This module can only be taken as part of the Expeditionary Warfare Systems Engineering and Technology MSc (USA).
To examine and understand the methods of electronically intercepting, contesting and protecting the information environment generated by communications systems.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 12 - 16 Jun 2023
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationNSWC Crane, Indiana, USA

Course structure

Lectures, tutorials, computer based practical’s; video practical

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

- Identify the main electronic surveillance (ES) and electronic attack threats (EA) to a communications system and compose defensive measures to reduce the impact of these threat 
- Explain and criticise 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

Core content

• Introduction to Communications Electronic Warfare: Electronic attack, surveillance and defence
• EA Jamming techniques and effects
• SJNR and jamming link budget analysis
• GPS vulnerability.
• ED Spread Spectrum techniques
• Cryptography techniques: secret and public key systems, block and stream based techniques
• ES Receivers: Characteristics; superhetrodyne, channelized and FFT based
• ES techniques: spectral estimation, direction finding
• Military tactical data links: a case study of high-level EW protection applied to a military data network


Dr Peter Barker

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