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Communications Electronic Warfare will teach you the methods of electronically intercepting, contesting and protecting the information environment generated by communications systems.
At a glance
- 22 - 26 Feb 2021
- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
£2,070 - Short Course for Credit fee
£1,750 - Standalone Short Course fee
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
- identify the main electronic surveillance (ES) and electronic attack threats (EA) to a communications system and propose defensive measures to reduce the impact of these threat,
- explain the main analysis methods employed in communications EW in the time, spectral and spatial domains,
- analyse and evaluate the impact of electronic attack on a communications network using a power budget and quantify the effect of electronic defence measures.
Introduction to communications electronic warfare
- electronic attack,
- surveillance and defence.
- jamming techniques and effects,
- calculation of SJNR,
- jamming of satellite and ground-based links,
- GPS vulnerability.
- ED methods (burst transmission, antenna null-steering, error control, spread-spectrum techniques).
Comms EW receivers
- sensitivity and dynamic range of intercept receivers,
- communications ESM receiver types (swept superhet, channelized, FFT-based channelised)
- DF techniques (DF loop, Adcock antenna, rotary DF systems, interferometers, time difference of arrival method, pseudo-Doppler techniques, amplitude comparison methods).
Commercial DF and military EW systems
- visiting lecturers from Rohde and Schwartz,
Military tactical data links
- a case study of high-level EW protection applied to a military data network.
- classical and parametric methods,
- eigenvector-based methods.
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Who should attend
Students must have completed Communication Principles, Communication Systems, Electromagnetic Propagation and Devices and Signal Processing, Statistics and Analysis in order to take this as an Short Course for Credit. There are no prerequisites if taken as a Standalone Short Course.
ConcessionsA limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.
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