Attending a NATO Conference in Amsterdam - April 2024

 In mid-April 2024, the proprietor of EW Analytics LLC  attended a  two day NATO conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands entitled "AI/ML for Cognitive Radar" (aka "SET-318").

This conference was sponsored by the NATO Science and Technology Office (STO) and organized by the STO's Sensor and Electronics Technology (SET) Panel. 

The conference was open to individuals from NATO member countries and  from Australia, Japan and Switzerland and was held at the Marine Establishment  in Amsterdam. 

Presenters included one American, several Dutch, German, German and Italian individuals from industry and academia and, of most relevance to EW Analytics LLC, the Scientific Director of a Defense Research Center of a NATO member country.

The Director's presentation at the conference  was titled "AI-Based EW Against Modern Radars" and while brief (as were all the presentations), it provided a good perspective on EW as it currently affects NATO countries. 

Given the Director's EW experience, the proprietor of EW Analytics LLC engaged the Director in a productive post-conference exchange about "stealth radar" capabilities (a current research subject of EW Analytics LLC); thus making attendance at the conference a worthwhile investment.  Based on this experience it is concluded that attendance at similar NATO/STO conferences in the future may also be beneficial to EW Analytics LLC and to NATO as well. 

A Book Review of “Practical ESM Analysis”- March 2022

In early March 2022, the proprietor of EW Analytics LLC traveled to London, UK and met with Dr. Sue Robertson, the author of the book “Practical ESM Analysis” (published by Artech House (Boston, London). In this book, Dr. Robertson describes all aspects of Electronic Support Measures (ESM) systems including the collection of radar signals of interest, deinterleaving, signal geolocation, track correlation and signal identification.

Dr. Robertson has extensive knowledge of, and experience with, ESM systems and she shares her ESM expertise in this book through easy-to-understand text and illustrations and through the inclusion of numerous mathematical formulas and example data sets (which further help the reader understand the functions being described).

The result is a book that can serve as an easily accessible technical reference source for ESM engineers and analysts as well as a great introduction for people who need/want to “get up to speed” on ESM. And perhaps equally of note, “Practical ESM Analysis” can also serve as a source of inspiration for research and development; as it undoubtedly will at EW Analytics LLC.