Why Attend?

  • Analysis current space capabilities from leading nations
  • Discuss the increase in Space Debris
  • Understand the importance of joint space programs
  • Develop your understanding of Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
  • Review the latest satellite systems being used by governments and armed forces
  • Network with leading space officials from leading nations

Defence Satellites 2017

Rome, Italy
23rd May 2017 - 25th May 2017


Safeguarding your Transmissions - the Technology & Tools

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

09.00 - 16.00


Maintaining assured and reliable satellite communications links across commercial and military sectors are critical and technology plays a big part in that endeavour. This Workshop takes the journey through the latest techniques, technology and tools that ensure transmitted services are guaranteed and RFI resolved. From using ‘BIG’ Data to solve RFI; the “Digital” Ground Station, Software Defined Products to today’s VSAT system developments; add to that management, cybersecurity and commercial sector initiatives all form an eclectic mix that this Workshop will help look at how future communications networks are developed and yet smart enough to deal with quantity, quality and speed of services that are required.



- To gain a better understanding of how design and new technology fits.

- To understand how the external environment can impact operations.

- To gain knowledge of the tools and technology available for dealing with the latest satellite technology such as HTS.

Military or Commercial organisations that…

a) Uplink to Satellites

b) Operate/Maintain Satellite Broadcast & VSAT Networks

Those involved with implementing today’s systems...

a) The inevitable move towards IP and HTS

b) Improvement to VSAT Networks

c) Network Management



Military Communications Personnel - Operations & Engineering

Satellite Operators (Commercial, Sales & Marketing)

Uplinkers (Commercial (e.g. Broadcasters & Military Service Providers)

Communication Project Managers & Integrators



Martin Coleman is Executive Director, the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG). Martin is responsible for spearheading a number of significant initiatives aimed at reducing satellite interference, including the development, introduction, standardization, and implementation of Carrier ID (CID). Martin regularly addresses the industry on the subject of technology innovation and mitigation of satellite interference, at global industry events and at IRG-led workshops and webinars.



The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organisation working to reduce satellite frequency interference. Through global initiatives and technology innovation covering Intentional Interference and VSAT interference. The Group’s membership is comprised of satellite operators, users, Uplinkers, service providers, equipment vendors and other organizations with a stake in combating radio frequency interference. For more information, please visit http://satirg.org/membership/