3 Pillars of EW - Electronic Support
Thursday, November 14, 2019 14:00 -15:00 EST
Modern Electronic Warfare is made up of 3 vital components. Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Support (ES), and Electronic Protection (EP). This 3-part series discusses in detail the intricacies of each “pillar” in the EW enterprise. In most military disciplines, the terms “attack,” “support,” and “protect” are usually platform-centric. In current US doctrine, EW is unique in that these terms apply to Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) access – rather than looking at them from a platform-centric perspective.
This second session in the 3-part series covers the importance of Electronic Support. The terms Electronic Support (ES) or Electronic Support Measures (ESM) describe the division of electronic warfare involving actions taken under direct control of an operational commander to detect, intercept, identify, locate, record, and/or analyze sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purposes of immediate threat recognition, cueing EA, situation assessment, or longer-term operational planning. Thus, Electronic Support provides a source of information required for decisions involving Electronic Attack (EA), threat avoidance, targeting, Electronic Protection (EP), and other tactical employment of forces. This Webinar will cover basic ES principles to include: ES System Components; Signal Processing; Direction Finding Techniques; GEO Location Techniques; Factors that impact ES; and ES Collection and Data Bases.
Be sure to register for Parts 1 and 3 covering Electronic Attack (EA) and Electronic Protection (EP), respectively.
Brian Moore has over 35 years of experience in EW, ESM, ELINT and EA. This includes system engineering, functional design, requirements definition and analysis, development, integration and test of RF hardware, digital receivers, firmware, signal processing, and software algorithms for a variety of AF, Navy, Army and national platforms.
Employed at Research Associates of Syracuse (RAS) since 1996, he is responsible for overall technical direction of RAS, as well as its’ majority owner. He has led development of advanced concepts for EW, ES and ELINT systems and digital receivers, automatic processing for wideband signals, multi-technique specific emitter identification, Combat ID and multi-function, multi-INT receiver architectures. He has led several radar and EA signal data collection efforts to obtain stressing, challenging signals of interest. Areas of interest include digital receivers, signal processing of modern complex signals and low-probability of intercept and detect (LPI/D) waveforms, parameter measurement assessments, automatic modulation recognition, interference mitigation, direction finding, and emitter identification. Mr. Moore conducts short courses and seminars in these topics and authored system guides for Interferometers, TDOA systems, and ES systems for the Air Force.
Prior to RAS, from 1980 to 1996, Mr. Moore held a variety of positions from entry level to Principal Engineer - EW Systems (GE/Martin-Marietta/Lockheed Martin 1980-1996). He was involved in many EW and ES efforts from research, design, prototype, and production development, field test, and technical management. He was involved in EA technique development, assessment, field and flight testing, as well as a major contributor on a high priority FME effort. He was major designer and contributor to the first fielded airborne EW digital receiver, and led signal identification and direction finding measurement algorithm development, analysis, and assessment. Mr. Moore has performed threat radar analysis and assessments of EW systems for USAF applications. He provided technical guidance for business development in electronic warfare and direction finding architectures, technologies and techniques for avionics, space, underwater, and land-based applications. As Program Manager / Technical Director - Special Projects, Mr. Moore directed the development of a classified ESM system with responsibility for technical performance, cost, and schedule.
He is a long-time member of the Empire Chapter AOC, served on the Board of Directors, and is currently serving as president of the chapter. He has presented papers at various AOC events.
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