Directed Infrared Countermeasures: Technology, Modeling, and Testing

Course Description

The threat posed by infrared-guided missiles is increasingly important to the defense of the United States and other countries. Countermeasures to threat capability are required. Review the three-decade history of directed infrared countermeasures and threat operation. Focus on supporting technologies and examine current directed infrared countermeasures systems. Explore properties of high-power damage mechanisms and future trends in missile warning and laser resonator design.

Important Course Information

This course is classified.  Attendance is restricted to US citizens with the appropriate security clearance and need-to-know. All contractors wishing to attend a need-to-know classified course must have a US government sponsor or contracting officer signature.  

Georgia Tech's Research Security Office will only process need-to-know certification and clearance forms with the appropriate signature.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Need-to-Know Form to 404-407-8691

Electronic devices, including but not limited to laptops, calculators, Fitbit and Garmins, are not permitted in the classroom. Limited storage compartments may be available in some locations.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15252 Apr 14, 2015 Apr 16, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
16035 Apr 12, 2016 Apr 14, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
17048 Apr 11, 2017 Apr 13, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
18223 Apr 10, 2018 Apr 12, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795

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.

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, technicians and test & evaluation managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Catalog threat types.

  • Identify threat defeat mechanisms.

  • Select infrared jamming sources.

  • Examine missile warning system trade-offs.

  • Deal with the components of a directed infrared countermeasures system.

  • Identify test strategies.

  • Identify test facility resources.

  • Produce cost-effective system evaluations of directed infrared countermeasures systems.


  • Evolution of the threat

  • History of directed infrared countermeasures

  • Components of directed infrared countermeasures system

  • Infrared sources

  • Digital modeling requirements for system evaluation

  • Open air testing considerations

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Charles Carstensen