TIW 2024 Agenda

TIW 2024 Agenda

 Agenda updated on-site.

Wednesday, May 15


8:00 AM- 10:05 AM    General Session 

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM         Opening Ceremony National Anthem, Performed by Kerry O’Malley by video

8:10 AM – 8:20 AM         ITEA Welcome, Van Sullivan, ITEA Board of Directors

8:20 AM – 8:30 AM         Welcome, Dr. Jean Paul “JP” Santos, TIW Program Chair, NAWC-WD Point Mugu, Airborne Instrumentation Systems Department

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM         Keynote Speaker, Dan Osburn, Chairman, EXCOM Range Commanders Council  and Executive Director, 412th TW (Edwards AFB)

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM       Guest Speaker, Thomas O’Brien, Deputy, Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP), Test Resource Management Center

10:00AM – 10:05 AM      Announcement of Technical Tracks, Scott Kujiraoka, TIW Technical Program Chair, GBL Systems (NAWC-WD Point Mugu)

10:05AM – 10:30 AM      Break with Exhibitors

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Technical Tracks


TRACK 1 Telemetry and Relay

Track Lead:  Mike VanMeter, NAVAIR Ranges SRF Lead, NAVAIR Ranges (PAX River)

10:30 – 11:00    Patrick Freemyers, NSWC Dahlgren BOA DCS Lead and Chris Patscheck, Raven Defense, BOA DCS – Supporting Beyond Line-of- Sight Data Collection

11:00 – 11:30    Jason Countryman, US Navy, BLOS Capabilities for Flight Test

11:30 – 12:00    Kamal Bhakta, US Navy, STAR Self-Interference Cancellation for TM

12:00 – 12:30    Robert Ziegler, Peraton Labs, 5G Cellular Telemetry Developments


TRACK 2 Interoperability of Ranges

Track Lead:  Doug Nelson, Sr. Combat Systems Engineer, Teknicare

10:30 – 11:00    Kevin Percey, Redstone Test Center, MOSAIC Amphibious Test Range Overview

11:00 – 11:30    Sunil Samtani, Altio Labs, Federated Resources & Analytics Mission Environment (FRAME) for the “Range of the Future”

11:30 – 12:00    Benjamin Tomlinson, NASA, Technology Maturation Projects – Flight Research Return on Investment (ROI)

12:00 – 12:30    Bruce Lipe, NASA, X-59 Telemetry Data Processing at NASA AFRC


TRACK 3 Tracking Radar & TSPI Systems

Track Lead:  Alvia Sandberg, Telemetry Engineer, Redstone Test Center

10:30- 11:00      Steve Meyer, NAWC-WD China Lake, Gary Glazner, Alvia Sandberg, Scott Kujiraoka GBL Systems, Hybrid Tracking System for GPS Denied Environments (HYTS) Overview

11:00 – 11:30    Benjamin Kupferschmidt, Curtiss-Wright, High Accuracy TSPI Field Test Results

11:30 – 12:00    Achilles Kogiantis, Altio Labs, 5G based Positioning and Sensing for T&E Environments

12:00 – 12:30    Frederick Howard, PEO Spectrum, Spectrum Sensors Use in a Shared Environment 


TRACK 4 Flight Termination

Track Lead:  Russ Fielder, Sr. System Engineer, SATECH (NAWCWD-China Lake)

10:30 – 11:00    Sid Jones, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Instrumentation Division, Water-proofed Microphone Flight Test Results

11:00 – 11:30    Jonathan Wright, Redstone Test Center/Army Test and Evaluation Command, Application of Li-Ion Batteries, LDPC, and Distributed Design Capabilities in Flight Termination

11:30 – 12:00    Hon Chan, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Flight Test Demonstration and Sensors Validation of Fiber Optics Sensing System (FOSS) on USAF T-38C

12:00 – 12:30    Brian Hetsko, CAES Mission Systems, Evolution of Autonomous Flight Termination into Tactical Platforms


TRACK 5 Spectrum Usage I

Track Lead:  Bruce Johnson, Chief Engineer, NAWCAD-Pax River

10:30 – 11:00    William Keane, Duane Morris LLP, Spectrum Policy Report

11:00 – 11:30    Charles (Ed) Coyle, Defense Information Systems Agency, PEO Spectrum, AWS-3 2025-2110 MHz Sharing Lessons Learned

11:30 – 12:00    Mark Wigent, Laulima Systems, Spectrum Utilization Metrics System SUMS

12:00 – 12:30    Bruce Johnson, ATR’s use of Commercial Services for airborne Telemetry Re-Radiation


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM       Lunch

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM         Hands-on-Lab running concurrently.

