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EW Modeling and Simulation

EW Modeling and Simulation (On-Demand Course)

EW Modeling and Simulation (On-Demand Course)

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 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.

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.

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Who Should Attend

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.

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.

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


  • 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

Course 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

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

AOC Members - $1600

Non AOC Members - $1650

  • 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.