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NEW    –    International Wireless Industry Consortium
Interactive Technical Workshop


Limited to 100 seats
First Registered, First Served




Millimetrewave Sensors
Security & Commercial Applications

A NEW Growing Market for Millimetrewave 
Device, Packaging and Assembly Technologies?

Co-Hosted by:





And Tour of QinetiQ Research Laboratory


Reading, UK

October 10-13, 2005

Holiday Inn Reading
Caversham Bridge
Richfield Avenue
Reading, Berkshire RG1 8BD
Phone: +44 1189 259988
Fax: +44 1189 391665



Organized by the IWPC

International Wireless Industry Consortium


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Workshop Background

The use of the mm wave 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 MM waves and their ability to either penetrate or reflect off of various materials, makes these frequencies well suited to many critical sensing applications. Also, with the advent of a heightened level of security at airports, marine terminals, building portals and public venues, these sensors have shown great promise for non invasive and safe detection of potential weapons & substances.  Some applications include;

*      Weapons & explosives detectives

*      Illegal substances detection

*      Contraband detection

*      Environmental sensing

*      Canvas sided lorry detection of illegal immigrants

*      Through the wall imaging for construction applications

*      Medical sensors

*      Liquid and substance level sensors

*      Distance, speed and crossing sensors


Alternative sensor systems like 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 workshop will be:

*      To examine the characteristics and needs of these different applications sectors;

*      To examine and explore the cost and performance feasibility of MM wave sensors to meet their expected results;

*      To identify the key technologies and technology advances needed to bring down the costs to competitive levels;

*      To explore the possibility of establishing an ongoing discussion group to continue to move forward on these cost reductions.


Monday, October 10, 2005

7:00 PM

Social and Networking

Reception & Registration

At Hotel

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:15 AM  


Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and share how they can contribute to this process

9:00 AM


From a Governmental Perspective


*      Public and mankind values

*      What types of sensors to solve what problem

*      What is the market size and shape

*      Funding sources

*      Competitive technology

*      Phenomenology

*      Public perceptions aka “Can you see my private areas or lack thereof”



UK's View of Safety and Security Sensing Systems

Patrick Mercer OBE MP

Shadow Minister for Homeland Security




Systems and Requirements



Millimetrewave and Terahertz Imaging for Screening People

Tim Sheldon

Head of Explosives and Drug Detection

Scientific Development Branch

UK Home Office






Systems and Requirements



Tarsier®, a Millimetre Wave Radar for Runway Debris Detection

Patrick Beasley

Lead Scientist 

QinetiQ Airport Radars


COTS MMW Radar Solutions for Security, Surveillance and Industrial Applications

Phil Avery


Navtech Electronics Ltd.


Review of Recent mm-Wave Imaging Systems

Brendan Lyons
Manager R&D
Smiths Detection



Panel of Sensor Users and
sensor system integrators


*      Individual short statements followed by audience Q&A

All sensor users and sensor system integrators present


*      UK Home Office

*      BAE Systems

*      NavTech

*      QinetiQ

*      Smiths Detection





1:30 PM

Sensor Suppliers

co-Host Session


*      Competitive technology

*      Size, shape. frequency

*      Fixed vs. portable

*      Manufacturing cost vs., volumes

*      Terahertz challenges

*      Info processing, display, ergonomics

*      Received safety and  target acceptance issues

*      Medical applications

*      Radiometer specific issues

*      Standards


Sensor System Requirements-A User's Perspective

Dr. David J Gunton

Chief Engineer, 

Comms & Signal Processing

BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre


Millimetre-wave Imaging at QinetiQ, UK

Roger Appleby

Technical Leader

Millimetrewave Imaging Group



Expanding mm-Wave Sensor Applications: Can Technology Keep Pace with Needs?

Dr. Roberto Alm

Technical Director



System Solutions using MMW Sensors 

Roger Hopper

Principal Group Manager

Roke Manor Research


3:30 PM



4:00 PM

Sensor Suppliers

co-Host Session




The Commercialization of W-band Sensors

Dan Ammar

Chief Technology Officer



Technology Options for MM-Wave Sensor Components

Nigel Priestley

Chief Engineer



5:00 PM

Panel of Co-hosts


*      Individual short statements followed by audience Q&A

All co-host sensor makers


*      BAE Systems

*      E2V

*      Northrop-Grumman

*      QinetiQ

*      Raytheon

*      Roke Manor

*      Smiths Detection

*      Xytrans


5:30 PM

Adjourn Day 1


7:00 PM


Best of British

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

7:00 AM



8:00 AM



Suppliers of the key sensors system components will present emerging solutions and innovations and their perspectives on options for cost reductions at what quantities and in what periods.

