals
  • Military operations however have to rely on PNT
  • Case studies of recent GNSS spoofing and jamming cases both in military and civil domains
  • Legal framework applicable to spoofing and jamming on national and international (ITU and UN) level
  • 16:00 The Vulnerability of Modern Society to a Loss of GNSS

    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær

    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær, Associate Director, Space, London Economics
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    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:00 GPS – the Backbone of US PNT Capability

    Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Toth

    Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Toth, Commander, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, US Air Force
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  • An introduction to GPS: providing navigational data for the warfighter
  • Ensuring passive all-weather operations: work of the 2nd Space Operations Squadron
  • Cryptology and secured access: cyber considerations for robust PNT provision
  • C2 for mission sets for GPS: improving signal accuracy
  • 9:30 NTS-3: Pointing the Way to the Next Generation of Satellite Navigation

    Mr Arlen Biersgreen

    Mr Arlen Biersgreen, Program Manager, Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3), AFRL , US Air Force

  • Challenges to current space-based PNT: warfighter realities in GPS degraded and denied environments
  • Diversifying PNT architecture around GPS to build unbreakable resilience 
  • How NTS-3 and future iterations can augment GPS with advanced and persistent capabilities
  • NTS-3’s approach to agility and on-orbit reprogrammability
  • How results from the NTS-3 demonstration will transition to future programme developments
     
  • 10:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PM PNT: Supporting the Warfighter

    Colonel Nickolas Kioutas

    Colonel Nickolas Kioutas, Project Manager, PEO IEW&S & PM PNT, US Army*

  • Mission: provide warfighter valued assured PNT solutions that enable multi-domain operations in denied environments
  • Vision: Ensuring overmatch capability through innovative acquisition and modular architecture approaches
  • PNT as more than GPS – providing the assured layers
  • Space for non-radio frequency technologies to be integrated into the US approach
     
  • 11:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:00 R&D in Future Positioning, Navigation and Timing

    Dr John Burke

    Dr John Burke, Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office MTO, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
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  • High stability, low noise sensors and frequency synthesis in support of new PNT capabilities
  • Miniaturised atomic clocks for future PNT applications: progress within the ACES program
  • PNT technology and its impact on GPS users
  • Blackjack and future small satellite enabled future positioning and timing accuracy
  • Where next for future research: providing robust and resilient PNT moving forward
     
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 NAVISP Programme – ESA Engagement with PNT Sectors

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini, NAVISP Programme Manager, Directorate of Navigation, European Space Agency
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  • Aims and ambitions of ESA within the Navigation domain - NAVISP
  • NAVISP: a key enabler for innovation – leveraging information and skills from the ESA GNSS
  • ESA’s work across the PNT value chain: developing infrastructure and R&D for PNT products beyond the H2020 activities and with the aim of creating European PNT industry champions
  • Facilitating the generation of PNT innovation to support evolving user needs
     
  • 14:00 Session Reserved for Galileo Services

    14:30 Providing Assured Satellite Navigation and Anti-Spoofing Research

    Mr Alexander Rügamer

    Mr Alexander Rügamer, Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
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  • Generating a spoofing resistant PNT system to support the German MoD
  • Encryption for navigation services: continuously available signal in space to provide greater robustness
  • Antenna array solutions to mitigate PNT interference and spoofing
  • Sophisticated PNT interference and spoofing testing solutions
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Road Map for Future European Satellite Navigation

    Dr Robert Weber

    Dr Robert Weber, Head of Satellite Geodesy Research Group & AUSPRO Lead , TU-Vienna & FFG
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  • Development of GALILEO and signal in space services – where there is room for regional augmentations
  • European GNSS and technical opportunities with Austrian GNSS service providers
  • Future potential and user needs in positioning accuracy and real-time data monitoring systems
  • Mesh network provision: increasing the resilience and robustness of PNT service provision
     
  • 16:00 Assured PNT for Aerial Platforms

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Dr Ivan Petrunin, Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University

