Electro-optic and Infrared Systems1 - EO&IR1

Technology School
5 days

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About this course

EO/IR systems are commonplace in both civil and military applications and as the technology matures their capability continues to grow and their cost begins to come down.  This course will introduce this technology so that attendees will:
  • understand the underlying principles
  • appreciate the likely future advances in the technology
  • appreciate the importance of electro-optic and infrared technology in the wider Defence system

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • simple radiometry and power calculations
  • signature generation (solid and gaseous)
  • contrast and atmospheric effects
  • optical systems
  • detector type (thermal, photon, one- and two-dimensional arrays, fibre sensors)
  • cooling requirements
  • detector performance characteristics
  • simple electronic processing and display options
  • electro-optic and infrared seeker systems
  • countermeasures (including stealth) and counter-countermeasures
  • digital image processing

How will this course help my career?

The course is intended for military officers and defence industry scientists and technical officers. It is particularly suitable for those who will be involved with the specification, analysis, development, or technical management of electro-optics.

Before you attend

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

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How will you be assessed?


10 credits from this course may be credited towards the Military Electronic Systems Engineering MSc.

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