COURSE # ROO-494
DEFENSE APPLICATIONS OF INFRARED TECHNOLOGY
Focused, descriptive coverage of modern infrared technology for defense systems applications.
With the advent of modern guided weapon systems, IR technologies moved rapidly to the forefront of many defense systems.
IR Technologies include IR seekers, IR countermeasures, FLIR and night vision goggles to list only a few. This course introduces the participants to the physical principles used in IR spectrum IR systems and system considerations, and to the tactical applications. A comparison of the IR versus other technologies, i.e. radar, will clarify the advantages and inherent limitations of each technology. This course devotes a whole session to a computer simulation and system analysis.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the :
- Physical principles applicable to IR spectrum.
- Evolution of IR technology and systems applications.
- Typical tactical engagements employing IR.
- Active and passive IRSM and IRCM.
Who should attend:
This course focuses on the IR technology and its applications in defense systems. Whether stand alone or in support role, IR proliferation into modern systems necessitates broader understanding of this technology by program and project management, system analysts, engineers and technicians who are involved directly in the IR based systems, or work with multimode systems employing IR in some of its functions. This course has no prerequisites; however, a technical background in engineering, sciences or equivalent experience will be helpful.
- History of example engagements
- Fundamental physics
- IR sources: incoherent & laser
- Light Transmission
- Propagation in practical terms
- IR System Components
- Overview of system components
- Modulation methods
- Scanning techniques
- Flares and Thermite Devices
- IR Systems Design Methodologies and Examples
- Low light level & night vision devices
- Passive systems & thermal imaging
- Active systems & Laser radars
- Dual Mode & FLIR
- Support Measures, IR Countermeasures and IRCCM
- Tactics: Evasion, avoidance, spoofing, jamming & destruction
- Laser protection; filters and agile devices
- Multi-spectral devices
- Intelligence needs vs. System parameters
Text: Infrared Handbook by Wolfe Zissis
About the Instructor
Mark S. Branham is a senior technical staff member of Northrop Grumman Corporation specializing in large aperture optical and high energy laser systems. Previously he was Director of Laser Product Development at Cymer and Director of Research and Development for the Educational and Analytical Division of the Leica Corporation. Mr. Branham was also the Staff Physicist for the Quartz Products Division of Motorola, specializing in quartz material science and its use in telecommunications devices. His experience also includes the position of Chief Scientist and co-founder of Quantum Solutions, Inc., a consulting and engineering development firm specializing in electro-optical systems design and analysis, quantum and nonlinear optics, and optical material development. Mr. Branham was also a senior staff member of Recon Optical, Inc., where he contributed to the 572 Sight and M365 Flir modifications, as well as TOW missile projects. The former head of optical support for the Helios Laser Fusion Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mr. Branham has extensive experience in the experimental physics of inertial confinement fusion and thermonuclear weapons design.
Mr. Branham received his master's degree in physics from Indiana State University.
Course: ROO-494 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16
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Last modified October 29, 2015.