HAP Applications Symposium

Venue: Kings Manor, York, UK

Wednesday 25th October 2006

9:00 index
Brian Cantor - Vice Chancellor of the University of York
9:05 Opening/Keynote
The Potential of High-Altitude Platforms & the European Framework Programme for Research
Rosalie Zobel, Director, Components and Systems,
DG Information Society and Media, European Commission

The morning sessions focused on the needs of current and future applications which might be serviced by a variety of HAPs (and quasi-HAPs) solutions.

9:50 Applications 1

Broadband for All
Manuel Monteiro, Deputy-Head of Unit, Communication Technologies,
DG Information Society and Media, European Commission
(presented by Jorge Pereira)

HAPS: A Service Provider’s Perspective
Jon Wakeling, Strategic Market Analysis Unit,
BT Group Chief Technology Office, British Telecommunications plc

10:50 Coffee Break

11:15 Applications 2

High Altitude Platforms - A flexible, fast-deployable, modular, multi-system, multi-service platform
Jorge Pereira, Principal Scientific Officer, ICT for Environment,
DG Information Society and Media, European Commission

Maritime Surveillance
Maurice de Langlois, Capability Manager, EDA
(presented by Jorge Pereira)

12:30 Lunch

The afternoon sessions showed how HAPs will address current and future applications requirements, with reference to international projects, technology state of the art, and future development timescales.

13:30 Major Non-European HAP Initiatives

HAPs in the USA
  • High Altitude Platform Aircraft at NASA - Past, Present and Future
    John DelFrate, Business Development Office,
    NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

  • NOAA's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program
    Albin J. Gasiewski, Director,
    NOAA-CU Center for Environmental Technology, University of Colorado at Boulder

HAPs in Asia
  • HAP program update in Japan
    Ryu Miura, Project Manager,
    National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

  • R&D on HAPs in Korea
    Ho-Jin Lee,
    Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Technology

Wireless communications delivery from HAPs – What can be achieved and when?
David Grace, Principal Scientific Officer, FP6 Project CAPANINA,
University of York

High Altitude Long Endurance Aerostatic Platforms: The European Approach and
HALE D-20 Description
Per Lindstrand, CEO,
Lindstrand Technologies Ltd

16.30 Panel
European Commission
European Defense Agency
Lindstrand Technologies

17.00 Closing Remarks

17.30 Drinks Reception at the Mansion House with the Lord Mayor of York. - more details