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Student's Prototype May Counter EW Threats
U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya

Student's Prototype May Counter EW Threats

By Javier Chagoya

NPS student Swedish Army Capt. Robert Humeur, right, and German post-doctoral researcher Sascha Pauly, left, with NPS' Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program, observe a radar wave on a digital analyzer in Spanagel Hall's sixth floor anechoic chamber, July 17. Humeur and Pauly are working to advance research into the ability of Electronic Warfare (EW) to counter threat emitters.

"It's highly important to detect and identify these types of threat emitters as they create a barrage of noise jamming certain bandwidths that we use in our ground-based air defenses," said Humeur.

Humeur's thesis, "Experimental Testing of a Photonic Direction Finding Electronic Warfare System," involved the building of a prototype receiver that is capable of detecting the origin of enemy emitters.

Humeur served three tours in Afghanistan as an Electronic Warfare officer specializing in air defense systems. He has worked on a wide variety of EW sensor systems and has been actively involved in the evolving field of EW signal detection.

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