2016 ISC logoElectromagnetic Spectrum Operations: A Global Perspective

This year’s 53rd Annual International Symposium and Convention is AOC’s premier event to enhance your personal and professional network, while engaging in discussions regarding Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations with military leaders, policy makers and electronic warfare practitioners from a global perspective. Technical papers will be presented to disseminate research findings and increase awareness of emerging technologies or concepts in the areas of electronic support, electronic attack, electronic protection, spectrum awareness and spectrum deconfliction.

Speakers representing the combatant commanders and our international community will address their regional perspectives on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) providing an overview of their operational environments and addressing capabilities and challenges regarding EMSO policy, doctrine, procurement, training and joint or coalition operations. International regions that will be represented include Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Connect with thousands of colleagues and over 2,000 military and industry leaders and experts from all career levels, sectors, and EMSO focused businesses for three days of practical insight and networking with our U.S. and International members.

There will be three days of focused briefings plus supporting professional development courses offered by outstanding instructors. The exhibit hall will provide additional training opportunities with companies showcasing their reliable, affordable “state-of-the-art” products and diverse services. Discussions will also include the AOC International awareness and advocacy mission and how we will continue to advance the cause of EW/EMSO in the military. We also bringing back the AOC STEM Outreach Program to help inspire the future innovators, inventors and leaders of this nation, to become Spectrum Warriors and Young Crows. In short, THE AOC INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, CONVENTION and EXHIBITION is a must attend event.

Annual Symposium Chair
Mr. Muddy Watters, AOC Regional Director

 

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

(as of November 1, subject to change)

Tuesday, November 29

General Session
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Vice Admiral Charles A. “Chas” Richard
Deputy Commander, USSTRATCOM

Session 1 – Moving to EMSO
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations represents a profound shift in operations by imposing deep integration of warfighting and management responsibilities across the EMS. Bringing EMSO to fruition will require institutional shifts in organization, industry, acquisition, and collaboration.  The foundational importance of the EMS, reliable access to it, and operational control of it for all modern capability across all other domains is the key focus of this session which will provide U.S., international, and industry perspectives.

Session Chair:  Mr. Muddy Watters, Raytheon

Brig Gen Edward Sauley, USAF 
Deputy Director of Operations for Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations, and the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
DoD EMSO Perspective

Ms. Susan J Thornton, SES
Chair, NATO Air Force Armaments Group
NATO Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations

Mr. Rick Yuse 
Vice President, Raytheon Company, President, Space and Airborne Systems 
U.S. Industry SAS Perspective

Mr. Asif Anwar 
Director - Stragetic Technologies Practice, Strategy Analytics
EMSO Challenges for Military Technologies

Session 2 – Building EMSO: Core Stakeholder Perspectives
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations reflects the necessary and inevitable convergence of Electronic Warfare (sense, protect, and attack) with Spectrum Management operations for the purpose of generating reliable and measurable control of the battlespace. As such, EMSO is not being built from the bottom upward as in legacy Electronic Warfare and Spectrum Management efforts, but it is instead begin conceived and constructed from the top down, in a durable and comprehensive enterprise-level approach. The distinguished members of this panel lead organizations and efforts at the core of this evolution. Our speakers will tie together the foundations of this new mission area by defining EMSO; describing current developmental efforts; explaining key operational concepts; outlining enterprise level implications; and discussing joint warfighting requirements.

Session Chair: Mr. Judge Bourque, AOC Board of Directors / OUSD Policy & OSD CIO / Expression Networks LLC

Col Jeffrey Aldridge USAF
Director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center, USSTRATCOM
Joint Operations 

Mr. Thomas Taylor 
OSD CIO, Spectrum Policy and International Engagement
EMS Enterprise

CAPT Casey Casad, USN
Joint Staff J-8, Force Application Division, Non-Kinetic Branch
Warfighting Requirements

Session 3 – Technical Session – Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Precision ESM systems of the future must operate in a dense environment of agile emitters. Speakers will address innovative technologies, concepts of operations and insight into the research and development (R&D) of advanced passive electronic warfare systems to include prototype design, and operational deployment of ESM systems/subsystems. Topics include spectrum mapping, Digital Receiver Design and Implementation, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Precision Direction Finding (PDF) Techniques, Precision Passive Geolocation Techniques, Miniaturized ES Payloads for Unmanned Platforms, and RF Designs and capabilities at the system level.

