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  1. 1. Don’t miss our interactive Warfighter Panel presents a training conference: and Master Class on Testing and Evaluation! See page 3 for details.9th AnnualSoftware RadioCommunicationsSummit TM February 7 – 9, 2011 Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Vienna, VAThe Next Generation in SDR CommunicationsDiscuss and debate the latest in software definedradio communications with our most diversespeakers to date, including:Dr. Ron Jost CSM Bernard McPherson, USADeputy Assistant Secretary of PEO SoldierDefense, C3, Space and Spectrum, Dr. Larry StottsOSD Deputy Director, StrategicMr. Henry Muller, SES Technology Office, DARPADirector, Space and Terrestrial Mr. Byron BarkerCommunications Directorate, US Chief, Strategic PlanningArmy, CERDEC Division, Office of SpectrumMr. Michael Eixenberger Management, NTIADeputy Director, LandWarNet/BattleCommand, HQDA, DCS, G 3/5/7 Co-located with 4th AnnualFeaturing challenging sessions on:• SDR performance in Theatre: Operational requirements to and through the platform to the Warfighter Military•• Cognitive Radio and Waveform Advancements Testing and Evaluation Radar TM Attend BOTH• Security and information assurance events!• Software Communications Architecture See page 6 for• And much more! more informationSponsored
  2. 2. presents a training conference: Software Radio 9th Annual Communications Summit TM February 7 – 9, 2011 Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Vienna, VA As means to transmit indispensable data, SDRs are essential to the Who You Will Meet: optimization of DoD interoperability and net-centricity. The ability of our Armed Services to effectively execute a mission is driven, in large part, by their IDGA’s 9th Annual Software communications capabilities. The DoD and our international allies are Radio Communications Summit continuing to invest heavily in R&D for meeting the demands of improved offers you the unique opportunity to interoperability and efficient net-centric technology, and over $15bn per year is interact and network with an currently allocated to the global communications industry. audience of military, government, academic, and private sector leaders IDGA’s Software Radio Communications Summit, now in its 9th successful iteration, strives to create a forum where actionable discussion and debate can with titles such as: occur between and among our delegates and speaker faculty. By joining us in 2011, you will find yourself immersed in discussions that revolve around • Systems Architect crucial topics such as: • Systems Engineer • Interoperability testing and evaluation efforts • Technical Director • Cognitive radio technology for dynamic spectrum access • SDR performance in Theatre • Requirements Director • Waveform development • Program Manager • Operational needs for current vehicle and solider communication systems • Security advancements and defense for attacks on radio interference in • Business Development Manager wireless networks • Bandwidth Engineer Don’t miss this great opportunity to network and forge new partnerships • Waveform Developer and solutions with your peers. Reserve your place among the stakeholders in the Software Defined Radio communications community. Register yourself and • C4ISR Systems Analyst your team today by logging onto or calling 1-800-882-8684! • Policy Analyst About IDGA Join the SDR Group! The Institute for Defense & Government This is your chance to stay in touch and network with hundreds of Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan SDR professionals and fellow event attendees all year round! Visit information based organization dedicated to and join today! the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense. We bring together speaker panels comprised Stay Connected! of military and government professionals while attracting delegates Visit today to: with decision-making power from military, government and defense • Register for the event industries. • Download the complete program agenda • View the complete speaker roster and biographies In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking • Gain free access to relevant podcasts, videos, articles, news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, interviews, whitepapers, and past and presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our presentations at our resource center online community are able to extend their live event experience and • Learn more about the location, venue, interact with the defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to and hotel discounts network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions. Join • Learn more about our sponsors, our community today at exhibitors, and media partners • Plus much more!2 Sponsored by:
