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Electronic Warfare Training Crash Course

Increased demand for electronic warfare (EW) systems is being driven by rapid technological advancements and the growing need for electronic protection capabilities.

Consequently, the Department of Defense (DoD) has put more emphasis in recent years on the development of electronic warfare applications and devices.

This is best illustrated by a nearly $1 billion agreement between the DoD and Northrop Grumman to acquire state of art Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) capabilities for the US Army.

The contract supported research and development for cyber and electronic warfare, integration, testing, performance verification, technical support, cybersecurity, and laboratory demonstrations.

Of particular interest is the attempt to integrate more AI tools into electronic warfare capabilities so that EW systems can operate in the dense radio frequency environment of the battlefield.

Loitering munitions are also figuring more prominently and have become a significant factor in EW and Command and Control now.

Electronic warfare as defined by the Department of Defense (DOD), is a military activity that use electromagnetic energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum and attack an enemy.

The spectrum of electronic warfare is a range of frequencies for electromagnetic energy. EW supports command and control (C2) by allowing military commanders’ access to the spectrum to communicate with forces, while preventing potential adversaries from accessing the spectrum to develop an operational picture and communicate with their forces.

From the perspective of military operations, there are three broad divisions of electronic warfare

  • Electronic protection involves actions to protect access to the spectrum for friendly military assets.
  • Electronic attack uses electromagnetic energy to degrade or deny an enemy’s use of the spectrum.
  • EW support identifies and catalogues emissions of friendly or enemy forces to either protect U.S. forces or develop a plan to deny an enemy’s access to the spectrum.

These subsets of EW often mutually support each other in operations. EW support uses equipment to assess both friendly and adversary electronic emissions.

Electronic warfare support (ES) is a subdivision of EW involving actions taken by an operational commander or operator to detect, intercept, identify, locate, and/or localize sources of intended and unintended radiated electromagnetic (EM) energy.

This is sometimes referred to as simply reconnaissance, although today, more common terms are intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) or intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR). The purpose is to provide immediate recognition, prioritization, and targeting of threats to battlefield commanders.

Electronic warfare systems can be configured for a variety of different missions and use a host of different subsystems. But despite this incredible sophistication and diversity, there are three main capabilities common to most electronic warfare systems – sensing the environment (receiver sensor), analyzing the environment (signal analysis), and responding to the environment (technique generation and high power transmission).

According to electronic warfare professionals, today’s enemy is as sophisticated as we are – and in many cases, less tied to conventional means of warfare.

Consequently, the modern military must prepare to both defend its use of the electronic warfare spectrum and also to be prepared to take the fight to the enemy.

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.

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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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