Course Description

A review of basic Infrared and Electro-optic theory focuses on the application of these theories. The initial portion of the course reviews radiation theory while the remainder presents a detailed analysis of typical active and passive Electro-optical systems components. The instruction stresses the most correct and efficient means of evaluating these systems and predicting systems performance in both ground and flight environments. The course will also address infrared countermeasures and counter-countermeasures and how to evaluate their effectiveness.

Anticipated Student Academic Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course of instruction, the student will have a basic understanding of theory, flight test procedures, techniques, and data analysis associated with electro-optic systems. He/she will:

Be familiar with
1. The history, evolution and application of EO and IR systems.

Understand
2. The theory, flight test procedures, techniques and data analysis associated with electro-optic systems.
3. Atmospheric propagation.
4. Target signatures.
5. Sources of radiation.
6. Spatial frequency and range predictions.
7. Electro-optic and infra-red test techniques.
8. Lasers and laser range finders.

Sequence of Instruction

History, Evolution and Current Applications of EO Systems
EO Components and Performance Requirements
Passive EO Devices
Sources of Radiation
Atmospheric Properties of Radiation
Target Signatures
Target Tracking and Automatic Target Recognition
Target Discrimination
Range Predictions
Lasers
EO Weapons Systems
Sensor and Data Fusion
Infrared Countermeasures
Passive EO Systems Flight Test Techniques
Active EO Systems Flight Test

Texts and Reference Materials

“Electro-optical Imaging System Performance,”
Gerald C. Hoist
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ITAR Notice: This course is limited to US citizens or an organization with an apporved Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA).

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