Surface-to-Air Missile Systems 2023 Conference - China Threats
Sept. 19-21 | Huntsville, AL
Join us at the SAMs 2023 Conference - China Threats, Sept. 19-21, and gain a comprehensive understanding of Chinese SAMs capabilities and developments.
Why should you attend the SAMs 2023 Conference?
In-depth analysis: Gain valuable insights from expert speakers into the capabilities of Chinese SAMs and their potential impact on national security as well as the latest developments in SAM technology and near-term projections to help you stay ahead of the curve.
Networking opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, fellow professionals and government officials dedicated to fortifying our defense against air threats. Indulge in thought-provoking conversations, share insights and establish valuable connections.
Limited seats are available and this conference sells out fast! Whether you're involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation or employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics, this event is tailored to meet your needs. Register now to secure your spot before it's too late!
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AOC 60th International Symposium & Convention
Dec. 11-13 | National Harbor, MD
2023 Theme: Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships | The Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities and information operations experts worldwide, having the largest concentration of decision-makers among industry shows.
Keep a close eye on the AOC 2023 site! Registration opens next week!
Achieving Spectrum Superiority with the Congressional Electromagnetic Warfare Working Group
Last month, the Hudson Institute and AOC hosted three co-chairs from the Congressional Electromagnetic Warfare Working Group (EWWG) for a panel discussion about some of the leading Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) issues facing the DOD. Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), Rep. Chrissy Houlihan (PA-06) and Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) took questions from AOC President Brian Hinkley and Hudson Senior Fellow Timothy Walton, as well as audience members, on a variety of EMSO-related topics.
Introduction to Cognitive Radar and EW
Aug. 3 | 2 p.m. ET
This presentation will discuss the history and development of Cognitive radar (CR) and electronic warfare (EW). These systems did not happen overnight but were the result of a technological tipping point that has been years in the making. Until the early 2000s, advanced radar/EW were incremental advancements in adaptive signal processing such as adaptive beamforming and space-time adaptive processing, more powerful digital embedded real-time computing and enabling RF electronics (digital front ends). However, these systems were based on sample statistic-based methods that have their roots in the 1950s. Beginning with the DARPA/AFRL KASSPER project and related classified projects, a new knowledge-aided (KA) architecture was developed that could arguably be said to be the first integration of the modern “information age” into advanced adaptive radar/EW. The first book on cognitive radar was published in 2010, which incorporated the last piece of the cognitive system: its ability to proactively “probe” and learn on the fly to update and augment its radar channel knowledge base. In addition to providing an overview of CR’s historical development, this webinar will provide details of the current state-of-the-art and its relationship to other CR methods such as those that discuss mimicking certain biological systems such as the sonar bat described by S. Haykin in 2006.
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[Course] Principles of ESM Analysis
Nov. 6-9 | Instructor: Dr. Sue Robertson
This course equips ESM analysts with the information and techniques to determine and optimise the performance of ESM systems. It begins with a description of the electromagnetic environment, specifically what radars “look like” to an ESM system.
Equipment considerations include types of ESM receivers and antenna configurations, sensitivity requirements and parameter measurements. A session on ESM processing includes techniques for Direction of Arrival Measurement, Radar Pulse Deinterleaving and Radar Location Calculations. Methods for determining and visualising ESM Performance analysis are described and ESM testing in the real world is considered in detail with examples from specific geographic areas.
ESM Radar Library construction and Radar identification optimisation are important functions of the ESM system and novel methods for accomplishing these tasks are considered. Some common issues with ESM systems including multi-tracking, over-merging of track, Direction of Arrival errors and Multipath are described and solutions for these common problems are offered.
An EW/EMSO Summer Round-up
As the Ukraine War continues, we are learning essential lessons for the EW and EMSO communities (hint: some of them are not new). Host Ken Miller is joined by John Knowles and Colonel Jeff "Fish" Fischer for their insights into the broader impacts of these lessons and how we can (finally?) apply them to the changing global security landscapeーfrom defense budgets to military operations.
In this mid-summer update, John Knowles and Jeff Fischer give their perspectives on the war in Ukraine, delivering UAV capabilities, the Congressional Defense budget process, and the recent AOC/Hudson Institute Panel discussion with the Congressional EW Working Group.
John Knowles is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance. Jeff Fischer is a retired Air Force Colonel and author.
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CONVENTION 23 - Australian Information Warfare: Beyond the Defence Strategic Review
Sept. 26-28 | Adelaide, South Australia
The Information Warfare discipline is emerging at the forefront of Australian Defence priorities as a key enabler of critical operational capabilities. Convention 23 will see electronic warfare, cyber and information operations professionals from domestic and international government, Defence, industry and academic partners convene to engage on topical areas of interest in the IW domain. The convention will feature two days of open conference followed by a classified day for eligible attendees.
Visit aocaustralia.com/convention23 to secure your place!
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AOC Australia and the SWG are run by volunteers committed to promoting the interests of Australia's IW community. If you're interested in helping out and getting some personal and professional development along the way, please get in touch!
DARPA is holding its annual ERI Summit conference from Aug. 22-24 in Seattle, Washington. This year’s Summit is focused on the theme, “Reinventing Microelectronics Manufacturing,” in particular “ERI 2.0” and 3D Heterogenous integration (3DHI). (JED)
Ukraine's military reported that a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) strike from its forces recently took out a large number of Russian soldiers on a beach in the occupied Kherson region. (Newsweek)
After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, members of the Female Tactical Platoon came to America under a temporary humanitarian program. Many are now in immigration limbo. (NPR)