Introduction to Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Concepts, Systems, and Test Evaluation

Course Description

Gain an overview of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance-enabling technologies, systems engineering and test and evaluation. Explore technical issues related to measures of performance, test planning, instrumentation and sensor/system functions. Examine challenges testing of network centric systems (and systems of systems), and review aspects of human factors impacting ISR system performance.

Important Course Information

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661.  Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691.  Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15219 Apr 14, 2015 Apr 17, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
16033 Apr 12, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
17043 Apr 11, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
18218 Apr 10, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $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

Engineers, technicians and managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Explore intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance systems, processes and technology.

  • Get the “big picture” of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance concepts and domains.

  • Explore technology areas ranging from imaging sensors to communications and networks.

  • Understand challenges of testing systems.

  • Understand how human factors can affect ISR systems.


  • Introduction/C4 ISR overview

  • ISR system elements and platforms

  • ISR distribution

  • ISR standards and messaging

  • ISR processes and information integration

  • Image quality

  • Imaging sensors

  • Image analysis

  • Imaging test and evaluation

  • SIGINT definitions and systems

  • Radio frequency receivers

  • Surveillance and imaging radars

  • Receiver test and evaluation

  • Net-centric test and evaluation

  • Human systems integration and human factors test and evaluation

  • Modeling and simulation

  • Advanced topics, including service oriented architectures and IP convergence

  • IRS and cyberspace

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Renita Folds