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Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare

May 3 - 26, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare - Live Web Course

When: May 3 - 26, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)

Where: Live Web Course - No Travel Required

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

    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.


This Advanced Electronic Warfare course has eight three hour sessions. It is designed for individuals who have completed a fundamental EW course or have significant experience in the field. Legacy and new generation threats and EW techniques are covered at an unclassified level. The course avoids deep mathematical coverage, explaining all concepts in practical, physical terms. Each of the sessions includes lecture and in-class problems. These eight course sessions provide full coverage of the EW field.

This course will include updated material as it relates to the field of Electronic Warfare since the publishing of EW 102.

Who Should Attend

The intended audience is working professionals in EW or related fields. Examples and exercises will be about the level expected in upper division engineering courses. However, dB equations and physical explanations of concepts will still be an integral part of the course.

Required Course Materials

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

  • 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.
Text Book - Recommended

Course Attendees must purchase their own copy of the book listed below.. This can be purchased in a Digital Version using the link below.


  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 1 - Introduction and Fundamentals Review
  • This session introduces the advanced course. It starts with a quick review of fundamental EW concepts including radio propagation models, receiver system sensitivity and dynamic range, types of antennas and antenna parametric trade-offs.
  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 2 - Spectrum Warfare
  • This session covers Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) warfare, including the nature of the spectrum and the various aspects of EMS warfare.
  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 3 - Legacy Radars and Countermeasures
  • This session covers legacy radars and the associated weapons, the nature of recent upgrades to those weapon systems, and the countermeasures that have been and are employed against them.
  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 4 - Next Generation Threat Radars and Countermeasures
  • This session covers the newly developed radars and the weapons associated with them. It also covers the shortcomings of currently used EW techniques against these new threats and the changes in EW that are required to counter new weapons systems.
  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 5 - Digital Communication and Digital RF Memories
  • This session covers digital communication theory, particularly as it applies to the proliferating data links used in modern weapons systems. It also covers the theory and practice of Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFMs).
  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 6 - Legacy and Modern Communications Threats and Countermeasures
  • This session covers legacy hostile communications systems and the EW measures used against them. It also covers the new generation communications techniques and the new EW techniques required to counter them.
  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 7 - Decoys and Infrared Threats & Countermeasures
  • This session covers legacy and next generation heat seeking missiles and the nature of the countermeasures required to defeat them. This includes new developments in flares and IR jammers. The section also covers other types of infrared and light enhancing systems.
  • Advanced Principles of EW Session 8 - Directed Energy Weapons
  • This session covers both laser and high power RF directed energy weapons. It starts by discussing the changing nature of warfare and the timing issues associated with new enemy attack strategies. It then deals with the advantages and shortcomings of various types of laser and RF weapons systems.

AOC Members - $1650

Non AOC Members - $1600

  • NOTE: Each registration is for one (1) participant ONLY. Distributing your registration URL or allowing others to participate in this course with you or under your account is grounds for removal from the course without refund of any kind.

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.

Dave Adamy

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.