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EW / ELINT Receivers with Digital Signal Processing Techniques course

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Summary:

Technical Training Short On Site Course Quote This four-day course addresses digital signal processing theory, methods, techniques and algorithms with practical applications to ELINT. Directed primarily to ELINT/EW engineers and scientists responsible for ELINT digital signal processing system software and hardware design, installation, operation and evaluation, it is also appropriate for those having management or technical responsibility..

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Instructor:

Brian Moore has over 25 years experience in systems engineering in EW, ES / ESM, and ELINT, including electronic attack and radar systems. He has a BSEE from Michigan Technological University and an MSEE from Syracuse University. Mr. Moore has performed system engineering and analysis to integrate new EW technology and techniques with existing systems and platforms throughout his career. In addition, Mr. Moore provides technical inputs to the government for ELINT R&D and provides consulting for EW system architecture and processing, specific emitter identification and tracking, feature extraction, intentional modulation on pulse, signal detection, and wideband / LPI processing. Mr. Moore has performed various EW/ESM systems engineering, analysis, development, integration, and test efforts (INEWS, F-22, A-12, B-2, special projects). Mr. Moore is currently the Senior Vice President and Technical Director for a major research company.

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What you will learn:

  • EW/ELINT receiver techniques and technologies
  • Digital Signal Processing Techniques
  • Application of DSP techniques to digital receiver development
  • Key digital receiver functions and components
  • Fundamental performance analysis and error estimating techniques

From this course you will obtain the knowledge and understanding of digital signal processing concepts and theories for digital receivers and their applications to EW/ELINT/ES systems while balancing theory with practice.

Course Outline:

  1. Module
    • Electronic Warfare Overview - ELINT / ESM (ES)
    • Signals and the Electromagnetic Environment
    • Antenna and Receiver Parameters: Sensitivity, Dynamic Range, TOI, Noise Figure, Inst. BW
    • Detection Fundamentals - Pd, Pfa, SNR, Effective BW
    • Receiver Architectures: Crystal Video, IFM, Channelized, Superheterodyne (Narrowband / Wideband), Compressive (Microscan) and Acousto–Optic (Bragg Cell)
    • Receiver Architecture Advantages / Disadvantages
    • Architectures for Direction Finding
    • DF and Location Techniques: Amp. Comparison/TDOA/Interferometer
    • Trends: Wideband, Multi-Function, Digital
  2. Module
    • Introduction - Digital Processing
    • Basic DSP Operations, Sampling Theory, Quantization: Nyquist (Low-pass, Band-pass). Aliasing, Fourier, Z-Transform
    • Hilbert Transforms and the Analytic Signal
    • Quadrature Demodulation: Direct Digital Down-conversion ( fs/4 and m*fs/4 IF Sampling )
    • Digital Receiver “Components”: Signal Conditioning,(Pre-ADC) and Anti-Aliasing, Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC), Demodulators, CORDICs, Differentiators, Interpolators, Decimators, Equalizers, Detection and Measurement Blocks, Filters (IIR and FIR), Multi-Rate Filters and DSP, Clocks, Timing, Synchronization, Formatters & Embedded Processors
    • Channelized Architectures: Poly-Phase and others
    • Digital Receiver Advantages and Technology Trends
    • Digital Receiver Architecture Examples
  3. Module
    • Measurement Basics - Error Definitions, Metrics, Averaging
    • Statistics and Confidence Levels for System Assessment
    • Error Sources & Statistical Distributions of Interest to System Designers
    • Parameter Errors due to Noise — Thermal, Phase & Quantization Noise impacts on key parameters — Noise Modeling and SNR Estimation
    • Parameter Errors for Correlated Samples
    • Simultaneous Signal Interference
    • A/D Performance, Parameters and Error Sources
    • Freq, Phase, Amp Errors due to Quantization – strict derivation
    • Combining Errors, Error Sources, Error Propagation and Sample Error Budget
    • Performance Assessment Methods
    • Receiver Equalization and Characterization


Tuition:

This course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses. If you are interested in attending this or another course as open enrollment, please contact us at (410) 956-8805 or at ati@aticourses.com and indicate the course name and number of students who wish to participate. ATI typically schedules courses with a lead time of 3-5 months. Group courses can be presented at your facility. For on-site pricing, request an on-site quote. You may also call us at (410) 956-8805 or email us at ati@aticourses.com.

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