Fast Military 5G: Getting The Right Information To Those Who Need It

Oct. 11, 2023
A Military & Aerospace Electronics-hosted webinar sponsored by Wireless Telecom Group

Originally broadcast on October 31, 2023. Now available On Demand.

Sponsor: Wireless Telecom Group
Duration: 1 Hour

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Emerging fifth-generation wireless communications — better-known as 5G — will be far more than quick-connect phone calls and fast movie downloads, particularly for the U.S. military.

5G, in fact, could make reality of what military leaders as far back as the 1980s referred to as the “infosphere,” where access to data from video, voice, sensors, targeting, reconnaissance, and even the sights on infantry weapons are accessible easily and instantaneously for all who needs it.

5G holds the promise of ubiquitous high-speed data connectivity; vastly improved intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); fast and secure command and control; more efficient logistics; swarming unmanned vehicles; and wide use of virtual reality and augmented reality for simulation, training, and mission rehearsal.

The promise of 5G is for instant situational awareness anywhere on Earth, smart hypersonic weapons with re-targeting on-the-fly, rich access to mission-critical data on the leading edge of the battlefield, and unmanned aircraft that can fly safely alongside passenger aircraft in commercial airspace.

Those attending will learn about:

  • today's potential applications of military 5G;
  • near-term and far-term uses of military 5G;
  • enabling technologies for military 5G; and
  • research and development, now and in the future, for enabling technologies in military 5G.


Dr. Bill Conley | CTO | Mercury Systems

Bill Conley is Mercury’s Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the technical vision and implementation of strategic objectives. He has substantial experience in research, development, weapon system acquisition, technology road mapping, strategy development & implementation, and government. As a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, serving as the Director for Electronic Warfare in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he led the $7B annual investment to develop and acquire electronic warfare weapon systems. Dr. Conley earned a Bachelor of Arts from Whitman College and a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Purdue University.

Kevin A. Huttenhoff | Senior Manager, Space Data Transport Mission Strategy and Advanced Capabilities | Lockheed Martin Space

Kevin Huttenhoff is the Senior Manager, Space Data Transport, Mission Strategy and Advanced Capabilities, Lockheed Martin Space. In this capacity, Kevin is responsible for architecting and creating a data-centric space architecture which Lockheed Martin calls the Space Data Transport Tapestry (SDTT), an integral piece to enabling Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). As part of these responsibilities, he works in support of the execution of the Space Development Agency’s Transport Layer Tranches 0, 1, and 2 which are foundational to the SDTT. Additionally, Kevin works to integrate commercial constellations, services, and technologies into the SDTT. 

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