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IS-827 Electronic Warfare – Principles and Techniques
Campus MCS
Programs PG
Session Summer Semester 2016
Course Title Electronic Warfare – Principles and Techniques
Course Code IS-827
Credit Hours 3+0
Pre-Requisutes Basic knowledge of electromagnetic theory and communication theory
Course Objectives The cyber domain is undergoing extraordinary changes that present both exceptional opportunities to and major challenges for users of cyberspace. The challenges arise from the malevolent actors who use cyberspace and the many security vulnerabilities that plague this sphere. Exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges will require a balanced body of knowledge on the cyber domain.
Detail Content
  1. Introduction to Electronic Warfare Principles and Techniques Basics of electronic warfare techniques. Introduction to Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) and Electronic Counter Counter Measures (ECCM). Techniques of Signal Intelligence with emphasis on both electronic and communication intelligence techniques, principles and systems. Maintenance and utilization of threat library.
  2. Communication Systems, Jamming and Counter Measures Introduction to various communication systems. Discuss Communication Jamming techniques and counter measures. Spread spectrum and Frequency Hopping algorithms and techniques are deliberated at length.
  3. Radar Protection and Cross Section Area Reduction Radar cross section, search and tracking radars function. Use of tracking radars in weapon systems. Examine the functional susceptibilities of RF emission based weapon systems to electronic warfare, radar echo characteristics and how they may be controlled or modified, radar cross section reduction principles and basic concepts, techniques of echo control.
  4. Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Concepts and Systems Gain an overview of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance-enabling technologies, systems engineering, and test & evaluation. Explore technical issues related to measures of performance, test planning, instrumentation, and sensor/system functions. Examine challenges testing of network centric systems (and systems of systems), and review aspects of human factors impacting ISR system performance.
  5. Modeling and Simulation of EW Techniques and Systems Develop techniques for modeling & simulation of electronic attack systems as countermeasures to modern radar, communications, surveillance systems and radio frequency weapons, electronic protection designs, and systems to provide counter-countermeasure protection for modern radio frequency systems and weapons. Use of MATLAB and Simulink for this purpose.
Text/Ref Books
  1. Introduction to Electronic Warfare: Modeling and Simulation by David L. Adamy, Scitech Publishing Inc. 2006.
  2. Electronic Warfare in the Information Age by D. Curtis Schleher, Artech House, 1999.
  3. Electronic Warfare for the Digitized Battlefield by Michael R. Frater, Michael Ryan, Michael J. Ryan, Artech House, 2001.
  4. Introduction to Communication Electronic Warfare Systems by Richard Poisel, Artech House, 2002.
  5. Battlefield Command Systems of the Future by Christy Marx, the Rosen Publishing Group, 2006.

  1. EW 102: A second Course in Electronic Warfare by David Adamy, Artech House, 2004.
Time Schedule Summer Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Maj Muhammad Mubashir Quddoos, MS
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Discipline: Electrical Engineering
Specialization: Information Security / Elec Engg