Introduction to Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Presented by Dr. Pat Ford
Whether at home making an overseas call, receiving the latest digital weather report on your personal boat or aircraft, tracking a FedEx package delivery time, watching a live sports broadcast from across the globe or in enemy territory receiving tactical EW data in support of a mission, Satcom plays a critical role in the daily events of our lives. This webinar will provide a short intro to Satcom, including launch vehicles, types of satellites, their orbits and the core elements of a Satcom system.
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A Perspective on JADC2 from The Joint Staff, J6
In this episode, we’re exploring the complex implementation of the Pentagon’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) vision and its impact on electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO). We’re joined by Brigadier General Charles R. “Rob” Parker, Deputy Director J6 of The Joint Staff. Together, host Ken Miller and BG Parker discuss the five key lines of effort and how they will transform the way we fight and win in future combat; the roles of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the evolution of decision-making across dimensions of C2; and how important JADC2 initiatives are addressed in the defense budget in FY 2022 and beyond. BG Parker helps us understand the challenges and opportunities the Pentagon faces as it advances the JADC2 mission.
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Congratulations to Nathan Stofik, one of our 2021 Scholarship Awardees. On June 25, Myles Murphy, AOC northeast regional director and AOC scholarship chairman, joined the AOC Garden State Chapter (pictured above) at the Navesink Country Club in Red Bank, NJ, to present his award. Watch the video of the presentation.
Nathan is studying electrical engineering and expects to graduate in May of 2022. He is an amazing young man with a 4.0 GPA who is the current president of the University of South Carolina’s IEEE Eta Kappa Nu honor society chapter for electrical and computer engineers. He is an undergraduate research assistant in the University of South Carolina’s Wireless Science and Engineering Lab. Nathan is also an intern at Sierra Nevada Corp. working on projects involving RF technology and defense applications. He is a member of AOC and a student member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
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EW101 is a concepts-driven, three-day introductory course to EW, with theory presented with minimal mathematics. This is an ideal course for those new to EW, supporting EW (software development/marketing/management) or those returning to EW requiring a short refresher on key topics. The course includes both lecture and practical exercises that reinforce the topics presented.
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- Senior Engineer - Platform Architect – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. – San Diego, CA, United States
- Senior EW/SIGINT Systems Engineer – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. – San Diego, CA, United States
- Senior Project Engineer, RF Sensors – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. – San Diego, CA, United States
Directed energy has captivated science fiction fans for decades, but we must not allow a failure of imagination to prevent us from bringing these weapons from the big screen to the battlefield. (C4ISRNET)
Turkish defense company Roketsan is to develop a vertical launching system for the country’s first locally made frigate, after American sanctions disrupted original procurement plans, said naval platforms acquisition official Alper Kose. (DefenseNews)
The Air Force enraged Georgia lawmakers in 2018 when it asked to start retiring the state’s E-8C Joint STARS ground target-tracking jets without a ready replacement. Now, the service is extending an olive branch: offering a fleet of E-11A airborne communication planes to Robins Air Force Base if Congress lets it send four JSTARS aircraft to the boneyard. (C4ISRNET)
The Space Development Agency has launched a handful of demonstration satellites into orbit, which will be used to test critical technologies for a new military-owned proliferated constellation. (C4ISRNET)
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled its new Sea Breaker maritime and land-based long-range missile that combines artificial intelligence and decision-making algorithms to create a fifth-generation weapon system. (C4ISRNET)
Knowing what EW is all about is crucial for putting into context the recent report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence titled “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.” The document provides the missing context for what military pilots might actually be seeing. (New York Magazine)
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