Space EW | On-Demand Course

Course Details

Space EW | On-Demand Course

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

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 24

Description: Space is an Electronic Warfare domain, just like land, sea and air. We significantly dependent on satellite assets and those assets are vulnerable to enemy kinetic or electronic attack.

In ground, sea and air based EW, the closer we get to targets, the better we can intercept or jam them. Satellite borne systems are by their nature far away—creating challenges that require careful consideration. Satellites do not go where we want them to go in the short term; they go where they want to go. However, we can predict where they will be at any given time using tools taught in this course.

In the eight sessions of the Course, we will cover the nature of EW in space and go on to work practical EW problems appropriate to the space environment. After an introductory overview of Space EW, the course starts with tutorial sessions on Spherical trigonometry and orbit mechanics. Then, tutorials on radio propagation and the principles of intercept and jamming – both on the Earth and in space. Then the course moves on to four sessions dealing with practical problems covering intercept and jamming of enemy communication and radar assets. Each session will include lecture and hands-on problem solutions. Formulas and handy tables for future problem solutions are provided in each session.

Who Should Attend: The course is intended for technical or marketing professionals who are concerned with evaluation of EW concepts, system designs, operations or training. All of the background math is fully explained in the course.


Course Agenda

  • Session 1
    • Introduction to Space EW
  • Session 2
    • Spherical Trigonometry and Orbits
  • Session 3
    • Radio Propagation
  • Session 4
    • Intercept and Jamming Principles
  • Session 5
    • Communication Intercept from Space
  • Session 6
    • ELINT from Space
  • Session 7
    • Communication Jamming from Space
  • Session 8
    • Radar Jamming from Space

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.