Advanced Technology Electronic Defense Systems (ATEDS) 2017



Registration is open to U.S. Citizens with a Secret Clearance Only


Event Date: 
August 29, 2017 to August 30, 2017

PMA272 will host the 23nd Advanced Technology Electronic Defense Systems (ATEDS) Conference, on 29-30 August 2017 in San Diego CA. The conference will be held at the Pavilion of the Hilton La Jolla Hotel. The opening session will start at 8 am on Tuesday, August 29th  and  conclude no later than 4 pm on Wednesday August 30th.

PMA272 is NAVAIRSYSCOM's program office responsible for Electronic Warfare (EW) Aircraft Self-Protection Equipment (ASE) for Navy and Marine Corps tactical aircraft.  The ATEDS conference provides PMA272 an annual opportunity to conduct a forum between the warfighter, program management and field activities, military research laboratories, the intelligence community, test & evaluation activities, other military services and industry.  

The objective is to gather the Joint and Department of the Navy (DoN) Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) community and explore the use of the electromagnetic environment in order to improve aircraft survivability.  The conference focus on the employment of advanced ASE in supporting cross domain operations aligns with the Navy’s maturing Electro-magnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) Strategy.  The emphasis on Joint integration adheres to DoD and service guidance by seeking enhanced mission effectiveness and cost efficiency through the development of common programs and capabilities. The agenda offers two days of classified briefings on a range of topics including relevant threat updates, department and service guidance, emerging operational concepts and potential “game changing” technologies.

There is no conference fee associated with ATEDS.

A block of rooms has been reserved for the ATEDS conference on a first-come, first-served basis at the Hilton La Jolla, 10950 North Road, La Jolla, California 92037. Rooms will be reserved at the federal government per-diem rate for San Diego, which is $149.00.

We have received formal conference approval  from the Department of the Navy, Assistant for Administration (DON AA). The approval letter, dated 15 June,  is available per the Supporting Documentation tab.

Registration Information: 

Registration for the PMA272 hosted 2017 Advanced Technology Electronic Defense Systems (ATEDS) Conference (August 29-30) will remain open until 21 August 2017.  Update: Registration is now closed.

ATEDS Conference check will be available in the Hilton La Jolla Hotel lobby on Monday 28 August from 3 - 6 pm. Attendees can also check in at the Pavilion on Tuesday morning 29 August beginning at 7 am.  However - we strongly urge you to check in on Monday due to the envisioned number of conference participants.  Please ensure you have at least one form of photo ID for check-in.


Effective ASE in Tomorrow’s Dynamic Operational Environment

Agenda Subthemes
1. The Envisioned Operational Impact of EMW

  • ASE in support/enabling “Cross Domain Operations”
  • “ME – WE – US”- The effects of integrated and compatible EW capabilities

2. Advanced ASE

  • Ensuring platform survivability out to 2030
  • Addressing evolving mission requirements and supporting new operational users

3. Intell Updates with an Operational ‘So What” Focus

  • Continuum of Conflict (Near Peer to Counter Insurgency)
  • Regional “Hot Spots”

4. Insights from the Fleet

  • Current operations and challenges
  • Emerging innovative employment concepts

5. Interaction with Stakeholders (Joint – S & T – Industry)


10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States
Phone: 858-558-1500
Driving Directions:

From Interstate 5 Traveling NORTH:

  1. Exit Genesee Avenue (in La Jolla) and turn left (WEST)
  2. Stay on Genesee Avenue, it will curve to the right (NORTH) and become North Torrey Pines Road
  3. At Science Park Road, turn left into hotel driveway

From Interstate 5 Traveling SOUTH:

  1. Exit Genesee Avenue (in La Jolla) and turn right (WEST)
  2. Stay on Genesee Avenue, it will curve to the right (NORTH) and become North Torrey Pines Road
  3. At Science Park Road, turn left into hotel driveway



The reservation cutoff date is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. 

Reservations received after this date will be accommodated on a rate and space availability basis only.

To make reservations, guests can call 800-HILTONS (445-8667) with their group code or visit the website – both listed below.

Group Code: PMA17

Personalized Group Webpage:

Check-in / Check-out:  Check-in time is 4:00pm; check-out time is 11:00am.  All guests arriving before 4:00pm will be accommodated as rooms become available.  Bell staff can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable for guests who arrive early.

Cancellations/No Show: Guests can cancel their reservations with no penalty up to 72 hours before check-in.  Within the 72 hour window, cancellations will be charged one night’s room and tax.  If a guest does not check-in on their arrival date, a “no-show” fee of one night’s room and tax will be charged.

Click  here to download a map layout of the Hilton hotel.

Early Departure Fee: Please note that there is a $75.00 charge for all early departures.

All attendees will be responsible for their own guestroom charges

Overnight self-parking is $30.00 per car/night and valet parking is $40.00 per car/night.

Hilton, La Jolla Torrey Pines

10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Security Deadline: 
June 12, 2018

Pass all security clearances through the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS): SMO Code N004214.  The JPAS info must be received NO LATER THAN August 24th, 2017.

Please use the below information to ease the processing of your clearances.

