Electronic Combat Flight Testing From a Systems Engineering Perspective

Course Description

Discover how to best execute the test and evaluation of airborne electronic combat systems. Explore threats and EC defensive systems, the EC test process, test monitoring equipment and test facilities, the role of modeling and analysis and the effects of signature technology. Examine case studies for EC test programs.

Course ID: DEF 5004P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jul 23, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 Monday, July 23, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Las Vegas, Nevada $1,695 18322
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14305 Sep 8, 2014 Sep 12, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
15295 Aug 3, 2015 Aug 7, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
16279 Aug 1, 2016 Aug 5, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
17028 Jul 31, 2017 Aug 4, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to https://webwise.gtri.gatech.edu/talent-management/organizational-development and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, program managers and members of the testing community

How You Will Benefit

  • Know Department of Defense requirements for DT/OT.

  • Understand the detailed and formal EC test process for DT.

  • Learn which facilities in United States contributing to electronic combat testing.

  • Develop measures of effectiveness, measures of performance and critical operational issues for EC testing.

  • Develop test objectives that meet the requirements of the MoE, MoP and COIs.

  • Explore issues specific to RF and IR testing.


  • Test and evaluation requirements

  • Test plan

  • Defining test objectives and COIs

  • T&E process

  • RF threats

  • EW systems

  • RF modeling and simulation

  • EC test process

  • IR/UV fundamentals

  • Missile detection fundamentals

  • EO/IR threat system fundamentals

  • IR modeling and simulation

  • Data collection and reduction

  • Statistical methodologies

  • US/Int EC testing facilities

  • Quicklook data analysis

  • Test execution

  • Barebase U.S. testing

  • Flight test planning and scheduling

  • Testing digital systems

  • Digital analysis tools

  • Signatures and EW testing

  • Considerations for RF testing

  • Considerations for IR testing



  • Notebook with slides and reference material


  • Laptop computer

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Rod Beard