. The ESM program assumes the emitters are
radiating at peak power.
. The probability of detection associated with the
output ranges depends upon the receiver sensitivities.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES Interpret PV
. If you are attempting to verify ESM intercept
outputs to assess vulnerability of various
ranges achieved by your own receiver, remember that
PV outputs maximum intercept ranges. If a platforms
emitters. Identify limitations and assumptions.
Interpret an example output of the PV program.
emitters arent turned on at that range, there will be
nothing to intercept.
PV provides estimates of the vulnerability of the
various emitters on a platform to a specified ESM
ESM computes the maximum ESMR of an emitter.
system under varying environmental conditions. ESM
ESMR is computed only if the emitters frequency falls
estimate is expressed as the maximum intercept range
within one of the frequency bands of the receiver. Table
for each emitter. Intercept ranges for surface-to-air,
7-2 shows an example of ESM range tables.
air-to-air, and air-to-surface can be calculated.
Table 7-2.-Example Output of ESM Range Tables