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2023 ELECTRONIC WARFARE SHORT COURSE SERIES

AOC Australia and the Queensland and South Australian chapters of IEEE are pleased to host this series of Electronic Warfare short courses, to be delivered by a team of international experts. 

The courses are to be held in locations across Brisbane and Adelaide through the week of 13 Nov 23. 


COURSES

Introduction to Electronic Warfare

This course is designed for students and professionals seeking to learn the foundations of electronic warfare (EW).

The course will cover a general introduction to the concept and history of EW, EW challenges, an overview of EW systems and functions, jamming techniques and applications, emerging technologies for EW, open architectures for EW system development, and a brief introduction to the application of artificial intelligence to EW. 

No prior knowledge of EW concepts is required, although an appreciation of supporting physical, mathematical, or operational concepts would be useful. 

Introduction to Cognitive EW

This course is designed for radar and information warfare professionals seeking to develop their understanding of cognitive EW systems.

This course will provide an overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in EW. AI enables EW systems to respond more quickly and effectively to battlefield conditions with complex and novel emitters. It will illustrate where AI techniques can enhance situation assessment and decision-making within EW systems, and describe how to handle real-time in-mission learning.  

No prior knowledge of cognitive EW is required, although a basic appreciation of electronic warfare and artificial intelligence techniques may be useful. 

SCHEDULE

 Mon 13 Nov 23  Introduction to Electronic Warfare (Brisbane)
 Tue 14 Nov 23  Introduction to Cognitive EW (Brisbane)
 Thu 16 Nov 23  Introduction to Electronic Warfare Adelaide)
 Fri 17 Nov 23

  Introduction to Cognitive EW (Adelaide)

More info in the eventbrite links above.


COST

Ticket prices for the courses are below. Cost is per one-day course. Earlybird registrations close 5 November 23. 

 Ticket Earlybird Standard

 Student

 AOC/IEEE member

$100  $300

 Student

 Non-member

 $200 $400

 Regular

 AOC/IEEE member

 $800 $1000

 Regular

 Non-member

 $1000$1200 


INSTRUCTORS

David Brown

Research Engineer

Southwest Research Institute


David Brown is a research engineer in the Defense & Intelligence Solutions Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) where he is the lead engineer for advanced electronic warfare (EW) system research & development.  His research interests are centered on applied cognitive EW, including methodologies to push AI/ML algorithms to the sensor edge, and smart data compression for congested data transport layers.  Prior to joining SwRI, he held a variety of EW related research & development positions and was an adjunct professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  In addition to engineering experience in EW, David developed experience in practical application of EW as a B-1B Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO).  David received undergraduate and graduate training in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech as well as Master of Arts and Master of Divinity from Liberty University.  David is a Distinguished Graduate of the Joint Electronic Warfare Officer School and is the recipient of the AOC EW Pioneer Award and RF Award.  He served as the co-chair of the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Low Latency Subcommittee, which focused on EW specific concerns within open architecture systems.  David is a senior member of the IEEE.

Day 1: Introduction to Electronic Warfare

Day 1 is designed for students and professionals seeking to learn the foundations of electronic warfare (EW).

The Introduction to EW will cover a general introduction to the concept and history of EW, EW challenges, an overview of EW systems and functions, jamming techniques and applications, emerging technologies for EW, open architectures for EW system development, and a brief introduction to the application of artificial intelligence to EW.

Dr Karen Haigh

Cognitive EW Expert

Haskill Consulting


Dr. Karen Haigh is an expert and consultant in Cognitive EW and embedded AI. Her focus is on physical systems with limited communications and limited computation resources that must perform under fast hard- real-time requirements. In September 2021, her book "Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach", was released by Artech House. She received her Ph.D. in from Carnegie Mellon University in Computer Science with a focus on AI and Robotics. Dr. Haigh is a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to closed-loop control of embedded systems, and a Fellow of AAIA for outstanding achievements in the area of smart homes.

Day 2: Introduction to Cognitive Electronic Warfare

Day 2 is designed for radar and information warfare professionals seeking to develop their understanding of cognitive EW systems.

The Introduction to Cognitive EW will provide an overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in EW. AI enables EW systems to respond more quickly and effectively to battlefield conditions with complex and novel emitters. It will illustrate where AI techniques can enhance situation assessment and decision-making within EW systems, and describe how to handle real-time in-mission learning.

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