Satellite Interference Reduction Group to Hold Technology Innovation Tour at CommunicAsia 2018

Satellite Interference Reduction Group to Hold Technology Innovation Tour at CommunicAsia 2018 Douglas, Isle of Man, 15th May 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) (http://satirg.org) is to hold a technology tour at CommunicAsia 2018, focused on innovations in interference mitigation technology. With an increasingly congested space environment those with a stake in the satellite industry must work to put the necessary measures in place to prevent disruptive interference and manage their services and networks efficiently. During IRG’s technology tour, participants will learn about new innovations for interference mitigation, and service and network management, from every sector of the industry. This will include the tools and products being developed by technology vendors and the innovative techniques and processes utilised by operators to improve efficiency and reduce errors across their networks. The tour will also look at future innovations, with experts on hand to talk about how new techniques such as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will further improve the industry in the near and long-term future. The tour will be led by Martin Coleman, Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group and independent consultant with more than 40 years’ experience in the satellite industry. On each stand, he will be joined by an expert from that company able to give an in-depth view of current and future innovation. Exhibitors confirmed as stops on the tour include: Atos Convergence Creators, ETL Systems, Eutelsat, Global VSAT Forum (GVF), Inmarsat, Integrasys, Intelsat, Kratos, Newtec, Novelsat, Sky Perfect JSAT and Work Microwave. “IRG’s goal has always been to encourage innovation for the vital technology and tools needed to maintain interference-free, reliable SatComs,” commented Martin Coleman. “To this end new interference mitigation innovations are continually being introduced, spearheaded by our group’s members. I will be glad to lead another of IRG’s successful CommunicAsia tours and present these innovations to participants at the show.” The tour will run every day during CommunicAsia between 26th-28th June at 11am and will start from the Meeting Point on Level 5. For further information please visit: http://satirg.org/communicasia/. Sign up is free from the CommunicAsia website: https://www.communicasia.com/the-exhibition/activities-partner-events/technology-tour/.   About the Satellite Interference Reduction Group The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. The group has two main aims: firstly, helping the industry understand what tools, technologies, and processes are already available to reduce interference; secondly enabling development of new methods to reduce interference. This is done by creating a discussion forum for satellite operations engineers working at the sharp end of interference mitigation, equipment manufacturers, and other industry stakeholders. For more information, please visit http://satirg.org/membership/.   Media Contact: Helen Weedon Radical Moves PR +44 1570 434632 helen@radicalmovespr.co.uk  ...

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U.S Air Force Silent Sentry: Protecting Space Communications

More than 20,000 [miles] above the Earth’s surface, communication satellites orbit the planet, listening for a signal. Once they receive a signal, they repeat it and send it back down to the surface. The U.S. Air Force uses many types of satellite communications to transmit data all around the globe. With the encryption of data, the U.S. Air Force denies prying eyes the ability to read critical information. However, desperate enemies often try a number of subterfuge methods to disrupt SATCOM. This is where the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron’s Silent Sentry (OSY) flight comes into play – to protect critical satellite communication links by employing multiple weapons systems for electronic warfare. Read more about the U.S Air Force’s Silent Sentry space control mission to defend against jamming attacks on Space Daily here:...

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20th Annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition , 6th-8th November

20th Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition 6th-8th November 2018 London, UK http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/SDA SMi Group are proud to announce that the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on 6th, 7th and 8th November and a small satellite and disruptive space technology focus day on the 5th November. As Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom’s reputation has been built on the high-level international speakers and decision makers it attracts and the fantastic interactive opportunities offered during the conference sessions, workshops and networking receptions. This year will cover: developments and updates to international MilSatCom programmes, such as Skynet 6, the impact of the U.S. National Defence Authorization Act 2018; promising ‘Fundamental Reform of National Security Space’, and reflections the Wideband AoA. It will also explore: allied collaboration and future military programmes, resilience and protection in future architectures, next generation small sat LEO constellation and much more! Key Reasons to Attend Global MilSatCom 2018: Critical host nation support, up to and including the ministerial level – providing comprehensive coverage of the UK’s space sector and SATCOM goals An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from established and emerging space-faring nations across the globe A dedicated focus day looking at how small satellite constellations and disruptive space technology is revolutionizing space-based communications Meet and network with over 500 attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 8 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 conference dinners A key day focused on developments on US SATCOM– analyzing growing requirements, programme proceedings and procurement plans To register or for more information visit: http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/SDA  ...

