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T&E Challenges for Beyond Line of Sight

Where:  Las Vegas, NV

When:  May 14 – Tutorials, May 15-16 – Technical Program


Up-to-the-Minute Agenda 


Track Abstracts 

OVERVIEW  As testing requirements become more stringent with the need to collect data spanning hundreds of miles beyond the current capacity of a range, the ability to test robustly is becoming a challenge for the test and instrumentation community. From telemetry, data collection, to the ability to interoperate between ranges, etc., testing beyond line of sight offers unique challenges and opportunities. With such requirements in mind, the goal of the 2024 ITEA Test Instrumentation Workshop is to develop solutions for current test needs and emerging requirements in all the Major Range Test Facilities Bases (MRTFB).

Keynotes, Featured Speakers, and Panel Discussions  

Dan Osburn, Executive Director, 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council
George Rumford, SES, Director, Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
Thomas C. Dowd, SES, Director, Ranges / Targets Operations, Instrumentation & Labs
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
Vincent M. Liddiard, SES, Executive Technical Director, White Sands Missile Range
Col US Army Ret. Joel Babbitt, Vice President Army Programs, Viasat
“Back Yard Testing, Front Yard Testing, a PM’s Perspective on Test”
Ryan Norman, Chief Data Officer and Executive Manager, Joint Mission Environments, TRMC
(in order of appearance

Panel 1  Digital Engineering through the Lens of T&E 
Panel 2 Discussion on “Plant 42, Nothing Happens Here

Technical Tracks

TRACK 1   Telemetry and Relay
TRACK 2   Interoperability of Ranges
TRACK 3   Tracking Radar & TSPI Systems
TRACK 4   Flight Termination
TRACK 5   Spectrum Usage I

TRACK 6   Spectrum Usage II
TRACK 7   Constrained RF Environment
TRACK 8   Development of Future BLOS Skillset
TRACK 9   Cybersecurity

TRACK 10   Long Range Fires
TRACK 11   AI / ML Data Analytics
TRACK 12   Live Virtual Constructive
TRACK 13   Phased Array Antenna Special Session (CUI)

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)*

Details on how to attend these sessions found below. 

Pre-workshop Tutorials on Tuesday, May 14

Description of all Tutorials

5G NR Specification and System Engineering Aspects
Basics of Aircraft Instrumentation Systems 
Basics of Telemetry
Fundamentals of Telemetry Ground Stations
Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation: Planning & Design – Part 1
Fundamentals of T&E : Execution Analysis/Reporting – Part 2
IRIG Chapter 7 Packet Telemetry Downlink Basis and Implementation Fundamentals
Laser System Propagation T&E Challenges
The Power of Data: Leveraging AI & ML for Enhanced Test & Evaluation
TENA/JMETC Solutions for Test and Training

Take advantage of increasing your continuing professional education credits. Tutorials require a separate registration from the Workshop and lunch is not included. The fee to attend a tutorial is: One ½ day – $300, Two ½ days – $500, One full day $500.  

To help you to maintain, develop, or increase your knowledge, problem-solving, technical skills, or professional performance standards, these tutorials are often directly mapped to our CTEP certification and the four domains that have been identified by our Board of Examiners. Test your T&E competency! As a bonus, if you take an 8-hour class or two 4-hour classes, ITEA offers their members an option to sit for the CTEP exam for free (a $250 savings). Please contact kathi@itea.org for all the details.  


Five – 5 spaces Available. Contact us immediately to take advantage of this visibility and opportunity to participate in the Hands-on-lab Exercise. 

