Introductory presentation and an overview of the tactical functions, applications, and the underlying technology used in modern optical warfare systems.

For years optical warfare has been used in an attempt to gain information about the hostile forces, or to deny such information about friendly forces. Historically, optical warfare predates by far the advent of electronic warfare. Today, mainly due to the advances in the electronics, optics, and a relatively new field of electro-optics, optical warfare plays an indispensable role in support measures and countermeasures deployed in the modern battlefield. This course introduces the participants to the concepts of optical warfare and presents the key technologies used in the visible, ultraviolet and infrared based systems. One course session will be devoted to an introduction to computer-based simulation and systems analysis.

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This course presents an overview of the optic and electro-optic technologies, tactics and systems playing important, stand alone and support roles, in a modern battlefield. Understanding of this interdisciplinary field should prove beneficial to managers, system analysts, engineers and technicians, users and manufacturers of optic and electro-optic systems, as well as to those coming from the electronic warfare background. This course has no prerequisites; however, a background in engineering, sciences, or equivalent experience will be beneficial.

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Text: Infrared Handbook by Wolfe Zissis

About the Instructor

Mark S. Branham is 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. Previously, Mr. Branham was a senior staff member of Recon Optical, Inc., where he contributed to the 572 Sight and M365 Flir modifications; as well as TOW projects. He was former head of optical support for the Helios Laser Fusion Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Mr. Branham received his master's degree in physics from Indiana State University.


Course: ROO-477 Duration: 2 Days FEE: $1,299 CEUs: 1.44

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