JED - March 2011 - (Page 12)

message f ro m the p re s i d e nt Association of Old Crows 1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314-1652 Phone: (703) 549-1600 Fax: (703) 549-2589 PRESIDENT Walter Wolf VICE PRESIDENT Laurie Buckhout SECRETARY Jesse “Judge” Bourque TREASURER David Hime AT LARGE DIRECTORS Michael “Mick” Riley William “Buck” Clemons Steven Umbaugh Cliff Moody Linda Palmer Paul Westcott Robert Elder David Hime Tony Lisuzzo REGIONAL DIRECTORS Southern: Wes Heidenreich Central: Judith Westerheide Northeastern: Nino Amoroso Mountain-Western: Jesse “Judge” Bourque Mid-Atlantic: Bill Tanner Pacific: Joe “JJ” Johnson International I: Robert Andrews International II: Gerry Whitford APPOINTED DIRECTORS Robert Giesler Jim Lovelace Donato D’Angelantonio Thomas Metz IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Chris Glaze AOC STAFF Don Richetti Executive Director richetti@crows.org Norman Balchunas Director, Operations balchunas@crows.org Mike Dolim Director of Education dolim@crows.org Carole H. Vann Director of Administration vann@crows.org Shelley Frost Director of Convention and Meeting Services frost@crows.org Kent Barker Conferences Director/FSO barker@crows.org Glorianne O’Neilin Director of Membership Operations oneilin@crows.org Joel Harding Director, IO Institute harding@crows.org Stew Taylor Marketing and Exhibits Manager taylor@crows.org Jackie Kelly Lee Conference Manager kellylee@crows.org Tanya Miller Member and Chapter Support Manager tmiller@crows.org Jennifer Bahler Registrar bahler@crows.org Keith Jordan IT Manager jordan@crows.org Tasha Miller Membership Assistant tashamiller@crows.org WHY FUNDAMENTAL DEFINITIONS MATTER I 12 The Journal of Electronic Defense | March 2011 n this issue of JED, Wg Cdr John Clifford’s article, “Things Electronic Warriors Should Know about Physics, Language and Concepts,” highlights the importance of understanding the fundamental physics that define Electromagnetism (EM), one of the four fundamental forces of nature. EM phenomena are described by quantum electrodynamics and are responsible for nearly everything encountered in daily life except for gravity (also one of the four fundamental forces). So, EM really is a “big deal.” Without EM, the only interactions between anything and everything would be generated by gravity, and the universe would be a cold dark place incapable of supporting any life. What does this have to do with electronic warfare (EW), and why is being scientifically accurate so important to us? EM phenomena are much more complex than the simple definition of “spectrum” – EM is more than a range of frequencies. Also, the notion of “EM Spectrum” is too shallow to define the backdrop upon which to understand an increasingly congested and contested global commons. John’s article does an excellent job of showing us that developing definitions based on sound scientific principles does matter. In discussing terminology, John is spot on that it is not the “EMS Domain” but rather the “EM Domain.” EW (which operates solely in the EM Domain) is more than just the spectrum, and until that is accepted, any global commons doctrine will be fundamentally incomplete. Another example: EM forces are manifestations involving the exchange of photons (Bosons) and not the exchange of electrons (Fermions) in the EM Domain (ask any physicists to explain the Pauli exclusion principle). There is a very big difference between the two, and this has been misunderstood by some. Okay, so why is it so important to know that photons are not electrons and that the EM force is not carried by electrons? EW is certainly performed by electronic devices (as is radar, comms, GPS, etc.), but the energy that EW systems sense and transmit is photonic energy. (The “electronic” in EW pertains to the EW systems and not EM.) Cyber is fundamentally concerned with electrons and electronics rather than photonic energy or free space radiation. John’s article astutely corrects the erroneous notion that EW and Cyber are closely related. At the most fundamental and scientific level, they are not related – they do not “converge.” I encourage you to dive into John’s article; he is “on target” when he says that it is time to pay more attention to the science behind EW and prevent the use of “flawed science” as part of any attempt to fit EW into other disciplines. John ends his article by stating, “We need a plan.” Well, our AOC community is the “we” that needs to help develop “the plan.” Step one of this plan has to be recognition that our definitions and discussions must be aligned with science. Our course must be logical and our vision shared. – Walter Wolf

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2011

JED - March 2011
Contents
The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Airborne Maritime Patrol
What Electronic Warriors Should Know About Physics, Language and Concepts
Technology Survey: RWR/ESM Systems
EW 101
AOC News
AOC Membership Page
AOC Industry/Institute/University Member Guide
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - March 2011

http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0318
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0218
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0118
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1217
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1117
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1017
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0917
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0817
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0717
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0617
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0517
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0417
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0317
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0217
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0117
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1216
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1116
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1016
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0916
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0816
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0716
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0616
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0516
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0416
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0316
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0216
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0116
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1215
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1115
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1015
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0915
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0815
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0715
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0615
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0515
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0415
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0315
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0215
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0115
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1214
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1114
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1014
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0914
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0814
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0714
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0614
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0514
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0414
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0314
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0214
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0114
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1213
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1113
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM1013
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0913
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0813
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0713
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0613
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0513
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0413
http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/JEDM/JEDM0313
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0213
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0113
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1212
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1012
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0912
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0812
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0712
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0612
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0512
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0412
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0312
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0212
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1211
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0911
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0811
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0711
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0611
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0511
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0411
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0311
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0211
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1210
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1110
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1010
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0810
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0710
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0610
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0510
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0410
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0310
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0210
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0110
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1209
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1109
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM1009
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0909
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0709
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0609
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0509
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0409
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0309
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0209
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0109
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/naylor/JEDM0908
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com