Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors feature long-range imaging abilities and image stabilization.
EO/IR sensors are usually mounted on aircraft or vehicles, used at sea, or are hand-carried, and must be able to identify targets, track moving targets, and assess threats from a distance and in challenging environmental conditions.
Common applications of EO/IR systems include airborne homeland security, combat, patrol, surveillance, reconnaissance, and search and rescue programs.
The Department of Defense has been particularly active in developing EO/IR applications and use cases. Military researchers and industry experts are adapting different EO/IR sensors to work together such that they can become greater than the sum of their parts, and help provide greater situational awareness than ever before.
Situational awareness has been the centerpiece of combat throughout the history of warfare. In the 21st Century’s increasingly networked digital, data-heavy battlespace, it has become more crucial than ever to warfighter security and success. EO/IR sensors and their data processors often serve as the eyes of deployed military forces.
The continuing challenge for the military is maintaining a technological edge in EO/IR sensor systems. Adversaries are becoming more sophisticated in their tactics and technologies, and the U.S. military’s efforts to maintain the technological advantage have grown in importance and difficulty.
Next-generation EO/IR applications are also getting a boost from recent advances in the
development of nanostructure-based material technologies.
Nanostructured materials can now be integrated into a variety of technological platforms, offering novel optoelectrical properties that greatly enhance device performance in many practical applications. Use of novel carbon nanotube (CNT) based materials has enabled new approaches for applying nanostructure design methodologies that can offer enhanced performance for low-cost bolometers for IR detection and imaging applications.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors Training, a 3-day technical training designed to cover the foundation of Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensors, theory of operations, modeling, simulation, performance evaluation, test procedures, and test result interpretations.
The intended audience for this training are professionals who want to know more about Electro-Optical and Infrared Sensors.
This includes engineers, scientists, testers, system engineers and managers interested in procedures, methods, applications and techniques associated with electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) system analysis design, testing, evaluation and analysis.
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