Speaker Bio & Abstract

Emlyn Hagen Senior Manager
L3Harris Geospatial

BiographyDr. Emlyn Hagen is a Senior Manager at L3Harris Geospatial and he is responsible for the DACH/NL territory. Emlyns passion for remote sensing started 20 years ago at the DLR in Germany and CRISP in Singapore, and uses his skills today to provide innovative, realistic and focused remote sensing solutions to clients.

Before joining L3Harris, Emlyn was CTO of iMMAP and leading the USAID funded Disaster Risk Reduction Program in Afghanistan (2015-2018). For 8 years Emlyn supported the NATO CI Agency as a geospatial expert. He worked in theater support for Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan as on various NATO GIS/RS research projects. The execution of the Afghanistan Flood Hazard Map project was highly visible, and it was nominated for the World Future Foundation (WFF) award.

Emlyn was the Lead Geographic Information Manager for the Shell Oil operations in Jordan (2010-2015). His work on "Communication Access and Proximity Maps" was nominated for the Shell CEO Global HSSE Award. It resulted into effective and safe operations for the 300 staff exploring a 20.000 km hostile desert environment. Additionally, he was the Geomatics Technical Adviser of a 1.2 Billion US$ project.

Emlyn has published two books and multiple peer reviewed scientific papers. He was born in Belgium and currently lives in Augsburg, Germany; he acquired his PhD at the NUS Singapore and MSc at the University of Munich. AbstractSAR for Defense and Security ApplicationsSynthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data contains a wealth of information, but it is not easy to visually interpret. However, there are processing and analysis techniques that you can use to quickly and accurately extract actionable intelligence. Some of these techniques include coherent change detection, time series analysis, advanced differential interferometry, ship and automated target detection, and moving target detection. The ability for SAR data to be captured day or night and see through clouds, means that these techniques can provide intelligence that is often impossible to obtain with optical data.

In this presentation, real-world examples of SAR processing and analysis for Defense and Security applications are presented, as well as the corresponding tools and techniques that made them possible.