2014 EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum was a one-day event that considered the technology and commerce driving these applications from the perspective of those researching and developing the latest technology, defense/security contractors and government defense agencies. This year there will be special emphasis on how RF integrated systems can be designed and deployed into structures such as bulidings, plants, dams, airplanes, airships, UAVs and spacecraft to serve critical infrastructure protection and resilience. Event details are below:

Wednesday 8 October - Room Flavia, Fiera di Roma Conference & Exhibition Centre, Rome

2014 Defense, Security and Space Forum Program





09:00 – 10:40

Microwave Journal Industry Panel Session: Defence and Security Infrastructure (pdf presentations are linked below)

Bringing Commercial Manufacturing Practices to Defence Electronics

Damian McCann, MACOM, representing Richardson RFPD/Arrow RF & Power

Going Vertical to Meet the Demands of Space

Lee Provost, Mercury Systems Inc.

-  The Bandwidth Revolution: How Off the Shelf Converter Technology is Changing

Electronic Warfare Jin Bains, National Instruments

Defence Systems Take Flight with Intelligent RF Integration

Mark Moffat, Peregrine Semiconductor

The State of The Art in Personnel Screening with mmWave Technology for Security Checkpoints

Dr. Sherif Ahmed, Rohde & Schwarz


11:20 – 13:00

EuRAD Opening Session


13:10 – 14:10

Lunch & Learn, Market Watch

Defence Technology Strategies for Critical Infrastructure Protection

Asif Anwar, Strategy Analytics


14:20 – 16:00

Integrated RF Solutions and its Enabling and Disruptive Technologies on Critical Infrastructures and Civil Protection

The Domino Effects in Critical Infrastructures – Alfonso Farina, Selex ES

Civil Protection, Protection of Critical Infrastructures, Disaster Relief: Vertical Applications over a Common Architecture with Heterogeneous Communications

Giovanni Guidotti, Selex ES

Threats and Countermeasures in the Homeland Security Scenario

Giorgio Franceschetti, University of Naples

Security at European Institutional Level – Cristina Leone, Finmeccanica

Emergency and Disaster Wideband Communication involving Satellites, Helicopters and Ground Mobile Systems – Edgar Lemos Cid, University of Vigo

Monitoring of Buildings, Bridges, Houses and Monuments by Shelf Sensors and Radio Frequency (RF) Energy and Transmission

Bruno and Sergio Pereira, Universidade de Averio

Improving Performance of Bio-radars for Remote Heartbeat and Breathing Detection by using Cyclostationary Features – Daniel Malafia, Universidade de Aveiro


16:40 – 18:20

EuMW Defence, Security & Space Executive Forum

- Col. Walter Villadei, Italian Air Force, ItAF Space Policy Office and Dr. Giancarlo

Grasso, Finmeccanica, will proffer views on defence and space systems for security.

Joint Applications of Airborne and Spaceborne Radars – Rudolf Zahn, Airbus Defence

and Space, Frank Hensler, Astrium Eads, Martin Kirscht, Cassidian

Instrumented Fuzes for Aero-Ballistics Diagnostics of Large-Caliber Projectiles

Vincent Jaeck, ISL

New Technologies and Innovative Payload for Space Q/V-Band Telecommunications

Herve Leblond, Thales Alenia Space


18:20 - 19:00

Cocktail Reception

The opportunity to network and discuss the issues raised throughout the Forum in an informal setting.