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Navigation Warfare - Precision Navigation and Timing in a Contested Spectrum

Navigation Warfare - Precision Navigation and Timing in a Contested Spectrum

June 3, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

Navigation Warfare - Precision Navigation and Timing in a Contested Spectrum

June 3, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

The current operating environment in conflict zones has become increasingly hostile to Radio Frequency (RF) Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as the Global Position System (GPS). Due to their low power and well-defined spectrum of operation, conducting electronic attacks against GNSS systems with low cost, low power jammers using commercial technology is a relatively simple problem for state and non-state actors. This presentation will discuss these threats, how they affect modern military operations, and how Electronic Protection (EP) techniques can be applied to operate in a hostile EM spectrum. Technologies explored will include adaptive antennas, integrated navigation systems, and machine learning.

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.

Kyle Davidson

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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.