Latest Commercial and Research Technologies in Aerospace, Power and Communication Systems
Join PSDSARC, Arabsat, CITC, King Saud University, and others to discuss the Latest Commercial and Research Technologies in Aerospace, Power, and Communications Systems
On June 6th, at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel, we are gathering the most important companies in the Kingdom to discuss technologies such as cyber-physical systems, photonics systems, passive radars, and many more, and how these are shaping the future of the Aerospace and Energy industry and research domains.
WHEN: June 6th, 2022. Time: 9am-5pm (complimentary lunch included)
WHERE: Riyadh Marriott Hotel. 8333 King Saud Road, Al Wizarat District
*Please note Agenda is tentative as additional speakers are still being confirmed.
Don’t miss out on being part of the conversation among the most important players in the industry.
About the speakers
Senior Manager and Aerospace and Defense sector Manager at SAAB-RDS
Abd-Elhamid M. Taha
Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at Alfaisal University
Assistant Professor at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University
Hicham Mirali has studied embedded software engineering in Morocco before pursuing his career in France at a Engineering Consultant for M3 Systems. The company is based in the European capital of Aerospace, Toulouse, and has been active in the space and defense industry for the last 20 years thanks to its expertise in GNSS signals definition, monitoring and simulation. We have a wide range of customers like the CNES, DGA, ESA, EUSPA, Eutelsat, etc.
GNSS Test and Measurement Solutions
Short overview of GNSS test and measurement solutions (Simulation, Record & Playback) which allow the assessment and validation of LDS (Localization Determination Systems) performance such as GNSS receivers, positioning systems, hybridation algorithms, etc..
Senior Manager and Aerospace and Defense sector Manager at SAAB-RDS. Based in Saudi Arabia, he brings over 15 years of engineering research & industrial consultancy experience. Mr Abdallah has successfully worked with the main Middle East companies in the Aerospace Middle East Market.
Welcome and SAAB RDS Overview
Who is SAAB RDS and how the company is enabling companies in the Middle East with the latest technologies that enable innovation and research both in industry and academic domains.
Jacques Roux is a Senior Communications System Engineer employed by PSDSARC, Saudi Arabia with more than 25 years of experience in the Aerospace Industry. He received his Master’s in Electronic Engineering in 1998, from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has been working as a Systems Engineer for the past two years, with a strong research team in commercializing Saudi Arabia’s indigenous designed passive radar called SAMIT. In his past time he is a radio amateur operator focusing on receiving satellite telemetry at home.
Passive Radar in Saudi Arabia: A Decade of Building Local Radar Technology
Passive radar in Saudi Arabia: A Decade of building local radar technology
Passive radar technology has been around from the early time of radar. During World War 2 the Germans were using the British radio transmitters as radar illuminators of opportunity. After the War, technology focused on more traditional radars, where the transmitter is under the control of the radar operator. This talk is about the research that has been done in this field during the past 10 years in Saudi Arabia and how this “old” technology is getting a new life, especially with the help of modern SDR receivers and GPU processing.
Omar M. AlSalik
Director, Spectrum Data Analytics, Communication and Information Technology Commission, Saudi Arabia. Omar AlSalik has over 14 years of experience in the field of spectrum management, where he specialized in spectrum management and monitoring systems and radio frequency use data analysis and evaluation. He leads many spectrum management activities and projects including an initiative to evaluate the spectrum utilization and efficiency usage in Saudi Arabia as well as auditing and validating spectrum use in the national frequency register. Omar actively participated in developing the National Spectrum Strategy of Saudi Arabia to enable a future transformation of spectrum management toward evidence-based policy, and adopt smart spectrum management tools like distributed databases by 2025. He is co-supervising a national mega project to establish a state-of-art hardware and software systems to manage and monitor spectrum efficiently across the Kingdom. Omar holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from Taibah University, A Data Analytics Certificate from Wharton School, and he will earn his MBA from Saudi Electronic University by May 2021.
