There is less than a few week to submit nominations for the 2021 AOC Awards Program! A central tenet of the AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups, and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with two categories - Competitive and Non-Competitive.
Find out more at crows.org/awards. Deadline to submit is June 21! If you have started an application, but have not submitted, you must submit by the deadline.
University of South Carolina
Rutgers University, New Jersey
The AOC STEM Student of the Year scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student studying in the fields of engineering or engineering technology and interested in working in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.
These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Raytheon Intelligence & Space.
Aircraft Combat Survivability and Radar Cross Section (RCS)
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Presented by Renan Richter
The aircraft combat survivability discipline has come a long way since WWII. New stealth aircraft have been designed with survivability as one of the most relevant pillars. F-117 fighter and B-2 bomber represent a turning point in this context, bringing a new way of conducting raids: extremely stealthy and lethal, thanks mainly to the denial of their RCS. The webinar will start with basic concepts of RCS, followed by a case of study that illustrates how proper management of RCS could improve the aircraft combat survivability against radar detection. Finally, the webinar will discuss some technology trends directed to RCS reduction.
Re-scheduled due to technical difficulties. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again.
Introduction to Direct Energy Weapons
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Presented by Kyle Davidson, PhD, CD
Direct Energy Weapons (DEW) cover a range of systems and applications critical to success in military operations. The goal of this webinar is to help the audience understand DEW systems, the principles of operation, and how they create effects on their targets. Three classes of DEW will be explored: lasers, high power microwaves, and particle beams, which range in maturity from operational systems to almost science fiction. With an understanding of the basics, the system architecture of a DEW will be examined, including generating the source, tracking of targets, atmospheric propagation, and how the resulting wave or particles interact with the target system. Lastly, the presentation will provide an overview of contemporary military applications of DEWs, and where they will evolve in the near term.
Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.
Aircraft RCS Engineering – Historical Perspective, Basic Principles, and Stealth Technology
When: July 12 - 30, 2021 | Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 1:00-4:00 PM EDT
This course introduces students to Radar Cross Section (RCS) engineering and its basics fundamentals inside the modern EW context. Commencing with a historical overview, the course passes through all the relevant conflicts where the RCS design plays a significant role, followed by considerations about aircraft missions, tactics, and threats. In sequence, the theoretical part begins involving electromagnetic propagation, radar fundamentals, and design of simple and complex RCS objects. Finally, stealth technology is addressed by presenting current challenges and future perspectives. Register now.
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Sparks Across the Atlantic
The story of electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) continues with the discovery of wireless telegraphy and how it forever changed the global landscape. In this episode, we trace the life of Guglielmo Marconi through his dreams and determination as a young engineer who believed the experiments of Heinrich Hertz could change the world, to the shrewd businessman who ushered us into the Dawn of the Electronic Age. From experiments at home in Italy to helping nations communicate wirelessly across the Atlantic Ocean, Marconi helped the world become globally interconnected in a way that many thought impossible at the turn of the 20th Century.
To help us learn about the unique life and accomplishments of Marconi, and the impact that wireless telegraphy had on the world of EMSO, we hear insights from Harry Klancer and Al Klace from the Information Age Learning Center, a non-profit organization located at the historic site of the American Marconi Belmar Wireless Station, which ultimately became the U.S. Army Camp Evans Signal Laboratory.
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The Defense Department and its partners will hold the next demonstration of the highly anticipated drone swarming concept this fall, according to a top general. (Military.com)
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