Training Modules

Digital Electromagnetic Sub-Systems

Thursday 25th April 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

This is the fourth of five CPD training modules; designed as a comprehensive introduction to working in the Electromagnetic Environment to be delivered at Loughborough University and online.

This module is aimed at industry and academic participants who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of basic digital sampling theory, digital communications, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays. The module is for new graduates or experienced personnel who may wish to revise their basic knowledge or who may want to move into this area from other domains.

Fourth Module, (Digital Electromagnetic Sub-Systems) intended learning outcomes:

  • Explain the digital communication process, including encoding and modulation, with spread spectrum modulation as an example. Understand the importance of error detection and correction in noisy environments.  
  • Explain basic sampling theory, including Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem, the trade-offs between quantization levels, resolution, and quantization noise. 
  • Describe the functions of analogue to digital and digital to analogue converters, and the use of the fast Fourier transform in signal processing. 
  • Describe the basic architecture of a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and understand how they are used in example Defence applications.  Know the basics of programming, deploying and verifying a FPGA  
  • Through practical lab work, use a Hardware Description Language (HDL) to design and deploy a simple digital system to an FPGA.  

This module does not require security clearance to attend, however participants must apply and receive a formal invitation prior to attendance.

The module is free to attend.
Deadline for in-person attendance registration: 18th April 2024

Module schedule

Introduction to the Electromagnetic Environment Part 1: Monday 18th December 10.00-16.00 COMPLETE

Introduction to the Electromagnetic Environment Part 2: Tuesday 23rd January COMPLETE

Operating in the Electromagnetic Environment: Monday 25th March 2024, 10:00-16:00 COMPLETE

Digital Electromagnetic Sub-systems: Thursday 25th April 2024, 10:00-16:00

S&T in the Electromagnetic Environment: Thursday 20th June 2024