  3. 3. Master Class in Testing andEvaluation and Technology Monday, February 7, 2011As software defined radio technology evolves to meet the demands of Operational forces, so does the need to consistentlyimprove upon effective and efficient testing and evaluation. With more time dedicated to each session, this day will allow youto engage in in-depth discussion and debate in a classroom style setting. Learn about unique testing challenges throughout theprogram lifecycle, including the initial R&D, design validation, prototyping, limited and full production, compliance andinteroperability testing, and field and logistical support.7:30 am Registration & CoffeeMorning Keynote8:30 am – 9:45 am Latest Updates on Interoperability Testing and Evaluation Efforts from the Joint Interoperability Test Command (DISA)The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) conducts testing of national • Overview of current testing capabilitiessecurity systems and information technology systems hardware, softwareand components. Services include developmental, conformance, How you will benefit:interoperability, operational and validation testing. • Discover the abilities of JITC to provide “one-stop systems testing”The command can interface all of its on-site capabilities and its network • Learn about current services offered throughout (DISA), combatantwith any other testing or operational facility worldwide. The JITC facilities commands, the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies,are located at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and Indian Head, Md. JITC is a member allies, coalition partners and commercial vendorsof the Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB). Session leader:What will be covered: Col Joseph Puett, Commander, Joint Interoperability Test Command,• Cost-effective test, evaluation, and certification services to support rapid DISA acquisition and fielding of global net-centric warfighting capabilities10:30 am – 12:00 pm Substantial Test and Evaluation Instrumentation to Meet the Demands of SDR Technology for our Armed ServicesComplex, high-performance requirements for testing and evaluation are What will be covered:predominantly found in the aerospace, defense, wireless mobile, • Design of microelectronic and test and measurement solutionsbroadband communications and advanced manufacturing markets. • Efficient testing and evaluation of software defined radios, andFounded in 1937, Aeroflex has developed substantial Test and how they perform in the fieldMeasurement Instrumentation to meet the demands of our ArmedServices. You will learn about how best provide solutions encompassing a How you will benefit:full spectrum of instrumentation from turnkey systems, stand alone • Understand the development process of semiconductors that are capableboxes or modular components that provide customers with highly of operating in harsh environmentsreliable, customized, innovative and cost effective testing tools. Session leader: Andrew Reynolds, Field Applications Engineer, Aeroflex Cupertino12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch1:00 pm – 4:00 pm SDRs and Mission Planning: Tools for Today and TomorrowWith the increasing demand on limited spectral resources, there is a strong How you will benefit:need for more capable radios that are dynamic in their use of spectrum, • We will also look down the road at how these tools can be used toincluding the avoidance of potential interference. To aid in the design of simulate dynamic spectrum scenarios, software definable modems, andthese radios, there are a number of software tools that can be used to cognitive radios in large scale networked environments as an aide inbetter understand how to appropriately design radios to correctly mitigate understanding the wide range of variables at play and their impacts oninterference concerns. network performance.What will be covered: Session leaders:• Current software tools and their benefits Jeff Bench Lead Design Engineer, L-3 Communications in Salt Lake City, UT Jeff Harrell Senior Network Architect at L-3 Communications in Salt Lake City, UT 3
  4. 4. Main Summit Day One Tuesday, February 8, 2011 7:15 Registration & Coffee 1:40 Managing the Federal Governments Use of the Radio Frequency Spectrum • Establishing and issuing policy regarding allocations and 8:00 Chairperson’s Welcome & Remarks regulations governing the Federal spectrum use L-3 Communications • Development of plans for the peacetime and wartime use of the spectrum • Overview of current and future spectrum allocation andMorning Keynote 8:10 Software Defined Radio in Tactical Networking management processes • Command, control, space and spectrum programs utilizing Mr. Byron Barker, Chief, Strategic Planning Division, SDR technology for the objective of net-centric operations • Tactical and strategic intelligence processing Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA Dr. Ron Jost, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, C3, Space and Spectrum, OSD 2:20 Networking Break 8:50 DARPA’s STO: Progress in Adaptive Wireless 3:05 Software Defined Radio and Operational Networking and Spectrum