Mr. Jim Kilgallen
COMINT Consulting
Signals Identification for SIGINT, EW and Cyber

Dr. Haruko Kawahigashi
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
Effect of Jammer Location in Wireless Networks

Mr. Walt Schulte
Keysight Technologies 
Uncertainty in Simulating Angle-of-Arrival for EW Receiver Test

Mr. Darren McCarthy
Rohde & Schwarz
Evolution of the Modern Receiver in a Crowded Spectrum Environment

Session 4 – U.S. Service Perspectives on Achieving EMS Capability Superiority
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Continuation of addressing Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations from an International perspective. Speakers representing the combatant commanders and our international community from Europe will address their regional perspectives on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations providing an overview of their operational environments and addressing capabilities and challenges regarding EMSO to include: how EMSO is defined; how the concept is viewed and approached; policy; doctrine; procurement; training and joint or coalition operations.

CAPT James Gardner, USN
Director, Electronic Warfare, OPNAV N2N6
US Navy EW Perspective

COL Jeffrey Church, USA
Chief, Strategy & Policy Division, Cyber Dictorate, G3/5/7, HQDA
US Army EW Perspective

Mr. Greg Torba, DAFC
Deputy Division Chief, Electronic Warfare Requirements, HQAF A5RE
US Air Force EW Perspective

LtCol Jeffrey Kawada, USMC
Deputy Director, Information Warfare Integration Division, HQ Marine Corps Capability Development Command
US Marine Corps EW Perspective

Session 5 – Technical Session – Electronic Support
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session five continues to address Electronic Support Measures (ESM). Information will be presented that address innovative technologies, concepts of operations and insight into the research and development (R&D) of advanced passive electronic warfare systems to include prototype design, and operational deployment of ESM systems/subsystems. Topics will include spectrum mapping, Digital Receiver Design and Implementation, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Precision Direction Finding (PDF) Techniques, Precision Passive Geolocation Techniques, Miniaturized ES Payloads for Unmanned Platforms, and RF Designs and capabilities at the system level.

Session Chair: Mr. Steve Hedges, Technical Director, BAE Systems

Dr. Alan Rosenwinkel
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
Challenges Related to Application of Machine Learning to Military Problems

Mr. Thomas Roeder
Rohde & Schwarz Munich
New Techniques for Testing Radar Warning Reciever Using COTS Vector Signal Generation

Mr. Sven Rehder
Technical Marketing Manager, PLATH GmbH
New HF Signal Products in a System Environment

Mr. Jason Nelsen
Raytheon
The Modern Threat Environment Demands Fully Digital Radar Warning Receivers

   

Wednesday, November 30

General Session
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Professor Steve Roberts 
Leonardo, Visiting Professor in EW Systems, Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the UK
Third Offset Strategy

Mr. Neil Kacena
VP Technology Innovation and Strategic Pursuits, Raytheon
Third Offset Strategy US Industry Perspective

Session 6 – Current and Future EMSO – a Global Perspective
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations from an International perspective. Speakers representing the combatant commanders and our international community will address their regional perspectives on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations providing an overview of their operational environments and addressing capabilities and challenges regarding EMSO to include: how EMSO is defined; how the concept is viewed and approached; policy; doctrine; procurement; training and joint or coalition operations.

