Introduction to Electronic Warfare
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the issues associated with the design and provision of tactical electronic warfare systems on the modern battlefield. Both communications Electronic Warfare (EW) and non-communications EW are discussed.
The course is for anyone who needs to understand tactical electronic warfare, including military officers, defence civilians, and members of defence industry. No prior military or technical knowledge is assumed.
Duration: 3 days
Delivery mode: Classroom
In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the Professional Education Course Unit for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.
What you will receive:
- A copy of the book Tactical Electronic Warfare.
- Comprehensive course notes
- UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance*
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Masters credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education short courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs.
*pending final results
Anyone requiring an understanding of tactical electronic warfare, including, but not limited to:
|Capability development staff||Systems Engineers|
|Business Managers||Hardware and Software Engineers|
The Operational Environment | Command and Control (C2) and the C2 Cycle | Network-centric Warfare / Information Warfare/ Electronic Warfare
Tactical Communications Architectures
Architectural Drivers | Current and Future Architectures | Potential Targets for EW
Electronic Protection (EP)
Passive EP | Active EP – encryption, spread spectrum
Electronic Support (ES)
Search / Intercept / Direction Finding / Analysis | ES Platforms | ES and Tactical Communications Systems
Electronic Attack (EA)
Jamming / Deception / Neutralisation | EA and Tactical Communications Systems
Electronic Warfare and Digitisation
Network Issues | UWB (Impulse) Radio | ALE | Software Radio | Quantum Cryptography and Computing
Radio-Frequency Directed-Energy Weapons
Electronic Support (ES)
Signal Characteristics | Operational Requirements for RWR and ESM | Receivers – Superhet, CVR, IFM, Bragg cell | Performance – Angle of Arrival/DF, Sensitivity, POI, Identification, selectivity, signal types | Identification Parameters– PW, PRI, RF, MOP, Staggers, coherence Counters to LPI radar
RF Countermeasures (ECM/EA)
EA Strategy | RGPO, VGPO, NBN, DBM, R/VGPO | AM angle techniques, cross eye, cross pol | Chaff and CMDSs | Towed decoys, including repeaters and FOTDs
IR Countermeasures (IRCM)
IR missile operation | MTV Flares | Special Materials | IR Jamming devices | DIRCM
Missile Warning Systems
Rationale/requirement, including performance | Missile attributes | Detection methods – IR, UV, Pulse Doppler | Coverage | Installed performance and support
Laser Warning Systems
Military lasers and their uses | Laser attributes | Performance criteria / Problems/ False alarm rates | Installation issues
Dr. Craig Benson is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Craig Benson holds a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia), a Master degree in science from Cranfield University (UK), and a second Master degree in Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia). He is a former RAAF engineering office and consultant. His research experience and interests are in Space Communication, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Underwater Communications, Guided Weapons, Electronic Warfare, Radar Systems and GPS & Navigation Warfare.
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