Initiatives • Development of communications, networking, information Needs for Current Vehicle and Soldier operations and battle command technologies for network- Communication Systems centric operations (Warfare and Enterprise) and • Network integration into the Army’s ground combat vehicle generalized C4ISR • Operational requirements to and through the platform to the Soldier: Maintaining relevant situational awareness at Dr. Larry Stotts, Deputy Director, Strategic Technology all levels Office, DARPA • Reducing the platform burden of SDRs and the Network -- Understanding the Cost-Benefit at that pointed end of the spear 9:30 Networking Break Mr. Christopher Geeding, Mounted Requirements Division, Capabilities Development and Integration 10:15 Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Directorate, Maneuver Center of Excellence, US Army • Meeting the challenges of future DoD spectrum access • DoD DSA Spectrum Management Roadmap • Enhancing mission capabilities and interoperability 3:45 Warfighter Perspective - Interactive Panel Hear straight from the end - user in this interactive panel Mr. Howard McDonald, Team Lead for DSA, Defense discussion about SDR performance. Members of the panel will Spectrum Organization, DISA each respond DIRECTLY to questions taken purely from the audience: (Delegates will have a chance to submit their question prior to the start of the panel.) Don’t miss this 10:55 Army Perspective on Spectrum Management opportunity to receive feedback from our Warfighters and • Managing radio frequency spectrum management and radio Operators! regulatory matters • Developing and implementing spectrum management policy Panel Leader: • Allocating frequency resources to support the Army CSM Bernard C. McPherson, USA, PEO Solider Mr. David Pierce, Deputy Director, Army Spectrum Management Office 4:30 Cocktail Reception Continue the discussions from the panel during our networking reception! 11:35 Lunch 5:30 End of Day One 1:00 Advancing Innovative Technologies to EnsureAfternoon Keynote Networked Warfighter Dominance • Research, development and evaluation of trusted communications and networking technologies to transition operationally relevant solutions to the Warfighter • Overview of SDR Lab Mr. Henry Muller, SES, Director, Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, US Army, CERDEC "Excellent conference. Very informative. Provided good insight to successes and challenges in the SDR field." - Southwest Research Institute4 Sponsored by:
  5. 5. Main Summit Day Two Wednesday, February 9, 2011 7:15 Registration & Coffee 12:45 Security Advancements and Defense for Attacks of Radio Interference in Wireless Networks 8:00 Chairperson’s Welcome & Remarks • Physical layer methods for achieving confidentiality and L-3 Communications authentication • How the physical and link layer can feed information to higher protocol layers to support situational awarenessMorning Keynote 8:10 Universal Radio Frequency Programs to Dr. Wade Trappe, PhD, Associate Director, WINLAB, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Support the Warfighter • Current and future capabilities integration Engineering Department, Rutgers University Mr. Michael Eixenberger, Deputy Director, 1:25 Cognitive Radio Technologies - Spectrum Cognitive Radio Focus LandWarNet/Battle Command, HQDA, DCS G 3/5/7 Sensing, Waveform Design and Evaluation • Spectrum sensing issues, challenges and approaches • SMSE based overlay and underlay waveform 8:50 NASA’s SDR Architecture for Space • Test and evaluation Telecommunications Radio System • Update and progress on space flight experiment to Vasu Chakravarthy, Ph.D., Senior Electronics Engineer, International Space Station AFRL/Sensors Directorate/EW Techniques Development • Current mission needs and SDR standards coordination and Analysis Branch Richard Reinhart, Senior Communications Engineer, NASA 2:05 Networking Break 9:30 Networking Break 2:35 DHS Perspective Towards Radio 10:15 ESSOR: European Secure Software Defined Communications for Meeting Homeland DHS Insight Radio Security NeedsEuropean Focus • Update on project status and future potentials for increased •Update from the office of the Multi-band radio PM multi-national particiaption •Current initiatives and challenges with advancing homeland • Validation and verification of waveform portability and platform communications re-configurability and setting up common security basis Mr. Thomas Chirhart, PM, MBR, S&T, DHS • Challenges in providing a SDR architecture Mr. Philippe Margot, ESSOR Program Manager, OCCAR 3:15 Challenges and Opportunities for SDR-based Systems Targeting Modernized GPS User 10:55 Software Defined Radio’s Role in Building the Equipment Network of Networks • Technology needs • Flat switching (Layer-2) architectures vs hierarchical routing • Business opportunities (Layer-3) networks and non-traditional agnostic transit • Current applications and futures requirements for GPS architectures Mr. Kevin Skey, Group Leader, Principal Integrated Circuit • Required level of configuration, security, scalability, Engineer, The MITRE Corporation interoperability, quality of service, and reservation of resources. Victor Wells, Senior Network Communications Architect, 4:00 Wireless Innovation Forum Vendor Panel: Performance Manager of Advanced Networking group, L-3 SDR Performance In-Theater Feedback! Communication Systems-West in Salt Lake City, UT Hear from individuals straight from the battlefield! Lee Pucker, CEO of Wireless Innovation Forum, will moderate a panel of vendors who have recently returned from Theatre to discuss 11:40 Lunch SDR performance. 