Transport Aircraft Self-Protection IR Principles (31.5 hrs)

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Overview

Transport Aircraft Self-Protection IR Principles (31.5 hrs)

Course Description

The course is intended to provide guidance in producing improved expertise to tactics officers at the squadron level, systems engineers, and managers. Explore systems, techniques, technology, and phenomenology while examining threat infrared principles with application to fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. Such aircrafts include the C-130, the C-17, and the C-5 as well as a variety of H-60 and H-47 aircrafts and turboprop driven platforms.

Course Content

IRCM INTRODUCTION AND COURSE OVERVIEW

MISSILE WARNING

LASER WARNING

HOMING SEEKER BASICS

ADVANCED HOMING SEEKERS

FLARES AND DECOYS 

INFRARED JAMMERS

SIMULATIONS

FLARE TESTING

AIRCRAFT SIGNATURE

ADVANCED THREATS

ADVANCED COUNTERMEASURE TECHNIQUES

Requirements & Materials
Important Information

This course requires Need-to-Know Certification and a clearance requirement. Please make sure to read the Course Restrictions section below before registering for this course.

Materials

Provided (student will receive)

  • Participants receive a notebook and CD of course slides
Course Restrictions

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.

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for tactics officers at the squadron level who need to obtain guidance and improve expertise.

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What You Will Learn

  • Major features of aircraft infrared signatures
  • Infrared signature of transport aircraft and compare it to other platforms
  • Flare technologies and flare-pattern development techniques
  • Principles of missile warning systems
  • Concept of infrared jamming
  • Catalog the testing components available for infrared countermeasure suite evaluation
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand basic tracking and guidance concepts, including proportional navigation.
  • Examine threat decoy rejection techniques.
  • Enumerate the major current DIRCM countermeasure suite components.
  • Examine the potential equipment that may be acquired in the near future.
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