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Government Security Applications for Millimeterwave Sensors

Law Enforcement, Homeland Defense, Airport and Transportation Security,
Border Monitoring and Perimeter Detection

Keynotes or Panel Members:

US National Institute of Justice 
US Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration

Department of Defense
UK Home Office

Others TBC


Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286


September 21-22, 2006



Organized byInternational Wireless Industry Consortium


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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
Rene Douville, Technical Director, IWPC

Gary Spedaliere, IWPC


Workshop Background:


Since 9/11, governments worldwide are wrestling with how to contain terrorist and criminal activities before they occur.  There is an increased need for a heightened level of security at airports, marine terminals, building portals, border crossings, public venues and buildings, prisons and in law enforcement.  Several US government departments are involved and have a role including:

  • National Institute of Justice

  • Department of Homeland Security

  • Transportation Safety Association

  • Department of Defense

  • State and County Law Enforcement Agencies

Examples of sensors applications which are required include:

  • Weapons and Explosives detection, portal and "at-a-distance"

  • Illegal substances detection

  • Contraband detection

  • Detection of illegal immigrants

  • Perimeter violations

The use of the millimeterwave bands( 20-150 GHz) for direct and remote sensing has in the last few years blossomed as support technologies have enabled cost effective and reliable sensor equipments. The inherent resolution of millimeterwaves and their ability to either penetrate or reflect off of various materials, makes these frequencies well suited to many critical sensing applications. 


Millimeterwave  sensors have shown great promise for non invasive and safe detection of potential weapons & substances.  Alternative sensor systems such as X Ray scanners, laser radars, olfactory sensors, spectrometers et al all have potential human safety and/or countermeasure limitations.


Workshop Goal:


The Goal of this one day workshop is to bring together the entire millimeterwave sensor supply chain, to obtain a better understanding and an overview of the needs of the various government groups for sensors for security applications


The intention is that the various government departments review their needs and expectations and engage in a dialogue to better understand which of these may be best suited to millimeterwave technology solutions.


An output of this workshop will be a clearer direction for a second event to be held approximately 6 months later where the various industrial providers of these sensors, sensor systems and the key underlying technologies will present their approaches and contributions to the provision of solutions to the government needs.


Thursday, September 21, 2006


Social Reception and Registration

At Hotel

Friday, September 22, 2006

7:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:20 AM

Self Introductions

Each person is asked to introduce him/herself and help us understand what they wish to learn and contribute to this event.

9:00 AM

Featured US and International Government Speakers

  • National Institute of Justice

  • Department of Homeland Security
    Science and Technology


Law Enforcement Applications and Requirements for Millimeter Wave Sensors

Christopher Miles

Sr. Program Manager, RTDD

National Institute of Justice

Application of Millimeter Wave Sensors in Homeland Security

A. Trent DePersia

Program Manager

Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)

Department of Homeland Security


Kirsten Fuoti

Technical SETA Support

Explosives Countermeasure Program

Department of Homeland Defense

TSA Millimeterwave Requirements

Lyle Malotky

Scientific Advisor

Transportation Security Administration

10:30 AM



11:00 AM

Featured US Government Speakers

  • Transportation Security Administration

  • Department of Homeland Security
    Border Crossing?

  • Department of Defense
    Perimeter Detection?

  • UK Government Perspective


The application of sensor technology to securing our borders

Gerald Kirwin

Program Manager, Border Watch


Department of Homeland Security

Force Protection for the War Fighter

Thomas J. Whittle

Chairman of the Joint Requirements Working Group

Physical Security Equipment Action Group (PSEAG) 

RDT&E Program

Department of Defense

Millimetrewave and Terahertz Explosives Detection Systems- A UK Perspective

Tim Sheldon

Head of Explosives and Drug Detection

Scientific Development Branch 

UK Home Office

12:30 PM



1:30 PM

Government Speakers 
Government Operational Representatives



  • National Institute of Justice

  • Department of Homeland Security-HSARPA

  • Transportation Security Authority

  • Department of defense, PSEAG

  • UK Home Office

  • Transport Canada

  • CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority)

2:45 PM



3:15 PM

Panel- Major Security System Providers

What is needed by the Industry to facilitate development?

  • What are the key challenges—technology and socioeconomic—seen by the security systems providers in moving this market sector forward?

  • What are the issues seen by the system suppliers that they would like the government to be aware of and would like them to address?  

  • What issues and technical challenges would the system suppliers like their technology providers to address?

  • What should a follow up workshop on millimeterwave security systems focus on?


  • L3-SafeView

  • NavTech

  • QinetiQ

  • Raytheon

  • BAE Systems

  • GE Security

  • Trex Enterprises/Sago Systems


4:30 PM



5:30 PM





Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: September 8, 2006



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus breakfast/lunch plus breaks), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


These costs will be $419. (USD) per person. (IWPC Members only.)


ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $189. USD


Cut-off date for reservations is September 6, 2006.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.


For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout binder. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

You are asked to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

These materials will be copied and handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


Please send electronic materials (any size file) to:


sent any size email attachment to: 
[email protected]


or use one of these FREE FTP Sites
IF your email system cannot send large files: 



and email to [email protected]


or by snail mail to:


600 Louis Drive, Suite 104

Warminster, PA 18974    USA


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