... focused, descriptive coverage of modern E/O and IR technology for defense systems applications ...

Advances in solid state technology, signal processing and computers have led the way to modernization of optical systems; the traditional, film-based imagery is being replaced with electro-optic sensors capable of operating in different spectral bands. Therefore, from a systems design standpoint it is necessary to re-examine 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.

Topics covered include: the historical perspective of optical science; hands-on applications of the Infrared Radiation Calculator; optical sources, phenomena and materials; the broad areas of sensors and focal plane arrays, frequency and amplitude modulators, as well as image processing and reconstruction techniques. Many topics are supported with instructive video demonstrations. The infrared optical systems presented include IR seekers, IR countermeasures, FLIR and night vision goggles, to list just a few. Throughout the course, the physical principles employed in EO/IR systems and tactical applications are stressed.

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This course focuses on EO/IR technology and its applications in defense systems. Whether stand alone or in a support role, the proliferation of EO/IR technology into modern systems necessitates a broader understanding of this technology by program and project managers, system analysts, engineers and technicians who are involved in EO/ IR based systems, or 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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About the Instructor

Dr. Joseph T. Siewick is the Chief Scientist of the TEOS Business Sector of Alion Science and Technology Corporation, specializing in sensors, sensing and associated signals processing. He is the key person authority for stand-off sensors on Alion’s DTRA C-WMD Contract.

Dr. Siewick’s 30-year career in electro-optic systems supporting NRL, ARL, SDIO, BMDO, DTRA and the US Army’s NVESD includes many noteworthy assignments and achievements. His breadth of EO experience includes devising, building and testing novel EO-reliant components, physically-secure fiber-optic systems, a Smart Bullet for ship self-defense for Dahlgren, image processing filters for space-based surveillance, and trace chemical and micro-contamination sensing instruments. His innovations include: an improved sapphire (extending the deep-endoatmospheric performance-envelope for missile IR seeker radome applications); designing a 3-D matched velocity filter for space-based sensing of unresolved moving targets against high clutter, and developing an E/O-reliant Magnetic Effects Sensor (effective in detecting IEDs and small, low-metal-content landmines). He has also been involved in a several Tempest innovations.

Dr. Siewick’s academic career was primarily focused on laser and E/O. He defended his thesis and received his doctorate in Chemical-Physics (Physics Department) from the University of Maryland where he taught optics and quantum electronics classes and managed one of the laser and E/O research laboratories in the Electrical Engineering Department.


Course: ROO-445 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16

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