September 26-28, 2016, in Arlington, VA

… most comprehensive coverage of the foundations and evolution of optical technologies serving today as the back-bone of many modern defense systems …

Advances in solid state technology, signal processing and computers have led the way to modernization of optical systems; for one, the traditional, film-based imagery is being replaced with electro-optic sensors capable of operating in different spectral bands. Such rapid progress of the state-of-the-art, along with the ever increasing demand for expanded capabilities and performance, stress the need for deeper understanding and familiarity with the underlying science. This three day course examines the fundamental science and engineering of E/O and IR phenomena affecting the characteristics of electro-optical components and their performance in the ultraviolet, visible, and near and deep infrared wavelengths against the evolving imagery goals and objectives.

Applications and benefits:

You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the:
  • Historical-sequence: Development of Optical Science;
  • Optical Phenomenology;
  • Optical Sources;
  • Radiance Calculator and its Applications;
  • Optical Materials;
  • Photo-detection;
  • Optical Phenomena of Materials;
  • Interferometry;
  • Future technology trends.

Who should attend:

This three day course focuses on the Optical Science Foundations of the Modern EO/IR technologies, with defense systems applications. Whether stand alone or in a support role, the proliferation of EO/IR technology into modern systems necessitates its broader understanding by the program and project managers, system analysts, engineers and technicians who are involved in EO/IR based systems, or who work with multimode systems which employ EO/IR technology in some of its functions. This course has no prerequisites, however, a background in engineering, sciences or equivalent experience will be helpful.

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