AOC 2021, the Association of Old Crow’s International Symposium & Convention, is next week! There is still time to register and join us for the premier event for EW and EMSO professionals.
We have several different options to register. You can get access to everything happening with a Master Pass*. Only able to join us for a day, or just want to check out the exhibit hall? You can sign up for our free Exhibition Only Pass.
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*Program Manager Briefing Series is only open to 2021 exhibiting companies.
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Introduction to Satellite Communications (Satcom)
Dec. 6-10 | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 1-5 p.m. EST
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 course will cover the core material required for participants to understand and discuss basic Satcom theory and operations. Specifically:
- Historical Perspectives/Background
- Satellite Types and Configurations
- Orbits and Associated Communications Impacts
- Launch Vehicles
- Space, Ground, and User Segments
- Satellite Links/Link Equation
- Frequencies and Propagation Impacts
- Survey of Recent Satcom Launches
STEM Competition Ends Soon
The AOC STEM Program invites students in grades 9-12 to submit a one- to five-minute video for the chance to win $2,000 for their group and gain access to member benefits to enhance their future career goals. AOC recognizes the importance of educating and guiding the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians using an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Competition Opens: Oct. 1.
Competition Closes: Nov. 30.
This contest aims to encourage and support student STEM groups to consider the electromagnetic spectrum in their studies. The competition is a chance for your school or STEM team to work on a fun project with an AOC Mentor, learn about the electromagnetic spectrum and how it applies to everyday life and a future career. In addition, this competition is an opportunity to win a significant financial award for your school/group and a chance to be informative, inventive, artistic, scientific, technical and creative in a short video.
AOC continues to connect Electromagnetic Warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.
The year 2020 was a massive interruption to life and business, changing how we work, how we connect and forced us into a new way of doing things. We have created new ways to connect and share with our members through these changing times. We have taken events to a virtual space and created new and exciting opportunities for our members to continue looking to AOC as industry leaders.
Now more than ever it's important to keep in touch and AOC sponsorships are a great way to be part of what's happening right now in the electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) industry.
Partner with AOC to increase your reach!
By partnering with AOC, Industry Partners have a variety of ways to connect with members throughout the year. Stay relevant to your customer base, participate in high-level discussions and, most importantly, nurture relationships with key contacts.
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 https://careers.crows.org.
• Operations Research Systems Analyst – Variant — Honolulu, Hawaii
• COMM Engineer — KBR — Chantilly, Virginia
In a world where weapon systems heavily depend on advanced electronics and technology to coordinate attacks, it makes sense to deploy highly reusable and cheap electronic warfare (EW) tactics to counter them. An Israel-based manufacturer of such systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has now introduced the ability to target multiple threats simultaneously. (Interesting Engineering)
Two years after its redesignation, the Air Force’s cyber component is making headway thwarting digital adversaries. Located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, the 16th Air Force — which was redesignated as Air Forces Cyber in October 2019 — focuses on cyber and electronic warfare, signals intelligence, information operations, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. (National Defense)
The Defense Innovation Unit has published new directives for how it plans to use the Pentagon’s recently adopted “Responsible AI Guidelines” in its commercial prototyping and acquisition efforts. (Defense News)