IRG’s Activities


Afternoon Workshop 

From 2pm on Thursday the 15th March, IRG will hold a half-day workshop in room 144B at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre during Satellite Show.  Hosted by SES, the workshop will feature sessions from industry experts, as well as showcasing technology, processes and tools that are available now and those needed for the future for continued interference mitigation. The workshop will be free to attend but registration is required. Please register here.


Champagne Reception with Kratoskratoscomms-logo

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group, at Satellite 2018 we’ll be holding a champagne reception at the Kratos booth (1700) on Wednesday the 14th of March, 16:30. We invite all of IRG’s members, friends and members of the press to attend.


Live Podcast Session with Kratos

IRG’s Executive Director will take part in a special show edition of Kratos’s Constellations Podcast series. The podcast will be recorded live during the Champagne reception betwen 5-6pm. Attendees are welcome to listen/watch!


  • Mark Steel, Inmarsat, Vice President of Product Development and Strategy
  • Bob Potter, Kratos, Vice President, Signals and Ground System Technology
  • Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite IRG

Location: Kratos booth  (#1700)

Congestion is becoming a reality in today’s new space world. With hundreds of HTS and thousands of LEO and MEO constellations in place or planned – the potential for increased interference continues to grow.  How will the satellite industry adapt to meet the challenge?  What role will regulation play in this new environment? What new technology and approaches will be used or need to be developed to address the potential increase in interference?


Machine Learning Panel Session 

At this year’s Satellite expo, IRG’s Executive Director, Martin Coleman, will be moderating a panel titled “Machine Learning to Solve Satellite Interference and Manage Future Networks”.

Thursday March 15| 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | 202

IMG_3300 3 Data is literally everywhere. By 2020, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe forecasts that the amount of global data available will reach approximately 40 Zettabytes.Imagine using this Data with new processing techniques so that we solve future interference scenarios at a faster rate.
It is an enormous concept, but if we can learn how to use it properly, collect the data and ask the right questions of that data, we can use it to make decisions, solve problems and educate.

This panel will discuss the potential of using this data with new processing techniques to manage future super networks effectively and solve satellite interference scenarios at a faster rate. Find out more here.


  • Bob Potter (Kratos) Vice President, Signals and Ground System Technology
  • Erwin Greilinger (Atos) Product Line and Sales Manager
  • Jeffrey Freedman (Kythera Software) Chief Technical Officer
  • Kambiz Aghili (Blue Sky Network) Chief Executive Officer
  • pedro Ruiz (Integrasys) Director of Customer Success