Rohde & Schwarz

Electronic Warfare in Space

Hosted by the AOC Mugu Crows, Rohde & Schwarz is sponsoring a customized course taught by an external subject matter expert. This is a unique opportunity to interact with a well-known EW subject matter expert, Dave Adamy. 

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Date: Monday, April 1, 2019 

Location: Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel | Embassy Ballroom | 2101 Mandalay Beach Road | Oxnard, CA 93035

Class Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Registration/Lunch (Lunch Provided)
  • 11:30 - 6:00 Seminar with breaks

Cost: Complimentary

Questions? Contact:
Jason Frase
[email protected]
(805) 490-2994

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Course Description

With the proliferation of commercial and military satellites, space is becoming increasingly recognized as a contested electronic battlespace. This class discusses Earth satellites from an Electronic Warfare and Reconnaissance point of view. The class starts with a brief and gentle overview of orbit mechanics and spherical trigonometry – the nature of orbits, the relationship between satellite altitude and orbital period, etc. Then we will discuss radio propagation to and from satellites. During the course, we will discuss some specific satellite issues relevant to EW, including:

• How much of the Earth can a satellite at some height or orbital period see?
• How long can a satellite see a target on the Earth?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of synchronous vs. low Earth satellites?
• How do you calculate antenna look angles from a satellite?
• How well can you intercept a signal from the Earth using a synchronous satellite receiver?

Each attendee will receive a course syllabus with all visual aids, problem worksheets and handy tables.

About the Presenter: Dave Adamy

adamy.jpgDave Adamy has over 50 years’ experience developing EW systems from DC to Light, deployed on platforms from submarines to space, with specifications from QRC to high reliability. For the last 30 years, he has run his own company, performing studies for the US Government and defense contractors. He has also presented dozens of courses in the US and allied countries on Electronic Warfare and related subjects. He has published over 250 professional articles on Electronic Warfare, receiver system design and closely related subjects, including the popular EW101 column in the Journal of Electronic Defense. He holds an MSEE (Communication theory) and has 16 books in print.