AOC 2023 Future 5
Honoring the Best and Brightest Young Professionals in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
Each year, the AOC Education Foundation (AEF) recognizes five young professionals as the Future 5, showcasing those who actively innovate and strive for excellence as they build their careers in the EMS/EW/IO industry. Please join us in celebrating the 2023 Future 5!
The Association of Old Crows 60th International Symposium & Convention
Dec. 11-13 | National Harbor, MD
ADVANCING EMS SUPERIORITY THROUGH STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND PARTNERSHIPS
AOC 2023 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.
We will have a show floor packed with the latest technology in the field and amazing an agenda! Register today and book your room early—discounted rooms are limited!
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2023 AOC Board of Directors Election
Voting for the 2023 BOD Election will take place in October
- Rear Admiral (Ret.) Timothy Kuehhas, USN
- Anthony Lisuzzo
At-Large Director (2 slots available)
- LTC Michael Brock, USA (Ret.)
- Eric Colon, CWO US Army
- Jeff Hughes
- Robert Scott "Sherm" Oliver, USN (Ret.)
- Air Marshall Daljit Singh, Indian Air Force
- Greg Siuta
- Paul Vavra
Southern Region Director
Northeastern Region Director
International Region II Director
EW in Space
Aug. 17 | 2 p.m. ET
This webinar covers intercept and jamming of hostile radars and communications from space and the vulnerability of satellite links to jamming and intercept from the ground. First there is a light coverage of Earth satellite orbit mechanics with just enough depth to support the EW calculations. This includes an overview of the spherical trigonometry involved, orbit relationships and radio propagation in space. Then, it discusses the calculation of intercept quality and jamming-to-signal-ratio in the space environment. Finally, it introduces the ways that satellite links protect themselves from hostile intercept and jamming.
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Educating and informing the Electromagnetic Warfare community is at the heart of AOC’s mission. As the leader in training EMSO and EW professionals worldwide, AOC offers a wide selection of professional development courses and webinars on various topics led by experts in the field.
Be at the forefront of educating the men and women in the EW/EMSO industry and submit a proposal to instruct our next live webinar.
[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.
If you're looking for talented candidates for internships, post your open positions today! As part of our commitment to the growth of the EW talent pool, we're offering free internship postings for AOC Industry Members.
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12th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium
Oct. 17-20 | Honolulu, HI
USINDOPACOM, the Diamond Head Chapter of the Association of Old Crows, and the OSD Phoenix Challenge team are co-sponsoring the 12th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium.
Oct. 17-18 - Unclassified plenary sessions will take place in-person at the Alohilani Hotel. A hosted evening social on the Alohilani Swell Deck area follows the end of the first day from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 17. This portion of the symposium is offered both in-person and virtual and attendance is limited to 250. Those who register for virtual only will be able to view all presentations as they are given, or after the recording is posted to the site for later viewing.
Oct. 19-20 CLASSIFIED plenary - On the 19th, the CLASSIFIED plenary sessions begin with the morning session set at S/REL TO USA, DEU, FRA, JPN, KOR AND FVEY. The main plenary will be held at the Towers Conference Center with overflow at USARPAC and MARFORPAC HQs. Attendance at these sessions is restricted and requires an additional registration process – please visit the Know Before You Go page for instructions. Classification for sessions on Oct. 19-20 is SECRET REL TO USA FVEY.
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!
Join the Spectrum Working Group
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!
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