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Electronic Countermeasures — Theory and Design

Electronic Countermeasures — Theory and Design

Course Location:

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The goal of this course is to educate the participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness.

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.

Full Course:

$1200 for members / $1250 for non-members

Individual Sessions:

$250 for members / $300 for non-members

Module 1 — Principles of Electronic Attacks

May 1 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

This module starts with understanding the weapon systems that will be attacked, and how the desired effects can be achieved in them. This is followed by a review of radar concepts, followed by a discussion of jammer-to-signal ratio and its relation to ECM.

Register for Session 1

Module 2 — Attacking Search and Tracking Radars

May 3 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

This module focuses on the understanding the various forms of electronic attacks and how they create effects in the threat systems. Deceptive techniques covering range, velocity, and angle will be explored, along with noise jamming. These techniques will then be applied to both search and tracking radar systems.

Register for Session 2

Module 3 — ECM Design and Effectiveness

May 8 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

Using the knowledge gathered so far this module explores its application in developing coun-termeasures against specific threats. This includes analysing ELINT, understanding ECM effects against different types of radar threats, and modelling their effectiveness. The spectrum of ECM systems will also be explored from chaff to digital radio frequency memory jammers on multiple platforms including towed and active decoys.

Register for Session 3

Module 4 — Attacking Communications and Infrared Systems

May 10 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

This module covers the application of EA techniques and platforms to communications and IR systems. The IR lessons start with a discussion of seekers followed by their ECM and the meth-ods to achieve those effects. This includes the spectrum of IR ECM, from flares to Directed IR Countermeasures (DIRCM).

Register for Session 4

Module 5 — Modern Jammer Architectures

May 15 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

In order to design effective countermeasures it is necessary to understand the architecture and performance of modern jammers. This module explores the design of a Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) jammer along with the associated radar warning receiver. Topics covered in-clude: direction finding, digital wideband receivers, DRFM system performance and its effects on radar electronic protective measures.

Register for Session 5

Module 6 — Electronic Protection

May 17 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

The final module in this course focuses on Electronic Protection (EP) and how we can use mod-elling and simulation to understand the interaction between all the various systems involved in an EW engagement. This starts with a discussion of RF stealth and Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) systems in order to understand the challenges and capabilities of a modern radar system. Mod-elling and simulation is then explored to develop and validate ECM against known and projected threats.

Register for Session 6

Intended Audience

The intended audience of this course are EW professionals with an introductory course in EW who are looking to expand their knowledge of the field to electronic countermeasures. A professional level of education in radar and communications systems is recommended.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted no later than 4 days prior to the cancelled session.  Cancellations may be faxed to (703) 549-2589 or emailed to events@crows.org.  Refunds will be issued for cancellations received by the due date minus a $50 administrative fee.

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