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Satellite Interference Reduction Group and Intelligence-Sec to Hold Satellite Interference Workshop ahead of Defence Satellites 2018

Isle of Man and Buckinghamshire, UK, 24th April 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group and Intelligence-Sec have partnered to hold a workshop ahead of Defence Satellites 2018 in Paris, France. The satellite interference workshop will be hosted by Eutelsat at its European headquarters on June 5th. Featuring senior speakers from both satellite operators and manufacturers, as well as industry associations, the workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to explore the current state of satellite interference and the tools and technology available to mitigate its effects. Discussion topics include antennas, including the potential for drones to monitor RFI & antenna approval, the challenge of congested LEO/MEO environments, and space debris. The workshop will also explore what militaries and governments can learn from commercial providers, and the role of design and quality to ensure resilience to satellite interference. Martyn Hill, Managing Director, Intelligence-Sec, commented: “The work of IRG within the satellite interference space cannot be overestimated. As such, I’m very happy to be partnering to deliver this workshop to the combined audience of Defence Satellites attendees and the Satellite Interference Reduction Group’s members.” The Satellite Interference Reduction Group’s Executive Director, Martin Coleman, will be holding a special session during the workshop on the potential for Machine Learning and AI to solve satellite interference and manage future networks. The session will explore how existing operations data, combined with new data sources, could be used to facilitate AI-based tools for quicker resolution of incidents, and the viability of a digital assistant program. “I’m really glad to be partnering with Intelligence-Sec to hold our first European-based workshop of the year. Collaboration between satellite sectors is key for solving incidences of satellite interference, but it is also absolutely essential when it comes to reducing the likelihood of these incidences in the first place,” commented Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group. “IRG workshops and industry events such as Defence Satellites facilitate much needed forums for discussion and debate, which I firmly believe are the catalysts of advancements in interference mitigation technology and tools.” Defence Satellites will be held between 5th-7th June, covering topics including Satcom capabilities across Europe and N. America, SSA programs, the challenge of space debris and satellite imagery for military-civil use. Confirmed Speakers Include: Pascal Legai, Director-General, European Union Satellite Centre Lieutenant General (Ret) Henry de Roquefeuil, Military Advisor, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France Dr. Gregory Edwards, Director Infrastructure Services, NATO Communications and Information Agency Lieutenant Colonel Florence Busch, Space Policy and Cooperation Office, Joint Space Command, Ministry of Defence, France Dr. Christina Giannopapa, Acting Head of the Political Affairs Office, European Space Agency (ESA) Hauke Fiedler, Team Leader Space Situational Awareness, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Squadron Leader Ralph Dinsley,...

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CommunicAsia 2018 , 26th – 28th June, Singapore

Inspired by the radical changes in the ICT industry, the refreshed CommunicAsia continues to be Asia’s most established and relevant event for industry professionals in the telecommunications sector. Find out more here. IRG Technology Tour at CommunicAsia 2018    At this year’s CommunicAsia IRG will once again hold a technology tour, this time focusing on innovation. One of the primary aims of IRG is inspiring innovation, in the form of solutions, tools, and processes, which in turn reduce errors and improve efficiency. Over recent years, there have been a great deal of new innovations spearheaded by many of the group’s members, which are having a significant positive impact on satellite communications. That’s why during this year’s tour participants will learn about new innovations from a cross-section of the industry. This includes new products and tools being developed by the technology vendors, but it will also showcase how operators are using new innovative processes to improve efficiency and reduce errors across their networks. The tour will also look at future innovations, with experts on hand to talk about how new techniques such as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will further improve the industry in the near and longterm future. The tour is led by Martin Coleman, Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group and independent consultant with more than 40 years’ experience in the satellite industry. On each stand, he will be joined by an expert from that company able to give an in-depth view of current and future innovation. Find out more and register here: https://www.communicasia.com/the-exhibition/activities-partner-events/technology-tour/. Participating organisations:...

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