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

Main Day Conference 2

January 31, 2020


Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, PhD

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Warren D. White Award
Chairman | 13th Military Radar Summit

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

High Frequency (HF) communications systems and radars are in widespread use around the world. Accurate standoff geolocation and characterization of these sources are difficult because of ionospheric variations, the high noise environment that exists at these frequencies, and ionospheric polarization rotation, multipath-induced signal fading, and simultaneous multiple angles-of-arrival. Recent advances in high dynamic range receivers, antenna techniques, adaptive signal processing, and ionospheric ray path prediction, along with improved measurement and modeling techniques suggest that a dramatic improvement in HF reception and geolocation is possible.
- Developing and prototyping technology to provide a dramatic improvement in the ability to geolocate and characterize HF emitters
- Enhancing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), signal detection and source geolocation with multi-dimensional adaptive signal processing
- Resolving multiple angles-of-arrival and polarization states through novel antenna concepts

Torreon N. Creekmore, PhD

R&D Program Manager
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

The National Spectrum Strategy, released in 2018, calls for a sustainable spectrum strategy for America's future. In order to meet this vision, it will require collaboration between the Federal Government, Services, and DoD to fully guide the delivery of spectrum utilization success.

- Updates on status of the National Spectrum Strategy
- How FAA is guiding spectrum strategy to meet goals of multiple invested organizations
- Efforts to promote efficient spectrum sharing


Ian Atkins

Director of Spectrum Strategy and Policy
Federal Aviation Administration

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

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

Nathan Goodman, PhD - Director, 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

Nathan Goodman, PhD

Director, Advanced Radar Research Center
The University of Oklahoma

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Driving High Performance Computing and Context Driven Computational Methods Bridging Radar & AI at the Edge

Guna Seetharaman, PhD, FIEEE, ST - Navy Senior Scientist for Advanced Computing Concepts / Navy Chief Scientist for Computation, Naval Research Laboratory
NRL has a wide-spread effort to bolster AI utilization across radar functions, as it provides a means to increase detection capabilities. With the overwhelming amount of UAS and sUAS threats crossing into the Naval domain, we will undoubtedly see a widespread continuation of efforts in this space.

-Efforts to integrate AI into Naval radar processes
-Challenges associated with tactical edge radar operations
- Computing roadmaps to meet Naval AI radar needs

Guna Seetharaman, PhD, FIEEE, ST

Navy Senior Scientist for Advanced Computing Concepts / Navy Chief Scientist for Computation
Naval Research Laboratory

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Understanding Russian Military Radar Development and Concepts of Operation

Jeffrey Edmonds - Research Scientist, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)
This session will provide an overview of Russian radar military development as it relates to their concept of operations. Our speaker, Jeffrey Edmonds, will shine a light on Russian radar developments and detail their concept of operations to highlight their efforts to advance current detection, tracking, and overall radar capabilities.

-Western concept of A2/AD operations
-Russian radar developments of note
-Approaches to curb ongoing development of radar and information operations

Jeffrey Edmonds

Research Scientist
Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

-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

Nicholas A. O'Donoughue, PhD

Senior Engineer, Signal Processing Expert
RAND Corporation


Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, PhD

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Warren D. White Award
Chairman | 13th Military Radar Summit

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm End of Event