Electronic Warfare (EW)

The Future Roles of Electronic Warfare in the Information Warfare Spectrum

ABSTRACT

As the concept of the battlefield changes and the focus shifts towards the dominance of the 'Info-sphere', the role of information and information systems becomes more prominent. As an ever-increasing proportion of the information and communications technology is becoming wireless, electronic warfare (EW) may find new roles and 'targets.' This paper will explore the future roles that EW could play as a discipline within the Information Warfare (IW) construct, and examines possible 'relationships' and influence EW will have on other functional areas of IW, by analysing technological trends in conflicts.

Using a layered model to place EW in context within the information sphere

ABSTRACT

In recent years, a discussion on the relationship between Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Warfare (IW), Cyber Operations, Net-Centric Warfare, Command and Control, Information Operations (IO) and other constructs have emerged. This paper proposes a three-layer model in an attempt to provide a new perspective on this discussion. Each layer is defined and the roles and relationships between EW, IW, and IO are explained accordingly. Using this approach is extremely powerful as it emphasises the complementary natures these fields should have, rather than the rivalry which is often the present. An attack on an 802.11g (WiFi) wireless link is used as an example to display the value this layered approach can offer.

Management Information Systems for Electronic Warfare Command and Decision Support

ABSTRACT

The electromagnetic spectrum is becoming congested with the number of available wireless communication systems; the implications are that modern battlefields will have many electromagnetic signals. Electronic warfare commanders need sufficient information to allow them to manage their own spectrum, to identify threats, and to deny adversaries’ use of the spectrum. In this paper, the concepts of integrated electronic warfare and spectrum battle management are introduced, and the relevant information requirements are discussed. A high-level design of an electronic warfare information system is proposed to meet these requirements. The objective of the system is to provide electronic warfare commanders with relevant information to effectively manage the complex electromagnetic battlefield.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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