  • Robust PNT role in UAV applications – collective missions and precision mapping in support of urban air mobility
  • GNSS vulnerabilities – jamming, spoofing, meaconing and EM interference
  • Resilient PNT to overcome interference: GNSS and complimentary systems to enable assured access
  • Alternative PNT trends – visual based navigation, map match and navigation using signals of opportunity


     

  • 16:30 Arctic PNT – Key Considerations

    Dr Sarang Thombre

    Dr Sarang Thombre, Research Manager & Research Group Leader, Navigation and Positioning, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI
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  • Aurora SNOWBOX as a key infrastructure in the Arctic PNT innovation platform
  • Utilising the infrastructure of SNOWBOX and the GNSS reference stations
  • Data analysis to optimise PNT when deployed in Arctic environments
  • Overcoming environmental limitations to provide accurate positioning for varied applications
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Dr John Burke

    Dr John Burke

    Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office MTO, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    NAVISP Programme Manager, Directorate of Navigation, European Space Agency
    Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Toth

    Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Toth

    Commander, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, US Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Space SME, C4ISR & Space Branch, Joint Airpower Competence Centre (JAPCC)
    Mr Arlen Biersgreen

    Mr Arlen Biersgreen

    Program Manager, Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3), AFRL , US Air Force
    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Head of Department, Navigation and Telecommunication, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)
    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

    Beyond Line Of Sight Desk Officer & SO2 SATCOM and PNT, UK Strategic Command, UK MoD

    Dr Ingo Baumann

    Attorney at Law & Partner, BHO Legal
    Dr Ingo Baumann

    Dr Ingo Baumann’s practice concentrates primarily on complex High-Technology and R&D Projects, especially in the space industry. His client base includes national and European government entities and companies from the Aerospace, IT and Telecommunications as well as Security and Defense industries. Dr Baumann studied law at the Universities of Muenster and Cologne. His PhD thesis, written at the Institute for Air and Space Law in Cologne under the supervision of Professor Dr Stephan Hobe, examined the international law of satellite communications. At the beginning of his career as an attorney, he advised small and medium-sized companies from the satellite communications industry. Dr Baumann subsequently worked for seven years for the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), where he acquired substantial experience in all types of complex international, European and national projects and R&D contracts. At DLR he also obtained a degree in Spacecraft Operations.

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University
    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Dr John Burke

    Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office MTO, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
    Dr John Burke

    Dr. John Burke is a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) of DARPA. He manages a portfolio of quantum sensor projects to enable new PNT and remote detection capabilities. Previously, Dr. Burke led a research team at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that developed atomic clocks, time transfer, and inertial sensor techniques for use in space systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Dr. Burke received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia while developing atom based gyroscopes.

    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    NAVISP Programme Manager, Directorate of Navigation, European Space Agency
    Dr Pierluigi Mancini

    Specialising in electrical engineering, I initially graduated cum laudae from Naples University, then was awarded my Master's by the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and subsequently took a PhD at University College London.
    I have more than 30 years of experience in the space sector where after several years of R&D activities in the spaceborne radar domain, I have been involved in the definition and implementation of several ESA missions such as ERS, Envisat, Small GeoSat as well as some key strategic developments in the field of space-based applications.
    I have been responsible for the Strategy and the Feasibility Studies Divisions in ESA’s Directorate of Telecommunications & Integrated Applications and in this capacity I conceptualised the actual creation of the Integrated Applications Programme. I am now heading the NAVISP Programme which aims to further foster European industry’s succeeding in the highly competitive and rapidly-evolving global market for satellite navigation, and more broadly Positioning Navigation Timing (PNT) technologies and services, while supporting the ESA Member States in enhancing their national objectives and capabilities in the sector.
     

    Dr Robert Weber

    Head of Satellite Geodesy Research Group & AUSPRO Lead , TU-Vienna & FFG
    Dr Robert Weber

    Robert Weber is associate professor at the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU-Vienna, Austria. He received his Phd. from TU-Vienna in 1990 and spent two years as research assistant at the University of Berne dealing with satellite navigation and orbit determination. His main fields of research are GNSS, geodetic Reference Systems, active GNSS reference station networks and GNSS-applications for geodynamics and meteorology. Robert Weber is member of the European WG on EGNSS Evolution and the 2018 recipient of the Austrian Friedrich Hopfner medal. He has been involved in several ESA-, EU- and national research projects dealing with GNSS Atmosphere Monitoring, Real-Time-PPP as well as Network-RTK.
     

