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Collaborative EW Symposium 2023
March 14-16, 2023 | Pt. Mugu, CA

Symposium theme: “Evaluating current EW innovation in context of current real world conflicts”

The war in Ukraine has identified the relevance of collaborative EW in support of rapid unfolding operations, with rapid adaptation and innovation contributing to the fight. What does this conflict teach us about what to do and what not to do in the spectrum? Who else will learn these lessons and to what result?”

The 50th year of the Collaborative EW Symposium at Pt. Mugu will provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative EW with an emphasis on innovation in collaborative EW. Prominent leaders, contributors, and representatives from the United States and Australian military, government, academia and industry will come together to address emerging technologies required to address current dynamic operations.

Submission deadline: Dec. 14

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Electromagnetic Manoeuvre: Towards a Theoretical Underpinning
Nov. 10 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery warned that losing the war in the air would cost the war itself. Over the best part of a century, airpower has defined conflict. The failure to win and sustain air superiority and supremacy makes victory at best difficult and at worst impossible. The need to secure Electromagnetic Superiority and Supremacy (E2S) will have a similar effect on the wars of tomorrow. Forces failing to win and hold E2S while denying the spectrum to their adversaries will find victory elusive. E2S is achieved by applying manoeuvre warfare principles to the electromagnetic spectrum. Manoeuvre warfare is not new, but it can teach us about E2S. We will ask how applicable manoeuvre warfare theory is to Electromagnetic Support Operations? How can it guide us and where must we exercise caution? This webinar will define E2S. It will explain its centrality to contemporary and future battles. It will summarise the tenets of manoeuvre warfare theory and discuss their applicability to E2S. Above all, it will seek to articulate a theoretical framework for E2S manoeuvre.

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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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Development Platform for SOSA 1.0 & CMOSS
Elma’s new feature-rich E-Frame Development Platform provides all the slot profiles called out in the latest SOSA Technical Reference Standard 1.0 and CMOSS for accelerated test & development of plug-in cards (PICs). The 12-slot backplane supports 100 GbE, high-speed RF and optical I/O, PNT, chassis management and many more features.
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Wireless Telecom Group
Mercury Systems

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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Two-way Time-transfer Digital Design for Distributed Array Operations
Nov. 17 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

In this presentation we will present a recently developed reusable digital design block for achieving TWTT on the Xilinx Zynq platform. The block includes time and phase correction, carrier-frequency offset correction, a 10 MHz reference and 1 PPS signal. TWTT is performed once per 1.3 millisecond frame and requires 28μs which is 2% of the frame time. The remainder of the frame is allocated to synchronized distributed beamforming, radar, communications and more. The IP has been validated with a 5 GHz radio and omnidirectional antennas achieving time alignment of 8.6 ps RMS (~15 degrees at 5 GHz and 30 degrees at X-band) in an emulated line-of-sight channel with no deviation in time alignment over long durations (~5 hours measured). These results indicate that DA operation across many relevant bands is possible. The time alignment was measured to be between 11 and 20 picoseconds in a variety of complex, short range channels. Current OTA performance is limited by low signal-to-noise ratio but future improvements include the addition of more gain in the radios for longer range performance. Following discussion of the design and initial performance metrics we will present theory and simulation regarding operation in complex multipath channels. We will conclude by discussing assumptions, limitations and future improvements.

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The Optimal Coaxial Feeder Cable-Connector Combination
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Show Daily with Eric Bamford and Bob Andrews

In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller sits down with special guests Eric Bamford, International AOC Board Member from the Norwegian Air Forces and Bob Andrews, AOC Director of Global Events. Ken and his guests discuss innovation and workforce development from a NATO perspective and what lessons NATO can learn from the current Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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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

Senior Radar SME — Parsons — Aberdeen, Maryland, 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

Israeli Elbit Systems was awarded an approximately $70 million contract in June to supply “Alinet” Electronic Warfare (EW) AND Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) solutions to Morocco in a contract that will be executed over a period of two and a half years. (Military Africa)


The city was the only regional capital to fall to Russian forces since they invaded Ukraine in February. A Russian retreat would be a major victory for Kyiv’s forces. (New York Times)


November Issue Highlights

Cover Story:
• 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing – Embracing the Future of EMSO

• Royal Navy Selects Ardent Wolf CESM
• DARPA Seeks New Reconfigurable Receiver Processing Technologies for Autonomous Spectrum Sensing
• Hensoldt, Rafael Team For Eurofighter EK Escort Jammer
• Elbit Systems UK to Supply Laser Warner For Challenger 3 Tanks

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