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Infrared & Electro-Optical Technology Certificate

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Infrared & Electro-Optical Technology Certificate

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Discover how infrared and electro-optical systems operate and understand how to assess their strengths and limitations. With the Infrared & Electro-Optical Technology Certificate you'll learn from current experts in the field and find out about developing technologies straight from the designers.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • Effective January 2015, courses can only be applied to one certificate. If a core course for a certificate has already been applied to a previously-awarded certificate, then an additional elective must be taken.
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.
How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.

Cost

  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some programs offer discounts for course bundling.

Registration

  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a bundle if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including credit card, purchase order, a private loan (upon request), and VA benefits for certain programs.

Completion

  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.
  • Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

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Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

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Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for aerospace engineers who build targeting systems and survivability suites, plus chief engineers, applications engineers, procurement engineers, and directors of engineering. Government intelligence analysts, military officers, program managers, and marketing staff will also find this certificate beneficial.

How You Will Benefit

  • Build your proficiency in infrared and electro-optical technology and make an immediate impact on your team, your work, and your career.
  • Establish and deepen contacts with experts, peers, and others throughout industry and government.
  • Earn a recognized industry credential.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

Course Offerings

Requirement A
Infrared Countermeasures (DEF 2701P)

By taking this course, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of military infrared, electro-optical, and laser countermeasures. Understand the issues, principles, and equipment designed to defeat weapons operating in the visual and infrared spectral regions. Focus on techniques that reduce... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 16, 2019 - APR 19, 2019
    Register by APR 16, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,995
Infrared/Visible Signature Suppression (DEF 2702P)

Learn how to evaluate infrared and visible signature management techniques for your system. In this Infrared/Visible Signature Suppression course, you will have the chance examine threat characteristics to derive signature vulnerabilities, suppression strategies, and priorities. Furthermo... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 25, 2019 - MAR 28, 2019
    Register by MAR 25, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,095
Infrared Technology and Applications - Open Access (DEF 3001P)

   In the Infrared Technology and Applications - Open Access course, you will explore infrared systems engineering with an emphasis on military systems. Examine problem-solving, design, and analysis techniques with emphasis on experience-based rules of thumb and develop a perspective for ass... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 18, 2018 - SEP 21, 2018
    Register by SEP 18, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
  • APR 2, 2019 - APR 5, 2019
    Register by APR 2, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
  • JUL 9, 2019 - JUL 12, 2019
    Register by JUL 9, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,795
Requirement B (choose three)
Special Note

DEF 3002P or DEF 3010P may be used, but not both.

Introduction to Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Concepts, Systems, and Test Evaluation (DEF 2504P)

This introductory course offers an overview of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) enabling technologies, systems engineering, and test and evaluation (T&E). You will discover technical issues related to measures of performance, test planning, instrumentation, and sensor/... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 4, 2019 - JUN 7, 2019
    Register by JUN 4, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Directed Infrared Countermeasures: Technology, Modeling, and Testing (DEF 2703P)

   The threat posed by infrared-guided missiles on the United States and other countries makes countermeasures increasingly important in the world of defense. In this Directed Infrared Countermeasures course, you will begin by reviewing the history of directed infrared countermeasures and th... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • APR 2, 2019 - APR 4, 2019
    Register by APR 2, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Atmospheric LIDAR Engineering (DEF 3005P)

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) is used for several applications and is analyzed for subsystems (transmitter, receiver, and data acquisition). This course will help you understand how LIDAR techniques are used to characterize various atmospheric constituents and parameters. By the end... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • DEC 11, 2018 - DEC 14, 2018
    Register by DEC 11, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,495
  • JUL 9, 2019 - JUL 12, 2019
    Register by JUL 9, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,495
Fundamentals of Earth Remote Sensing (DEF 3008P)

Remote sensing of the environment is a powerful tool for addressing a variety of scientific problems. In this Fundamentals of Earth Remote Sensing course, you'll learn the basics of passive and active remote sensing, as well as review fundamental data-processing concepts. Gain a detailed ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Earth Remote Sensing Applications (DEF 3009P)

New sensors and methods are continually under development to provide solutions to difficult detection and classification problems in environmental monitoring, homeland security, and defense. Explore advanced techniques of information processing, analysis, and modeling for remote sensing data. ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Military Laser Principles and Applications - Open Access (DEF 3010P)

Gain a true understanding of military laser principles and applications. In this course, you will review and understand the fundamental physics and technology of underlying laser and laser-based systems, including basic operating principles and device capabilities. What's more, you will e... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUL 22, 2019 - JUL 25, 2019
    Register by JUL 22, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,795
Basic EO-IR Concepts (DEF 3011P)

Get well-acquainted with the basics of electro-optical/infrared systems (EO-IR) sensor and system design and the uses of this technology across various applications through this introductory course. From requirements flow down to hardware testing, all of the elements of an EO-IR sensor/sy... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 11, 2018 - SEP 13, 2018
    Register by SEP 11, 2018
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    $1,595
  • JUN 18, 2019 - JUN 20, 2019
    Register by JUN 18, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    $1,595
Hyperspectral and Multispectral Sensing (DEF 3013P)

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging techniques represent methods of remote imaging spectroscopy that rely on natural radiation sources in an uncontrolled environment. This course explores remote spectral-sensing techniques and examines significant technical issues associated with mult... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 23, 2018 - OCT 25, 2018
    Register by OCT 23, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Introduction to Laser Radar (DEF 3506P)

Vehicles, buildings, and terrain targets are all of great interest to the military and intelligence communities. Laser radar (LADAR) is an active remote sensing technique with many applications, and is used to acquire environmental data, including polar ice cap thickness and forest biomas... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
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Modeling and Simulation in Electro-Optical and Infrared EO/IR Systems (DEF 4007P)

In this course, you will develop the techniques of modeling and simulation for modern electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) systems. Learn modeling techniques to sensor systems design, analysis, test and evaluation, and performance assessment. Plus, cover basic EO/IR physics principles, fu... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
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Electronic Combat Flight Testing From a Systems Engineering Perspective (DEF 5004P)

Discover how to best execute the test and evaluation of airborne electronic combat (EC) systems. In this Electronic Combat Flight Testing course, explore threats and EC defensive systems, the EC test process, test monitoring equipment and test facilities, the role of modeling and analysis... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
There are no sessions scheduled at this time. Please check again later.
Optical Systems Engineering (DEF 8110P)

This course emphasizes first-order, system-level estimates of optical performance. Building on the basic principles of optical design, you will study numerous practical examples to illustrate the systems-engineering processes of requirements analysis, feasibility and trade studies, subsys... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 25, 2018 - SEP 27, 2018
    Register by SEP 25, 2018
    Lake Buena Vista, FL
    $1,695
  • OCT 8, 2019 - OCT 10, 2019
    Register by OCT 8, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,695
Missile Design and System Engineering (DEF 8200P)

Build upon your foundational knowledge of missile design and system engineering. In this course, you will identify key considerations, including the broad range of alternatives in meeting performance, cost risk, and other measures of merit requirements such as robustness, lethality, guidance, ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • DEC 4, 2018 - DEC 6, 2018
    Register by DEC 4, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
  • DEC 3, 2019 - DEC 5, 2019
    Register by DEC 3, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,795
Inactive Courses

The following courses are no longer offered but still apply if completed within the six-year rule:

  • Hyperspectral Imaging (DEF 3003P)
  • EO/IR Polarimetric Imaging (DEF 3004P)
  • Modeling Target Acquisition with Electro-Optical Imagers (DEF 4008P)
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