Infrared Technology and Applications - Open Access

Course Description

Explore infrared systems engineering with emphasis on military systems. Understand how infrared systems operate. Study the performance limitations of current infrared systems, explore issues pacing the development of new systems and understand key component technologies. Examine problem-solving, design and analysis techniques with emphasis on experience-based rules of thumb. Develop a perspective for assessing the promise of new infrared technologies.

This course is also available in a two-part format at the Restricted Access level for contract offerings at DoD and DoD contractor facilities:

These courses can be purchased separately or together. For more information contact Terence Haran at

Course ID: DEF 3001P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Apr 10, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 Apr 10, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 18224
Section Details Jul 17, 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Jul 17, 2018 Classroom Las Vegas, NV $1,795 18332
Section Details Sep 18, 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795 18225
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14177 Sep 23, 2014 Sep 26, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795
15260 Apr 7, 2015 Apr 10, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795
15275 Sep 22, 2015 Sep 25, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795
16036 Apr 5, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795
16037 Sep 20, 2016 Sep 23, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795
17049 Apr 4, 2017 Apr 7, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,795
17050 Sep 19, 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $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.

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.



  • Degree in science, math or engineering

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, technical managers, marketers, procurement decision-makers and military planners

How You Will Benefit

  • Describe the operating principles of infrared systems.

  • Explain the major functions and components of an infrared system.

  • Explain the differences between FLIRs, IRSTs, NVGs and missile seeker types.

  • Explain the goals and promise of advanced generation sensors.

  • Predict graybody radiation signatures.

  • Describe the differences between cooled and uncooled detectors.

  • Predict FLIR target acquisition and seeker lock-on range.



  • Notebook of course charts with associated notes

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Terence Haran