Length: 3 Days
Electronic Warfare Short Course
Electronic warfare technology targets communications, navigation and guidance systems to locate, blind and deceive the enemy and direct lethal blows.
Electronic warfare is used against artillery, fighter jets, cruise missiles, drones and more. Militaries also use it to protect their forces.
Analysts contend that warfare is shifting more and more to greater use of electronic warfare strategies. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the Ukraine battlefields where the simple act of powering up a cellphone can beckon a rain of deathly fire.
Artillery radar and remote controls for unmanned aerial vehicles may also invite showers of shrapnel.
Electronic warfare is employed in three ways: offensive, defensive and supportive measures. In other words, the spectrum is used to attack the enemy, to protect friendly forces and to provide critical situational awareness that aids warfighter decision-making and increases the likelihood of mission success.
Russia, China and the United States have been particularly active in developing next generation electronic warfare technology in order to get the upper hand in any future conflicts.
Electronic warfare is a rapidly evolving field that is steadily increasing in prominence as DoD looks to gain the edge in the next generation of conflict technology.
New trends in electronic warfare are emerging all the time. The impact of artificial intelligence in the EW sector has been particularly significant. For example, the Army is trying to integrate AI tools into its electronic warfare capabilities so that EW systems can operate in the dense radio frequency environment of the battlefield.
The DoD signed an agreement worth $982 million with Northrop Grumman to acquire state of art Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) capabilities for the U.S. Army.
The contract supports research and development for cyber and electronic warfare, integration, testing, performance verification, technical support, cybersecurity and laboratory demonstrations.
According to IEEE, recent developments in artificial intelligence suggest that this emerging technology will have a deterministic and potentially transformative influence on military power.
AI driven algorithms can be very effective in diverse domain of EW like processing of radar signals for efficient recognition and classification of emitters, detection of jammer and its characteristics and for developing efficient anti-jamming algorithms.
AI techniques can also enable an EW system to operate autonomously.
Electronic Warfare Short Course, EW Short Course by Tonex
Electronic Warfare Short Course, EW Short Course covers the fundamentals of Electronic Warfare (EW) designed for analysts, engineers, project managers, and electronic warfare professionals who build, manage and operate electronic warfare systems.
Upon completion of Electronic Warfare Short Course, the attendees are able to:
- List basis of Electronic Warfare (EW) concepts, architecture and techniques
- Explore the application of electronic warfare concepts to ground, airborne and naval surface warfare
- Describe the key concepts of electromagnetic field theory
- Describe prorogation models, communication intercept and jamming performance prediction
- Understand the basics of radars and radar cross section
- Describe EW and reconnaissance receiver system design trade-off
- Give examples of Directed energy weapons and stealth
- Describe how search and tracking radars function
Who Should Attend
- Electrical engineers
- Software engineers
- System engineers
- System analysts
- Project Managers
- Program managers
Basics of Electronic Warfare (EW)
- Electronic Warfare principles
- Overview of signals such as radio, infrared or radar
- Electronic Warfare architecture
- RF Electronic Warfare
- Infrared Countermeasures
Electronic Warfare (EW) Key Concepts
- Electromagnetic Environment (EME)
- Electronic Order of Battle (EOB)
- EW subdivisions:
- Electronic Attack (EA)
- Electronic Protection (EP)
- Electronic Warfare Support (ES)
- EM energy or anti-radiation weapons
- Electronic Counter Measures (ECM)
- Jamming and chaff
- Defensive ECM (DECM)
- Electronic counter-counter measures (ECCM)
- Electronic Warfare Support Measures (ESM)
Principles of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Applied in EW
- Electronic Warfare ISR Processes
- Overview of Intelligence, Surveillance , and Reconnaissance
- Threat simulation
- Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT)
- Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
- Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
- Imagery Intelligence (IMINT)
- Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
Electronic Warfare Functions
- Ability to use the electromagnetic spectrum
- Key concepts to sense, protect, and communicate
- Overview of Electronic Warfare major areas and function
- Electronic Attack
- Disrupting signals
- Electronic Protection
- Preventing a receiver from being jammed
- Electronic Support
- Producing the data necessary to disrupt the electromagnetic spectrum Listening
Electronic Warfare Capabilities
- Enemy air defense systems
- Suppressing threats in the air
- High energy lasers
- Electronic attack
- Electronic protection
- Electronic support
- Mission support
- Threat analysis and response
- Multispectral, RF/threat management systems
- Off-board and on-board self-protection systems
- Operational analysis
- Mission planning tools and data file generators
- Mission and battle management
- Avionics test systems and maintenance aids
Electronic Warfare Technology
- Electronic warfare missions
- Capabilities to counter current and emerging threats
- Electronic Attack (EA)
- Electronic Protection (EP)
- Electronic Support (ES)
- Mission effectiveness and warfighter survivability
- Integrated electronic warfare
- Digital Electronic Warfare System
Key Technology Enablers of Modern and Emerging RADAR Systems
- Radar, EW and ELINT signal simulation Radar
- Threat Simulation
- Target Applications
- Radar systems
- EW systems
- IED defeat systems
- Pulse Timing Pattern Parameters Pulse Repetition Interval Patterns
Electronic Warfare Systems Engineering and Modeling
- Using DoDAF to model Electronic Warfare
- System concept development
- Modeling and simulation
- System design
- Implementation and Manufacturing
- Test and field support
- EW threat and systems data analysis
- Performance and reliability