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Get Your EMSO Playbook at AOC 2022

When you attend AOC 2022, you'll be immersed in subject-specific sessions led by expert speakers in the field. Learn alongside nearly 2,000 EW professionals from 30+ countries spanning industry, military and government sectors when you attend informative sessions led by expert speakers and explore an exhibit hall brimming with innovative solutions.


Attend an Exhibitor Event/Activity

Engage with exhibitors at AOC 2022 during an exhibitor happening, featuring demos, happy hours and product presentations.

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Download the Mobile App

The AOC2022 mobile app provides you with the most comfortable tool for planning your participation at the conference. Browse the complete program directly from your phone or tablet, including sessions, speakers, exhibitors and more.

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2023 AOC Sponsorship Catalog
AOC connects electromagnetic warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.

For over 55 years, electronic warfare (EW), electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO), cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and information operations (IO) professionals from military, government, industry and academia have looked to AOC to provide access to emerging technologies and the latest developments to protect the warfighter.

Plan to partner with AOC in 2023! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and to be part of what's happening right now EMSO industry.

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April 1, 1936 — Oct. 1, 2022

James B. Chism of Laurel, Maryland, passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 86. Jim was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but grew up in southern Indiana. He served in the US Army and became a paratrooper. Upon honorable discharge, he began work at the Atomic Energy Commission, followed by employment at the Applied Physics Lab in Laurel. Later, Jim was employed at the National Security Agency, working in research and development before joining Ford Aerospace (later becoming Loral, then Lockheed Martin). He later used his work experience to do consulting in the Washington, DC area.Jim received his Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and also taught engineering management classes in their Evening College Master's program. Jim was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Laurel and more recently a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Burtonsville, Maryland. He was involved in his church and many professional organizations. Jim always found time for his family along with his various interests.

For those wishing to make a donation in Jim's memory, you may consider:
• Sisters of St. Benedict, 802 E. 10th St, Ferdinand, IN, 47532-9239,
• Resurrection Catholic Church, 3315 Greencastle RD, Burtonsville, MD, 20866, or
• The charity of your choice

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

Testing Your RWR - Accuracy Matters
Nov. 3 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

Accuracy is of the utmost importance when testing a radar warning receiver and maintaining the highest accuracy of your test system is essential. One is only as strong as the other or else you might be initiating countermeasures miles off-target. This presentation will explore how measurement errors and inaccuracies in your test system can compromise the effectiveness of an EW system. We will describe the calibration procedures that can be implemented to achieve higher EW system performance and traceability necessary for the assurance test and evaluation engineers seek.

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Learn Anytime, Anywhere
On-Demand Professional Development Courses From Leading Experts in the EW Field

Achieve your professional development goals and learn at your own pace with AOC’s growing library of 20+ on-demand online courses on EW topics including:

  • Modeling & simulation
  • Communications
  • Radar systems
  • Direct energy weapons
  • Space
  • Machine learning
  • Electro-optical/infrared sensor engineering
  • Small unmanned aircraft system (sUAI)

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A State of the Union for the EMSO Community

AOC President Glenn “Powder” Carlson is passing the baton on to AOC Vice President and President-Elect Brian “Hinks” Hinkley. In this transition of power, Glenn and Brian give us a state of the union on the EMS community. Host Ken Miller talks with Glenn and Brian about the lessons the US needs to learn about EMS dominance and how the AOC will continue to advance EMS operations and support future engineers. Lastly, they discuss the messages they want to take to government, industry, and military stakeholders to advance EMS operations globally.

Glenn and Brian bring a wealth of experience in operations to the EW community. Glenn flew B-52s in the 80s during Soviet Union’s fall. Brian played a vital role in the Navy with the EA-6B Prowler in the early 2000s with Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Ultra Electronics Limited – EWST
Microwave Products 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:

•  Systems Engineer — NSA — Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

USINDOPACOM Joint Exercise Experiment Planner (Cyber SME) — Valiant Integrated Services — Camp H M Smith, Hawaii, United States

SpectraScopeRT Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Software
SpectraScopeRT - Windows based spectrum analyzer application requiring no programming and allows for integrated operational control of both the downconverter receiver and the digitizer for signal capture, analysis, recordings. Analysis displays include IQ Time Domain, Frequency Domain, I Spectrum, IQ Power Spectrum, Constellation Plot, Spectrogram Plot, Persistence Plot, and Histogram Plot. Multiple windows can be shown simultaneously with auto tile and cascade options or manually sized and placed as desired.
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W. L. Gore & Associates
Industry News

Russian President Vladimir Putin said martial law will be introduced across four regions of eastern and southern Ukraine, which Moscow illegally annexed after staged referendums last month despite not fully controlling these areas either politically or militarily. The move signals an intensifying effort to achieve his military objectives amid continuing airstrikes on infrastructure targets. (Washington Post)


The likelihood that Republicans may win the House has triggered concerns in Ukraine. Last month, most House Republicans voted against a funding package that included billions earmarked for Ukraine. (NPR)


In this JED Archive post from October of 2019, writer John Haystead discusses the US Army's Electromagnetic Battle Management Development and Acquisition program at Aberdeen Proving Ground. (JED)