31 October - 01 November, 2018 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

Workshop Day - N.B. Location: London Marriott Maida Vale Hotel

8:30 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE - N.B. location: London Marriott Maida Vale Hotel

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON 30TH OCTOBER 2018 IS TAKING PLACE AT LONDON MARRIOTT MAIDA VALE HOTEL:
London Marriott Maida Vale Hotel
Plaza Parade, Maida Vale, London NW6 5RP, UK

9:00 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP A: NON-LETHAL DIRECTED ENERGY SYSTEMS IN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN SETTINGS

Dr. Sjef Orbons, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist Police Academy of The Netherlands
Non-Lethal Directed Energy Systems (NLDES) have long been the subject of research and testing. A limited range of systems has been deployed in real world operations, both in a military-civilian and in a law enforcement context. Whilst their value has been demonstrated in numerous operational settings, NLDES are a topic of much debate, given their wide-ranging applicability on the one hand and legal, moral and safety concerns on the other.
 
Led by a dedicated member of the European Non-Lethal Weapon community, this workshop will explore the outlook of NLDES, including new concepts that potentially will be fielded in the near future.
 
By attending this workshop, you will:
•       Understand the current and emerging capabilities and requirements of Non-Lethal Weapons, with a focus on NLDES
•       Gain insight into DEW that are being used in the field, the lessons learned, and how current and future projects and programmes may exploit operational experiences
•       Gain insight into the future development of NLW’s, and the issues to be overcome in promoting their acceptance, technically, operationally as well as morally
•       Gain insight into scenarios both from the military-civilian and the homeland security domains that call for the application of NLDES.
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Dr. Sjef Orbons, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Police Academy of The Netherlands

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm WORKSHOP B: PULSE POWER REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH-POWER SYSTEMS

Dr. Dave Giri, Ph.D. - Owner Protech & Life Fellow, IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
High-Power Electromagnetic signals have been classified into four groups depending on their bandwidth. Such a classification is based on emerging technologies of both pulse power and antenna systems in each of the 4 categories namely: a) Narrowband , b) Mesoband , c) Ultra- moderate band and d) Hyperband. In this workshop we focus on the pulse power requirements for each of these high-power systems.
 
By attending this workshop, you will:
•       Understand conventional pulse power with capacitive storage elements
•       Learn about the challenges posed on common R, L and C elements by high-voltage and high-frequency applications
•       Gain insight into Pulse transformer operating principles and their impact on DES
•       Discuss solutions posed by breakdown voltage jitter through employing triggered spark gaps, including implications of the complexity and expense of triggered spark gaps, which discourages their use in many applications
•       Talk through different applications and requirements of pulse power systems, including high-power Impulse Radiating Antennas (single ended and differential), Pulse Power for HEMP simulators; Pulse adaptation for GTEM cells; and Solid state pulsers
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Dr. Dave Giri, Ph.D.

Owner
Protech & Life Fellow, IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers