Session Programme (Proceedings)
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Family members are welcome to all activities after 15.00
08.00 Flag Ceremony 08.15 Conference Introduction by C-H Walde and Åke Blomquist
Propagation and Modelling Session chairman: Bengt Lundborg08.30-09.20 Ionospheric Propagation and Modelling for Modern HF Communication Systems by P S Cannon 09.20-09.45 Modal Power Considerations in Modem Performance Evaluation by T J Willink 09.45-10.15 Coffee, Tea 10.15-10.40 HF Spectral Occupancy at High Latitudes by L Economou, P Green, G Gott, P Laycock, M Brös and S Boberg 10.40-11.05 Modelling of Ionospheric Propagation in the HF band Using Neural Networks by C Özkaptan and E Tulunay 11.05-11.30 HF Frequency Management by Q P Mordey 11.30-13.00 Lunch
Equipment Session chairman: Walter Reck13.00-13.25 PostMan / Wireless TCP/IP - The Radio Link to Internet and HF Pager by T A Kneidel 13.25-13.50 Low-Cost High-Efficiency HF Power Amplifiers by F H Raab 14.00-14.25 Intelligent System Control for High Power HF Automatic Antenna Tuner by G Fagioli 14.25-14.50 Half-Loop Antennas for HF Communications in ALE and Frequency Hopping by J-P Gouin and D Lafargue 15.00-15.30 Coffee, Tea 15.30-17.00 Sight-seeing Guides: Bengt Ahrnfelt, Sune Ljungberg and Lars Norrby
Top-level key-note session Chair: C-H Walde, founder of the HF series of conferences, Co-chair: Gunnar Eklund, cofounder19.00 Speakers: Lars Sonesson, Les W Barclay OBE, Thormod Bøe, and Richard C. Kirby The speakers have been asked to give their views on standardisation and frequency management issues.
In remembrance of Lars Bergman, a well-known Swedish frequency management specialist who recently, at the age of 77, passed away when on duty in Vilnius, Lithuania.
20.00-22.00 Exhibition Party with wine, beer and snacks in the exhibition halls
Coding and Modulation Session chairman: Lars Ahlin08.00-08.25 High Data Rate Modem: Comparison of Serial and Parallel Waveforms for Shortwave Communications by A Kotlowski, A Brakemeier, B Mouy, M Coutolleau, P Vila and D Mérel 08.25-08.50 An Implementation of STANAG 5066 Annex G Waveforms by J Nieto 08.55-09.20 A 16,000 Bits Per Second High Data Rate HF Modem by N C Davies, R W Johnson and M B Jorgenson 09.20-09.45 A Scaleable Burst HF Modem by M W Chamberlain, W N Furman and E M Leiby 09.45-10.15 Coffee, Tea 10.15-10.40 Stealthy HF Communications using OFDM by J E M Nilsson and T C Giles 10.40-11.05 High Data Rate Communications Over HF Channels by S Elvy 11.05-11.30 Low Bit Rate Voice Coding by M E Turner and M R Ismail 11.30-13.00 Lunch
Modelling and Simulation Session chairman: Paul Cannon13.00-13.25 HF ALE Testbed and Standardization Issues by D P Roesler 13.25-13.50 On an Ionospheric Channel Simulator Driven by Measurements of Multipath and Doppler Spread by M J Angling and N C Davies 14.00-14.25 The High Latitude Performance and Availabilities of Robust and Non-Robust Modems Using Multiple Frequencies by V Jodalen, T Bergsvik, P S Cannon and P C Arthur 14.25-14.50 Validation of a Multi-Dimensional Technique for Characterising the Performance of HF Modems, Using Channel Probes and Embedded Modem Transmissions by P L Cotterill and P C Arthur 15.00-15.30 Coffee, Tea 15.30-17.30 Fox hunt Gather in the lecture hall
18.00 Before-dinner entertainment outside the restaurant to be enjoyed with exotic Gotland drinks! 19.00 Conference dinner 20.30 Entertainment in the conference theater 21.30 Conference dinner continues
Protocols Session chairman: Jens Zander08.30-09.20 U.S. MIL-STD-141B Appendix C - A Unified 3rd generation HF Messaging Protocol by E Johnson, T Kenney, M Chamberlain, W Furman, E Koski, E Leiby and M Wadsworth 09.20-09.45 Mobile Communications with STANAG 5066 by P Reynolds and D Clark 09.45-10.15 Coffee, Tea 10.15-10.40 STANAG 5066 - The World's First Implementation by P Marland 10.40-11.05 Value Assessment of Automatic Link Maintenance in Modern HF Data Networks by C Redding and D Weddle 11.05-11.30 Data Rate Change Algorithms for Maritime HF Subnetworks by M Street, G Kendrick, A Gillespie and S Trinder 11.30-13.00 Lunch
Networks and Systems Session chairman: Olov Carlsson13.00-13.25 SESAM - A Versatile Research Platform for Digital Wideband ESM Techniques by R Gustavsson 13.25-13.50 The Need for Adaptive and Automated HF in the Swedish Defence by N Skoging 13.50-14.15 Effectiveness of frequency adaptive systems by H Bergzén 14.25-14.50 Managed Communications Networks by K Eddie 14.50-15.15 Downsizing the Infrastructure for Mobile HF Voice and Data Communications Systems by B Dagås and K-A Markström 15.15-15.30 Coffee, Tea
17.00 Dinner 20.00 Church concert followed by refreshments served in the vicar's garden
08.15 Bus departure to Visby airport 09.45 Bus departure to Visby airport and harbour
Updated August 3, 1998. Questions: Contact Håkan Bergzén