21st Century Electronic Warfare
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This three-day course begins with an introduction to EW taxonomy, terminology, and electromagnetic spectrum and waves. Air defense weapons systems, radar systems and modes will be discussed with examples. Also, covered are countermeasure techniques, various types of receivers, direction finding systems, electronic attack and electronic protection. US and other countries’ EW systems will be explored along with associated technologies.
Who Should Attend:
This course is oriented to those that have some technical background and minimal knowledge of EW. The targeted audience includes line engineers, program managers, and marketing staff who have some involvement in electronic warfare.
1. Introduction to Electronic Combat
This section will include an introduction to the EW taxonomy: Electronic Attack, Electronic Support, and Electronic Protection. We will discuss the both the old and new terminology. We will also discuss the electromagnetic spectrum and electromagnetic waves.
2. Modern Threat Weapons and Sensors.
We will discuss various air defense weapons systems including airborne intercept, surface to air missile systems, and anti-aircraft artillery, including both land based and maritime. We will also consider integrated air defense systems. Specific examples will be illustrated. We will also discuss different types of radar systems including surveillance, target acquisition, and fire control as well as electro-optic and infra-red sensor systems. Examples will be illustrated. Russian and Chinese systems will be described, and their geographic employment will be shown.
3. Vulnerability of Radar Modes.
We will discuss various radar modes such as non-coherent pulsed, coherent pulsed, pulse doppler, FM-CW, pulse compression, and monopulse. For each type we will discuss their vulnerability to EA and their resistance to countermeasures.
4. Vulnerability/Susceptibility of Weapon Systems.
We will consider effective countermeasures techniques to be applied to airborne interceptors, surface to air missile systems, and anti-aircraft artillery. We will also discuss radar cross section and stealth.
5. ESM (ES).
For electronic support, we will consider the various types of receivers that are employed, as well as the direction finding systems and analysis systems. Specific ES and SIGINT platforms will be described.
6. ECM Techniques (EA).
The various approaches to EA will be discussed including noise jamming, spot, swept, and barrage, as well as deception jamming. We will also consider various expendables, including chaff, flares, anti-radiation missiles, and decoys.
7. ECCM (EP).
For electronic protection we will look at pulse compression techniques, sidelobe blankers, low probability of intercept techniques.
8. EW Systems.
We will explore the various EW systems employed by the US and some foreign countries. This will include jammers, chaff dispensers, anti-radiation missiles, and decoys and how they are employed. We will include airborne and shipboard systems.
9. EW Technology.
We will discuss various EW technologies such as antennas, receivers, transmitters, solid state amplifier technology, matched filters, and digital processing technology.
Clayton Stewart – Biosketch
•Currently: Visiting Professor Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department, University College London; consultant DARPA, NSF, JHU/APL, & others; Teach short courses in EW, radar, and C4ISR for ATI, UCL, Defence IQ in the US and in Europe
•2007-2013: Technical Director Office of Naval Research Global
•1994-2007: Corporate VP/GM of Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation, SAIC; managed 500 person, $125 M/year organization
•1990-1994: Associate Prof Electrical & Computer Engineering and Associate Director of Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence, George Mason University; lead for Sensing and Fusion Group
•1987-1990: Program Manager Artificial Ionospheric Mirror (AIM) over-the-horizon radar system, ARCO Power Technologies Inc
•1984-1987: Principal Investigator Signal Processing, Sperry Corporate Technology Center involved in R&D of sensor systems, sensor fusion, EW
•1982-1984: Deputy Director Tactical Systems Division, Air Force Studies and Analyses, the Pentagon; performed and directed operational analyses of C4ISR and EW systems.
•1978-1982: Associate Professor Electrical Engineering, US Air Force Academy; Director of Faculty Research; taught courses in radar systems, communications, and EW
•1974-1978: Graduate student Air Force Institute of Technology, earned MSEE and PhDEE
•1964-1974: USAF officer, Navigator/Electronic Warfare Officer, flew EB-57, EB-66, and MC-130CT aircraft. Combat tour in SEA. Awarded DFC.
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