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AOC RED BARON ROOST HOSTS "PASSIVE RADAR" LUNCHEON AT THE
FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FKIE IN WACHTBERG, GERMANY

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Based on a presentation of basic principles and very promising experimental results from field tests exploiting passive
tracking solutions performed by the Fraunhofer Institute FKIE
(Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics),
a variety of operational and developmental applications
were presented by speakers from AIRBUS Defence and Space
(formerly CASSIDIAN).
During the presentations and discussions, it became obvious that multisource integration, including active and passive
sensor technologies, and rapidly developing algorithms for
profound data and information fusion are key enabling functions to satisfy the escalating demand for a truly and timely
common operational picture that decision makers can rely upon.
The next AOC Red Baron Roost Luncheons are already
planned and will cover the topics "New Developments in
approaching COMINT" (Wachtberg, 22nd May 2014) and "GaN
in EW - challenges and opportunities."

NOMINATE YOUR
COLLEAGUES: 2014
AOC ANNUAL AWARD
NOMINATIONS
DUE MAY 1
Don't miss this chance to recognize individuals and units for their
achievements. Nominations for the
2014 AOC awards, including the AOC
Gold Medal, the Stanley Hall Business
Development Award, Communications
Award, Outstanding Unit Awards and
more than 20 others are being accepted
now through May 1.
Please visit www.crows.org to access
the forms for each category and submit nominations to oneilin@crows.org.
Contact Glorianne O'Neilin at (703) 5491600 with any questions.

AOC Red Baron Roost - Luncheon
Association of Old Crows - Red Baron Roost, German Chapter

06. Februar 2014

LUNCHEON, 6th February 2014
"PASSIVE RADAR"
Herr Priv.-Doz. Dr. Wolfgang Koch, Fraunhofer FKIE
"Tracking- and Datafusion with Passive Radar - Core Functions and
Experimental Findings"
Herr Joachim Friedrich, Fa. AIRBUS Group, Ulm
"Multi Source Integration Systems - Realtime Integration of active
and passive Sensors"
Herr Frank Bernhardt, Fa. AIRBUS Group, Ulm
"Passive Radar - Operational Applications"

DIXIE CROWS SUPPORT
"A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM"
The Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, held "A Night at the Museum,"
Feb. 7-8, and the Dixie Crows were represented. The event was a fundraiser
that was a combination of living history and STEM demonstration. The
Dixie Crows' display consisted of the AN/APR-38 Radar Homing and Warning
System antennas from an F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel and a demonstration
of F-4G ranging. In the spirit of the Night at the Museum, the table was
manned by the F-4G mascot, the Phantom. The Phantom explained how
the system located radars.
The audience was then able to participate in a simplified case of how
the F-4G used geometry to triangulate the threat location. They tested the
law of triangles by "flying" a model F-4G by a threat they placed on a table,
measuring the angles and distance traveled and calculating the range to the
threat. Their result was then checked with a yardstick. The Phantom told
the children: "In school, they teach you that if you learn geometry and can
do triangulation, then you can use it to estimate the height of a tree. But
the Weasels use it to blow things up. So geometry can be useful and fun!"
The museum said they sold 389 armbands over the two nights, raising
more than $3,000. While not everyone stopped by our table, approximately
75 to 100 did.


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JED - April 2014

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

The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Rich Sorelle
The Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Challenge
Technology Survey: Radar Jammers
Show Preview: EW Europe 2014
The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - April 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - April 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - April 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - April 2014 - From the President
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JED - April 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - April 2014 - Washington Report
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JED - April 2014 - World Report
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JED - April 2014 - Interview: Rich Sorelle
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JED - April 2014 - The Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Challenge
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JED - April 2014 - EW 101
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JED - April 2014 - AOC News
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JED - April 2014 - Index of Advertisers
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