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Introduction to EW Modeling and Simulation

Introduction to EW Modeling and Simulation

  • Friday, December 01, 2017 09:00 until Monday, December 04, 2017 17:00

Course Location:

Washington Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

This course will take place during the 4 days immediately following the 54th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.

This is a practical course in which the basic concepts and techniques of Electronic Warfare modeling and simulation are presented and the students learn how to apply them to practical problems.  The class will cover the background math required for M&S (including spherical trig and radio propagation), Electronic Warfare (review only), the mathematical characterization of EW equipment, the modeling of threats, the design of an engagement model, Simulation for training, and the emulation of EW signals for injection at any point in the signal path for T&E of hardware or systems.

Registration for courses in conjunction with the 54th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention are handled through our event registration portal. You do not need to attend the symposium & convention to register for this course.

*Prices increase to $2,500 for Members / $2,600 for Non-Members after 11/7/17

Full Course:

$2,400 for Members / $2,500 for Non-Members*

Course Outline

Modeling & Simulation Principles and Overview

  • Purposes of M & S in the development, production and evaluation of EW systems
  • M & S for concept evaluation, training and T&E
  • Fidelity concerns and limitations

Math for EW Modeling and Simulation

  • dB values and equations
  • Spherical Trigonometry
  • Radio Propagation

Review of Electronic Warfare

Elements of Electronic Warfare

  • Radar and Communication Threats
  • Lethal zones and ranges
  • Physical and mathematical characterization of threat signals
  • EW threat parameters (older and modern systems)
  • ISR systems
  • Radar Warning systems
  • Primary and secondary threats for all types of platforms  

Characteristics of EW Equipment

  • Antennas
  • Transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Processors
  • Emitter Location

Threat Modeling

  • Modes of Operation
  • Types of Weapons
  • Modulations
  • Antenna ($ scan) characteristics
  • Signals leaving transmitter site
  • Signals arriving at receiving site

Engagement Modeling

  • Gaming area
  • Players
  • Location & Movement of players
  • Point of view
  • Engagement fidelity
  • Electronic Interactions Between Players
  • Running the engagement 

Simulation for Training

  • Emulation vs. Simulation
    • Realistic Panels
    • Depicted controls and displays
  • Training simulation functions
  • Required fidelity
    • Display time fidelity
    • Control-time fidelity

Simulation for T&E

  • Automatic vs. man-in-the-loop testing
  • Data capture and fidelity
  • Emulation
    • Emulation generation
    • Injection points
      • Trade-offs and practical considerations
      • Simulator “responsibility”
    • Emulation of receiving system
      • Antenna
      • Receiver
      • Processor
    • Multiple signal emulation

 

Course Material provided for each student

  • A 228 page text book, Electronic Warfare Modeling and Simulation written by the presenter and published by SciTech publishing.
  • A 38 page EW pocket guide with formulas, nomographs, etc. useful in solving problems in the office or in the field, written by the presenter and published by SciTech.
  • A course syllabus with copies of all visual aids and work sheets for in-class problems
  • An antenna and propagation calculation slide rule
  • A scientific calculator

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the cancelled session.  Cancellations may be faxed to (703) 549-2589 or emailed to events@crows.org.  Refunds will be issued for cancellations received by the due date minus a $50 administrative fee.

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