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EVENT PROFILE: ISCe 2009 SATCOM Conference Is Revealing

The Military — NGOs — First Responders — Government Agencies — all require secure and viable access to SATCOM solutions in order to respond to their crucial missions with success. Such is becoming increasingly difficult to ensure — SATCOM environs continue to change as new technologies and new processes are brought into play, capacity is hard to acquire, and increasing costs can play havoc with budgets. How can one update their knowledge as to these changes, quickly and effectively?

One path to an updated understanding of changing environments is the ISCe 2009 event SATCOM Solutions For Military and Civil Agencies in a Changing Environment. This conference is going to be conducted from June 2nd through June 4th at the fabulous San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California. Co-sponsored by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the venue is also the home for the 3rd Annual Navy Commercial SATCOM Users Workshop.

This year, there are special pre-event training workshops presented on Monday, June 1st. Workshop A is Communications for Disaster Relief and Emergency Management, which will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with emphasis on...
  • Review of CEM® program requirements (experience, education, professional contributions and more)
  • Explanation of the Associate Emergency Manager program requirements; application procedures, and tips for successful program completion
  • An overview of the CEM® / AEM exam, the standards upon which the exam is based, sample exam questions along with a Q&A period.

The instructor is Nick Crossley, the CEM Commissioner. Additionally, two certifications will be offered by the IAEM, those being the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and the Associate Emergency Manager (AEM).

Workshop B, also a full day session, is focused on Satellite Technology and Networks and is presented by UCLA Extension and Application Technology Strategy, Inc. (ATSI). Presented will be the fundamentals, applications, and approaches for satellite networks used in military and civil government environs. Presenting the course is Bruce Elbert, MSEE and MBA, President of ATSI. Those attending will receive information regarding…
  • How a satellite provides communications links to typical Earth stations and user terminals
  • The various technologies used to meet requirements for quality of service and reliability
  • Basic characteristics of modulation, coding and Internet Protocol processing
  • Networking challenges unique to satellite systems and how these can be overcome
  • How satellite links are used to satisfy requirements of the military for mobility and broadband network services for warfighters
  • The characteristics of the latest U.S.-owned MILSATCOM systems, including WGS, MUOS, A-EHF, and the approach for using commercial satellites at L- and Ku-bands
  • State-of-the art approaches for emergency communications through commercial satellite systems at L-, C-, Ku- and Ka-bands
The conference will be presenting VIP speakers in the mornings, at breakfast, and a number of intriguing sessions to follow each day:

Tuesday, June 2
10:30 a.m.
Civil I
  • SATCOM Solutions Helping to Overcome the Toughest Challenges for Emergency Management
Military I
  • Hosted Payloads: Cost-Effective Solutions for Government Requirements in Space Session
1:30 p.m.
  • Integrating SATCOM with Terrestrial Networks to Meet the Needs and Requirements of National Civil Agencies
Military II
  • Ground Systems and the End User — Networked Mobility and Portability
4:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary Session
  • Telcom and SATCOM: Key Tools for Reconstruction and Nation-building
5:30 p.m.
    Evening Reception, hosted by SSPI

Wednesday, June 3rd
9:00 a.m.
  • Interview with Military Leaders: Effective SATCOM for Military Users: Accomplishing the Mission within Fiscal Realities
11:00 a.m.
Civil III
  • SATCOM Technologies to Facilitate Broadband Mobile Applications for Civil Agencies
  • Advanced MILSATCOM Systems Update: 2010 and Beyond!
1:30 p.m.
Civil IV
  • Ku- and Ka-band Terminals, Systems and Solutions for Civil Agencies
Military IV
  • Combatant Command’s Perspectives
3:30 p.m.
Closing Plenary Session
  • New Administration, New Priorities: What’s the Impact on the Industry from New/Modified Federal Requirements?
5:30 p.m.
  • ISCe Awards Dinner and Reception

Select the graphic below or enter http://www.isce.com/registration for more information.