Electronic WarfareTraining Courses
Electronic Warfare Training Courses: The arms race has moved into the information environment as countries around the world compete for dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Electronic warfare (EW) is typically defined as a broad category of technical capabilities focused on the strategic use of the electromagnetic spectrum against an enemy in a military conflict.
Electronic warfare is a rapidly evolving field that is steadily increasing in prominence as nation’s look to gain the edge in the next generation of conflict technology. Many experts in this arena have been pushing for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to step up its EW programs.
Two of the most common practiced types of electronic warfare are jamming and eavesdropping.
Jamming falls under the category of electronic countermeasures (ECM). The purpose of jamming is to limit the enemy’s ability to exchange information by overriding radio transmissions or by sending signals to prevent radar detection or convey false information.
The two main technique styles are noise techniques and repeater techniques. There are three types of noise jamming:
- Barrage jamming:The jamming of multiple frequencies at once by a single jammer. The advantage is that multiple frequencies can be jammed simultaneously; however, the jamming effect can be limited because this requires the jammer to spread its full power between these frequencies, as the number of frequencies covered increases the less effectively each is jammed.
- Spot jamming: This is when a jammer focuses all of its power on a single frequency. While this would severely degrade the ability to track on the jammed frequency, a frequency-agile radar would hardly be affected because the jammer can only jam one frequency. While multiple jammers could possibly jam a range of frequencies, this would consume a great deal of resources to have any effect on a frequency-agile radar, and would probably still be ineffective.
- Sweep jamming: This happens when a jammer’s full power is shifted from one frequency to another. While this has the advantage of being able to jam multiple frequencies in quick succession, it does not affect them all at the same time, and thus limits the effectiveness of this type of jamming. Although, depending on the error checking in the device(s) this can render a wide range of devices effectively useless.
Repeater jamming is a repeater technique that manipulates received radar energy and retransmits it to change the return the radar sees. This technique can change the range the radar detects by changing the delay in transmission of pulses, the velocity the radar detects by changing the Doppler shift of the transmitted signal, or the angle to the plane by using AM techniques to transmit into the side lobes of the radar.
Electronics, radio equipment, and antenna can cause DRFM (Digital radio frequency memory) jamming causing false targets, the signal must be timed after the received radar signal.
Eavesdropping on enemy communications is known as signals intelligence (SIGINT) gathering.
Electronic Warfare Courses
Tonex offers an Electronic Warfare Short Course | EW Short Course, a 3-day class that covers the fundamentals of Electronic Warfare.
Who Should Attend
- Project managers
- Electronic warfare professionals who build, manage and operate electronic warfare systems
—Electronic Warfare Threat Modeling and Simulation Training, a 4-day course that designed for military professionals, analysts, engineers, electrical engineers, project managers, electronic warfare technical professionals and anyone involved in planning, analysis, modeling and simulation of Electronic Warfare Threat in the new environment.
—Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course, a 4-day course that that focuses on key concepts of EW.
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