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A forum on Wednesday, 5 October focused on defence and security
in complex urban environments.
Rooms 8 to 11, ExCeL London

In the 21st century the scope of the defence, security and space sector goes beyond conventional combat zones and border control. Today technology has to address cyber security, secure communications, tracking and sensing of targets in different environments and adapt to operation in varied terrain and densely populated areas.

To reflect the activity of industry, academia and government addressing these issues and driving technology forward, the emphasis of this year’s Forum is on Complex Urban environments, encompassing the challenges and opportunities for indoor/enclosed and urban communications and sensing technologies. The Forum has the scope to cover topics including: Smart City initiatives; 3D tracking technologies in complex and indoor environments; sensing complex targets in dense target environments; congested spectrum and network issues, including brown out issues in mmWave sensing; integrated mmWave sensing and universal RFID technologies.

The Forum will feature executives from industry, academia, the military and space agencies. It will be held in combination with the opening of EuRAD and will conclude with a round-table discussion and cocktail reception.


Below is a brief outline of each session. A full listing of the presentations at the time of going to press can be found here.

For the fifth year, the EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum will incorporate the EuRAD Opening Session, which begins the day’s proceedings from 09:00 to 10:40. After a coffee break the theme of this year’s Forum will be dealt with comprehensively during the Complex Urban Sensing and Communication Session (11:20 to 13:00) where speakers from industry and academia will present RF solutions and systems that address the challenges imposed by operation in complex urban environments. This session will be presented by the key technical leaders in the various fields, providing a real world perspective into developing technologies and systems for urban sensing and communication.

Providing sustenance for the mind as well as the body, the Strategy Analytics Lunch & Learn Session (13:10 to 14:10) will add a further dimension by offering a market analysis perspective, illustrating the status, development and potential of the market.

The afternoon Microwave Journal Industry Panel Session (14:20 to 16:00) offers an industrial perspective on the key issues facing the defence, security and space sector. In accordance with the theme for 2016, the panel will address: Complex Urban Environments, encompassing the challenges and opportunities for indoor/enclosed and urban communications and sensing technologies.

Completing the technical sessions the EuMW Defence & Security Executive Forum (16:40 to 18:20) will provide a platform for high level speakers from leading defence and security companies to present their views and experiences on RF microwave technology trends and its use in urban environments. The presenters are complemented by speakers from government agencies and research organisations who will offer their perspective of military, security and industry needs, programmes, budgets and research into next generation systems.

The event will conclude with a cocktail reception (18:20 to 19:00) that will afford delegates the opportunity to network and discuss the issues raised throughout the Forum in an informal setting.

Registration and Updates

Registration fees are £10 for those who have registered for a conference and £40 for those not registered for a conference. Register online at As information is formalized, the Conference Special Events section of the EuMW website will give further details and will be updated on a regular basis.