Communications EW | On-Demand Course

Course Details

Communications EW | On-Demand Course

Course Length: 24 hours total - delivered across eight sessions of 3-hours each.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 24

Description: This introductory course in Communications Electronic Warfare covers techniques for setting up intercept and jamming links for Electronic Warfare (EW) against ground to ground and air to ground enemy communication signals, UAV command and data links and weapon control links. It starts with a discussion of the one-way communication link, then covers the important propagation modes for communication band EW, modern signal modulations, and the techniques for predicting intercept and jamming performance as a function of the tactical geometry and local terrain. It gives practical guidance in the application of the theory presented to a wide variety of EW situations.

Who Should Attend: This course is intended primarily for individuals who have a basic understanding of Electronic Warfare and are looking to learn more about the communications element of the EW field.


Course Agenda

  • Session 1
    • Introduction and Communications Math
  • Session 2
    • Communications Signals
  • Session 3
    • Radio Propagation
  • Session 4
    • Antennas and Receivers
  • Session 5
    • Signal Detection
  • Session 6
    • Emitter Location
  • Session 7
    • Communications Jamming
  • Session 8
    • Communications Intercept

Required Materials

A slide rule is required for this course.

Please note that the same slide rule is used for all of Dave Adamy's courses; if you have a slide rule from a previous course, you can choose not to receive another one by removing it from your cart during check-out.

Please check your address when purchasing the course to ensure the slide rule is received.


Course Pricing

AOC Members - $480

Non-Members - $720

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NOTE: Each registration is for one (1) participant ONLY. Distributing your login information or allowing others to participate in this course with you or under your account is grounds for removal from the course without a refund of any kind.


Dave Adamy is an internationally recognized expert in electronic warfare who writes the popular monthly EW-101 column in the Journal of Electronic Defense magazine. He has over 50 years of experience as a systems engineer and program technical director, developing EW systems from DC to Light, deployed on platforms from submarines to space, with specifications from quick reaction capability to high reliability. He has published over 250 professional articles on electronic warfare, receiver system design, and other closely related subjects, including the popular EW101 series in the Journal of Electronic Defense. He has presented dozens of EW courses for military, government, and defense industry organizations in the US and allied countries. He holds an MSEE (Communication theory) and has written 16 books on Electronic Warfare and related subjects.