AOC Garden State Chapter Lunch & Learn Events 2013
During 2013 the AOC Garden State Chapter held 2 Lunch & Learn events. I hope you had a chance to attend them to enhance and broaden your professional knowledge of EW & IW. Below is a summary of these events. You can also find this information and additional details of these events at our chapter’s web site: www.aoc-gardenstate.org
On 7 May 2013 the following Lunch & Learn event was presented at ITT Exelis, Clifton NJ:
Survey of Passive Radar
Mr. Myron Greenbaum, Consultant to the Advanced Systems Team at ITT Exelis Electronic Systems gave an excellent presentation on passive radar. He provided a definition of passive radar and discussed the positives and negatives of the technology. Mr Greenbaum discussed the different types of passive radar to include monostatic, bi-static, and multi-static radar and signals of opportunity received by the radars. Current signals of opportunity include FM signals, television, wireless communications like GSM and 3G, space signals like GPS, and radar signals. He did a comparison of some signals of opportunity and discussed the merits of each based on key technical parameters like detection range, elevation coverage, range resolution, angular resolution, doppler resolution, and ambiguity function. Mr Greenbaum discussed some examples of passive radar and some details on developed systems. He concluded his presentation with a summary and answered questions from the audience.
On 14 June 2013 the following Lunch & Learn event was presented at CACI Eatontown,NJ:
Cognitive Radar: An Approach to Electronic Protection
Dr. Jon Santa Petro, Technical Manager for The MITRE Corp. provided an in depth presentation on Cognitive Radar. He explained it as a next-generation radar concept. Cognitive Radar employs real-time transmit and receive adaptively, multiple real-time environmental databases, and interlocking feedback and processing pathways controlled by high-performance computers to dynamically control and optimize performance. Cognitive radar concepts have the potential to enable far superior target detection and tracking in contested, congested, or complicated electromagnetic environments when compared with traditional radar. Dr SantaPetro discussed some examples of cognitive radar and some details on developed systems. He concluded his presentation with a summary and answered questions from the audience.
In 2014 your AOC Chapter hopes to expand it Lunch & Learn program with more events. If you are interested in making a presentation to your fellow AOC members please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Wishing you and your families a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season & New Year.
Steven Wallner, Program Committee Chairman