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To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.

 

The theme for this year’s CEMA conference is: “CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".  We will showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA’s top 6 priority areas:  Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.   Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The CEMA 2018 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.

All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template. Click here to download the template.

Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 20.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here.

 

The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world. This event brings together nearly 2,000 professionals from 25 countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors to gather for educational sessions, networking, and of course, exposure to a show floor brimming with cutting edge technologies and services.

Look forward to hearing from EW experts in industry, military, government and academia. Check out our speaker spotlight today!

Registration and Housing Now Open! Choose your pass, and register here!

Call for Papers:

The 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention theme is "Winning the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Domain: A Culture and Mind Shift." Complimentary to the General Sessions, there will be four Technical Sessions as well as four Operational Sessions, which will be comprised of subject matter experts and influencers from the military, government, academia, and industry in numerous topic areas. To that end, we are requesting original, unclassified, abstracts for presentation against any of the topic areas covered in the event sessions. For a complete list of topics and to find out more, click here.

The deadline to submit papers is July 31. Abstracts should be sent to the Abstracts Review Committee at belicev@crows.org.

It's not too late to be involved! Learn about Exhibition & Sponsorship opportunities for the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention here

 
Pentek
Mercury Systems



  

LTG Scott Berrier, US Army Deputy Chief of Staff (G2) is confirmed as the Keynote Speaker for the upcoming AOC Army SIGINT event, entitled “Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT” on July 18. This event, taking place on Capitol Hill (2043 Rayburn House Office Building and the Capitol Hill Club), will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across the DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training and organization.


LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command, MG Robert P. Walters, Jr., Commanding General, Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICOE), and MG John B. Morrison, Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) have also confirmed their participation. Additional panelists include BG Jennifer Buckner, DCS G-3/5/7 Cyber Directorate (DAMO-CY), Mr. Kevin Sherman, SES, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and Mr. Alex Cochrane, DISL, Senior Cryptologic Advisor, Army INSCOM. 


They will be participating in Part I of the event, a Congressional Panel Discussion hosted by Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10), a member of the EW Working Group and House Armed Services Committee (HASC). This session will discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy. Immediately following this discussion will be Part II of the event, a separate Industry Solutions Forum. This will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring invited US Army senior leaders.  Featured vendors include Keysight Technologies, BAE Systems, Raytheon, Persistent Systems, Darkblade Systems, N-ask, Motorola, and Epiq.


Both parts will draw upon leadership and expertise from the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICOE), the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE), the PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S), and the defense industry. They qualify as “Widely Attended Events” and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is FREE, but space is limited and registration is requested.


For more information on the event and for registration, please go to www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT or email Amanda Crowe at crowe@crows.org. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at kmiller@crows.org.

This course will cover the unified presentation of the fundamental design principles of LPI radar. This includes a thorough treatment of the numerous types of wideband modulations that can be used to reduce the probability of a non-cooperative intercept receiver’s ability to intercept and extract the waveform modulation parameters (which may easily lead to an effective jammer response). We will also cover the intercept receiver time-frequency and bi-frequency signal processing techniques that can extract the wideband waveform parameters. Autonomous classification and parameter extraction algorithms are also an objective such that a real-time jammer response can be developed – just what we did not want to happen!

Learn more...

Looking for more immediate learning options? Our on-demand course library has excellent presentations from Dave Adamy, Kyle Davidson, and Warren du Plessis!  Find out more here.

 

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) awarded two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each to two college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Selection of applicants is based on academic excellence in a STEM area of study, and an interest in and potential future contribution to national defense. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation.

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!

Mr. Eugene DeNezza - Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Mr. Ryan Loehrlein - University of Southern Indiana

Learn more about our scholarship program and awardees here!

 

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.

Featured Jobs:
-Senior System Engineer:  Selex Galileo Inc. – Huntsville, AL, United States
-Future Concept Air/Space/Cyber Modeling and Simulation Engineer and/or Developer:  Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. – Beavercreek, OH, United States
-Chief Architect:  Lockheed Martin – Owego, NY, United States
 
Manage Your Career:
- Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials
- Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information
- Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)
- Access career resources and job searching tips and tools
- Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org

Recruit for Open Positions:
- Post your jobs, or your organization’s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them
- Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively

We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!

 

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.               

The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.

Call for Presentations

PACOM J39 and the AOC are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 7th AOC Pacific Conference / PACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the U.S. and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the conference theme. Presentations for the full symposium (9 and 10 October) must be UNCLASSIFIED, or UNCLASSIFIED releasable to the invited Allied and partner militaries of Australia, Canada, Chile, France, French Polynesia,  Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.[23] Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (11 October) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level, or at higher classification for smaller U.S.-Only break-out sessions.

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret. at Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil for more information. 

The deadline for submitting is July 31, 2018.

Registration is Now Open!

 
  

Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates’ backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.

Take a look at the 2018 Election Guide, and get familiar with this year's candidates!

Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. Visit the elections page to learn more!

Chapter News
  

This course provides an introduction to Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) radar systems, their characteristics and performance. This knowledge is then adapted to Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, and how they can be designed to detect and defeat LPI radars. In addition to lectures, student exercises are used to reinforce and demonstrate concepts. To find out more about the planned agenda and workshop instructor, or to reserve your spot, click here!

August 13-15
Community College of Aurora CentreTech Campus
Aurora

  

The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).

The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas. 

  

The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  

Earlier this year at EW Singapore. AOC's Singapore Chapter reported to that they would be launching a STEM program for the young ones. In May the students completed the 6-hour Inspire Me, Start Early STEM program with a top primary school, Henry Park Primary School. Thirty students attended the program with enjoyment. The program, was supported by the Association of Old Crows and endorsed by IEEE.

Login at crows.org to see more photos from this great event.

  

On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde & Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems’ Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.

  

On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual “Night Out with the Fisher Cats” minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.

Industry News
  

As the Pentagon’s latest budget slouches toward Washington, a $716 billion beast waiting to be born, it is time to take a closer look at how the robots in the budget survived the various committees and drafts. As expected, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is a boon for drones, allocating funding for nearly three times as many uncrewed vehicles as in previous years. (C4ISR Net)

  

The Israeli Air Force's fleet of around two dozen CH-53 Yasur helicopters is among its most important. They can carry out a number of missions, including long-range heavy assault and deep-penetration insertion and extraction of special operations teams. But maybe their most important mission is that of combat search and rescue (CSAR). (The Drive)

  

The Corps is looking to install antennas in its F/A-18 C/D Hornets to help the aircraft defeat GPS jammers. In a request for information posted in early June by Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, the Corps wants to install the anti-jam antennas known as the Air Navigation Warfare Program, or NAVWAR, in 120 of the legacy Hornets. (C4ISR Net)

  

With its eyes firmly on Russia, the US Army is racing to field 8×8 Strykers with an array of weapons that can down enemy aircraft — from drones to helicopters to jets — and incidentally make enemy tanks think twice. The first prototypes will be delivered next year, with up to 144 (four battalions) by 2022, although the contract details are still being negotiated. (Breakfing Defense)