1:30PM – 3:30 PM       Technical Tracks


TRACK 6 Spectrum Usage II

Track Lead: Tim Chalfant Engineering Consultant, TRMC (GMRE, Inc.)

1:30 – 2:00         Phiroz Madon, Peraton Labs, Spectrum Usage Measurement and Deconfliction

2:00 – 2:30         Andrew Portune, Peraton Labs, Orchestrator and Distributed Integrator (ORDER) – Leveraging Open Architectures for AI/ML Adaptive Orchestration in Dynamic Spectrum Environments

2:30 – 3:00         Anthony Triolo, Altio Labs, Spectrum Data Analytics

3:00 – 3:30         Ricardo Barreto, US Navy, Weaver Architecture


TRACK 7 Constrained RF Environment 

Track Lead: Max Apalboym, Chief Engineer, NAWCWD-Point Mugu

1:30 – 2:00         Sean Chen, UCLA, Parametric Devices in Front-End Communications Systems

2:00 – 2:30         Steven Warner, NAWCWD, Using Filters to Help Mitigate Near Term Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)

2:30 – 3:00         Evan Mouchard, Airborne Instrumentation Division, Point Mugu NAWCWD, Mitigating RF Blackout with Mu-Negative Metamaterial

3:00 – 3:30         Mike VanMeter, NAVAIR Ranges SRF Lead, Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Spectrum Usage


TRACK 8 Development of Future BLOS Skillset

Track Lead: Athen Pham, RF Engineer, NAWC WD-Point Mugu

1:30 – 2:00         Bruce Johnson, Aircraft Instrumentation Division Prototyping, Instrumentation and Experimentation Dept. NAWCAD, Telemetry Receive/Record & Re-Radiation Pod

2:00 – 2:30         Dr. Jean Paul “JP” Santos, NAWC-WD – Airborne Instrumentation Systems Dept, Designing for Beyond Line of Sight in RF Systems

2:30 – 3:00         Scott Kujiraoka, GBL Systems, Lessons Learned in the Development of BLOS TM Systems

3:00 – 3:30         Prof. Yuanxun Ethan Wang, UCLA, Noise Figure Testing of Active Directly Matched HF/VHF Antenna Receiver


TRACK 9   Cybersecurity  

Track Lead: Jason Schalow, 412th Communications Squadron; Edwards, AFB

1:30 – 2:00         Jeff Kalibjian, Peraton Labs, Spanning the Gap: Overcoming Cybersecurity Challenges with Managing Testing Data in the Cloud   

2:00 – 2:30         Jason Schalow, Defensive AI: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Combat Cybersecurity Threats

2:30 – 3:00         Payton Rudnick, 412th Communications Squadron, Edwards AFB, Time Series Anomaly Detection for Network Security

3:00 – 3:30         To Be Announced


3:30 PM – 3:45 PM         Stretch with Exhibitors

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM           General Session 


3:45PM – 5:15PM   Panel 1 Digital Engineering through the Lens of T&E

Moderator:  Will Harrell, Digital Engineer Lead, TRMC

Panel Members:

Brian Kelly, Chief Data and Analytics Officer Army Test & Evaluation Command, ATEC

Josh Goins, Chief Technologist, US ARMY Redstone Test Center under the Army Test and Evaluation Command

Amber Willet, Branch Head, Naval Test Wing Atlantic, Test & Evaluation Data Division

Kyle Snow, Digital Engineering Lead, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB

