Modeling and Simulation in Electro-Optical and Infrared EO/IR Systems (18 hrs)

Course Description

Develop the techniques of modeling and simulation of modern Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems. These techniques can be applied to systems design, analysis, test and evaluation, and performance assessment. Cover basis EO/IR physics principles, fundamental M&S approaches, methods of modeling and simulating electro-optical systems, components and phenomenology (targets, clutter, and propagation); and simulation scenario development.

Course ID: DEF 4007R
Course Format: Classroom

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Special Discounts

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, and managers interested in techniques, methods, and applications of modeling and simulation associated with electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) system design, testing, and analysis. This course requires knowledge of EO/IR systems on the level of the Infrared Technology and Applications course as a prerequisite.


  • Identify major signature drivers in each EO/IR waveband
  • Understand the modeling and simulation process
  • Derive requirements for signature and system models
  • Solve the EO/IR signature equation
  • Gain expertise in building digital EO/IR models
  • Understand the verification and validation process for M&S applications

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Michael Cathcart, Ph.D.