EMS Superiority Concepts: Maneuvering, Engaging and Surviving in the Spectrum

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EMS Superiority Concepts: Maneuvering, Engaging and Surviving in the Spectrum

Course Description

Unlock the secrets of Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) with our comprehensive course on EMS Superiority Concepts: Maneuvering, Engaging, & Surviving in the Spectrum. Gain a cross-level understanding of the Electromagnetic Operating Environment (EMOE) and master warfighting applications, spectrum management, and EMS strategy. Dive into Radio Frequency (RF) basics for communication, radars, and sensors, as well as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Explore cutting-edge technologies like Directed Energy (DE) and High-Powered Microwave (HPM). Understand adversary perspectives on EMS and engage in practical testing and training in complex EMS environments. Hands-on applications reinforce the essential concepts presented. 

Course Content

 TOPIC EMS Superiority 

EMS Superiority Strategy & EMSO Doctrine  

EMOE Concepts & Theory  

TOPIC EMS Technologies – Systems/Subsystems 

Radars & Electromagnetic Protection (EP)  

Radios and Communications networks & Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) 

Electromagnetic Attack (EA) techniques & Directed Energy (DE)  

Sensors & Signal Detection (electromagnetic support and signals intelligence)  

TOPIC EMS Technologies – Evolving Challenges 


5G Network Technologies  

Adaptive & Cognitive EMS Systems 

Distributed EW Architectures & Autonomous Behaviors 


Adversary Jammers (DRFM, SAR, communications/datalinks/GPS jammers) 

Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) & Command and Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I)  

Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIEDs) & Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)  

Operational Update (example: Ukraine Conflict Insights) 

TOPIC EMSO Testing & Evaluation / Training 

EMS Survivability Test Design   

EMS Modeling & Simulation   

Elements of Test & Training Ranges  

Requirements & Materials


Provided: Printed materials 

Course Restrictions

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691 or RShelp@gtri.gatech.edu

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide cross-level education for those GS and civilian individuals who come from select specific EMS-related backgrounds, but have not received overarching EMSO training and education; or may supplement Service or Joint courses. Target audience is communications and network planners, spectrum managers, signals intelligence (SIGINT) professionals, electromagnetic warfare (EW) planners, and systems and capabilities Developers & Testers.   

Health and humanitarian professionals learning within classroom

What You Will Learn

  • An introduction to EMS superiority concepts, doctrine, & strategy across the defense enterprise  
  • An analysis of different EMS-dependent systems and their impact on the EMOE 
  • A survey of different technologies and their impact on developing EMS-dependent capabilities  
  • An examination of threat EMS systems and their potential impacts to US and Allied operations 
  • An application of EMS superiority perspectives to testing, training, and operations    

How You Will Benefit

  • Become familiar with the complexities of the EMOE, and describe EMS maneuver. 
  • Describe associated technological applications, from radio communications, satellite navigation, radar development, to jamming techniques, to fused sensing and networked architectures, to directed energy weapons (DEW) & high-powered microwave (HPM).  
  • Recognize the terms, definitions, and parameters of EMS systems, subsystems, and technologies.  
  • Evaluate different adversary EMS threats and determine the potential impact on EMS capabilities testing, training, or operations.  
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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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