The Forum on Wednesday, 11 October addresses the application of RF and microwave technology to The Internet of Space. Room St. Petersburg, Nürnberg Convention Center

This year’s guiding topic is The Internet of Space—Technologies and Applications. Vast areas of the globe, from oceans and deserts to inhabited areas with lagging infrastructure development, are without sufficient Internet connectivity. Yet, commercial and societal progress, as well as safety and security, are increasingly linked to access to the information superhighway. Equally, military missions require reliable and secure data communication pathways. A new class of satellite communication services promises to cover those needs, using various platforms from low earth orbit (LEO) to geostationary (GEO) satellites, jointly referred to as the Internet of Space (IoS).

The IoS is a nascent field where opportunities abound, yet many crucial technological decisions still have to be made. For many in the field, it offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make important contributions to a field closely related to state-of-the-art microwave and mmWave 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. For the sixth year, the EuMW Defence, Security and Space Forum will incorporate the EuRAD Opening Session, which begins the day’s proceedings from 08:30 to 10:10.

After a coffee break, the theme of this year’s Forum will be dealt with comprehensively. During The Internet of Space—Technologies and Applications Session (10:50 to 12:30), two keynote speakers from the industry will present their view on key applications and the related technologies needed for the realisation of the IoS. The presentations will cover commercial as well as military applications. Wolfgang Duerr of Airbus DS Inc. will consider “The World’s Largest Satellite Constellation: OneWeb—Redefining Satellite Communications,” while Joe Mariani of Deloitte will explain why “The Connections are Key: The Implications of the Internet of Things on Military Technology.”

Providing sustenance for the mind as well as the body, the Strategy Analytics Lunch & Learn Session (12:40 to 13:40) will add further dimension by offering a market analysis perspective, illustrating the status, development and potential of the market.

The afternoon Microwave Journal Industry Panel Session (13:50 to 15:30) offers an industrial perspective on The Internet of Space —Technologies and Applications, with particular emphasis on how industry can address the technological challenges and bring concepts to reality. The presentations are:

  • The Internet of Space—Technologies and Applications by Mark Lombardi, Keysight Technologies
  • Internet of Space, Past, Present, & Future by Timothy Boles, MACOM
  • Leveraging Technology to Develop Solutions for IoT to the IoS by Roger Hall, Qorvo
  • New Approaches in End-To-End Payload Testing by Yassen Mikhailov, Rohde & Schwarz

Completing the technical sessions, the EuMW DSS Executive Forum (16:10 to 17:50) provides the opportunity for high level speakers from leading defence and space companies to present their views and experiences on the upcoming technologies and applications in the civil and military domains. They will be complemented by speakers from a government agency, consulting company and a start-up, who will proffer thoughts on research needs, trends and new space opportunities and challenges. The forum includes: Siegbert Martin from Tesat-Spacecom, Wolfgang Duerr of Airbus DS Inc., Matthias Spott of eightyLEO, Joe Mariani from Deloitte and Siegfried Voigt of DL.


Registration fees are €20 for those who have registered for a conference and €60 for those not registered for a conference. Register online at As information is formalized, the “Conference Special Events” section of the EuMW website will be updated on a regular basis and provide further details.