Standards and Applications in Defense Video
Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Presented by Mr. Kevin Mitchell
In the area of defense communications, regardless of whether the requirements can be labeled under SIGINT or GEOINT, the increased use of compressed video in the process of intelligence transmission and dissemination either within the battlespace or relaying back to central command has precipitated an equivalent increase in standards. Devices used to capture, process (compress) and transmit video signals need to address three main standards areas: imagery data, physical/environmental and security, and these are principally present to address requirements for compatibility, functionality, interoperability, quality, reliability and safety. The Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) specifies imaging standards in the military domain. The MISB definition of a motion imagery system is any system that provides the functionality of collecting, encoding, processing, controlling, exploiting, viewing and/or storing motion imagery. The specific standard to be discussed in this is High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC — adopted as the H.265 standard), which is a major step forward in video compression technology offering both bandwidth savings and quality improvements over the pre-existing H.264/AVC-based MISB standard. For the purposes of this, we will be considering signals from EO/IR sources predominantly employed in tactical military ISR and/or situational awareness applications.
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Aircraft RCS Engineering – Historical Perspective, Basic Principles and Stealth Technology
September 13 - 29, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
This course introduces students to Radar Cross Section (RCS) engineering and its basic 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.
In today’s story, radar has been developed, and we venture back to WWII to see the first large-scale use of electromagnetic warfare (EW). Electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) has played an important role in military operations since the dawn of the electronics age. Radar historian, Dr. Phil Judkins, University of Leeds, UK, shares the untold stories of EW and EMSO in WWII, starting with the Battle of Britain ー the first time that a battle between two nations was fought entirely in the air. Judkins then walks us through The Beam Wars and the increasingly accurate use of radio air navigation systems that helped the British defeat the German air power. Finally, we cover the Blitz, a German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom, and show how the advanced radar tactics employed by the British helped to win the battle and defeat the German’s attacks.
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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
The Department of Defense released its much anticipated plan to implement its electromagnetic spectrum operations superiority strategy, promising departmentwide coordination to buy needed technologies and align operations. (Defense News)
BAE Systems has received a $93 million Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) to provide critical sustainment support for the F-35 electronic warfare (EW) system, the company said in a recent press release. (Sea Power)
The Navy is on the precipice of receiving the most revolutionary upgrade in electronic warfare capability for its surface fleet in many years via the AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block III, or SEWIP Block III, electronic warfare system. (The Drive)
Assured access to the space domain is critical to warfighting effectiveness, so Australia has established Defence Project 9358 to explore options for the acquisition of a ground-based Space Electronic Warfare capability. (Australian Defence Magazine)