EW Modeling and Simulation
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/2/2020 to 3/25/2020
When: 3/2/2022 to 3/25/2020
Where: Live Web Course - No Travel Required
United States
Presenter: Dave Adamy
Contact: Caleb Herr
703 549 1600

Online registration is available until: 3/2/2020
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EW Modeling and Simulation

Course Length 24 hours total - delivered across 8 sessions of 3-hours each. Each session contains lecture and practical problems. 

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 13:00 – 16:00 EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC), March 2nd – March 25th, 2020
  • PLEASE NOTE: This course will be delivered through Adobe Connect. To ensure your computer system has access to Adobe Connect, please test your system HERE. Each session will be recorded and made available to all registrants for 30 days after the course. If you miss a session or two, you can catch up by viewing the recording!


This is a practical course in which the basic concepts and techniques of Electronic Warfare modeling and simulation concept evaluation, training, and Test and Evaluation are presented and the students learn how to apply them to practical problems.  The class will cover the background math required for M&S (including spherical trig and radio propagation), Electronic Warfare (review only), the mathematical characterization of EW equipment, the modeling of threats, the design of an engagement model, and the emulation of EW signals for injection at any point in the signal path for T&E of hardware or systems.

If you would like a preview of this course, click the link below to register for the webinar on
"EW Modeling and Simulation " that Dave Adamy will be presenting on January 16.




Course Outline:

  • Modeling & Simulation Principles and Overview 
    • Purposes of M & S in the development, production and evaluation of EW systems
    • M & S for concept evaluation, training and T&E
    • Fidelity concerns and limitations
  • Review of Electronic Warfare 
    • Elements of Electronic Warfare
    • Radar and Communication Threats
    • Lethal zones and ranges
    • Physical and mathematical characterization of threat signals
    • EW threat parameters (older and modern systems)
    • ISR systems
    • Radar Warning systems
    • Primary and secondary threats for all types of platforms
  • Math for EW Modeling and Simulation 
    • dB values and equations
    • Spherical Trigonometry
    • Radio Propagation
  • Characteristics of EW Equipment 
    • Antennas
    • Transmitters
    • Receivers
    • Processors
    • Emitter Location
  • Threat Modeling 
    • Modes of Operation
    • Types of Weapons
    • Modulations
    • Antenna (scan) characteristics
    • Signals leaving transmitter site
    • Signals arriving at receiving site
  • Engagement Modeling 
    • Gaming area
    • Players
    • Location & Movement of players
    • Point of view
    • Engagement fidelity
    • Electronic Interactions Between Players
    • Running the engagement
  • Simulation for Training
    • Check sections of book
  • Simulation for Training and test & evaluation 
    • Automatic vs. man-in-the-loop testing
    • Data capture and fidelity
  • Emulation
    • Emulation generation
    • Injection points
      • Trade-offs and practical considerations
      • Simulator “responsibility”
    • Emulation of receiving system
      • Antenna
      • Receiver
      • Processor
    • Multiple signal emulation

Subject Schedule:

 Session Subject Reference 
 1  Introduction & Definitions Chapter 1
 2  Overview of Electronic Warfare Chapter 2
 3  Math for Simulation Chapters 3 & 4
 4  Characterization of EW Equiptment Chapter 5
 5  Threat Modeling Chapter 6
 6  Engagement Modeling Chapter 7
 7  Simulation for Training and T & E Chapters 8 & 9
 8  Emulation Chapter 10














Course Materials:

All students will be provided with the following course material for use during the course:

  • A 228 page softcover text book, Electronic Warfare Modeling and Simulation written by the presenter and published by SciTech publishing. 
  • A 38 page EW pocket Guide with formulas, nomographs, etc. useful in solving problems in the office or in the field, written by the presenter and published by SciTech. 
  • A course syllabus with copies of all visual aids and work sheets for in-class problems.
  • An antenna and propagation calculation rule.

Who should take this course:

The course is intended for technical or marketing professionals who are concerned with evaluation of EW concepts, system designs, operations or training.  All of the background math is fully explained in the course. 


Course Cost:

AOC Members - $1600

Non AOC Members - $1650



Instructor:  Dave Adamy

Dave Adamy is an internationally recognized expert in electronic warfare who writes the popular monthly EW-101 column in the Journal of Electronic Defense magazine. He has over 50 years experience as a systems engineer and program technical director, developing EW systems from DC to Light, deployed on platforms from submarines to space, with specifications from quick reaction capability to high reliability. He has published over 250 professional articles on Electronic Warfare, receiver system design and closely related subjects, including the popular EW101 series in the Journal of Electronic Defense. He has presented dozens of EW courses for military, government and defense industry organizations in the US and allied countries. He holds an MSEE (Communication theory) and has written 16 books on Electronic Warfare and related subjects. Website: http://lynxpub.com/

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.
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