4:40 End of Summit "This is my first software radio conference and it has been very informative. We’re trying to implement a plan for software radio and your conference filled in a lot of gaps. We’ll do more with you." - Senior Program Manager, Wind River 5
  6. 6. Venue and Lodging Register Online, by Email, Phone, Fax or Mail Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Web: 8661 Leesburg Pike Email: Vienna, VA 22182 (703) 448-1234 Phone: 1-800-882-8684 or 1-646-378-6026 Fax: 646-378-6025, 24 hours a day Mail: IDGA IDGA has secured a special room rate of $181 + 9% tax per 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor night for attendees (based on availability). To qualify for this rate New York, NY 10017 please make your reservations by Monday, January 23, 2011 Military, Government, Register & Pay Register & Pay Register & Pay Standard directly with the hotel and mention the “IDGA Software Radio & Academia* by 11/19/10 by 12/17/10 by 01/07/11 Price Summit” group. Please note you are eligible for this rate three Conference $399 $499 $599 $699 days prior and three days post event. Workshop Day $645 $645 $645 $645 Industry Register & Pay Register & Pay Register & Pay Standard by 11/19/10 by 12/17/10 by 01/07/11 Price Conference $999 $1,089 $1,189 $1,289 Sponsorship and Exhibition Workshop Day $645 $645 $645 $645 Opportunities Still Available! * This category does NOT include government contractors. Contractors are considered civilian/industry for the purpose of determining registration fees. SOCO ADVISORY 09-03: 7.(a) Admission fees of $645 per day or less for all attendees For more information please contact Joe McConnell at are considered reasonable costs worldwide for the purposes of JER 3-211 (a)(7). 212-885-2793 or ❑ 4th Annual 2-day Attend the Radar ry Military Milita for an Summit $150 additional up for Sponsored by: Radar TM when signing Radio the Software ions Communicat Summit! Team Discounts+ Number of Attendees Savings of: 3 to 4 10% 5 or more 15% Media Partners: +Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Dress Code: Military personnel are kindly requested to be in uniform. Appropriate attire for Industry is business casual. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add 6% sales tax. Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: JPMorgan Chase Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 10651.005 Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches and refreshments. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Please refer to for cancellation, postponement and substitution policy Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-882-8684 to discuss your specific needs. ©2010 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common law principles.6 Sponsored by:
  7. 7. presents a training conference: Software Radio 9th Annual Communications Summit TM February 7 – 9, 2011 Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Vienna, VA REGISTRATION FORM 5 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER! 1 Website: www.Software 2 Email: 3 Phone: 1-800-882-8684 4 Fax: 646-378-6025 5 Mail: IDGA - 535 5th Avenue, or 646-378-6026 24 Hours a Day 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________________Job Title _______________________________________________________________________________________________________Organization ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Address ________________________________________________________________________________________________________City ____________________________________ State ____________ Country ______________________ Zip Code ______________Phone _____________________________________________________ Fax _______________________________________________E-Mail_________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please register me for: ❑ Master Class ❑ Super Pass ❑ Main Summit ❑ Military Radar Summit See Page 6 for pricing details.❑ Please keep me informed via email about this and other related events.❑ Check enclosed for $______________(Payable in U.S. Dollars to IDGA)Please charge my: ❑ AmEx ❑ Visa ❑ Master Card ❑ DiscoverCard #________________________________________________________________ Exp Date:_______/________CVM Code:________Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer can be found on preceding page.10651.005/D/