|Hands-on Introduction to Radar and EW|
Hands-on Introduction to Radar and EWWhen: December 6 - 7, 2020 | Sunday & Monday | 09:00-17:00 EST
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Room TBD
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC, 20001
This course is held on-site for two days prior to 57th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, held December 8-10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Registration for that event does not constitute registration for this course, nor are there any connected costs or discounts.
This course will provide a hands-on introduction to radar and a number of important EW concepts. Unlike other such courses, the emphasis will be on demonstrating concepts using an audio sonar to allow attendees actually experience the effects and implications of various radar and EW concepts. So rather than only having abstract concepts such as Doppler ambiguities and their relationship to PRF explained in theory, attendees will see how target velocities and PRFs interact in practice. In this way, attendees will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the relevant concepts than would be possible with a purely lecture-based format.
Who Should Attend
This course will assume that attendees have no background in radar and EW, so anybody with an interest in these topics will be most welcome. However, the demonstration-based approach means that people who have knowledge of the relevant fields can still benefit by building a better feeling for how everything works and fits together.
Required Course Materials
Early Bird Pricing - before 10/1/2020
AOC Members - $1400
Non AOC Members - $1500
On-Site Pricing - after 10/1/2020
AOC Members - $1500
Non AOC Members - $1600
Dr. Warren du Plessis received the B.Eng. (Electronic) and M.Eng. (Electronic) and Ph.D. (Engineering) degrees from the University of Pretoria in 1998, 2003 and 2010 respectively, winning numerous academic awards including the prestigious Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Medal. He has been working in EW and radar since 2006 and is currently a Professor at the University of Pretoria, where he has won Departmental and Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards. Prof. du Plessis is a registered Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng.), a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Lifetime Member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), President of the AOC Aardvark Roost, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is author of 57 published and accepted peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and is lead or sole author of 32 of these, thereby demonstrating his leading role in developing and evaluating innovative new concepts. While his primary research focus has been cross-eye jamming, Prof. du Plessis has also published on issues such as data reduction, cognitive EW, and possible approaches to enhancing EW training.
Dr. Warren Du Plessis