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Electronic Intelligence - Principles and Practice Course

Electronic Intelligence - Principles and Practice (On-Demand Course)

Electronic Intelligence - Principles and Practice (On-Demand Course)

Course Length: 18 hours total - delivered across 6 sessions of 3-hours each. Each session contains lecture and practical problems.

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The goal of this course is to educate participants in the principles and practice of Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) for radar and communications systems. At the conclusion of these modules you will have an understanding of the theory behind ELINT and be able to apply it in practical scenarios. This includes estimating radar performance from ELINT, using it to develop countermeasures, and hacking communications channels. This course is composed of six modules designed with a progressive approach to learning the principles and practice of ELINT. As a result it is recommended they be taken in order.

Course Delivery

There is a downloadable course syllabus provided for each session. It contains copies of all visual aids and problem worksheets for that session. It will be available for download in the meeting room.

Each session was presented LIVE by an actively engaged instructor. The virtual classroom allowed learners to “raise a hand,” ask questions audibly or type them in the chat, and the instructor responded in real-time. It’s just like sitting in the classroom.

These "Live Educational Courses" presented by AOC are recorded when broadcast live and are subsequently made available to registrants for 30 days in our "On-Demand Educational Courses" catalog.

You can now benefit from this course catalog with your purchase.

Who Should Attend

The intended audience of this course is EW professionals with an introductory understanding of EW, who are looking to expand their knowledge of the field to include ELINT. Radar and communications background knowledge is helpful as well.

  • ELINT Principles & Practice Session 1 - Introduction to ELINT
  • This module introduces the principles of ELINT for radar and communications systems, along with the basics of ELINT systems. The focus then switches to radar and how a systems design leads to certain performance criteria. This serves as the foundation used to estimate radar performance using ELINT.
  • ELINT Principles & Practice Session 2 - ELINT Sensors
  • This module focuses on ELINT sensors, their components and applications. Antennas for EW systems are discussed, along with ELINT receivers which leads into a discussion of direction finding. The module concludes with a lesson on probability of intercept and how it affects the performance of ELINT sensors.
  • ELINT Principles & Practice Session 3 - Radar Waveforms
  • ELINT is primarily gathered by measuring a received waveform from a threat radar. This module provides a detailed discussion of these radar waveforms, from conventional pulses radar to modern low probability of intercept radar signals
  • ELINT Principles & Practice Session 4 - Applying Radar ELINT
  • This module covers the analysis of signals to produce ELINT for estimating radar performance and creating countermeasures. A detailed demonstration of how to measure radar signals to quantify the various parameters that form a pulse descriptor word is provided, including understanding antenna scan patterns. The process of estimating radar performance using ELINT is then reviewed, followed by a discussion of ELINT data files.
  • ELINT Principles & Practice Session 5 - Advanced Radar ELINT
  • This module surveys advanced topics in radar ELINT including identifying radar jamming waveforms and their characteristics, deinterleaving pulse trains, and determining ELINT parameter limits. Electronic protection methods in radar are also explored, along with their effects on ELINT.
  • ELINT Principles & Practice Session 6 - Communications ELINT
  • The focus of this module is on gathering and exploiting the technical intelligence associated with wireless communications systems. This is the first step prior to gathering communications intelligence or COMINT. Wireless communications links are introduced with a focus on digital modulations. The ELINT process is then demonstrated for a wireless signal, demonstrating how to “hack” a communications channel.

Please Note: Access to the course materials will be provided within one business day of registration. 

AOC Members - $1200

Non AOC Members - $1250

  • 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.

Kyle Davidson is a former signals officer, having served for 15 years in the Canadian Army. During this time, he held a variety of positions in the field force, on operations in Afghanistan, and as an educator. For the last five years in the Army he served at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, from which he holds a B.Eng. and M.A.Sc. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor at RMC and is scheduled to defend his Ph.D. in EW systems engineering in the spring of 2019.

Since leaving the Canadian Armed Forces he has worked as a Radar and Electronic Warfare Scientist and later Head of Capability at Tactical Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo MW, on a variety of projects, often related to the Eurofighter Typhoon's defensive aid suite. He is currently the Chief Engineer for Electronic Warfare Systems at MDA where he focus ses on developing EW technologies and teams to support a variety of projects in the land, air, sea, and space domains.

Kyle Davidson

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.