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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Electro-optical Systems for Aerospace Sensing Applications


    This course will provide an introduction to electro-optical systems and EO systems applications for practicing aerospace engineers. It is oriented towards non-specialists in electro-optics, such as systems engineers, specialists in related disciplines (such as computer/software, electrical, and mission planning), as well as other who must integrate and interact with EO payloads. It will cover basic EO design principles, methods for predicting and assessing performance, and current topical applications for airborne, ground-based, and space-based EO systems.

    Key Topics:

    • Introduction to EO and optical systems concepts
    • Performance metrics and design rules-of-thumb
    • Sensors and image processing for EO systems
    • Ground-sensing EO technologies and applications
    • Air- and space-based EO technologies and applications
    • Aerospace sensor networks

    Who Should Attend:

    ystems Engineers, Program Managers, Payload Specialists, Mission Planners, and Subsystem design engineers who must work with and interface to EO systems will benefit from this course. The course assumes that attendees will have a basic undergraduate degree in a technical field but does not require specialization in any optics-related field. Professionals with some background in optics or optical physics who are looking for a broad overview of EO systems and their applications will also benefit.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Intermediate

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes