Standards and Applications in Defense Video
August 19, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
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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Post-Conference Course from AOC
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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.
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A Conversation With John Knowles on Defense Budget and JADC2
In this episode, host Ken Miller recaps and shares excerpts from a conversation he had earlier with Mr. John Knowles, editor of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED). They cover a range of issues from the defense budget to JADC2 and some upcoming additions of the JED that are coming out in September. Ken also shares exciting news about forthcoming From the Crows’ Nest episodes, including a sit down with Mr. David Weinberger, author of the book Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility.
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The U.S. Space Force officially stood up the second of its three field commands Aug. 13, replacing the Space and Missile Systems Center it inherited from the Air Force with the new Space Systems Command. Like its predecessor, SSC will be in charge of developing, acquiring, fielding and sustaining capabilities for the Space Force. (C4ISRNet)
The U.S. Air Force's push to get Infrared Search and Track (IRST) systems to its F-15C/D Eagle cadre, and other jets in the future, hit a huge milestone on August 5, 2021, when an Eagle from Eglin Air Force Base's 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron shot down a QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) with an AIM-120 missile using its IRST for targeting. (The Drive)
The F-35 program began taking a major step the last two weeks toward removing an enormous albatross from around its neck by replacing the much-maligned ALIS logistics system with its sleeker, faster and younger replacement, ODIN. The move to install ODIN on two of 14 deployments brings the logistics and planning system to units in all three services that are buying the plane. (Breaking Defense)
Lockheed Martin and Orolia Defense & Security will begin integrating mission timing and synchronisation units, capable of transmitting via Military Code (M-Code) signal, into the US Army's Sentinel A4 air and missile defence radar system. (Janes)