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Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM)

Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM)

The course is designed to provide an introduction to the understanding of the Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM) environment. The course will provide an insight into the key differentiators between the Civilian and Military spectrum management domains. The key audience for this course are those who work in industry and are engaged in Spectrum Management programs or those who wish to develop an organic BSM capability and need to understand the topic from the practitioner (user) point of view.

An overview of the course content is below:
• An introduction to Spectrum Management
• An overview of International Regulations
• Wireless Usage – Civilian
• Wireless Usage – Military
• Wave propagation – the impact on Spectrum Management
• Spectrum Engineering
• Spectrum Management – the processes and procedures
• An introduction to Battlespace Spectrum Management

Each session will be presented LIVE by an actively engaged instructor.  The virtual classroom allows you to “raise your hand,” ask your questions audibly or type them in the chat, and the instructor will respond to your questions in real-time.  It’s just like sitting in the classroom with the instructor – all without leaving your office or home. All sessions are recorded and are made available to registrants for 30 days after registering. Recordings are available within 24 hours.

Sessions for this course take place on August 7 and 9 from 13:00 - 16:00 EDT (17:00 - 20:00 UTC)

Full Course:

$450 for members / $500 for non-members

Session 1

August 7, 2017 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

An Introduction to Spectrum Management

A broad introduction of the basic concepts, vocabulary and need for spectrum management, and why it is needed in the civilian and military environments. An introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum and the overview of the top-levels aims of spectrum management and the resolution of interference issues and spectrum de-confliction.

An Overview of International Regulations

This session will provide an overview of international and national spectrum management, and will be looking at the role and purpose of the ITU and the relevant international law that effects spectrum planning, management and co-ordination. We will also look at the structure of spectrum management at the national level and the relationships between regulatory bodies.

Civilian and Military Wireless Users of the Spectrum

An understanding the complex make-up of the users of the RF spectrum is key to understanding the challenges faced by spectrum managers. This session will look at the variety of civilian and military users of the spectrum and challenges that places on defence and national spectrum agencies.

Session 2

August 9, 2017 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)

Wave propagation and Spectrum Engineering

During this session we will introduce the fundamentals principles and factors that affect path profile analysis and free space loss calculations, and how different propagation methods impact on spectrum management. We will touch on propagation models, fundamentals of antennas and gain or losses, manual and automatic link budget analysis. This lesson will include the link analysis of a satellite uplink and downlink to bring together many of the facets of wave propagation.

Spectrum Management – The Processes and Procedures

This session will include a look at the spectrum management process and procedures and the key tasks and enablers to achieving interference free telecommunications. Topics will include: Table of Allocation; Spectrum Management Organisation, Spectrum Supportability; Frequency Assignment; Spectrum Monitoring, and; Reporting and Resolving Interference.

An Introduction to Battlespace Spectrum Management

The final session will look at the differences between civilian and military spectrum management and the additional tasks, processes, procedures and structures needed to conduct spectrum management in the joint or coalition environment in peacetime and on operations.

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Interested in holding a course at your facility?

The AOC wants to be your in-house education provider and we have the resources and experience to ensure success. Contact Brock Sheets at sheets@crows.org to discuss options for offering courses in your facility.