Brig Gen Robert Spalding
Defense Attache Designate to China
PACOM EMSO Perspective

         Air Cdre Madelein Spit 
       Commander NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC)
       NATO EMSO Perspective 

Rear Admiral Yuki Sekiguchi
Defense Attaché, Embassy of Japan
Japan EMSO Perspective

AIRCDRE Gary Martin
Australian Air Attache
Australia EMSO Perspective

         Brigadier General Roberto Mazzolin
       United States Cyber Command
       Canadian EMSO Perspective

       Colonel Marinus (René) Moerland, RNLAF
       Deputy Commander, NAEW&CF E-3A Component
       NAEW&CF HQ Operations Update and ESM Issues and Developments

       Mr. Rick Fisher
       International Assessment and Strategy Center
       Chinese Intellligence Perspective

       Dr Kwang lll Lee
       Agency for Defense Development
       Eectromagnetic Sprectum Operations of Electronic Warfare in Korea

Session 7 – Technical Session – Electronic Attack
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

New generation of advanced radio frequency (RF) jammer technologies, commercial electronics, custom hardware development, novel machine-learning cognitive electronic warfare approaches, and enabling technologies for future EW systems. Topics of interest include improvement in the performance of FPGAs and microprocessors, directed energy capabilities to include lasers and high powered microwave, EA from unmanned air systems (UAS) and expendable decoys.

Mr. Gianfranco Baccarelli
Elettronica SPA
Multispectral On-Board Off-Board Jamming Techniques Coordination: The Future is Now

Mr. Andy Hogben
Chemring Countermeasures
Increasing Maritime Mission Capability with Countermeasures

Mr. Paulo Correa
Empower RF Systems
Multi-Use, interoperable power amplifiers for EW

Mr. John O'Hara
NSA
A History of Radio Frequency Weapons Development and Their Potential Uses

Dr. Daniel Kilfoyle and Dr. Matthew Markel
Raytheon
Cognitive Electronic Warfare: It’s Not Just About Machine Learning

Ms. Daniela Pistoia
Elettronica SPA
Advanced Networking Operation for Solution of Mutual Protection: Performing Difficult Tasks in Critical Environment

Maj.  B. Aminov
Israel MOD
Israel EW Challenges and Roadmap


AOC Annual Banquet

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mr. Bryan Clark
Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Thursday, December 1

Session 8 – EMSO from a European Regional Perspective
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Continuation of addressing Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations from an International perspective. Speakers representing the combatant commanders and our international community from Europe will address their regional perspectives on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations providing an overview of their operational environments and addressing capabilities and challenges regarding EMSO to include: how EMSO is defined; how the concept is viewed and approached; policy; doctrine; procurement; training and joint or coalition operations.

Mr. Chris Chang, DAC
EUCOM J39 Information Ops/Electronic Warfare
EUCOM EMSO Perspective

Colonel Petro Kulbida
Commander CEW units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Ukrainian EMSO Perspective

Major General Luca Goretti, ITAF
Defense Attaché, Italian Embassy
Italian EMSO Perspective

Major Erik Bamford and Major Per-William Bertelsen
Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norway EMSO Perspective

Session 9 – Technical Session – Electronic Protect
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Electronic Protection (EP) involves actions taken to protect personnel, facilities, and equipment from any effects of friendly or enemy use of the electromagnetic spectrum that degrade, neutralize, or destroy friendly combat capability. Session will discuss technology advancements and new concepts for electronic protection. Topics of interest include high power microwave and laser hardening, interference mitigation, surge suppressors, processor hardening, spread spectrum technologies, EMissions CONtrol (EMCON), null steering adaptive antennas and low probability of intercept technology.

Me. Alessandro Albertoni
Elettronica SPA
An Advanced Concept for a SWAP Direct Infrared Countermeasure System

Mr. Kevin Gopaul
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Countering the Infrared Guided Surface-to-Air Threat – A South African Perspective

Col (A) Josef Schroefl
Military Strategy Division/MOD
Small But Smart – The Austrian Way to Defend its Cyber-Space

Mr. Paul “Heywood” Vavra
DRS Training & Control Solutions
EW Threat Range Modernization – Why is it Necessary and What Should It Include?