Saudi Arabia’s Spectrum Roadmap
Spectrum Management transformation in Saudi Arabia within National Spectrum Strategy 2025 and the new spectrum regulatory framework. CITC mega awards in 2022 (IMT auction, PMR, NTN auction). Radio spectrum allocation and NFAT and licensing process, CITC’s spectrum monitoring system and capabilities.
Abd-Elhamid M. Taha
Abd-Elhamid M. Taha received his B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. from Kuwait University in 1999 and 2002, and his Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada in 2007. He currently serves as an associate professor in electrical engineering at Alfaisal University, and holds an adjunct post at the School of Computing at Queen’s. His general research interest is in computer networks and communications, with a specific focus on Internet of Things (IoT) services, as well connected cyber-physical systems. More recently, he has started exploring the combined applications of affective sensing, AI and IoT.
Introducing Cyber-Physical Systems to Undergrads
Introducing cyber-physical systems (CPS) at the undergraduate level has become a necessity, especially given their ever increasing proliferation around us. The aim of this talk is to provide an overview of the contents and delivery of a 1-term, senior-level introductory course on CPS. Emphasis is made on accessibility for students with different backgrounds, as well as having an appreciation of the breadth (and consequences) of the topics. Examples of the use of modules based on Elvis-III are also provided.
Head of AOC (ARABSAT Transmission Operation Center), joined ARABSAT team on 2001, providing ARABSAT customers the required technical support to insure quality of service using RF & DVB monitoring systems for signal analysis, interference detection & location finding (Geolocation).
Satellite RF Monitoring Applications
In this presentation, a general information will be provided about GEO satellite communications & the ARABSAT fleet, then we will go through one of ARABSAT Spectrum Analysis applications developed in house using NI LabView software & the implementation of NI USRP as Digitizer for satellite RF Monitoring. At the end there will be a chance to talk about SDR (Software Defined Radio) & the benefit of IQ data recording.
Amr Mohamed Ragheb, Ph.D. EE Is currently an Assistant Professor in the electrical engineering department at King Saud University. Also, he is the director of the Photonics Laboratory, Technology Innovation Center in RF and Photonics (RFTONICS), College of Engineering, King Saud University. He has over ten years of experience at the Photonics Telecommunication Laboratory. He worked as a full-time researcher with the Digital Photonic Test Division, Keysight Technologies, Boeblingen, Germany, in 2013. He was a full-time researcher with the Prince Sultan Advanced Technology Research Institute (PSATRI), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2012. He has contributed to the research areas such as photonic-microwave integration, quantum dash-based lasers, free-space optical communication, optical modulation format identification, coherent optical receivers, multi-format highspeed optical transmitter, and passive optical networks.
Photonic Systems: Research Directions
This talk mainly focuses on state-of-the-art applications related to photonics systems. These include high-speed fiber-based and free-space optical communication systems. In addition, the complementary integration between photonics and microwave technologies for both security and communication fields.
Mr. Jan Sima
Graduated in 1993 with an engineering master’s degree in power electronics at Technical University in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Between 1993-2000 he worked as teaching and research staff at the same university. Since 2000 he has worked at ELCOM holding different positions such as technical expert in Test and Measurement systems design, electrical energy measurement, digital signal processing, machine vision and sound and vibration measurements. Mr Sima has wide experience in managing R&D projects with industrial and scientific partners. He currently serves as a head of product R&D and member of the board at ELCOM.
Testing and Monitor Platforms for Power Quality Measurement
He received the B.S. degree in System Engineering (Instrumentation and Control) from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia, in 2005, and the MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 2011 and 2016 respectively.
He is currently an Assistant Professor since 2017 with the Biomedical Engineering Department, IAU University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include nonlinear system identification, artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced topics in control systems.
Examples of Using Labview in Senior Design Projects
This presentation includes different students’ senior design projects that uses Labview and other NI components. The applications are from the biomedical engineering department at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University and supervised by the presenter.