Electro-optic and Infrared Systems Part 2 - GWS-EOIR2

Technology School
5 days

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About this course

This short course is a module from the Guided Weapons System (GWS) MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

The course objectives are for participants:

  • to further develop the field of EO/IR technology
  • to understand the underlying principles
  • to appreciate the likely future advances in the technology
  • to appreciate the importance of EO/IR technology in the wider defence system

What you will learn

The course will cover: 
  • daylight systems (including lens aberrations, video signals, camera types, modulation transfer function)
  • advanced radiometry (including minimum resolvable temperature difference) 
  • laser principles, laser applications, laser warning receivers, laser directed energy weapons
  • advanced fibre sensors
  • advanced image processing (including compression techniques)

How will this course help my career?

This course is suitable for those in the defence and security sectors, both civil and military.

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)

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Individual Course Work.

10 credits from this course may be credited towards the Guided Weapons MSc.
This course may also be offered as a MSc level credit-rated short course to suitably qualified applicants. Following successful completion of the credit-rated short course, 10 credits can then be put towards the MSc in Military Electronic Systems Engineering (MESE) or the MSc in Guided Weapons Systems (GWS).

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