 

Session 10 – EW & Electromagnetic Operations (EMO) – NATO and UK Perspective  
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

NATO recognized the EM environment/domain as an operational manoeuvre space on a par with the other physical environments – Land/Sea/Air/Space back in 2007. Subsequently NATO Nations, like the UK, have been implementing the consequential changes across military lines of development. The Session will examine some of these changes and look at concepts, operations, capability, policy, doctrine and operational support, both nationally and within the Alliance and further-afield.

WO2 Mark Syms RM
Y Squadron Sergeant Major, 30 Commando IX Gp RM, Plymouth, UK

Dr. Robert Pearson
Technical Director – Cobham Antenna Systems, UK,

Advanced technologies for EW Applications: Interoperability, Intelligence and Denial

 

Session 11 – Technical Session – EW/Cyber
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The use of electromagnetic energy to attack an adversary’s electronics or access to the electromagnetic spectrum with the intent of destroying an enemy’s ability to use data via networked systems and associated physical infrastructures. Session will address the synchronization of Cyber and Electronic Warfare and situational awareness of the cyber and electromagnetic environment (including through systems, networks, signals and electromagnetic spectrum analysis), reliable and resilient cyber and EW systems (including through trustworthy information and communication technology, survivable communications networks, and systems integration), and effective operations (including through computer network defense, and threat detection, warning and electronic countermeasures).

BG (P) Patricia A. Frost, USA 
Director of Cyber, HQDA G-3/5/7
US Army Perspective

Mr. Jordan Scott
Boecore Inc.
EW in Defensive Cyber Operations

Mr. Graziano Lubello
Elettronica SPA
Vulnerability of High Value Platforms to Cyber Attacks Throughout the Electromagnetic Spectrum

LtCol Johannes N. Naumann (Ret.)
Director, Red Baron Roost Chapter, Germany
How to Protect Critical Infrastructure from CYBER DISASTER!

Session 12 – International Perspectives on Warfighting Operations in the EMS
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Operations in the EMS from a global perspective.  Speakers representing the international partner community will provide their regional perspectives on warfighting operations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum, discussing an overview of their operational environments, concerns, challenges and capabilities regarding EMS superiority, to include their operational concepts, policies, doctrine, procurement, and readiness for unilateral and coalition operations.

Dr. Sami Al Humaidi
Managing Director, Prince Sulton, Advanced Technology Research Institute King Saud University
Saudi Arabian EMSO Perspective

Brigadier General A.J. Coetzee , South African National Defence Force
The African Battlespace

Mr. Phil Davies
Leonardo, UK
Industry and Military Working in Partnership to Address the EMS Challenge

Colonel Andrea Sisto, ITAF
Italian EMSO Capabilites and Challenges

Session 13 – Technical Session – Spectrum Awareness
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Emerging and highly innovative electronic and photonic component technologies for situational awareness and spectrum mapping technologies with high operational impact. Speakers will address spectrum awareness techniques for cognitive radio oriented wireless networks, energy detection, waveform sensing, spectrum common operating picture, spectrum perception and understanding, full spectrum staring and awareness, and spectrum analysis tools and techniques.

Mr. Dustan Hellwig
Chesapeake Technology International
Enterprise to the Edge (E2E)

Dr. Joseph Evans and Dr. Mark Tracy
DARPA and Lockheed Martin
Advanced RF Situational Awareness, DARPA RadioMap

Mr. Alexander Gruchmann
Product Manager Manager, PLATH GmbH
Knowledge-Driven Intelligence ‘The Intelligence Prism’

Alternate Briefing
Mr. Jon Roe
ESROE
Radar ESM Everywhere – Networking with Miniature Automatic Radar ESM Equipment

Closing Session
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Dr. William Conley, SES
Deputy Director, Electronic Warfare, OUSD(AT&L)/A/Tactical Warfare Systems