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The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is hosting its annual Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium. In 2018, DEPS is partnering with the AOC to reach the broader Electronic Warfare (EW) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) communities. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

This continuing partnership provides an opportunity for the AOC to contribute technical briefings on traditional electronic attack (EA) capabilities and gaps, and how EA and Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) together are critical to achieving military advantage in the EMS. Contributions are solicited for presentation with a primary interest in topics that support a system level view of DEW or traditional EA capabilities.  AOC is overseeing technical briefings pertaining to the six (6) topics of interest below.  If you are interested in presenting at the Directed Energy Systems Symposium, please contact Ken Miller, AOC Director of Advocacy and Outreach, at kmiller@crows.org

All Unclassified, classified and Limited Distribution presentations must be received by September 7; papers must be received by September 14. 

Find out more about paper topics and guidelines at crows.org, and be sure to view the submission instructions here

Visit www.deps.org for more information about the event. 

Election season is 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 and vote on changes to the governing documents of the AOC.  
 
You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the 2018 Election Guide. This information describes the candidates’ backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC. 
 
Visit the elections page to learn more about the changes to the AOC governing documents! 
 
Elections are open and close on September 30. Voting is conducted online or via paper ballot. AOC members receive a separate email containing a link to vote online and instructions for voting.

 

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!

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

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

Register for Professional Development Courses! Check out the professional development courses we'll be offering during the convention! 
These include:

Space EW with Dave Adamy: We will cover spherical trigonometry, orbit mechanics  and radio propagation (on the Earth and in space).  These subjects will be handled gently, without any mind numbing math – just enough to support the second day’s material. We will then apply these disciplines to practical space EW problems dealing with intercept and jamming of hostile radar and communication systems. 

Electronic Countermeasures - Theory and Design: The goal of this course is to educate participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness. EA in communications, radar, and infrared systems will be explored in detail.

THE SMALL BUSINESS SHOWCASE IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS! SIGN UP TODAY!

 
Join us for the Small Business Showcase, powered by AOC and the National Spectrum Consortium. The cost to participate in the Small Business Showcase is just $3,000, but this is not your typical 10’x10’ booth, but premium shared space located right on the show floor. To see if you qualify, visit Small Business Showcase

 

RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.

This webinar provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and the strategies for getting the most performance out of this new family of FPGAs. On-chip resources will be explored in detail and board and system design considerations will be discussed including power, IP optimization, standard and custom module sizes for development and deployment in addition to the support circuitry needed for optical interfaces and connections, memory, clocking and high-signal integrity for RF inputs and outputs. Engineers involved with SIGINT, communications, DRFM, countermeasures, triggered waveform and radar chirp generation, trigged radar range gate engineer, wideband real-time transient capture, and multi-mode, high-speed data acquisition can benefit from this webinar.

Click here to register now!

 
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Mercury Systems



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.

Draft Agenda Now Available! Click here to view.

Keynote and Distinguished Speakers Announced!

Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (Invited)
Air Commodore Phillip Champion, RAAF, Regional and Multinational Engagement Advisor Strategic Planning and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command, J5RA
Ms. Libby Liu, President, Radio Free Asia
Mr. Doug Jordan, Course Director, Information Related Capabilities Seminar, Joint Special Operations University

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here for information on sponsoring this event.

Register Today!

 

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online 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:
- Technical Director - AARGM-ER – Northrop  Grumman Innovation Systems – Northridge, CA, United States
- RF Systems Technical Director – Northrop  Grumman Innovation Systems – Northridge, CA, United States
- ELINT/EW Engineers – L3 Aerospace Systems – Greenville, TX, 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 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.  

All clearances must be submitted by September 28!

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers Announced!

Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
Major General John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army
Mr. Patrick J. O’Neill, Director, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
Major General Gary Johnston, Commanding General, INSCOM

Sponsorship opportunities available! Only 7 booths left! Click here.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register here!

All foreign national visitors planning to attend must submit security paperwork NTL Friday Sept 7    Instructions are on the website.

 

The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:

Dr. William Conley, Deputy Director, OUSD for A,T&L

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here to for information about becoming a sponsor! 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required,  the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.     Note however,  no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.  

The theme for this year’s conference is “Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org. The deadline to submit is November 9, 2018.

 
Chapter News
  

Fort Gordon, Georgia is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps, United States Army Cyber Corps, and Cyber Center of Excellence. Educators from around the Southeast were invited to a week of informational tours and experiences that highlight the Army’s unique capabilities on this base. Dr. Valerie Sessions, a Palmetto Roost Director and Chair of the Education Committee, was nominated for the tour and attended 30 July through 03 August, 2018.

D-TA Systems Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
Industry News
  

The Air Force’s ambitious new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy calls for a sensing grid that fuses together data from legacy platforms (such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk), emerging technologies (like swarming drones), other services’ platforms and publicly available information. (C4ISR Net)

  

Lockheed Martin is quietly pitching the U.S. Air Force a new variant of the F-22 Raptor, equipped with the F-35’s more modern mission avionics and some structural changes, Defense One has learned. It is one of several options being shopped to the U.S. military and allies as Lockheed explores how it might upgrade its combat jets to counter Russian and Chinese threats anticipated by military officials in the coming decade, according to people with direct knowledge of the plan. (Defense One)

  

Mission command systems exist for the physical world, providing commanders a picture of the ground and air environment. However, the Army, as well as the joint force, is shifting to so-called multidomain operations, which opens up a need for new tools to fully understand the operating environment. (C4ISR Net)

  

The U.S. Army is planning to bring new vehicle protection technologies to the fleet as early as 2020 to include reactive armor tiles, as well as laser warning and signature management capabilities, according to Col. Glenn Dean, the program manager for the service’s Stryker combat vehicle. (Defense News)

Wolfspeed
  

One of the Army’s major electronic warfare program will fly next year, according to one top official. Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence, told C4ISRNET in a Aug. 22 interview at TechNet Augusta that the Multi-Function Electronic Warfare Air, an electronic attack capability that will be mounted to MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones, is in prototyping and will fly next year. (C4ISR Net)

New AOC Industry Members