Principles of ESM Analysis | On-Demand Course

Course Details

Principles of ESM Analysis | On-Demand Course

Course Length: 18 hours total - delivered across six sessions of 3-hours each.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 18

Description: 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 visualizing 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 optimization 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.

Who Should Attend: This course has been designed for ESM Data Analysts, both military and civilian, who need to explain phenomena seen in data taken from ESM trials and find potential solutions to issues that they have observed. The course will also help ESM equipment developers to optimize the design of ESM equipment. ESM System Assessors will find information on how to set up ESM system trials and techniques for system assessment in the course. No prior experience in EW is required.


Course Agenda

  • Session 1
    • ESM systems and the electromagnetic environment (EME)
  • Session 2
    • Equipment Considerations
  • Session 3
    • ESM Processing, including Direction of Arrival Calculation, Deinterleaving, Radar Location
  • Session 4
    • Radar Identification and Library Generation and Matching, Specific Emitter Identification
  • Session 5 
    • ESM Performance Analysis, Testing and Trials
  • Session 6
    • Common Issues with ESM Systems including DOA Errors, Multipath and Multi-tracking


Course Pricing

AOC Members - $900

Non-Members - $1000

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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.


 Dr. Sue Robertson has worked in the field of Electronic Warfare for more than 25 years and has extensive experience of data analysis for airborne and ship ESM systems. She has developed flight test programs and produced hundreds of reports on ESM performance issues. She has designed software for ESM testing and techniques for extracting data from flight trials for the population of ELINT databases. Sue has a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics from University College London and an MBA from City University, London. She is currently working for EW Defence Ltd in the UK and is Chairman of the UK EW SME Working Group. From 2016 to 2022 Sue served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) as International Regional Director with responsibility for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.

Sue Robertson