Professional Development Courses

Professional Development Courses

Every year, the Association of Old Crows holds professional development courses immediately following the Annual Symposium & Convention. This year, the AOC will be holding four very valuable courses for two days before this year's event and two days following it. October 26-27 & October 31-November 1. Learn more about the courses below.


Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare

October 26-27, 2019 | Presented by: Dave Adamy

This is a two day overview of Electronic Warfare (EW) with little math above Algebra. It assumes no prior knowledge of the field, but will allow you to understanding the underlying principles of EW and make some important performance calculations. Examples are: The range at which an enemy radar can be intercepted, the jamming to signal (J/S) ratio that can be achieved with a particular jammer against a particular radar or hostile communication threat as a function of a particular engagement.


Machine Learning for EW

October 26-27, 2019 | Presented by: Kyle Davidson

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning and its application to modern Electronic Warfare (EW) and cyber solutions. Commencing with an overview of machine learning, and its recent evolution into deep learning, the course focuses on providing an education in how these algorithms work and training on how to apply them in an EW context. As an example, machine learning using neural networks will be discussed, followed by a demonstration on how to implement one to solve a classification problem using Electronic Intelligence (ELINT).

The course contains four major topics: introduction to machine learning, classification using neural networks, training machine learning systems for EW, and developing solutions using machine learning for EW. Each topic will include lectures, demonstrations, and, for the more ambitious, an exercise to further explore the capabilities of machine learning in EW and cyber applications.


Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare

October 31-November 1, 2019 | Presented by: Dave Adamy

This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.


Electronic Countermeasures—Theory and Design

October 31-November 1, 2019 | Presented by: Kyle Davidson

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.