*      MMICs and MMIC connectivity

*      Newer circuit materials

*      Multi circuit modules

*      Semiconductor Device technologies

*      Antennas and antenna integration techniques

*      Board processing

*      Material options

*      Passives

*      Shielding

*      Design Tools

*      Testing - field and manufacturing

*      Others



IWPC Members


Low Cost MMICs for mmW Sensors

Al Lawrence

General Manager/Wireless

Northrop Grumman/Velocium


Millimetre Wave Technologies Foundry Offer and Capabilities

Pierre Quentin

Product Marketing Manager

United Monolithic Semiconductors


MMIC and assembly technology for 70 - 100 GHz sensor applications

Grant Wilcox

Program Manager

TriQuint Semiconductors


MM-Wave Single Chip Transceivers Ready for Multiple Sensor and Communication Applications

Dr. Timothy Childs

Technical Marketing Director

TLC Precision Wafer Technology Inc.


Enabling low noise large volume low cost CMOS sensors up to 100GHz

Dr. Luiz M. Franca-Neto

Tech. Leader & Manager

Broadband Wireless Division

Intel Corporation


10:10 AM



10:40 AM




Ceramic Package for Millimeter-wave Application

Yoshitsugu"Ziggy" Fujita
Section Manager
Corp. Semiconductor Components Group
Kyocera Corp.


LTCC Materials System for mmWave Sensors - Packaging and Modules

Tim Mobley 

Applications Development Engineer



Plastic Packaged mmWave Sensor Chipsets

Alan Jenkins 

Principal Engineer



A User’s Guide to Cryo-Coolers

Chris Hole

VP, Business Development

Hypres, Inc.


12:30 PM




1:30 PM



*      Module vs subsystem breakpoint

*      Common module specifications

*       When do you “Gold Brick” vs “Print It”

*      How does the sensor food chain operate


Microwave and Millimeter-wave Sub-Systems for Homeland Security Sensors

Mark Hebeisen

VP Marketing & Product Mgmt.



Millimeter Wave Module Manufacturing for Advanced Sensor Applications

Dr. David Vizard

Technical Sales Director

Farran Technology


Low Cost Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging for Object Detection/Intelligent Imaging

Rudy Emrick 

Manager Millimeter-wave Applied Research 

Systems Solutions Group



Highly Integrated & Versatile Transceivers for Millimeterwave Applications

Modest Oprysko
Dept. Group Manager
IBM Research


A Real-Time, Small Footprint MillimeterWave Imaging System based on a Planar RF Lens

Marty Neil

General Manager

Millimeter Wave Imaging

Agilent Technology


3:40 PM



4:10 PM

wrap up Panel


Hosts and sensor users discuss if/how the workshop met their expectations.


5:00 PM

Take Aways & Closing Remarks


What Can the IWPC Do To Help the Industry Move Forward?

*      Another workshop

*      Wider or narrower focus

*      Pre standards



5:45 PM



7:00 PM

Dinner (*)

* = each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine and [really] bad jokes.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

9:00 AM -4:00 PM

Tour of QinetiQ Malvern Technology Park
(Limit 20 participants- Restrictions may apply - subject to approval)

Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel.



Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

September 30, 2005


ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus 4 Breaks), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


We estimate that these costs will be $689. (USD) per person. (For 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.



Holiday Inn Reading
Caversham Bridge
Richfield Avenue
Reading, Berkshire RG1 8BD
Phone: +44 1189 259988
Fax: +44 1189 391665


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of £120.00


Cut-off date for reservations is September 19, 2005.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.




There are coaches available every 20 minutes - please see www.railair.com - once in Reading UK, take a local taxi (5-10 minute ride) to the Holiday Inn Hotel.


Or, the local taxi service is called Top Cars and you can reach them at:  +44-118-944-22-22



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 invited 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:
[email protected]

or by snail mail to:
610 Louis Drive, Suite 301
Warminster, PA  18974   USA


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