Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM)
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The course is designed to provide an introduction to the understanding of the Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM) environment. The course will provide an insight into the key differentiators between the Civilian and Military spectrum management domains.

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When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1300-1600 EDT
Where: United States

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Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM)

May 9, 2018 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)



The course is designed to provide an introduction to the understanding of the Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM) environment. The course will provide an insight into the key differentiators between the Civilian and Military spectrum management domains. The key audience for this course are those who work in industry and are engaged in Spectrum Management programs or those who wish to develop an organic BSM capability and need to understand the topic from the practitioner (user) point of view.

An overview of the course content is below:

  • An introduction to Spectrum Management
  • An overview of International Regulations
  • Wireless Usage – Civilian
  • Wireless Usage – Military
  • Wave propagation – the impact on Spectrum Management
  • Spectrum Engineering
  • Spectrum Management – the processes and procedures
  • An introduction to Battlespace Spectrum Management

Each session will be presented LIVE by an actively engaged instructor. The virtual classroom allows you to “raise your hand,” ask your questions audibly or type them in the chat, and the instructor will respond to your questions in real-time. It’s just like sitting in the classroom with the instructor – all without leaving your office or home. All sessions are recorded and are made available to registrants for 30 days after registering. Recordings are available within 24 hours.

Sessions for this course take place on August 7 and 9 from 13:00 - 16:00 EDT (17:00 - 20:00 UTC)

Full Course:$450 for members / $500 for non-members


Dave Ruddock retired from the British Army in August 2001 following 23 years of operational experience in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), RF exploitation, training and Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) in support of Explosive Ordnance Disposal and High Risk Search operations. Since that time he has worked as a radio planner with a major telecommunications company, with one of largest police forces in the United Kingdom as the manager of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) responsible for all aspects of covert technical surveillance and with an ECM manufacturer as a product specialist and logistics manager overseeing support to a major program with the USMC. Since 2009, he has been a founding and Technical Director of Electronic Warfare Solutions Ltd (EW Solutions Ltd), a UK based company specialising in providing consultancy and support in all levels and aspects of RF exploitation, with specific emphasis on Counter RCIED, EW, SIGINT, Counter-terrorism, and a full range of related training, equipment development, procurement and support programs.

In addition to 16 years working at the forefront of tactical and strategic SIGINT and RF exploitation, Dave has 7 years of operational experience as a chief ECM advisor to British EOD teams and 9 years in industry with responsibility for all aspects of ECM; development of doctrine and operating procedures; equipment procurement; training; deployment; threat evaluation and exploitation; and the provision of specialist technical advice to senior military and law enforcement commanders, force protection teams and high risk search agencies. A key focus area of this experience included the writing test plans, conduct field tests, validation and verification, and acceptance of FP and EOD ECM systems.

At the West Yorkshire Police TSU he managed, and was the lead technical advisor in, a covert unit responsible for operational support through the use of technical surveillance spanning CT and major crime investigations including: the deployment, of CCTV systems; audio monitoring, recording and enhancement systems; the use of GPS systems and RF tracking devices; the operational readiness, training, and deployment of the force hostage/siege response capability; and the use of a complete range of telephony and RF transmission systems. He helped to develop national surveillance policy and best practice under the auspices of the Association of Chief Police Office technical working groups.

Since leaving the TSU Dave has been held a number of appointments in industry as an ECM subject matter expert (SME) spanning training, equipment development and logistics support to a number of global law enforcement and government agencies. A key achievement was the development and implementation of a repair and overhaul program to support operationally deployed ECM systems on OIF and OEF. Dave was a primary author of Training Needs Analysis reports delivered to the Australian Defence Force on FPECM (2011) and Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM) in 2014.


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For questions, please contact Brock Sheets.


The entire presentation and Q&A will be recorded for viewing approximately 24 hours after the event. You can find the link to the recording in our AOC Virtual Series Archive. (separate registration required to view the recording)

With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.