Military Radar Summit

Arlington, VA, United States

Beyond the Line of Sight: Advancing Detection Capabilities and Resiliency

With increasing hostility and changing international relationships occurring globally, there is a clear need to substantially increasing our detection capabilities of foreign assets great and small. With threats like UAV's becoming increasingly difficult to detect, due to their slow travel and small characteristics, advancing radar technology is critical. Every second counts!.

With this in mind, the US Armed Forces' leading military radar operations and acquisition experts have been tasked with improving small target detection, SWAP-C, resiliency to electronic warfare, interference management, modular upgrades, and autonomous radar assets. In order to accomplish this, the military has put out a number of significant RFPs and requirements. It will take a seamless collaboration of the top agencies, OEMs, military branches, and contractors to achieve these goals.

Military Radar Summit 2019 brings together the key stakeholders to learn, share and connect on radar resiliency, catch up to foreign developments, implement the newest scientific capabilities, overcome functional challenges, and upgrade your existing resources.

Co-Located with Counter UAS

Why Attend?

  • Better Understanding on military and government needs and processes for acquisition, in order to secure the bid.
  • Discover New Emerging Technologies and innovative strategies, improving interoperability and radar capabilities to enhance operation efficiencies.
  • Test New Technologies during our Demo Drive, evaluate and analyze new technology to advance operations.
  • Hear from key thought leaders in the Radar community including the latest challenges and requirements for the next generation of radar technology
  • Join Our Technical Training Day to get an inside perspective and learn more about cognitive radar, spectrum challenges and supporting domain awareness.

Topics we cover include:

  • New platforms for advanced radar systems technology
  • Budget oversight and limitations as related to radar development
  • Upgrades in Military Radar for UAVs
  • Advancements in Ground Radar Technology
  • Modernizing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Radar System
  • Updates for the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) System
  • Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)
  • Electronic Warfare Updates and Next Generation Jammer (NGJ)
  • Very Low SWaP-C Military Subsystems and Components
  • Active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar advancements


  • Mark Kitz, Chief Engineer, Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S) | U.S. Army
  • Dr. Braham Himed, Technical Adviser, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Brian Phelan, Senior Engineer, Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Tom Rondeau, Program Manager | Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), DARPA
  • Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, IEEE Fellow, IEEE Warren D. White Award, Chairman | 12th Military Radar Summit
  • Bob Schneider, Technical Director, Defense Spectrum Organization, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Roger Gross, Counsellor Defence Materiel (CONDMAT), Department of Defence of Australia
  • Ram Narayanan, Professor of Electrical Engineering | Radar and Communications Lab Group, Pennsylvania State University
  • Thomas Karako, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Kelly Sherbondy, Team Leadert, Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Frank N. Kautzmann, III, Ph.D., Litt.D., President, Chairman, CEO & Chief Scientist Company | Real Data, Member | Sigma Xi, The Science Research Honor Society
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Gustavo, Command & Control Section, Chief of Staff of the Brazilian Air Force
  • Eric Kutner, Advisory Board Member, Rutgers Center of Excellence, National Security Policy Advisor
  • Dr. Matthew J. Brandsema, Research Associate, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
  • Tom Driscoll, CTO & Co-Founder, Echodyne
Technical Focus Day - March 12th, 2019

Conference Day One - March 13th, 2019

Conference Day Two - March 14th, 2019


Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington Virginia 22204
United States
Phone: 703-521-1900

Featuring a free airport shuttle, this upscale hotel in Arlington overlooks the Washington, D.C monuments and is one mile from Arlington National Cemetery. The hotel features a state-of-the-art gym, free shuttle service and award-wining restaurant. Guest rooms at the Sheraton Pentagon City are spacious and feature a large work desk, coffee maker and flat-screen cable TV. The large bathrooms include deluxe toiletries and bathrobes. Many attractions including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Museum of Natural History are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Georgetown University is also nearby.

The special room rate of $251 per night has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 703-521-1900 and give the group name IQPC or click here to book here. You must make your reservation no later than February 18th, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Event details
Organizer : IDGA
Venue : Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, VA, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19104