Jeff Tolleson, Vice President, Peopletec


5:15 PM – 6:45 PM   Reception Hosted by Raven Defense 


Thursday, May 16


8:00 AM – 10:00 AM       General Session 

8:00AM – 8:10AM           Reconvene,  Dr. Jean Paul “JP” Santos, TIW Program Chair, NAWC-WD Point Mugu, Airborne Instrumentation Systems Department

8:10AM – 8:45AM           Featured Speaker, Thomas C. Dowd (SES), Director, Ranges/Targets Operations

8:45AM – 9:25AM           Featured Speaker, Col US Army Ret. Joel Babbitt, Vice President Army Programs, Viasat

9:25AM – 10:00AM         Featured Speaker, Vincent M. Liddiard (SES), Executive Director, WSMR

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM     Break with Exhibitors

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM       Hands-on-Lab Exercise running concurrently

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM      General Session


10:30 AM – 12:00PM      Discussion on “Plant 42, Nothing Happens Here

Moderator: Dr. David G. Smith, Director, Air Force Production and Flight Test Facility, Plant 42

Panel Members:

Senior Master Sergeant Eric C. Tabb, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 412 Security Forces Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base

Steven Nastally, Lead Program Manager, Business Integration at Air Force Plant 42

Dwight Junio, Base Civil Engineer, Operating Location Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM       Lunch 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM      Technical Tracks


TRACK 10   Long Range Fires 

Track Lead: Chris Coster, Head, Weapons Instrumentation & Flight Test Division

1:00 – 1:30         Richard Burr, Director, Point Mugu Sea Range, Pacific Hypersonic Testing

1:30 – 2:00         Daniel Crump, Curtiss-Wright, Empirical Measurement of Flight Test Video Encoding Quality

2:00 – 2:30         John Rudy and Mark Hagiwara, NASA, Developing Wireless Sensing Technology aboard NASA Experimental Aircrafts

2:30 – 3:00         Benjamin Baird, 896th Test Support Squadron, Eglin AFB, Wireless Airborne Instrumentation


TRACK 11 AI / ML Data Analytics

Track Lead: Thomas Grace, Electrical Engineer, NAWC-WD Pax River 

1:00 – 1:30         John Blackadar, Department of Homeland Security, CWMD SSD, Evaluating Radiation Portal Monitor System Performance Using Modeling and Simulation      

1:30 – 2:00         Scott Wolfson, U.S. Army Redstone Test Center, How to Instantiate a Neural Network on an FPGA – Methodology and Results

2:00 – 2:30         Blaine Perry, US Army Redstone Test Center, Harnessing the Power of T&E: Pioneering High-Quality Data for AI/ML within the DoD

2:30 – 3:00         To Be Announced


TRACK 12 Live Virtual Constructive

Track Lead: Shannon Wigent, President, Laulima Systems

1:00 – 1:30         Ben Kupferschmidt, Curtiss-Wright, The MDL Metadata Language

1:30 – 2:00         Matthew Goldsbury and Paul D’Urbano, CTI, Electronic Warfare M&S in support of T&E, and a case for AI/ML for Predicting and Evaluating Non-Kinetic Effects

2:00 – 2:30         Richard Burr, Director, Point Mugu Sea Range, Point Mugu Sea Range LVC Efforts

2:30 – 3:00        To Be Announced


TRACK 13 Phased Array Antenna Special Session (CUI)

Track Lead: Tom Young, Engineering Consultant, TRMC

1:00 – 1:30         Tyler P. Neale, TRMC High Speed Systems Test, AEDC/TDH, SkyRange Capability Overview

1:30 – 2:00         Anand Kelkar, CDSI, Telemetry Signal Acquisition and Tracking Beyond the Edge

2:00 – 2:30         Satya Ponnaluri, Blue Halo, Advances in Phased Array Antennas for Telemetry

2:30 – 3:00         Chris Patscheck, Raven Defense, Raven Advanced Phased-array Telemetry Resource (RAPTR)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM         Break with Exhibitors 

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM           General Session 


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM         Guest Speaker, Ryan Norman, Test Resource Management Center, Modernization and Extension of Test Ranges and a Summary of the Technical Sessions

5:00 PM                            Program Concludes