January 12, 2023
Electro-optic infrared (EO/IR) systems are a type of sensor technology that uses a combination of optics and electronics to detect, track, and identify objects or targets in the infrared spectrum. EO/IR systems can be used for a variety of purposes, including target acquisition, tracking, and identification.
EO/IR systems operate in a variety of weather conditions and environments, including fog, rain, and smoke. This is because they rely on the detection of IR radiation, which is emitted by all objects with a temperature above absolute zero. IR radiation is invisible to the human eye but can be detected by specialized sensors called IR detectors. A main advantage of EO/IR systems is their ability to operate in low light or total darkness, making them ideal for use in a variety of situations where traditional optical sensors may not be effective. They are also highly accurate and can provide real-time data and images, making them a valuable tool for a wide range of applications.
EO/IR systems typically consist of three main components:
There are several challenges that must be considered when designing EO/IR systems:
These challenges must be carefully considered and addressed during the design process to ensure that the resulting system is reliable, effective, and cost effective.
The Ansys EO/IR Solution
To address these challenges, Ansys Lumerical, Ansys Zemax OpticStudio, Ansys Speos, Ansys AVxcelerate Sensors, and Ansys Systems Tool Kit (STK) provide a range of features and capabilities that enable designers to enhance the performance of EO/IR systems under different conditions and environments. These software tools provide accurate simulations and analysis of photonics and opto-electronic systems, satellite and aircraft systems, and optical systems, which enable designers to predict the performance of EO/IR systems in different environments and optimize their design for specific applications.
Join us on January 19 to learn how the Ansys optronics solution for EO/IR systems design provides the essential tools and capabilities that are necessary for the development and optimization of EO/IR systems.