45th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium

COM_JCALPRO_STARTDATE: April 05, 2016 6:00 pm - April 08, 2016 3:00 am
Location: Pt. Mugu, CA

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This conference is being held by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) under a co-sponsorship agreement with AOC.
All sessions will be classified SECRET releasable Australia

Department of Navy Approval Letter - Click here


 Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
"Collaborative Electronic Warfare: Enabling Collaborative EW Through Innovation and Invention"
April 5-7 2016  |  NAWCWD Pt. Mugu, CA
Conference Chair:  Dr. David Serena



As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other Air, Ground, Surface Space and Cyberspace systems. The 45th Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States and Australian military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current Electronic Warfare gaps and emerging technologies in Collaborative Electronic Warfare required to address these gaps.


Winter    Moran   Selby   
RADM Mathias W. Winter
Chief of Naval Research/Director,
Innovation Technology Requirements,
and Test & Evaluation (N84)
RDML Michael T. Moran
Program Executive Officer for Tactical 
Aircraft Programs
RDML Lorin Selby
Commander, Naval Surface
Warfare Center



05 April 2016 (CLASSIFIED Session - Station Theater NBVC Point Mugu, CA)
– 0830–0915 Welcome - Enabling Collaborative EW Emergent Capabilities through Innovation and Invention

• Session 1: Threat Trends
Topics will address the rapid pace of technology and innovation coupled with computing power and relative low cost of capable EW systems and how these advances present unique challenges to existing and planned military systems. Implications for EW in the maritime environment will also be discussed
– 0930–1030 Emergent EW Capabilities and Trends
– 1045–1145 Maritime perspective
– 1200–1300 Lunch

• Session 2: Collaborative EW Innovation and Inventions – Science & Technology (S&T) Perspective
Discussions in this topic area will lay out current and future Science and Technology (S&T) developments in Emergent and Enabling Capabilities that are designed to maintain superior spectrum maneuverability and manipulation with Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) while maintaining tactical situational awareness.
– 1300–1400 S & T Perspective – DSTO Australia
– 1400–1500 S & T Perspective – ONR/AFRL/ARL United States
– 1500–1600 Current S & T Enabling Capabilities – EWBM, Next Gen Countermeasures
– 1600–1700 Future S & T Enabling Capabilities - Spectrum Maneuverability, Tactical Situational Awareness.

06 April 2016 (CLASSIFIED Session - Station Theater NBVC Point Mugu, CA)

• Session 3: Moving from Adaptive to Cognitive EW Capabilities
Adversaries are exploring and utilizing commercial by-products to develop adaptive and agile technology that will outpace our conventionally cued Electronic Attack (EA). This topical area will discuss new Real-time aspects, cognitive and predictive software algorithms that could provide collective knowledge sharing and autonomous asset management. This new technology is designed to impact adversary decision processes and deny their ability to form an accurate tactical picture.
– 0800–0830 Topic Intro and Discussion
– 0830–1145 Moving from Adaptive to Cognitive and Adaptive EW Capabilities
– 1200–1300 Lunch

• Session 4: Coordinated / Distributed / Network-Enabled Systems
Topics in this area will explore distributive technologies supporting spatially and temporally diverse responsiveness to dense and complex threat environments. Of particular interest are technologies that will support EW layering, integration of hard-kill / soft-kill, EW effectiveness, multi-geometry combinatorial techniques, and net-enabled heterogeneous EW architecture and Battle Management. Technologies should be designed to ensure blue force interoperability and provide multiple-point EW to overwhelm adversarial system-of-systems.
– 1300–1430 Coordinated / Distributed / Network-Enabled Systems examples
– 1430–1700 Tours of NAWCWD EW and Range Facilities
– Aircraft Static Displays during tours

07 April 2016 (CLASSIFIED Session - Station Theater NBVC Point Mugu, CA)

• Session 5: Warfighter Perspective
From Operation Allied Forces to present day, lessons learned have highlighted areas where collaborative EW Data, Networked EW, and EW Decision Aids available to the EW warfighter were employed successfully. Warfighter perspectives for future improvement in these areas taken from “downrange” are welcomed.
– 0800–0945 Operational examples of Collaborative EW
– 1000–1100 EW gatekeeper panel
– 1100–1200 Final Thoughts
– 1300–1600 EW Workshop & Educational Series



Full Conference Registration (3 Days - Classified)
Industry/Contractor - Non-Member - $850
Industry/Contractor - AOC Member - $650
Active Duty Military – Free
Active Government Civilian - Free

Online registration is closed.  If you have submitted your visit request via JPAS, you can register on-site.



Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to events@crows.org.  Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations.  No refunds after March 21 or for no-shows.


Station Theater 
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Pt. Mugu
Mugu Rd (next to the Chapel of Faith on 4th and Mugu Road.)
NBVC Pt. Mugu, CA 93042


Advanced Radar Electronic Protection (3.5 hour course)
Instructor: Mr. Dave Adamy
Thursday, 7 April | 12:30 p.m. (registration/lunch) | course 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Pt. Mugu | Mugu Rd.
Fellowship Hall in the Chapel of Faith (next to the Base Theater) 
Register Here (registration is required)
This free short course 
covers more Advanced Radar Electronic Protection techniques used in modern threats (unclassified) focusing on their impact upon the way we intercept and jam threat radars. It starts with a discussion of the one-way communication link (including how to use the slide rule, which will be provided) and then reviews important jamming techniques. This advanced class goes into more detail on modern pulse Doppler, and pulse compression radar signal processing and jamming waveforms. Because of classification, the techniques will be discussed technically - not related to specific threat radars except as discussed in open literature.  Download flyer here

Provided with the course are: A detailed syllabus with copies of all visual aids and inclass problem work sheets, a special antenna and propagation calculation slide rule, and a 40 page EW pocket guide with important EW formulas and other information.

Sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz



AOC recommends the following hotel for attendees. Department of the Navy (DON) civilian and military personnel are encouraged to stay at the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites in accordance with DON approval memorandum.

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, California, 93036
(805) 988-3600

Special AOC rate is $150 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by March 14, 2016 and will be based on availabiity.  Make your reservation by clicking here

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites Point Mugu
NBVC Pt. Mugu
Bldg. 27, D St.
Point Mugu, CA 93042

ROOM TYPE: Standard queen's $68/night, Standard queen's $80/night; for Military (Active/Retired) and Government with base access card.  Please call (805) 989-8287 or (805) 989-7510 to reserve.   RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FRIDAY, MARCH 25


Monday, April 4th  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Beer & Badge Welcome Reception 
sponsored by Raytheon
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel
2101 Mandalay Beach Road,  Oxnard, CA

Tuesday, April 5th  5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Happy Hour on the Harbor
sponsored by Smartronix and SNC
Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar  (Channel Island Harbor)
3500 Harbor Blvd,  Oxnard, CA

Wednesday, April 6th  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Chapter Salute to the Warfighters Reception
sponsored by Northrop Grumman
Commemorative Air Force Museum
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA


Instructions for US:
All attendees representing the United States must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code 631266, POC - Collaborative EW Conference, First Visit Date: 05 April 16, Last Visit Date: 07 April 16, Phone Number: 805-989-4001. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 05 APR - 07 APR 16. Other time frames will not be accepted. Any attendees sending their clearance via fax must have Need-to-Know completed. All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification. Clearance requests must be received by 22 March. If you would like to verify your clearance or base access please send an email to EW_verify_vr_access@navy.mil

Instructions for Australians:
Australian military, government and foreign industry personnel associated with the AUS government should coordinate participation and Visit Request authorization through their organization and the Embassy of Australia. If you have any questions, please contact Princeas Williams at EW_foreignvr@navy.mil or 805-989-7880. 


US Attendees, if you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID, or a RAPIDGate card you should be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card.

For attendees who are not on the base access list (deadline for submission was 22 March, there will be a passenger van available for shuttle services from 0715-0830 daily by building 112 (outside the main gate).  http://www.crows.org/images/stories/pdf/Conferences/2015/PtMugu/Map_Directions_2015.pdf


Exhibit space is SOLD OUT.    Thank you to the following sponsors/exhibitors for making this event possible.  

This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities.

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