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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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
Northeastern Region Director
International Region II Director
Meet the Candidates
Radar Absorbing Materials (RAM): Basic Principles and Technology Trends
Aug. 31 | 2 p.m. ET
Hiding from and surprising an opponent are tactics that have been used in warfare throughout history. Radiation absorbent material (RAM) is a material designed and shaped to absorb incident RF energy, making the radar returns from vehicles with RAM, harder to see with air defense radar systems. The better the RAM material and design, the harder it would be to attack the protected platform. The most effective types of RAM are pyramid shaped anechoic chambers, each pyramid made of a suitable lossy material, but these materials are delicate, and cannot be flown on aircraft. This webinar brings the basic principles and parameters to tailor efficient RAM to aircraft, as well as discuss new technologies, like multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), ferrites, and nanocomposites that are emerging in the development of stealth platforms.
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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.
Members of the Billy Mitchell Chapter meet to discuss Billy Mitchell Rode Crow 2024 (RC24).
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!
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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!
US Strategic Command activated its Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Center in a July 26 ceremony at Offutt AFB, NE. (JED)
Addressing fellow leaders of the group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, on the second day of the meeting, President Vladimir Putin said Russia would assume chairmanship of the group next year and host a summit in the city of Kazan in October 2024. (NYT)
India made history on Wednesday as it became the first country in the world to land its spacecraft near the moon's south pole, an uncharted territory that scientists believe could hold vital reserves of frozen water, and the fourth country to achieve a moon landing. (NPR)