Infrared/Visible Signature Suppression

Course Description

This course examines threat characteristics to derive signature vulnerabilities, suppression strategies and priorities. We explore signature-generation mechanisms and modeling techniques, as well as special types of challenges posed by a low observable (LO) platform requirements. We then investigate the survivability impact of signature suppression and the value of synergistic techniques with jammers and decoys.

Course ID: DEF 2702P
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

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14174 Sep 9, 2014 Sep 12, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,095
15371 Sep 29, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,095
16286 Sep 26, 2016 Sep 29, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,095
18428 Mar 26, 2018 Mar 29, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,095

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

Platform designers, systems analysts, developers and procurement decision-makers

How You Will Benefit

  • Evaluate infrared and visible signature management techniques for your system.

  • Reduce signatures with cost-effective techniques.

  • Reduce systems integration and technique problems when using synergistic and opposing technologies for signature management.

  • Compare different techniques and assess technique effectiveness.


  • Threat sensor lessons

  • Target signatures

  • General suppression techniques

  • Sensor signature suppression

  • Multispectral coatings

  • Turbine propulsion principles

  • Turbine engine signature

  • Aircraft signature suppression

  • Ship signature suppression

  • Ground vehicle signature suppression

  • Signature suppression effectiveness

  • Synergism with jammers and decoys



  • Notebook of the charts and associated notes

  • Classified notebook for note taking

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Keith F Prussing