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Introduction to Electronic Warfare

Introduction to Electronic Warfare is a 3-day course where participants learn about electronic warfare key concepts. Participants also learn about key technology enablers of modern and emerging radar systems.


Electronic warfare (EW) systems can be configured for a variety of different missions and used for 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)
  • Responding to the environment (technique generation and high power transmission)

Most military analysts agree that electronic warfare is the future of conflict.

Without access to the EW spectrum, most of the tools of modern warfare wouldn’t work, from radios to radars to GPS.

Truth be told, from the Pentagon to the battlefield, electronic warfare has become a very big deal.

It seems like every day there are new tools, machines and applications that come into creation specifically to aid in the domain of electronic battles.

For example, the U.S. Air Force recently received its first new Compass Call electronic warfare plane.

The Compass Call will conduct a variety of electronic warfare missions to jam enemy signals, including communications, radar and navigation systems. This is expected to include suppressing enemy air defenses by blocking their ability to transmit information between weapon systems and command-and-control networks.

The U.S. Army has a new EW weapon of its own called the Terrestrial Layer System-Brigade Combat Team (TLS-BCT) that is expected to combine cyber, jamming and signals intelligence capabilities.

TLS-BCT is meant to provide smaller Army formations a means to understand their surroundings and disrupt networks and advanced electronics wielded by China, Russia and others. Control of the electromagnetic spectrum is critical in warfare, as it is used for weapons guidance, friendly communications, deception and enemy suppression.

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has also made its way into electronic warfare (EW).

Introduction to Electronic Warfare Training by Tonex

Introduction to Electronic Warfare Training covers the basics of Electronic Warfare (EW) foundation designed for analysts, engineers, electrical engineers, project managers, electronic warfare technical professionals.

Introduction to Electronic Warfare provides the foundation for understanding the basic concepts underlying electronic warfare (EW). This course uses a practical building-block approach to facilitate student comprehension of the essential subject matter associated with the combat applications of EW.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Introduction to Electronic Warfare Training, the attendees are able to:

  • List basis of Electronic Warfare (EW) concepts, keywords, architecture and technologies
  • Relate to 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
  • Learn the basics of radars and radar cross section
  • List the functional and operational susceptibilities of weapon systems 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 Outline

Introduction to 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)
  • Mission effectiveness and warfighter survivability
  • Integrated electronic warfare
  • Digital Electronic Warfare System

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 and Capabilities

  • 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

Characteristics Of Electromagnetic Radiation  

  • Frequency and Wavelength
  • Polarization
  • Doppler Effect
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • RF Propagation
  • Radar Signal Characteristics
  • Pulse Width (PW)
  • Pulse Recurrence Time (PRT)
  • Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF)
  • Radar Receiver Characteristics
  • Duty Cycle
  • Peak Power
  • Average Power
  • Modulation
  • Radar System Components
  • Pulse Radar System
  • Continuous Wave (Cw) Radar
  • Pulse Doppler Radar
  • Monopulse Radar
  • Modern Radars
  • Phased Array Radars

Radar Principles

  • Radar Range
  • Azimuth Determination
  • Elevation Determination
  • Radar Resolution Cell
  • Pulse Doppler Velocity Determination 5
  • Basic Radar Equation 5
  • Radar Cross Section (RCS)
  • Antenna Characteristics and Scans
  • Parabolic Antenna
  • Cassegrain Antenna
  • Phased Array Antenna
  • Antenna Gain
  • Power Density
  • Circular Scan
  • Target Tracking
  • Radar Missile Guidance Techniques
  • Radar Jamming Types
  • Deception Jamming
  • Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques
  • Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) Basic Operations and Geolocation Techniques

Decoys and Chaffs

  • Saturation Decoys
  • Towed Decoys
  • Expendable Active Decoys
  • Chaff Employment
  • Chaff Characteristics
  • Chaff Operational Employment

EO/IR Fundamentals

  • Basic EO/IR Theory
  • IR Signature Sources
  • EO/IR Seeker Characteristics
  • IR Seeker Types
  • Missile Flare Rejection
  • EO/IR Countermeasures

Radar EW Simulation and Analysis

  • Antenna Pattern Properties and Definitions
  • Bore-Sight
  • Bearing Angle
  • Beam width
  • Side Lobe Level

EW Workshop Topics

  • Advanced RF Electronic Warfare Discussions
  • 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
  • Working with Spectrum Analyzers and Basic Radar Systems


Introduction to Electronic Warfare

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