|Navigation Warfare & PNT|
Navigation Warfare & PNT - Live Web Course
When: August 2 - 18, 2021| Mondays & Wednesdays | 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)
Where: Live Web Course - No Travel Required
Course Length: 18 hours total - delivered across 6 sessions of 3-hours each.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of navigation warfare in the modern hostile electromagnetic spectrum. The course commences with an overview of navigation systems, focussing on integrated navigation systems that use a variety of sensors to track the platform’s position, such as inertial navigation and the Global Positioning System. Building on this foundation, the spectrum of Electronic Attacks (EA) against navigation systems is explored, along with their effects.
The final section of the course covers the current and near future technologies associated with Electronic Protection (EP) for Precision Navigation and Timing (PNT), including adaptive antennas. This is followed by a series of discussions on new methods for replacing vulnerable radio navigation systems with a focus on using imagery and terrain maps, often in combination with machine learning, to geolocate the platform.
Who Should Attend
The intended audience of this course are Electronic Warfare (EW) professionals looking to expand their knowledge of the field and machine learning. No prior experience in EW is required, but a background in engineering or science is recommended.
Required Course Materials
AOC Members - $1200
Non AOC Members - $1250
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 focusses on developing EW technologies and teams to support a variety of projects in the land, air, sea, and space domains.