Basic EO-IR Concepts

Course Description

Learn the basics of EO-IR sensor and system design and their use across various applications through this introductory course into EO-IR sensing and technology. All elements of an EO-IR sensor/system/platform from requirements flow down to hardware testing will be reviewed at a fundamental level. Performance expectations and limitations from the component level to the full system will be reviewed and discussed.

Course ID: DEF 3011P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jun 19, 2018 Jun 21, 2018 Jun 19, 2018 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,595 18312
Section Details Sep 11, 2018 Sep 13, 2018 Sep 11, 2018 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,595 18313
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14443 Jun 3, 2014 Jun 5, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,595
15259 Feb 24, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,595
15351 Jul 14, 2015 Jul 16, 2015 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,595
15352 Sep 15, 2015 Sep 17, 2015 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,595
16284 Feb 16, 2016 Feb 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,595
16301 Jul 12, 2016 Jul 14, 2016 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,595
17205 Jun 13, 2017 Jun 15, 2017 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,595
17675 Sep 26, 2017 Sep 28, 2017 Classroom Arlington, VA $1,595

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Those interested to learn the basics of EO-IR sensor and system design

How You Will Benefit

  • Review and understand the underlying principles of EO-IR systems.
  • Identify the major components and technologies of EO-IR sensor systems.
  • Understand the basis and operation of EO-IR-based systems.
  • Understand major system design and performance issues.
  • Review the impact of environmental processes on EO-IR system operation.
  • Review EO-IR sensor and system applications.
  • Survey technology trends in EO-IR systems.


  • EO-IR basics

  • Environmental effects

  • EO-IR system overview and components

  • System engineering

  • Optical design elements

  • Detector technologies

  • System performance metrics

  • Data and image analysis

  • Test and evaluation principles

  • Application survey

  • Technology trends

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Michael Cathcart, Ph.D.