Electronic Warfare and ELINT Core Concepts

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Electronic Warfare and ELINT Core Concepts

4-Day Course

$2190 per person


This four-day low math/high concepts course addresses EW/ELINT terms and concepts, radar theory for EW/ELINT, types of receiver systems used for intercept and collection, emitter locating techniques, basic signal analysis techniques/methods, and the baseline statistics required to properly categorize and log emitters into database systems. Practical exercises illustrate principles involved.

This course is a must attend for those new to EW and/or ELINT, as well as those requiring a refresher course to enhance their overall knowledge in these fields. Whether a manager, engineer, scientist or software analyst, this course will jumpstart your knowledge base. A comprehensive set of notes and references will be provided to all attendees

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  • EW/ELINT terms and concepts
  • Radar concepts and theory that form the foundation for EW/ELINT intercept and analysis
  • Fundamentals of EW/ELINT receivers, emitter locating techniques, and signal analysis
  • How observable radar parameters are used to categorize, identify, and assess radar capabilities
  1. EW/ELINT Terms and Concepts. A thorough introduction to the EW/ELINT jargon and maze of acronyms used within both communities.

  2. Core Radar Concepts. Radio frequency (RF) selection and propagation impacts, pulse train, radar scan types, beam formation, radar cross section (RCS), common modes of operation, radar displays. A survey of modern radar technologies, including active electronically scanned arrays (AESA), multifunction radar, non-monostatic radar, networked radar, low-probability of intercept (LPI) radar.

  3. EW/ELINT Receiver Technologies. Comparison of major receiver features, qualitative comparison of receiver types, crystal video receivers, superheterodyne receivers, instantaneous frequency measurement (IFM) receivers, channelized and Bragg cell receivers, microscan receivers, software defined radio receivers, ELINT intercept geometry considerations, probability of intercept, one way link equation. EW and ELINT receivers types are compared/contrasted.

  4. Emitter Locating Techniques. Angle of arrival accuracy requirements, triangulation, time difference of arrival (TDOA), frequency difference of arrival (FDOA), interferometry, antenna designs.

  5. Basic Database Statistics. A basic look at mean, median, average, standard deviation, histograms, etc., that help define EW/ELINT databases.

Tuition for this four-day course is $2190 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to ati@aticourses.com.

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Patrick J. Ford

Patrick J. Ford, Ph.D., has over 35 years experience in the research, design, development, testing and operation of ELINT and EW systems and databases, coupled with extensive ELINT/EW experience on surface, subsurface and airborne platforms. As the Chief Scientist for Erevno Aerospace, he serves as an EW science advisor with the Navy, supporting both manned and unmanned EW systems. Pat has been developing and presenting highly dynamic courses and seminars on ELINT and EW topics for over 20 years.

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