16th edition of the UK’s leading event for Milsatcom professionals
Workshop tutors (13 June)
Rick Greenwood, VP Engineering and Operations CIS Satcom, Airbus Defence and Space, UK
Rick joined Airbus in 2003 and in 2005 became the Space Director overseeing the Skynet 5 spacecraft and ground systems build phase, launch and operations phases. In 2007 he took on wider responsibilities to include all Skynet Space and Engineering activities, and was appointed the Head of Engineering and Operations in the CIS Secure Communications division in 2012. With the creation of the new Airbus Defence and Space organisation in 2016, Rick became UK Head of Engineering and Space, and the Programme Director for Skynet 6A. He remains responsible for the current Skynet satellite fleet and the development of the Skynet 6 future system architecture.
Rick started his career in the RAF for 6 years, with his last posting as the Skynet 4 Chief Instructor. He then held various posts with ESA as the Ulysses spacecraft operations engineer and with Eutelsat during the commissioning and operations of Eutelsat F2 satellites and new satellite control centre. Prior to joining Airbus, Rick was the Technical Manager with the UK MOD, on secondment from the Defence Research Agency, as the technical lead on the Skynet 5 assessment phase studies and responsible for developing the Skynet 5 system architecture within the MOD’s Global Communication Network Architecture. During his 5 years at DRA he was also involved in the launch and operations of the small satellite system STRV satellites, and supporting the stage 2 Skynet 4 LEOP campaigns. He was elected Fellow to the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2011.
Chris Dunn, Consultant, 3SDL, UK
Chris Dunn is a specialist consultant with 3SDL, a global provider of training and support solutions to the Defence and Security industry. After spending over a decade in a number of military space roles, from satellite operations and payload management to space situational awareness, Chris has a wealth of experience with global space issues and concerns.
He is passionate about education and training and for the last 4 years has been delivering bespoke training to the Armed Forces. Chris strives to ensure that the wider audience can understand and assimilate effectively the unique and challenging space environment, its limitations and the potential it has to offer.
Dave Davis MBE, Senior Systems Engineer, VT iDirect
Dave Davis has a seasoned background in Satellite Communications (Satcom). Learning his trade as an apprentice in the Army in 1988, he went on to specialise in Satcom at an early age; his first practical experience of Satcom being the response to Hurricane Andrew in the Caribbean in 1992. Months later he was in the first wave of troops deployed to Bosnia as a satellite terminal technician and continued to work with satellite terminals until his final tour as the military Satcom instructor. He was awarded the MBE in 2002 for meritorius military service.
Leaving the Army in 2003, he went into industry and continued to build his professional qualifications. He joined NSSLGlobal, a leading Satcom distribution partner, as a Systems Engineer, before becoming a Project Manager and Engineering Manager. He led many cutting edge projects and was responsible for providing communications to many high profile expeditions, events and deployments. In 2013, he went on to become the Defence and Security specialist at iDirect, before moving to be the lead iDirect engineer supporting the ground-breaking Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network.
Dave sits on various national and international panels as an technical advisor. In his spare time, Dave volunteers with the IET and ITP as a mentor and has won the ITP Mentor of the year on 3 occasions.
Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group
Since taking on the position of Executive Director in 2011, Martin has been active in spearheading several significant initiatives, leading the advance in new tools to resolve all types of VSAT interference using SatGuard and the campaign to introduce Carrier ID across all SCPC/MCPC transmissions and subsequent ongoing activities.
Martin regularly addresses the industry on the issue of satellite interference and the management of Spectrum and Space, at global industry events and facilitates IRGs workshops throughout the year. His group is heavily involved in introducing innovative technology and processes to mitigate all types of satellite interference recently focusing on the next generation of tools required to meet the demand of both LEO and MEO expansion.
In addition, the group works with the ITU and major broadcasters in dealing with Harmful Interference. From this, IRG has initiated developing new standards and processes within the Geolocation industry. IRG supports major industry groups such as APSCC, GVF, ITU, SSPi, WBU-IMCG and the WTA in getting all interference initiatives advanced.
Guido Baraglia, Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group
Guido Baraglia is is a Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and the Business Development Director for EMEA at Kratos Communications, the satellite communication branch of Kratos Technology & Training Solutions (KTTS), a division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Kratos). Mr. Baraglia also represents Kratos Defense & Security Solutions at the ITU and in his role as Sales and BD Director, Mr. Baraglia supports, develops, and executes the international business development strategy for sales and marketing in the EMEA region, in line with Kratos Communications’ defined market guidelines and business targets.
Prior to joining Kratos, Mr. Baraglia was Head of the Payload Operations Center for Eutelsat, managing a team of 27 engineers. This position included the supervision of all Eutelsat transmission matters and related contractual issues at technical and operational level. This position integrated supervising the Customer Support Team, managing the detection and the prompt resolution of anomalies and interferences, through the use of self-established procedures and the exploitation of two geolocation systems.