This Advanced Electronic Warfare course has eight three hour sessions. It is designed for individuals who have completed a fundamental EW course or have significant experience in the field. Legacy and new generation threats and EW techniques are covered at an unclassified level. The course avoids deep mathematical coverage, explaining all concepts in practical, physical terms. Each of the sessions includes lecture and in-class problems. Although each session stands alone, the set of eight provides full coverage of the EW field.
There is a downloadable course syllabus provided for each session. It contains copies of all visual aids and problem worksheets for that session. It will be available for download in the meeting room.
There are two recommended reference text books for the course, EW103 and EW104. These are not included in the price of the course registration. While helpful, they are not mandatory. They were written by the course presenter and provide further information on each of the subjects covered. Most of the visual aids in the course contain pointers to the text pages on which the relevant subject matter is covered.
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Session 1: Introduction and Fundamentals Review
This session introduces the advanced course. It starts with a quick review of fundamental EW concepts including radio propagation models, receiver system sensitivity and dynamic range, types of antennas and antenna parametric trade-offs.
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Session 2: Spectrum Warfare
This session covers Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) warfare, including the nature of the spectrum and the various aspects of EMS warfare.
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Session 3: Legacy Radars and Countermeasures
This session covers legacy radars and the associated weapons, the nature of recent upgrades to those weapon systems, and the countermeasures that have been and are employed against them.
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Session 4: Next Generation Threat Radars and Countermeasures
This session covers the newly developed radars and the weapons associated with them. It also covers the shortcomings of currently used EW techniques against these new threats and the changes in EW that are required to counter new weapons systems.
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Session 5: Digital Communication and Digital RF Memories
This session covers digital communication theory, particularly as it applies to the proliferating data links used in modern weapons systems. It also covers the theory and practice of Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFMs).
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Session 6: Legacy and Modern Communications Threats and Countermeasures
This session covers legacy hostile communications systems and the EW measures used against them. It also covers the new generation communications techniques and the new EW techniques required to counter them
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Session 7: Decoys and Infrared Threats & Countermeasures
This session covers legacy and next generation heat seeking missiles and the nature of the countermeasures required to defeat them. This includes new developments in flares and IR jammers. The section also covers other types of infrared and light enhancing systems.
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Session 8: Directed Energy Weapons
This session covers both laser and high power RF directed energy weapons. It starts by discussing the changing nature of warfare and the timing issues associated with new enemy attack strategies. It then deals with the advantages and shortcomings of various types of laser and RF weapons systems
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