Visit Dates: 29/30 August 2017
Visited SMO: N004214
Reason For Visit: Symposium
POC: Chris Felosi (ATEDS)
POC Phone: 301-342-3005
Visit Access: SECRET

Additional Info
Activity and Information Guide 2017:

Food & Beverage Options (on property)

  • The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers:Room Service and In-Room Coffee Makers
  • The Torreyana Grille (offering California Cuisine) and the adjacent Lounge here in our hotel, are the perfect place for a power breakfast or business meeting (inquire about our private dining room perfect for small meetings.)
  • Horizon’s Coffee Bar & Lounge – featuring “We Proudly Brew” Starbucks Coffee.Offering pastries, fruit, muffins, bagels, and a great juice selection
  • In addition to the other hotel eateries and coffee bar, a cash basis coffee kiosk will be available outside/adjacent the Pavilion during conference check-in and morning briefings. The Hilton will also offer a cash basis buffet luncheon for conference attendees at the same location on Tuesday and Wednesday. “

Restaurants, Night Clubs, and Bars

  • There are a wide variety of restaurants in the coastal villages of La Jolla and Del Mar (along with other nearby hot spots) that cater to private parties and business engagements.Contact the Concierge for sample menus, reservations, and transportation arrangements
  • Majority of nightlife is in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego:(restaurants, cafes, clubs and live-entertainment.)


  • The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines has the following recreational facilities:2 lighted Tennis Courts, a Basketball Court, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, Putting Green, and Fitness Center
  • Fitness Room:featuring cardio machines, universal and free-weight equipment
  • Heated Swimming Pool (81 degrees), and Jacuzzi (101 degrees)
  • The Hilton Serenity Collection – robes and upgraded amenities including Crabtree & Evelyn products
  • The Spa at Torrey Pines – located at The Lodge and open 8am-7pm; offering manicures, pedicures, facials, body-wraps, and massages
  • Shiley Sports & Health Center of Scripps Clinic
  • Local Recreational Activities include:Golf, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Surfing, Bike Riding, Scuba Diving, Hang gliding, Sailing, Jet Skis, Horseback Riding, Hot Air Balloon Rides, and much more                                                                                                                                 

Running Routes , Trails and playgrounds

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve – north of our hotel and offering 8 miles of trails, Visitor’s Center, and guided nature walks on weekends
  • The Guy Fleming Trail is a very popular trail that leads out to the ocean bluffs – located 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean
  • Take the dirt trails that lead down to Flat Rock (beach level and access); 1.7 miles from our hotel
  • The paved Park Road Trail is 2.3 miles – directly down to the Torrey Pines State Beach
  • Scripp’s Park along Coast Blvd in La Jolla
  • San Diego Underwater Park – a “look but don’t touch” ecological refuge spanning 6,000 acres of ocean bottom and tidelands
  • La Jolla Shores Playground for kids
  • Doyle Park; off Nobel Drive in the U.T.C. area
  • Children’s Pool – see the seals sunning themselves on the sand

Local Health Clubs

  • Shiley Sports & Health Center of Scripps Clinic (located next door)
  • 24HR Fitness – located at the University Towne Center Shopping Mall
  • The Sporting Club – located in the Aventine Complex

Local Attractions

  • Legoland California in Carlsbad – geared towards children ages 2-12, and has more than 50 shows, rides, and exhibits which provide learning opportunities and creative plays – as well as entertainment
  • Sea World – take the family below the surface, above the waves, and beyond your expectations
  • San Diego Zoo – a brilliantly designed, nurturing environment for the nearly 4,000 animals who call it home
  • Safari Park – this park has a 35-minute open air mono-rail ride that takes you through the open plains of a multitude of wild animals
  • Cabrillo National Monument – located at one of the highest points in San Diego.Has panoramic views that look out to the Pacific Ocean, San Diego Harbor, and Coronado Island
  • Balboa Park: (1200 acres) with over 13 wonderful museums, and several Botanical Gardens.
  • Birch Aquarium – explore the water world through dynamic exhibits and a whole host of fun activities
  • Mount Soledad – one of San Diego’s finest lookout points

Local Health Food Options

  • Whole Foods – La Jolla
  • Trader Joe’s - La Jolla
  • Jimbo’s – Del Mar
  • Look for “gluten free” and “vegan” dining options in our hotel’s restaurant, the Torreyana Grille

Shopping Tips

  • University Towne Center (UTC) – featuring Nordstrom, Macy’s, and over one hundred stores and restaurants
  • Boutique Shopping in the villages of La Jolla and Del Mar
  • Art Galleries in and around Prospect Street in La Jolla
  • Cedros Design District in Solana Beach
  • Outlet Malls in Carlsbad, San Ysidro and Viejas Casino

Local Tours & Historic Areas

  • Grayline Tours, Old Town Trolley Tours and Harbor Excursions and Gondola Boat Rides
  • USS Midway Aircraft Museum
  • La Jolla Walking Tour                        
Optional Dining Guide:
Points of Contact: 

PMA 272 ATEDs Team:

Tony Moore (
Bob Crumplar (
Bud Holloway (