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Software-Defined Radio (SDR) for EW - 9/3/15 Recording
Thursday, September 3, 2015 2:45:00 PM CDT - Tuesday, December 30, 2025 3:45:00 PM CST
RECORDED September 3, 2015  |  1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

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Software-defined radio (SDR) is a concept which has recently generated significant interest with a number of highly-successful crowd-funding projects recently being completed.  But despite this interest, SDR systems do not yet appear to have gained as much traction in the marketplace as their promise seems to suggest they should.

So what is SDR?  How does it work?  Why does it matter – or not matter?  Why does SDR have so much to do with hardware when the word “software” appears in the name?  And most importantly, what does it mean for EW and Cyber professionals, if anything?  This presentation will attempt to answer these questions.

The concepts underlying SDR will be presented and compared to EW systems.  Some representative hardware and software SDR platforms will be briefly discussed as a means of demonstrating how these concepts are realised in practice.  One of the main applications of SDR systems is currently education, and suggestions of how SDR systems can improve the training of EW professionals will be presented.  Lastly, the concept of “Disposable EW” will be used to show how SDR systems can act as an enabler for new EW concepts.


SPEAKER

Warren du Plessis
Associate Professor, Chair in Electronic Defence Research (CEDR), University of Pretoria

Warren du Plessis received the B.Eng. (Electronic) and M.Eng. (Electronic) and Ph.D. (Engineering) degrees from the University of Pretoria in 1998, 2003 and 2010 respectively, winning numerous academic awards including the prestigious Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Medal. He has been working in Electronic Warfare (EW) and radar since 2006 and is currently Associate Professor and the Chair in Electronic Defence Research at the University of Pretoria. Prof. du Plessis is a Senior Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), and has had his CV published in Who's Who in the World. He is author of 31 published and accepted peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and is lead or sole author of 26 of these. While best known for his work on cross-eye jamming, Prof. du Plessis has also published in a number of other fields related to EW including thinned antenna arrays, communications intercept (COMINT), and the role of EW and its relationships to other similar fields.


This AOC webinar is COMPLIMENTARY, unclassified, and all participants are welcome.


PLATINUM SPONSOR:
- Keysight Technologies

GOLD SPONSORS:
- National Instruments
- Rohde & Schwarz

BRONZE SPONSOR:
- Giga-tronics


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Speaker

Warren du Plessis
Associate Professor, Chair in Electronic Defence Research (CEDR), University of Pretoria:  While best known for his work on cross-eye jamming, Prof. du Plessis has also published in a number of other fields related to EW including thinned antenna arrays, communications intercept (COMINT), and the role of EW and its relationships to other similar fields.

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