Course #10320-B

The Reality of Radio Communications on the Ground Battlefield

Dates: May-12-2010 - May-12-2010

Location/Hours:

Virginia Beach Convention Center, Room 4C, Virginia Beach

Fees:
$360 Government AFCEA Member
$380 Government Non Member
$470 Non-Government AFCEA Member
$490 Non-Government Non Member


Course Description:

320

This course will familiarize attendees with the basic concepts of radio communications as used by the ground warrior: introduce practical information about radio communications on the modern battle field, such as (1) the need to consider the communications logistics tail, (2) the weight that warfighters carry, and the impact of communications equipment on it, (3) spectrum limitations, and (4) how the way we fight influences the amount and type of communications on the ground (e.g., platoons in isolated valleys have satellite communications, convoys in IED areas all have radios); and explain and demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment.

Objective

  1. To familiarize attendees with the basic concepts of radio communications as used by the ground warrior.
  2. To introduce practical information about radio communications on the modern battlefield, such as:

a. The need to consider the communications logistics tail,

b. The weight that warfighters carry, and the impact of communications equipment on it,

c. Spectrum limitations, and

d. How the way we fight influences the amount and type of
communications on the ground (e.g. platoons in isolated valleys have satellite communications, convoys in IED areas all have radios.)To explain and demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment. (Hands-on)

3. To explain and demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment. (Hands-on)

Who Should Attend

  1. Non-communicator IT personnel whose work is related to, or who have an interest in, telecommunications, especially those involved in the acquisition of, or planning for, military communications.
  2. Warfighters who are not communicators.

[All ranks—03 to 06, Senate staffers, new people in USMC professional workforce, work with the 6s/CIOs of each service. ]

Course Outline: Ground warrior radio communications for the non-specialist

  1. The course will begin with an overview of the challenges and opportunities in ground battlefield communications.
  2. Operators will discuss operational concepts and realities [will need some operators—USMC and Army and maybe ex-Service, Col Tarano Theater on the floor at West, Drew Dryer, recently retired Marine on AFCEA West. Topics will include:

    a. Network Management

    b. Spectrum Management

    c. Gateways and Architectures

    d. Security

    e. Electronic Warfare

    f. Operational characteristics, such as range and throughput

    g. Equipment life cycles

    h. Interoperability with civil-military mission participants outside the joint force boundary in complex

    operations.

  3. Expert instructors will present details of equipment and practical demonstrations
  4. 50% of the course will be classroom instruction, 50% hands-on experience
  5. 10% of the emphasis will be on historic capabilities, 70% on what’s in use now, and 20% on potential future systems
  6. Participants will receive take-away materials (printed or CD) to help refine their understanding

PREREQUISITES/WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Warfighters and IT personnel who are not communicators but whose work is related to, or who have an interest in telecommunications, especially those involved in the acquisition of , or planning for military communications.

LECTURER AND COURSE COORDINATOR: Dr. Linton Wells II is the Transformation Chair at the National Defense University. From 1998 to 2007 he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, first in command, control, communications and intelligence and then in networks and information integration. This included two years as Acting Assistant Secretary and DoD Chief Information Officer.

COURSE LOCATION:
WEST 2013, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

HOURS OF COURSE: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

DRESS CODE: WEST 2013 event is business dress. Military personnel are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform of the day for all events Business Casual

 

 

 

 

 

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This course will familiarize attendees with the basic concepts of radio communications as used by the ground warrior: introduce practical information about radio communications on the modern battle field, such as (1) the need to consider the communications logistics tail, (2) the weight that warfighters carry, and the impact of communications equipment on it, (3) spectrum limitations, and (4) how the way we fight influences the amount and type of communications on the ground (e.g., platoons in isolated valleys have satellite communications, convoys in IED areas all have radios); and explain and demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment.

Objective

  1. To familiarize attendees with the basic concepts of radio communications as used by the ground warrior.  
  2. To introduce practical information about radio communications on the modern battlefield, such as:

a.  The need to consider the communications logistics tail,

b. The weight that warfighters carry, and the impact of communications equipment on it,

c.  Spectrum limitations, and

d.  How the way we fight influences the amount and type of
communications on the ground (e.g.  platoons in isolated valleys have satellite communications, convoys in IED areas all have radios.)To explain and demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment. (Hands-on)

      3.  To explain and demonstrate state-of-the-art equipment.  (Hands-on)

Who Should Attend

  1. Non-communicator IT personnel whose work is related to, or who have an interest in, telecommunications, especially those involved in the acquisition of, or planning for, military communications.
  2. Warfighters who are not communicators.

[All ranks—03 to 06, Senate staffers, new people in USMC professional workforce, work with the 6s/CIOs of each service. ] 

Course Outline:  Ground warrior radio communications for the non-specialist

  1. The course will begin with an overview of the challenges and opportunities in ground battlefield communications.
  2. Operators will discuss operational concepts and realities [will need some operators—USMC and Army and maybe ex-Service, Col Tarano Theater on the floor at West, Drew Dryer, recently retired Marine on AFCEA West.  Will be taught on 3 Feb and again during Joint Warfighting May 12-14. ].  Topics will include:  

    a.  Network Management

    b.  Spectrum Management

    c.  Gateways and Architectures

    d.  Security

    e.  Electronic Warfare

    f.  Operational characteristics, such as range and throughput

    g.  Equipment life cycles

    h.  Interoperability with civil-military mission participants outside the joint force boundary in complex

         operations.

     
  3. Expert instructors will present details of equipment and practical demonstrations
  4. 50% of the course will be classroom instruction, 50% hands-on experience
  5. 10% of the emphasis will be on historic capabilities, 70% on what’s in use now, and 20% on potential future systems
  6. Participants will receive take-away materials (printed or CD) to help refine their understanding

PREREQUISITES/WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Warfighters and IT personnel who are not communicators but whose work is related to, or who have an interest in telecommunications, especially those involved in the acquisition of , or planning for military communications.

LECTURER AND COURSE COORDINATOR:  Dr. Linton Wells II  is the Transformation Chair at the National Defense University.  From 1998 to 2007 he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, first in command, control, communications and intelligence and then in networks and information integration. This included two years as Acting Assistant Secretary and DoD Chief Information Officer.

COURSE LOCATION: 
All events will take place in the Virginia Beach, VA Convention Center. For more information click here.

HOTEL & TRAVEL:

Driving Directions to the Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Hotel Information:  Click here

HOURS OF COURSE: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

DRESS CODE: All Joint Warfighting Conference events are business dress. Military personnel are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform of the day for all events Business Casual

 

AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATIONWhat is the closest airport to the Virginia Beach Convention Center and what transportation services are available?
The following airports are in close proximity to the Virginia Beach Convention Center:

 

Norfolk International Airport   (ORF)

(17.7 miles; 25 minutes)

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)

(43.7 miles; 53 minutes)

 

Shuttles and taxis at the Norfolk International Airport are available on a first come- first served basis. There is a shuttle at the Norfolk International Airport that will transport to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for approximately $39. Taxi service and car rental are available at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, however public transportation (buses and shuttles) are not available. The Virginia Beach Convention Center provides driving information from the major airports and interstates to the Oceanfront on their website.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: Where can I find a schedule of events?
Click HERE to see the most current schedule of events.