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Radar 2017

International Conference on Radar Systems

23 – 26 October 2017 | Belfast Waterfront Conference Centre, UK


Keynote speakers

Joe Butler, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Radar in an Evolving Radio-spectrum Landscape

Joe is currently Director for Telecoms in the UK government, responsible for mobile and fixed telecoms, and for the resilience and security of the sector.

Prior this Joe was one of the authors of the National Infrastructure Commission (an independent commission chaired by Lord Adonis) report on 5G and the future of mobile communications, which made recommendations accepted by UK government on the future of mobile telecoms in the UK.

Prior to this Joe was Director of Spectrum Policy and CTO Spectrum at Ofcom, (the independent organisation which regulates the UK’s broadcasting, telecommunications and wireless communications sectors).

Ofcom is responsible for managing the radio spectrum, where Joe worked across many aspects of spectrum management, policy and implementation, including the 4g and 5g spectrum auctions and the UK radar remediation programme which upgraded the UK air traffic control radar network and military radars to ensure resilience to 4g communications.

He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University College London and a first degree in Physics.

Nigel Clarke, Manager - Peerless Effortless All Terrain Vehicle Mega-Project and Advanced Sensing, Jaguar & Land Rover Research

Needs for All Terrain Autonomy

Nigel graduated from Loughborough University in 1980 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering whilst completing an apprenticeship with Lucas Aerospace.

Joined Jaguar Cars in 1983 and 1989 joined the Research Dept. to work on the PROMETHEUS European collaborative project leading the collision avoidance demonstrations where he first started working on sensing systems including microwave radar.

This was followed by periods leading various EU Framework projects before becoming a Project Evaluator for the European Commission. After period leading research into active safety systems where Nigel oversaw the development of radar based blindspot monitoring.

He was then given the challenge to keep Land Rover as leaders in off road capability where sensors became necessary to continue developing the off road capability and so the return to radars, machine vision and lidars and the trade-offs necessary for Automotive.

Les Gregory - Product and Training Services Director

UK Radar - The Future

Les has over 40 years' experience in defence industry, originally with the Plessey Company then with Siemens Defence and latterly with BAE SYSTEMS and AMS.

Building on a design engineering background, Les progressed through project and programme management of radar systems, finally as Programmes Director, overseeing the performance on a high number of programmes at various stages of development and production. Further moves offered considerable experience in international sales and marketing.

As Business Development Executive for the Radar business, Les lead the campaign team which resulted in the award of the SAMPSON radar development and manufacture, a prestigious programme which marked the culmination of over 20 years of effort in advanced radar system design.
At the formation of the BAE SYSTEMS Combat and Radar Systems Business, Les took the post of Strategy Director, running the strategic planning process, major campaigns and taking a lead position of the integration of the CaRS business into AMS.

After a year as Strategy and Business Development Director of the AMS Radar Systems Division, Les took the post of Group Strategy and Business Development Director of the Euro1.5bn Anglo Italian Joint Venture.

The dissolution of this JV saw Les return to BAE Systems, becoming Strategy Director of the newly formed Insyte Business, from where the strategic push into the Security market, culminating in the acquisition of Detica, was orchestrated. This role has been augmented with that of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer.

As part of the transformation of Insyte, Les took on the role of Radar Business Director.

Les was appointed as Product & Training Services Director within BAE Systems Maritime Services in January 2012. P&TS provides development, manufacture and long term support product services (covering radar, torpedoes, mine neutralisers, RHIBs etc.) plus Training Services for surface and sub-surface combatants, Information Management Services and Manufacturing.

Les has a BSc degree in Electronic Engineering, a BA in General Sciences and a Masters in Business Administration: he is married to Lyn and they have a young son, Sam.

Professor Teng Long, Assistant President, Civlian Radar Research and Development in China

Civilian Radar Research and Development in China

Prof. Long Teng received Ph.D. degree at Beijing Institute of Technology in 1995. Afterwards, he joined the faculty of BIT, where he became Professor in 2002, Dean of School of Information and Electronics from 2009 to 2016, Assistant President from 2016.

He is Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Fellow of Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), President of Signal Processing Society of Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), President of Intelligent Information Processing Industrialization Society of China High-Technology and Industrialization Research Association, Vice Director of Radar Society of Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE).

He is also a Member of Evaluation Committee of Academic Degrees of the State Council, Expert Reviewer of Ministry of Science and Technology of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, State Bureau of foreign experts, and China Scholarship Council, respectively.

He was General-Chair of IET International Radar Conference 2009, Honorary-Chair of IET International Radar Conference 2013 and 2015 respectively, General-Chair of National Conference on Software Radar Technology 2015, National Conference on Signal Processing Technology Applications, 2015, National Conference on Signal and Intelligent Information Processing Technology 2015, etc., General Co-Chair of IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing 2016.

He has received 1 Second Prize of National Technological Invention Award, 2 first prizes and 4 second prizes of Ministerial Awards of Technological Invention and Progress, National Top Tier Talent Award, National High-level personnel of special support program (Ten Thousand Talent Plan), Yangtze River Scholar Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Young Scholar Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation, Award of National Outstanding Contribution Young Experts, Award of National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project, Award of Youth Science and Technology Innovation Leader of National Talent Project, Award of Hundred Leading Talent of Beijing Science and Technology.

His research interests is radar system, embedded real-time digital signal processing, and remote sensing signal processing. In the recent five years, he focuses on the fundamental and significant issues in Novel radar system structure and real-time signal processing and has achieved innovative results in high range-resolution radar imaging, two dimensional SAR imaging and real-time signal processing technology. Prof Long has published two academic books and over 200 academic papers. Prof Long has been authorised over 50 patents for invention.

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