The IED Electronics and Diagnostics course is specialized First Responder equipment and training, which provides Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operators engaged in combat missions involving Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) increased individual technical proficiency in EOD electronics with emphasis on current enemy IED circuits.
The IED Electronics Lab Set & Equipment with IED Electronics Lab Training Course is designed from an EOD Operator perspective and includes the following equipment and instruction:
- All circuits, components, and Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) devices for each participant.
- Identification of IED components, and their purpose.
- Construction of IEDs, and their purpose.
- Fundamental electronic principles relevant to IED circuit/trigger/fuse construction.
- Electric and electronic components and their function in relation to IEDs found in current theaters of war.
- Analysis and discussion of common linear (i.e., relays, capacitors, resistors, and switches) and nonlinear (i.e., silicon-controlled rectifiers, diodes, integrated circuits and transistors) electronics components
- Understanding of basic through complex IED circuitry and guided instruction through the construction process of each.
- All circuits shall be constructed using techniques typically seen in terrorist devices and shall be based on real world threats, to include the following classes of devices: Victim-Operated, Command, RCIED, and Time.
- Constructing IED circuits while not relying solely upon the use of solder less bread boards, and each participant shall have successfully soldered several representative working IED circuits using components typically seen in IED’s.
- All circuits constructed shall incorporate several different combinations of the following components: Mechanical Relay, SCR, MOSFET, Voltage regulator, DTMF decoder, 555 IC, BJT and Darlington Pair Transistor. In addition, several of the following Commercial Off-the- Shelf (COTS) devices shall be incorporated into the IED circuits constructed: Alarm Clock, Kitchen Countdown Timer, wristwatch, and Personal Mobile Radio (PMR).