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Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course

NATO defines Electronic Warfare (EW) as a military action that exploits electromagnetic energy, both actively and passively, to provide situational awareness and create offensive and defensive effects.

It is warfare within the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) and involves the military use of electromagnetic energy to prevent or reduce an enemy’s effective use of the EMS while protecting its use for friendly forces.

The importance of EW cannot be overemphasized. Having an adversary monitor one’s communications or eliminate one’s ability to communicate or navigate can be catastrophic.

Also, having an adversary know the location of friendly forces based on their electronic transmissions is highly undesirable and can put those forces at a substantial disadvantage.

On the modern battlefield, the Department of Defense understands there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye.

Above and beyond the missions we can see and hear – on the ground, in the air and at sea – a hidden battle pulses and surges, and along with it, the prospects of victory or defeat.

Electronic warfare is employed in three ways:

  1. Offensively
  2. Defensively
  3. Supportive measures

Broken down further, electronic attack (EA) is the strategic use of electromagnetic or directed energy weapons to assault enemy forces’ electronic infrastructure with the intent to degrade or eliminate their combat capabilities.

This includes threat analysis and response, as well as countermeasures such as signal jamming, electromagnetic deception (spoofing), lasers, radio frequency (RF) weapons, or any combination of the above EW tools to achieve threat neutralization.

Electronic Protection (EP) involves safeguarding a country’s personnel, facilities, and equipment against the effects of electronic attack (EA) by hostile forces that could neutralize or destroy its combat capabilities.

This threat suppression is achieved using various onboard and off-board systems that employ cyber and multispectral radio frequency/infrared (RF/IR) tools to detect, analyze, and initiate responses to known and potential threats.

Electronic Support (ES) follows operational directives to rapidly detect, intercept, identify, and track electromagnetic energy sources to recognize threats, collect targeting and signals intelligence data, and inform future operational planning.

That’s why ES threat detection is often considered Electronic Warfare’s intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) mission, which also includes geolocation and direction-finding capabilities.

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Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course by Tonex

Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course establishes Electronic Warfare (EW) foundation designed for analysts, engineers, electrical engineers, project managers, electronic warfare technical professionals who design or operate radar systems and electronic warfare systems; and anyone involved in planning, design, analysis, simulation, requirements definition, performance specification, procurement, test, security and evaluation of electronic attack equipment. Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course describes  military action involving the use of electromagnetic (EM) and directed energy (DE) to control the EMS or to attack the enemy. Tonex has been a leader in electronic warfare training  services since 1992. Tonex has developed training courses in ISR, Microwave, Radar, EW, Tactical Data Link, Link 11, Link 16, Link 22, tactical lasers electrical systems and other innovative training programs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Electronic Warfare Training Crash 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
  • Illustrate line of sight (LOS), two-ray, and knife edge diffraction propagation models
  • 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
  • List the functional and operational susceptibilities of weapon systems to electronic warfare
  • Understand Electronic Warfare Systems Engineering and System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) principles
  • Understand the  application modeling, simulation and net-centric architecture to electronic warfare.

Who Should Attend

  • Technical personnel
  • Electronic warfare or radar system planning, design, development, operations and maintenance
  • Electrical engineers
  • Software engineers
  • System engineers
  • System analysts
  • Cyber security professionals
  • Verification and validation personnel
  • Project managers
  • Program managers

Course Agenda

What is Electronic Warfare (EW)?

  • Electronic Warfare principles
  • Overview of signals such as radio, infrared or radar
  • Electronic Warfare architecture
  • Naval EW
  • Ground EW
  • Airborne EW
  • Cyber EW
  • RF electronic warfare
  • Infrared Countermeasures

Overview of 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)
  • Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • Jammers and EW transmitters
  • Signal Intelligence (SIGINT)
  • Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
  • Communications Intelligence (COMINT)
  • Electronic Warfare Support Measures (ESM)
  • Radar EW Simulation and Analysis
  • Antenna Pattern Properties and Definitions
  • Bore-Sight
  • Bearing Angle
  • Beam width
  • Side Lobe Level

Principles of Net-Centric Electronic Warfare

  • Electromagnetic review
  • Radio waves, Infrared and Laser light
  • Integrated electronic warfare
  • Principles of Confusing or disabling an enemy’s electronics
  • Basic strategies  in modern warfare
  • Radio propagation models
  • Radar threat
  • Phased array radars
  • SAR & ISAR
  • Low probability of intercept signals
  • Modern EA architectures
  • Directed Energy Weapons
  • EW vs. stealth

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)

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 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
  • Collecting radio signals
  • Sensing the radar of an incoming missile
  • Weapon systems
  • Radar systems
  • Radar cross section
  • Search radars
  • Tracking radars
  • Electronic support measures
  • Electromagnetic countermeasures
  • Off-board self protection electromagnetic countermeasures

Electronic Warfare Capabilities

  • Enemy air defense systems
  • Suppressing threats in the air
  • Art of deception
  • Directed Energy
  • High energy lasers
  • Radar-directed artillery systems
  • Radar warning receivers
  • Missiles, mortars, swarming boat attacks
  • High-speed anti-radiation missile
  • Radar-guided missiles
  • Radar Cross Section Reduction
  • Infrared/Visible signature suppression
  • Directed Infrared countermeasures
  • Airborne jammers
  • Protection, confusing adversaries, “ghost” entities
  • Foiling sensors with focused radio energy
  • Enemy airborne interceptors
  • Surface-to-air missiles
  • Anti-aircraft artillery weapon systems
  • Off-board and on-board systems
  • Rapid detection, identification, and tracking
  • Direction finding and geolocation
  • Passive targeting support
  • Missile warning
  • Electronic attack
  • Electronic protection
  • Countermeasures
  • 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

Electronic Warfare Environment Modeling and Simulation

  • Mission planning support
  • Modern threat environment
  • Controlling the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Seizing the Spectrum
  • EW Environment
  • Integrated EW
  • Ground EW  systems
  • Airborne EW  systems
  • Counter-UAS systems
  • EW-Enabled Cyber
  • Jammers
  • Directed Energy
  • Airborne Decoys
  • Anti-Radiation missiles
  • Radar warning receivers
  • Countermeasures

Electronic Warfare Systems Engineering and System of Systems Engineering

  • Electronic Warfare ConOps
  • Using DoDAF to model Electronic Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare DoDAF operation modeling: OV-1, OV-2, OV-3, OV-4 and OV-5
  • Electronic Warfare DoDAF system and services  modeling: SV-1, SV-2, SV-3, SV-4, SvcV-1, SvcV-2, SvcV-3
  • System concept development
  • Modeling and simulation
  • System design
  • Implementation and Manufacturing
  • Test and field support
  • EW threat and systems data analysis
  • Performance and reliability

Workshop Topics

  • Advanced RF Electronic Warfare Design
  • EW Systems Test Evaluation
  • EW System Integration
  • Analysis of Threat Radar Systems
  • Advanced Modeling and Simulation
  • Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Applied
  • Millimeter Signal Measurements:
  • Photonics in EW Application
  • EW Best Practices
  • Special coverage on Jamming Techniques and Electronic Protection

DoDAF’s Operational View (OV-1) of Integrated EW (Source: SRC Inc.  srcinc.com) OV-1

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