Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training

Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training

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Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training Course Description

This four-day Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training addresses digital signal processing theory, methods, techniques and algorithms with practical applications to ELINT. Directed primarily to ELINT/EW engineers and scientists responsible for ELINT digital signal processing system software and hardware design, installation, operation and evaluation, it is also appropriate for those having management or technical responsibility.

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• We can adapt this Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Related Courses:

Electronic Warfare- Introduction Training
Electronic Warfare ELINT Receivers Training

Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training – Skills Gained:

• EW/ELINT receiver techniques and technologies
• Digital Signal Processing Techniques
• Application of DSP techniques to digital receiver development
• Key digital receiver functions and components
• Fundamental performance analysis and error estimating techniques

Electronic Warfare Receivers with DSP Training – Course Content:

1. Module

• Electronic Warfare Overview – ELINT / ESM (ES) Electronic Warfare Overview focusing on ELINT/ESM
• Signals and the Electromagnetic Environment
• Antenna and Receiver Parameters: Sensitivity, Dynamic Range, Noise Figure, Inst. BW
• Detection Fundamentals – Pd, Pfa, SNR, Effective BW
• Receiver Architectures: Crystal Video, IFM, Channelized, Superheterodyne (Narrowband / Wideband), Compressive (Microscan) and Acousto–Optic (Bragg Cell), DRFM
• Receiver Architecture Advantages / Disadvantages
• Radar Warning Receivers
• Architectures for Direction Finding
• DF and Location Techniques: Amp. Comparison/TDOA/Interferometer

2. Module

• Introduction – Digital Processing
• Basic DSP Operations, Sampling Theory, Quantization: Nyquist (Low-pass, Band-pass). Aliasing, Fourier, Z-Transform
• Quadrature Demodulation: Direct Digital DownConversion
• Digital Receiver “Components”: Signal Conditioning, (Pre-ADC) and Anti-Aliasing, Analogto-Digital Converters (ADC), Demodulators, CORDICs, Differentiators, Interpolators, Decimators, Equalizers, Detection and Measurement Blocks, Filters (IIR and FIR), MultiRate Filters and DSP, Clocks, Timing, Synchronization, Embedded Processors
• Channelized Architectures
• Digital Receiver Advantages and Technology Trends
• Digital Receiver Architecture Examples

3. Module

• Measurement Basics – Error Definitions, Metrics, Averaging
• Statistics and Confidence Levels for System Assessment
• Error Sources & Statistical Distributions of Interest to System Designers
• Parameter Errors due to Noise — Thermal, Phase & Quantization Noise impacts on key parameters — Noise Modeling and SNR Estimation
• Simultaneous Signal Interference
• A/D Performance, Parameters and Error Sources
• Freq, Phase, Amp Errors due to Quantization
• Combining Errors, Error Sources, Error Propagation and Sample Error Budget
• Performance Assessment Methods
• Receiver Equalization and Characterization


David Adamy has spent 50 years as a systems engineer and technical manager in the EW field, designing and delivering systems from DC to light, mounted on platforms from submarines to space. He is an acknowledged expert in EW receiver system design. He is currently providing consulting support to the development and presentation of counter IED techniques and operator courses. He has published over 240 technical articles related to EW and receiver system design, including the popular EW101 column in the Journal of Electronic Defense, and has 15 books in print. He teaches EW related courses for Military, Government and Industry organizations in the US and in allied countries.

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