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Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course

Electronic warfare (EW) has become an integral part of a military operation, enabling and empowering land, sea and air forces to achieve their missions.

Today, electronic warfare is often employed by friendly forces to establish air superiority through the suppression of enemy air defenses and disruption of communications.

Truth is, modern military capabilities rely increasingly on the electromagnetic spectrum. Warfighters depend on the spectrum to communicate with each other and their commanders, to understand the environment and inform decisions, to accurately identify and engage targets, and to protect them from harm.

EW provides a vitally important function – protecting our access and use of the spectrum – while simultaneously denying and degrading an adversary’s use and access.

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.

Electronic Warfare is the use of EMS (electromagnetic spectrum), that mostly invisible world around us, to conduct military action 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.

The value of EW can best be illustrated by examining all the time and money being spent on developing new electronic warfare devices and strategies.

Electronic warfare and radar systems are on the verge of rapid innovation toward new capabilities, longer ranges, and improved performance. So many underlying technologies, from advances FPGAs to MIMO antennas, are overcoming limitations in existing systems. Preserving performance while improving SWaP-C is a consistent, overarching theme.

The military (especially the US Army) is also 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.

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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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