Floor Plan – Newly Updated
Exhibit Application
Exhibitor Kit 

Current Exhibitors

Apogee Labs
Astro Haven
Avionics Interface Technologies
Delta Information Systems
Nomad GCS
ORCA Technologies 
Photo-Sonics Inc.
Raven Defense 
Spectra Aerospace and Defense
Telspan Data 

Hands-on-Lab Experience

The Hands-on-Lab (HOL) is a holistic journey through the entire flight test process. HOL represents seven different phases of flight test. Each of the phases is supported by a government Subject Matter Expert (SME) and partnering industry vendors. The SME provides an educational overview and the partnering industry vendors share a Hands-On experience with technical insight related to the specific phase they are representing. This experience was designed to allow attendees an opportunity to follow the flight test process through visualization of the signals, sampling of the data, interaction with the processes, understanding how changes in the test article translate to results in the test data, and how system formats are designed to be standardized for improved test interoperability, providing the integration of different vendors to achieve Development Test & Evaluation (DT&E) success.


ITEA is a 501(c)(3) professional education association dedicated to the education and advancement of the test and evaluation profession. Sponsorships, in part, are tax deductible.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to highlight your organization before and during the Symposium. Let us know your budget and we will help you get noticed.

Sponsor Application

Hotel & Venue

The Tuscany Hotel
255 East Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
ITEA negotiated rate of $89 with no resort fee is being offered to our attendees. Cut off April 10. Call the hotel and speak directly with reservations and ask for the ITEA Workshop rate. It is easier to get this great rate by calling rather than using the online reservation. The Tuscany Suites is both highly convenient and highly welcoming. Within walking distance of The Strip, experience the easygoing elegance and personalized service that sets the Tuscan resort apart from other off-strip Las Vegas hotels.

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Presentations 

Attendance Requirements
The Workshop will contain some Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) presentations, which will limit participation to U.S. citizens who are employees of the U.S. Federal Government or its contractors (C), or employees of the Department of Defense or its contractors (D). DoD common access cards (CAC) or personal identity verification (PIV) will be required for entry. 

Do you have a CAC or PIV Card? Present at the door to gain access. NO Further Action Required

If you Do Not have a CAC or PIV card and want to attend the session, you must follow submit your Visit Request not later than Wednesday, May 15 by 9:00AM Pacific time, Noon Eastern time

Eligibility and access for all DoD government and contractor attendees will be verified via the Defense Information System for Security (DISS), in accordance to AFI 31-101 and the NISPOM. Please send a visit notification to DISS with the following information:

  • Purpose of Visit: 2024 ITEA TIW Conference
  • Point of contact: Scott Kujiraoka and Virginia “Jenny” Green 
  • POC Number: 805-987-4345
  • SMO: 0LV194
  • First day of visit: 16 May 2023
  • Last day of visit: 16 May 2023


Late Registration after April 15
$945 – Non-Member
$795 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military
Special Registrations
$495 for all primary presenters [If you are a co-presenter, please register at the regular registration fee]

Pre-Workshop Tutorials  (requires a separate fee from the Workshop)
The fee to attend a tutorial is: One ½ day – $300, Two ½ days – $500, One full day $500   

Registration Form to be emailed.

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Planning Committee
If you have any questions, contact us at tiw@itea.org

Technical Program Chair
Scott Kujiraoka
GBL Systems

Hands-on-Lab Exercise
Sean Conway

Tutorial Chair
Kathi Swagerty, ITEA Kathi@itea.org
Exhibits / Sponsors / Registration
Jenna Reza, 909-582-6026 / Jenna@itea.org
** Registration includes two lunches, breaks and Networking Reception. If you join as a member today, you will receive a discount on your registration. (Membership fees are $45 for govt/military and $95 for industry.) NOTE: Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshop. 
NOTE:  This ITEA event is a non-competitive environment meant for a free exchange of ideas and information. 

Substitutions are welcome and encouraged! No refunds will be allowed within 15 days of the workshop. 

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Event Details


13 - 16 May 2024


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tuscany Suites and Conference Center – Las Vegas, NV

Location Map


May 13 @ 8:00 am EDT
May 16 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Tuscany Suites and Conference Center – Las Vegas, NV
255 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
(702) 893-8933


ITEA Antelope Valley Chapter
Email: christopher.klug.1@us.af.mil
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