Electronic Combat Flight Testing From a Systems Engineering Perspective

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Electronic Combat Flight Testing From a Systems Engineering Perspective

Course Description

Discover how to best execute the test and evaluation of airborne electronic combat (EC) systems. In this Electronic Combat Flight Testing course, 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. You will examine case studies for EC test programs, and become well-versed in Department of Defense requirements for development test and operational test (DT/OT).

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Course Content

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Requirements & Materials


  • Notebook with slides and reference material


  • Laptop computer

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, program managers, and members of the testing community.

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What You Will Learn

  • Test and evaluation requirements and process
  • The electronic warfare (EW) process and defining test objectives
  • Project order
  • Test plan
  • Data reduction and analysis
  • Radio frequency (RF) threats
  • Infrared and ultraviolet (IR/UV) fundamentals
  • Missile detection
  • Electro-optical and infrared threat systems
  • CM strategies
  • EW system test parameters
  • Critical Operational Issues (COI), Measure of Effectiveness (MOE), and Measure of Performance (MOP)
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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 the United States contribute 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 COI, MOE, and MOP.
  • Explore issues specific to RF and IR testing.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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