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AN OVERVIEW OF SPACE ELECTRONIC WARFARE

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This paper is intended to give the reader an overview of electronic/electromagnetic warfare (EW) in space, the space domain ecosystem, and offensive and defensive measures for space EW. The paper starts with a brief overview of the space domain, satellite orbits and the basics of satellite communications. Next, the paper discusses the satcom segments and the military uses of the electromagnetic spectrum. The paper reviews the basics of offensive, defensive and cyber operations as it relates to space EW and gives examples of operational systems. In the solutions section, the paper discusses useful technologies that can be applied to space EW, including link budgeting, communications monitoring, signal analysis, carrier-under-carrier detection, interference hunting, capturing short-duration events, handheld interference hunting, and high bandwidth recording to capture long-term events.

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