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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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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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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

In the Flat Field: Did Russian Army Electronic Warfare Underperform in Ukraine?
Dec. 15 | 2–3 p.m. EDT

In the Flat Field: Did Russian Army Electronic Warfare underperform in Ukraine? Since the Russian government began to overhaul its military early last decade, fears in NATO and allied nations have deepened over the efficacy of its army's electronic warfare systems.

New capabilities have been deployed and supported previous Russian military adventures in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria with seemingly great effect. The world's media has shared photographs of fearsome looking equipment deployed in rural farmland.

This time, however, things seem different. The army's EW capabilities appear conspicuous by their absence since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. While the force has performed electronic warfare it does not seem to have been anywhere near as ferocious as anticipated. Moreover, the Russian Army has failed to win and sustain electromagnetic supremacy.

This webinar will look at the Russian Army's war in the electromagnetic spectrum. It will draw tentative conclusions as to why the force's EW capabilities may have underperformed. It examines the resulting implications for NATO and allied nations."

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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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The Optimal Coaxial Feeder Cable-Connector Combination
The Times family of TCOM® cables are the most versatile line of low loss coaxial cables on the market. They exhibit all of the qualities of our popular LMR® cable family such as low loss, flexibility and ease of termination and then take it up a couple of notches. TCOM® is extremely rugged and is often the first choice for field deployable applications in both the military and commercial markets.
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Innovating Inside Bureaucracy

In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller is joined by author, futurist, and former NSA official, Dr. Eric Haseltine. Ken also welcomes special co-host, Retired US Air Force Brigadier General Guy Walsh, now serving as the Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center at the University of Texas San Antonio. Ken, Guy and Eric discuss how to pursue innovation in large bureaucracies that are often resistant to change and new ideas (hint: it’s about building the right relationships and using the strengths of an organization to your advantage). Eric, a respected neuroscientist, also provided a keynote address at AOC 2022 about what we can learn from nature and evolutionary biology to maintain a military advantage in the electromagnetic warfare and cyber. They discuss his presentation and his two recent books: Riding the Monster: Five Ways to Innovate Inside Bureaucracies, and The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy’s Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat.

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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 — Avangrid — Portland, Oregon, United States (remote)

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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Chapter News

Central Georgia NDIA/Dixie Crow/Carl Vinson AFA Chapters Collaborative Membership Meeting

Around 40 members from the CG NDIA, Dixie Crow and AFA Chapters met for the Collaborative Membership Meeting. The meeting was held on Nov. 9 and took place at Nugteren Exhibit Hangar, Museum of Aviation.


Industry News

The secretary general of NATO said that a Ukrainian air defense missile most likely caused the explosion on the Polish-Ukrainian border on Tuesday. (New York Times)


Difficulties with testing and training for electromagnetic spectrum operations, in the US and worldwide, was an issue highlighted throughout the AOC 2022 in Washington last month. (Shepherd Media)


Since Russian troops withdrew and Ukrainian forces moved in, residents are meeting up in the city's main square to celebrate, waving their flag, singing and dancing. (NPR)

Elettronica SpA