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    ICSSC Colloquium

    ICSSC Colloquium

    On Monday, 4 August 2014, the Technical Committee on Communications Systems will present a separate, full-day Colloquium exploring the special topic of “Next Generation Broadband Satcom.” Whether to support direct broadcast to homes, access to the internet, or evolving military communications, the need for increased satellite communication capacity and capabilities subject to stringent quality of service requirements is ubiquitous. The Colloquium will address this topic from several perspectives. Enabling the next generation of broadband communications will be advances in a variety of technologies. Presenters from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and The Aerospace Corporate will explore the roles that various advancing technologies are playing. In the civilian market commercial satellite service providers will supply the next generation of broadband services. Speakers from ViaSat, Hughes Network Systems, O3b Networks, and XTAR will provide their insights on the subject as well as how commercial capabilities may meet emerging military needs. Next generation broadband satcom has its own meaning in military communications. Speakers from the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the United States Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency have been invited to supply attendees with insights into future military satellite communications. The final Colloquium event will be a panel discussion chaired by Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN (Ret), between presenters collectively addressing this topic. 


    This Colloquium is being organized by its Chair, Robert Frueholz, Ph.D., The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California. Colloquium attendance requires separate registration from the conference.

    Agenda – Monday,  4 August 2014

    Continental Breakfast 0730–0755 hrs

    Emerging Technologies 
               0800–0840 hrs
    Laser Communications – MIT/Lincoln Laboratory – Dr. Don Boroson, Lunar Laser Comm. Demonstration PI

    0840–0920 hrs
    Advances in Solid State Amplifier Technology Using Gallium Nitride Technology – Aerospace Corp. – Christopher Clark, Sr. Eng. Specialist

    0920–1000 hrs
    A Cyber Security Discussion – Aerospace Corp. – Anthony Choi, Mgr. Cyber Assessment and Testing

    Networking Break  1000 hrs
    Commercial Perspectives on Future Broadband
      1020 – 1100 hrs
    ViaSat Corporation – Steve Gardner, CTO Government Systems

    1100 – 1140 hrs
    O3b Networks – “D” D’Ambrosio, EVP, Government Solutions

    1140 – 1300 hrs
    Lunch (attendees on their own)

    1300 – 1340 hrs
    Hughes Network Systems, LLC – Dr. Pradman Kaul, President

    1340 – 1420 hrs
    Commercial Perspectives on Meeting US Government Broadband Needs – XTAR LLC. – Philip Harlow, President and COO

    Networking Break 1420 hrs
    Government Perspectives on Future Broadband
      1440 – 1520 hrs
    Protected Tactical Satellite System – U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center –Mr. Robert Aalseth, Protected Tactical Service SMC/MCX

    1520 – 1600 hrs
    Air Force Perspective on Use of Commercial Satellites – U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center – Mr. Joseph Vanderpoorten, Commercial Acquisition Pathfinders, SMC/MCXE
    Speakers’ Panel
      1610 – 1700 hrs
    Chaired by VADM Lyle G. Bien, USN (Ret.)

    *Agenda subject to change.