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This two-day course builds on the information in Fundamentals of EW (or equivalent) courses. The principles learned in the fundamentals course will be applied to more complex practical problems, and the theoretical underpinnings of fundamental EW concepts and techniques will be developed. Special interest will be given to advanced types of radar and communication threats and resources available to EW professionals: the range of textbooks and authors, periodicals, journals, organizations, etc.
This course is intended for those who have completed a basic Electronic Warfare course or have equivalent knowledge from previous education or work experience in the field. This course, unlike the fundamentals course, uses a moderate amount of engineering mathematics.
- Introduction: First Use of Radar, First IADS system, First Use of Chaff, SEAD, Wild Weasel Mission, EW Today, Cyberwarfare, Definition Doctrine, Tenets, EA, ES and EP, EW Effects, EW Planning, Frequency Deconfliction, EW Modeling & Simulation
- Communication Theory:,Communication Systems,Analog Modulation,AM & FM,Digital Modulation, Error Correction, Link Budget,Line of Sight, BLOS, Super Heterodyne Receiver, Atmospheric Weather Effects, Space Weather Effects
- Radar Theory:Radar Block Diagram,Functions, Spectrum, Electromagnetic Waves, Wave Polarization, Multipath, Antennas, CW Radar, Fourier Transform, Doppler Shift, Pulse Radar, Radar Range Equation, Minimum & Maximum Detection Range, Range Resolution, Clutter & Interference, Thermal Noise, RCS, Signal to Noise Ratio, Pulse Doppler Radar, Phased Array Radar, Track While Scan Radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Stripmap, Spotlight, MTI, Radar Mode Vulnerabilities, Example Radars
- Optical and Infrared Theory: Infrared Theory, Atmospheric Absorption, Optical Sensors, Field of View, Lenses, Low Light Level TV, Sensor Resolution, Lasers, FLIR, IR Image Examples, Laser Range Finder, IR Search and Track, IR Missile Guidance, Image Processing, Change Detection, Automatic Target Recognition, Atmospheric Weather Effects, Space Sensor Weather Effects
- Active Electronic Attack (EA): Jammer Transmitter Characteristics, Jammer to Signal Ratio, Noise jamming , Spot Jamming, Barrage Jamming, Sweep Jamming, Deception jamming , False targets , Range gate pull off, Angle Stealing, Inverse Gain Jamming, Velocity gate pull off , Terrain Bonce Jamming, Formation Jamming, Blinking Jamming, Skirt Jamming, Cross Eye Jamming, Cross Polarization Jamming, Cooperative Modulated Jamming, Towed Decoy
- Passive EA: Static Decoys, Drone Decoys, Chaff, Self-protection Jamming , Standoff Jamming , Escort jamming, Anti-Radiation Missiles
- Other EA: Particle Beams, Directed Energy, E-Bombs
- Advanced IR Countermeasures (IRCM): Aircraft IR missile envelope, IR Air to Air Missiles, MANPADS, IR SAMS, Pyrotechnique Flares, Kinematic Flares, Covert Flares, Flare Employment, IRCM Tactics, Flare discrimination and rejection, Directed IR countermeasures
- Electronic Support (ES): Antennas , Receiver sensitivity, Range Advantage, Receivers, SIGINT, COMINT, ELINT, Direction Findng, Deinterleaving, Radar Warning Receivers
- Electronic Protection: Burnthrough, Emission Control, RF Change, RF Diversity, RF Agility, Pulse Compression, Variable PRF, Spread Spectrum, LPI Radar (DSSS, FHSS), Antenna Sidelobe Suppression , Low Sidelobe Antennas, Adaptive Beamforming, Space Time Adaptive Processing
Dr. Clayton Stewart has over 30 years of experience performing across the spectrum of research direction, line management, program management, system engineering, engineering education, flight operations, and research and development. He has had extensive involvement at all levels as Technical Director, Principal Investigator, Operations Manager, Director of Research, Program Manager, Associate Professor, Chief Scientist, Systems Analyst, Member of the Technical Staff, and Aircrew Member.
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