November 5, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
This presentation is an introduction to HPM DE Weapons and their effects. We will cover, what is an HPM DE weapon, the type of weapons – Narrowband and Wideband, why the Warfighter and DoD are interested in this technology, how HPM DEWs are similar to but different from traditional Electronic Warfare/Attack (EW/EA), and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). We will also cover how the HPM energy couples into a target’s electronics via intentional and unintentional Ports of Entry and the type of effects it can cause, ranging from long term electronic upset to permanent damage. We will also cover some of the basic modeling and simulation (M&S) tools for computing/estimating the probability of target failure as a function of weapon power density and range. Finally, we will discuss mitigation techniques and show an example of how to estimate hardening parameters for a notional helicopter against an HPM weapon.
Join Us for the AOC Assembly of Delegates
Friday, December 4 at 5 p.m. EST
All members welcome!
The annual meeting will include a report from the President, Muddy Watters, on the strategic and financial future of AOC, a review of 2020, including Chapter awards, scholarship winners and other notable activities. The AOC leadership transition will also be conducted. Mark your calendar to attend.
RF Theory for ES Operations
Dr. Patrick Ford | 12/8/2020 – 12/10/2020 | Web Course
After a thorough overview of key electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) concepts, with an emphasis on the RF spectrum and commensurate propagation mechanisms and environmental impacts, the instructor will present several ES placement scenarios (air, sea, and land) to address the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges associated with various RF wavelengths. This will include a one-hour 'hands-on' ES practical exercise for participants, with the instructor reviewing/highlighting possible approaches to the problem set upon completion. The course will also provide a survey of propagation modeling techniques and insight into modern RF operating trends.
Bulk Course Discounts for Teams Available
Does your organization have remaining training funds burning a hole in your proverbial "departmental-budget-pocket" at the end of the year? If so, the AOC's on-demand courses provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge in Electromagnetic Warfare.
An available 16 courses from world-class EW educators represent a total of 362 hours of in-depth EW training available at the click of a button!
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January 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
This one-hour webinar delivers an overview of Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS). We will look at the evolution of IADS from WWII through the Vietnamese War to current times. We will spend some time on the North Vietnamese IADS and the US reaction to it since many of the key EW technologies were developed during this engagement. We will also look at the individual components of the IADS, early warning/ground control intercept (EW/GCI) radar network, command and control (C2) systems, communications networks, airborne interceptors (AI), surface to air missiles (SAM), and anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). We will also consider the overall architecture of the IADS.
Dr. Jim Wickes, consulting fellow for survivability at Dstl, UK, and friend to many in the AOC, passed away on Thursday October 22 after a long battle with cancer.
During a lifetime in EW, Jim made huge advances in EW for platform survivability, benefitting the whole free world and saving numerous lives and assets. He had especially close relations with many teams and individuals in the US and 5-Eyes Community, and throughout NATO's science and technology organizations.
The Dixie Crow Chapter became the first supporter of the Museum of Aviation Foundation’s “Adopt a Simulator” Campaign with a $3,000 donation. If you would like to contribute and/or want more information about the Museum of Aviation Foundation National STEM Academy efforts, please reach out to Melissa Spalding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Mission Quest STEM Simulator Lab – Adam Delestowicz, Dixie Crow Chapter President; Melissa Spalding, STEM Director, Museum of Aviation Foundation; Karen Brigance, AOC Southern Regional Director; Darlene McLendon, President/CEO, Museum of Aviation Foundation; Gene “Joker” McFalls, Dixie Crow Board of Directors and Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, AOC Immediate Past President
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.
NEW Internship Opportunities!
- Internship Seekers: Search available internships to gain the experience you desire
- FREE Internship Postings: The AOC is committed to supporting the growth of the EW talent pool by offering FREE Internship Postings for AOC Industry Members
- EW Technical Director – American Systems – Edwards Air Force Base, CA, United States
- Systems Engineer - Reliability (Phantom Works) – The Boeing Company – Tukwila, WA, United States
- Lead Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer – The Boeing Company – Kent, WA, United States
The Department of Defense announced the release of the DOD Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy... The purpose of the strategy is to align DOD electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) activities with the objectives of the 2017 National Security Strategy, the 2018 National Defense Strategy, and national economic and technology policy goals. (DOD)
A spectrum warfare wing will stand up under Air Combat Command in the near future, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. “Seve” Wilson said during an AFA live-streaming event Oct. 30. (Air Force Magazine)
The Army's potentially revolutionary integrated air defense networking and command and control system carries the somewhat vague moniker Integrated Battle Command System, or IBCS. (The Drive)
A new sensor developed by Army researchers is 100,000 times more sensitive than current technology and could transform their use in everything from navigation to targeting and communications. (Army Times)
November 16 - 18, Liverpool, UK
December 8 - 10 (2 sessions), 12:00 - 16:00 EST (16:00 - 20:00 UTC)
January 28, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
February 11, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)