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The AOC Asia Virtual Summit will have two themes – Cognitive EW and Space EW with experts from academia, industry and the military providing their views on how these disciplines will support the warfighter in future operations.

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Only 4 months until the biggest EMSO show of the year — will you be there?

AOC 2021 will bring together the full spectrum of people working in electromagnetic spectrum operations.


We are back in person and better than ever! Looking forward to seeing you in November.

Be sure to book your room at this year's host hotel, the newly renovated, upscale Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Convention Center!

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Booth Space Selling Out!
Learn more about exhibitor benefits, rates and how to reserve your booth at You can also contact Sean Fitzgerald at or (703) 549-1600 x222 for more information.

Rugged SFF 26 GHz Recorder with Sentinel® Intelligent Signal Scanner
The RTX 2684 combines the power of a Pentek Talon Recording System with a 26 GHz RF tuner and Pentek's Sentinel intelligent signal scanning software, packaged in an extremely rugged, small form factor (SFF) 1/2 ATR chassis.
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Quick Searches for Emitters in an RWR
Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by Arthur Schwarz

The goal is to make it feasible to use a radar data set containing all known radars in a Radar Warning Receiver (RWR). This removes the requirement that data be changed in any operational zone of operation.

A simple algorithm is presented that allows reduction of search time and data storage requirements for radar detection in an RWR. Search times are scalable and are logarithmic. If the number of radars in the current radar data set doubles, the search time increases by one probe.

The data requirements are an abstraction over all radars with a growth rate that is linear.

Register now.

Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

Direct Energy Weapons
August 9-25, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of direct energy weapons (DEW) across the electromagnetic spectrum. The goal is to provide an understanding of the operation of laser and high-power microwave DEWs in military applications, including their design trade-offs, and target effects.

The course starts with an introduction to DEWs and the physics they are based upon in operation, atmospheric propagation and target effects. It then moves into several sessions on specific forms of DEW, including lasers, high-power microwaves and particle beams. These concepts are then tied together with target tracking in DEWs to explore DEW design at the system level. The course concludes with a session on how DEWs affect their targets and how these effects can be modelled.

The discussion of various DEWs will be reinforced with modelling demonstrations in MATLAB to illustrate how DEWs operate. For more ambitious students, optional labs will be provided to explore these concepts in a modelling environment, with a focus on understanding the design trade-offs and target effects. Register now.

MIL & SWaP-C ATR & SFF Platforms
Choose cooling by conduction, convection, or liquid flow-through, Elma Electronic builds thousands of highly rugged ATR and SFF enclosures for use in all kinds of harsh environmental conditions. Our in-house testing ensures the best quality, we test our products in-house for thermal, shock and vibration. Available for OpenVPX, SOSA, VME, CPCI & COMe, and custom form factors.
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DEF: Moving Beyond Lightning Bolts on Powerpoint
Modern warfare is becoming increasingly dependent on the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS). All command and control, communications, ISR, precision-guided munitions, GPS and low-observable (stealth) technology depend on the ability to control the EMS. Our competitors have recognized this and are manning, training and equipping themselves to deny us freedom to act in the EMS.

Often discounted simply as lightning bolts on PowerPoint, the EMS has long been neglected. In this special episode, we present to you coverage from the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum: Drink & Think on Moving Beyond Lighting Bolts on PowerPoint, an event hosted at AOC headquarters, in Alexandria, Virginia. We hear from Ken Miller, director of Advocacy & Outreach at the Association of Old Crows, Scott Oliver, director of the Board of Advisors at the RVJ Institute, and Pat Flood, senior national security policy advisor at the U.S. House of Representatives. The event was moderated by Courtney Barno, code director of DC Agora.

Ken and guests discuss why a whole nation approach is necessary to ensure freedom of action within the EMS at the time and place of our choosing. Necessary efforts range from renewed government policies and reinvigorated academic research to leap-ahead industrial technologies. The EMS represents a giant opportunity space for warfighters, entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, researchers and policymakers alike.

To learn more about today’s topics or to stay updated on EMSO and EW developments, visit our website.

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Thank you to our episode sponsor.

Wireless Telecom Group

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

Featured Jobs:

- 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

Naylor Association Solutions
Saab AB
Chapter News

The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 10th EW Research Group Conference on May 13 online. 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 its annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas. 

At the conference, AOC Japan Chapter President Shigeo Kazama (far left in the photo), an AOC Silver Award recipient, welcomed the 70+ attendees from Japanese industries, academia and government and promoted AOC membership. 

The keynote speeches were on radar cross-section evaluation and mathematical forms of stealth.  They were presented among the technical session presentations of researchers, engineers and students. The AOC Japan Chapter officers and keynote speakers gathered carefully at Sogo Electronics Inc. in Tokyo, the place where AOC Japan Chapter originated, and sent out messages to the attendees.

Industry News

This comprehensive book gives an overview of how cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in electronic warfare (EW). Readers will learn how EW systems respond more quickly and effectively to battlefield conditions where sophisticated radars and spectrum congestion put a high priority on EW systems that can characterize and classify novel waveforms, discern intent and devise and test countermeasures. Specific techniques are covered for optimizing a cognitive EW system as well as evaluating its ability to learn new information in real time.

The book presents AI for electronic support (ES), including characterization, classification, patterns of life and intent recognition. Optimization techniques, including temporal trade-offs and distributed optimization challenges are also discussed. The issues concerning real-time, in-mission machine learning and suggested approaches to address this important challenge are presented and described. The book covers electronic battle management, data management and knowledge sharing. Evaluation approaches, including how to show that a machine-learning system can learn how to handle novel environments, are also discussed. Written by experts with first-hand experience in AI-based EW, this is the first book on in-mission, real-time learning and optimization.

AOC is proud to partner with Artech House Publishing to offer a discount code to all AOC members. AOC members can receive a 30% discount on purchases when they use the promo code AOC.


Joint U.S. Army and Air Force exercises centered on Guam are intended to keep adversaries guessing about how America’s armed forces would defend and attack during a conflict, according to a top Pacific Air Forces official. (Stars and Stripes)


For the first time, an F-16 Fighting Falcon’s electronic warfare system received an in-flight software update as part of an advanced battle management system (ABMS) demonstration during a recent test sortie at Nellis Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force)


Two variants of the SPY-6 radars have completed a series of tests at the Navy’s Wallops Island test facility in Virginia. Raytheon, the prime contractor, said the tests were necessary to keep the program’s development on track. (Breaking Defense)


Lockheed Martin’s deliveries of electronic warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy now include Surface Warfare Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Lite as deliveries of (SEWIP) Block 2 reach 100, a company official said. (Seapower)


The Navy is nearing a decision to OK production for a fleet electronic protection system. The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare sensor pod will be outfitted on MH-60 Sierra and Romeo helicopters to extend ships’ line-of-sight limitations in the electromagnetic spectrum. (C4ISRNET)

Acromag, Inc.
New AOC Industry Members

Aug 2021
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Aug 2021
August 9-25 (Mondays & Wednesdays) 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
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Sep 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Sep 2021
September 13 - 29, 2021 (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT Rescheduled from July
Sep 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
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Sep 2021
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