Electromagnetic Spectrum Warriors Convene at Nellis AFB

Mar 02, 2012, 12:09 ET from Association of Old Crows

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Old Crows (AOC) heads to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV, April 3-5, 2012, to team up with the Air Force Electronic Warfare Requirements Divisions (AF/A5RE) and the Joint Electronic Protection for Air Combat (JEPAC) to discuss challenges facing a contested Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS).  "Spectrum Superiority – Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare" identifies the importance of optimizing resources available in the Electronic Warfare (EW) enterprise.  The ability of the armed services to train against emerging EW technologies is increasingly constrained by encroachments on EMS bandwidth, funding, airspace, and test ranges.  This conference highlights where energies can most effectively be focused to ensure the best return on investment.  Through optimized requirements derivation and leveraging available modeling & simulation, conference discussions focus on maximizing limited open-air test & training opportunities to complement, supplement, and prepare warfighters for mission success.  This is THE conference for operators, planners, program managers, in research and development, and/or involved in modeling and simulation covering the entire EMS (Land, Sea, Air, Space, Cyber).

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Presenters will identify tools in the Live/Virtual/Constructive (LVC) environments that provide realistic and operationally representative training experiences with coalition partners.  They will also address the challenges, synergies, and limitations in developing Electronic Attack (EA) capabilities through a balanced perspective.  Presentations include 21st Century Warfare with China, Requirements Perspectives, Joint EW Tactics Analysis, and Modeling & Simulation.  Day 2 and 3 of the conference are classified with keynote speeches from Mr. Jay Kistler, Director of Electronic Warfare & Countermeasures Office, and Mr. Michael Crisp, Deputy Director of the Operational Test & Evaluation at the Office of Secretary of Defense.

"Spectrum Superiority – Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare" offers the opportunity to hear from senior officials from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Department of the Defense (DoD) and from the users and operators of LVC, and the decisions makers who employ the results of their efforts. 

The 2-Day "Modeling and Simulation" professional development course will be offered April 2-3, in conjunction with the conference.  Instructing the course are Dr. Greg Rohling and Dr. Micah Colene of Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).  The course provides an overview of modern EW modeling, simulation, and analysis as it applies to aircraft survivability.  The course also covers the types of models and typical uses, fundamentals and components of models, tools for effective system analysis and optimization, and proper input and output.

AOC is a non-profit international Electronic Warfare/Information Operations (EW/IO) association which promotes electromagnetic spectrum operations and related activities across military, civilian, and commercial applications.  It is the mission of the AOC to advance strategy, policy, and programs for EW/IO and electromagnetic spectrum operations.

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