EW System Development: Critical Thinking in Design Tradeoffs
Thursday, July 23, 2020 14:00 -15:00 EDT
EW system development is far from immune to the impacts of requirements creep on overall program success. Keeping such add-on requirements from becoming an anchor on delivery timeframes and costs is a constant battle that requires smart tradeoffs at almost every step of the design process. This webinar will present several notional examples on how critical thought can pay significant dividends in managing runaway requirements.
Dr. Patrick Ford has spent the past four decades in support of EW, including systems engineering, research, development, ground/in-flight testing, and extensive tactical experience supporting surface, subsurface, and airborne platforms. He has presented EW and UAS training around the globe, including professional seminars for both Erevno Aerospace and Corvus Consulting, as well as graduate courses for a leading aerospace university. He is currently an EW science adviser for the U.S. Navy, as well as a commercial UAS pilot, the latter including chief test pilot/test director for a new series of high speed/high altitude jet powered UAS. He also serves as the volunteer UAS Operations Advisor for Washington State’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Systems. Pat received his Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, with a Specialization in Naval Warfare Operations Analysis, where his research focused on the first ever use of a commercial off-the-shelf radar on a Group 3 or smaller UAS. He received his Master of Science degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve cryptologic officer, he is one of the few individuals to graduate from both the National Intelligence University Post Graduate Intelligence Program and the Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program.
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