January 29 - 31, 2020 | Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria , VA

Main Day Conference 2

January 31, 2020

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman Opening Remarks

Tom Driscoll - Co-Founder & CTO, Echodyne
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Tom Driscoll

Co-Founder & CTO
Echodyne

9:00 am - 9:45 am Understanding the Concept of A2/AD on the Eastern European Front

Jeffrey Edmonds - Research Scientist, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
This session will highlight the concept of A2/AD as it relates to Eastern European front, compared to that of our Western concept.

• Challenging the concept of domain centric operations
• Understanding the radar concepts of Russian and regional fronts
• Russian radar developments and strategic aims
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Jeffrey Edmonds

Research Scientist
Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

9:45 am - 10:30 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

In order to bolster the United States' warfighting efforts in the spectrum, USD R&E has advised the defense industry to prepare for time-sensitive, rapid prototyping efforts for urgently needed electronic warfare missions. Citing aggressive expansion of adversarial efforts in the EW domain, the Pentagon plans to centralize initiatives that bridge the EW capability gap .

-Accelerating development of EW capabilities to maintain US technological superiority
-Establishing DoD joint EW mission engineering capability
-Warfighter needs to advance spectrum efforts and operations
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James A. Faist

Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, OSD

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Cycle of Innovation: Radar Research, Development, and Education in OU’s ARRC

Nathan Goodman, PhD - Director of Research, Advanced Radar Research Center, The University of Oklahoma
Dr. Nathan Goodman, Director of Research for Oklahoma University’s Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), will present various system and technology development efforts under way in the ARRC, as well as OU’s hands-on approach to education in radar and applied electromagnetics.
 
-          Mobile phased-array radar development in the ARRC
-          Technologies, such as software-defined architectures, tunable components, and dual-pol phased arrays
-          Breadth and depth of radar curriculum, educational environment and opportunities
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Nathan Goodman, PhD

Director of Research, Advanced Radar Research Center
The University of Oklahoma

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

-Enabling efficient and dependable coexistence between radar and communications systems
-Learning from cognitive radar system interference avoidance
-Advanced signal processing strategies to remove interference signals
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Nicholas A. O'Donoughue, PhD

Senior Engineer, Signal Processing Expert
RAND Corporation

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Chairman Closing Remarks

Tom Driscoll - Co-Founder & CTO, Echodyne
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Tom Driscoll

Co-Founder & CTO
Echodyne

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm End of Event