Infrared Countermeasures

Course Description

Explore 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 the susceptibility of air and ground vehicles to acquisition, tracking and homing weapons. Learn their limitations and integration problems. Get an assessment of their effectiveness and study developing technologies.

Course ID: DEF 2701P
Course Format: Classroom

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.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details May 1, 2018 May 4, 2018 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,995 18222
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14172 Dec 2, 2014 Dec 5, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,995
15224 May 5, 2015 May 8, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,995
16002 Jan 26, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Classroom Orlando, FL $1,995
16034 May 3, 2016 May 6, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,995
17047 May 2, 2017 May 5, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,995

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

Engineers, scientists, technicians, managers, marketing personnel and military planners

How You Will Benefit

  • Choose the proper countermeasure suite for your platform.

  • Compare the merits of different missile and laser warning receivers.

  • Understand counter-countermeasure techniques employed by advanced threat missiles.

  • Select the best flare type and dispense patterns.

  • Understand the defeat mechanisms used by narrow beam and omni-directional jammers.

  • Learn the differences between IRCM and EOCM/PIRCM systems.

  • Understand the status of Active Protection System (APS) development.

  • Assess the merits of emerging countermeasure techniques.


  • Overview and warning systems

  • Threat missile characteristics and countermeasure decoys

  • Waveform jammers and imaging threat countermeasures

  • Laser fire control countermeasures and active protection systems



  • Hard copy and CD-ROM of unclassified slides with instructor's notes

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Charles Carstensen