    Dr Sarang Thombre

    Research Manager & Research Group Leader, Navigation and Positioning, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI
    Dr Sarang Thombre

    Dr. Sarang Thombre earned his doctoral degree in 2014 from Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He has over 11 years of experience in the field of PNT and is currently a Research Manager leading the Satellite and Radio Navigation research group at FGI. He has authored or co-authored over 50 publications in this field. He is a member of the Board of the Nordic Institute of Navigation and contributes as an external expert to the European GNSS Agency. His research interests are in multi-GNSS, multi-frequency receiver implementation and performance validation, interference detection, and autonomous navigation solutions for road and maritime vehicles.

    Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Toth

    Commander, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, US Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Toth

    Lt. Col. Stephen A. Toth is the Commander of the 2d Space Operations Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. As commander, he is responsible for more than 150 Department of Defense personnel operating the Global Positioning System, the DoD’s largest military satellite constellation.

    The mission of 2 SOPS is to operate the Global Positioning System and its associated ground systems to provide precise positioning, navigation and timing signals to nearly four billion military and civilian users worldwide. He oversees the operation, sustainment and maintenance of the constellation and its associated worldwide command and control assets valued at nearly $10.7 billion.

    Lt. Col. Toth earned his commission through the Air Force ROTC at The Ohio State University and was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2002. He has held a variety of positions in Space, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, Joint Staff, and Secretary of the Air Force mission areas. Lt. Col. Toth is a senior space operator with assignments operating the Peacekeeper and Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile systems and the Global Positioning System. While deployed, he served as a personnel security liaison to the Prime Minister of Iraq, and as the Senior Security Force Assistance advisor to the Minister of Mines, the Minister of Public Works, and the Ministry of Interior - Afghan National Police Training General Command.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Space SME, C4ISR & Space Branch, Joint Airpower Competence Centre (JAPCC)
    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Vasen

    Lieutenant Colonel Dipl.Ing. Tim Vasen began his military career in July 1994 and served for several years in commanding and staff positions within the artillery branch, including a deployment as company commander of a DEU ISTAR-company. After 2005, he took over positions as an intelligence officer, responsible for IMINT planning and technical assessments, including positions in the office of military studies as a senior analyst for Space systems. From 2013 to 2017 he was part of the German Space Situational Awareness Center (GSSAC) responsible for Space intelligence. Since October 2017 he serves as a Space SME at the JAPCC.
     

    Mr Alexander Rügamer

    Group Manager Specialized GNSS Receivers, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
    Mr Alexander Rügamer

    Alexander Rügamer received his Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany in 2007. Since then he has been working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in the field of GNSS receiver development. He was promoted to Senior Engineer in February 2012. Since April 2013, he is head of a research group dealing with secure GNSS receivers and receivers for special applications. His main research interests focus on GNSS multi-band reception, integrated circuits and immunity to interference.

    Mr Arlen Biersgreen

    Program Manager, Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3), AFRL , US Air Force
    Mr Arlen Biersgreen

    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Head of Department, Navigation and Telecommunication, National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)
    Mr Jean-Pierre Diris

    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær

    Associate Director, Space, London Economics
    Mr Rasmus Flytkjær

    Rasmus Flytkjaer, MSc, BSc, is an Associate Director and head of London Economics’ Space Team. Rasmus has more than eight years’ experience applying economic analysis to the space sector covering the full value chain from launch and manufacturing over satellite operations to applications of space on Earth across all types of satellites. Rasmus has interest and expertise in the field of navigation via satellite and traditional methods, with a particular focus on modern society’s dependence on space assets and vulnerability to their outage. Prior to joining London Economics, Rasmus worked as a research assistant in academia for four years.

    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

    Beyond Line Of Sight Desk Officer & SO2 SATCOM and PNT, UK Strategic Command, UK MoD
    Squadron Leader Mark Lynch

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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