Optical Surveillance Systems
This course provides an overview of the types of systems used for optical surveillance, including an appreciation of the advantages and limitations of particular device types. No background knowledge is assumed for the course. Attendees receive a comprehensive set of notes.
Duration: 3 days
Delivery mode: Classroom
In-house: All states and neighbouring countries, contact the Professional Education Course Unit for more information. Recommended for groups of 10 or more.
What you will receive:
- Comprehensive course notes
- UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance*
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Masters credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education short courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs.
*pending final results
Those who specify requirements for, procure, or manage optical surveillance systems.
Surveillance and Target Acquisition
Detection / Recognition / Identification | Active and Passive systems | Limitations
Sources of Radiation | Imaging Basics
Contrast | Atmospheric Transmission | Visibility Metrics and System Evaluation
Daylight Electro-Optic Imaging
EO Cameras, Lenses and CCDs
Low Light Surveillance and Image Intensification
Gen II & Gen III Image Intensifiers
Anti-Reflection Coatings | Detectors | Scanning and Staring Systems | Minimum Resolvable Temperature Difference (MRTD)
Laser Rangefinders | Laser Designators | Laser Beamriders
Dr. Craig Benson is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Craig Benson holds a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia), a Master degree in science from Cranfield University (UK), and a second Master degree in Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia). He is a former RAAF engineering office and consultant. His research experience and interests are in Space Communication, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Underwater Communications, Guided Weapons, Electronic Warfare, Radar Systems and GPS & Navigation Warfare.