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REACHING THE PINNACLE
As described, technology has brought
this vision within reach and affordability more than ever before. Yet there remains work to be done. Primarily, such
an integrated, seamless, secure and fully
visualized electromagnetic environment
requires customer and industry investment, partnership and stewardship.
Foundational to this vision are common information formats, which must
be established and agreed upon for
standardized data sharing. Likewise,
media must be developed to record and
transfer threat libraries and scenarios
quickly and easily between threat generation systems, training devices and
the like.
Similarly, experts in simulation technologies are working to create hyper-fidelity RF generation and visualization
systems that can harness all of the described inputs and create the desired
EW battlespace environment. There are

challenges to fully harnessing the potential of EW battlespace simulation,
but these are being rapidly overcome
by advancements in technology. Clearly
the foundations of this vision are well
in place, as are the compelling needs.
This investment is justified through
the proportional prospect for reductions in such tangible elements as flight
hours, which would be required only
for validation and not testing. In addition, more comprehensive and reliable
simulation capabilities would reduce
risk in new product development and
integration programs for a leaner, more
efficient process. Finally, this richly collaborative environment enables development of EW tactics virtually and with
confidence.
Further, the customer base and industry have made key investments already in next-generation assets such as
SIGINT, jammers, communication and
navigation systems and other essential

equipment to not only exploit, but control the electromagnetic battlespace. To
fully realize the potential of these investments, what remains undone is the
capability to validate the effectiveness
of these designs and create the tactics
that will allow them to dominate the
battlespace. Only in the virtual environment can the mission be rehearsed
safely, stealthily, comprehensively and
repeatedly.
In short, a new era of simulation systems and operational concepts is on the
horizon firmly rooted in today's available and emerging technologies. This
vision promises cost and time efficiencies, better test and training capabilities, greater situational awareness and
unparalleled tactical maneuverability in
the EW domain. a
H. Byron Green is Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at AAI Test
& Training.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - February 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
Antennas: Shaping the Future of RF Applications
DARPA – No Surprise is the Prize
EW 101
AOC News
Views from the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - February 2014 - Cover1
JED - February 2014 - Cover2
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JED - February 2014 - 5
JED - February 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - February 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - February 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - February 2014 - From the President
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JED - February 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - February 2014 - World Report
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JED - February 2014 - Antennas: Shaping the Future of RF Applications
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JED - February 2014 - AOC News
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JED - February 2014 - Index of Advertisers
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