Welcome to the 17th DoD
Electromagnetic Windows Symposium
May 12-13, 2020
Newark, DE

Short Course:

Materials for Infrared Windows and Domes & Radomes

Registration Fee:  $120 

When:  Monday, May 11, 2020, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Prior to the 17th DoD Electromagnetic Windows Symposium 

Where:  Courtyard Marriott, Newark-University of Delaware 400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 

What and Who:
Morning Session:  Infrared Window and Dome Materials.  This half-day course presents an overview of optical, thermal and mechanical characteristics of infrared-transmitting window and dome materials for missiles and aircraft. Other topics include thermal shock response, rain and particle erosion, and some discussion of coatings. The latest advances in materials will be highlighted. The course is directed at engineers, scientists and managers who need an introduction to properties and performance of windows and domes. The textbook Materials for Infrared Windows and Domes by Daniel C. Harris (SPIE Press, 1999) is included with your registration. The instructors are Dan Harris and Lee Cambrea from the Research Department at the Naval Air Systems Command, China Lake.

Afternoon Session:  Radomes - An Abbreviated Short-Course.  The course will describe electromagnetic wave transmitting materials used on supersonic radar-guided tactical missile interceptors.  Fundamental structural and environmental design requirements will be discussed as well as methods to analyze the material responses to the stressors seen during flight.  A discussion of test methods and ways to validate the designs, and to verify models used will be given.  Several specific examples of design and testing conditions will be shown covering boresight error, mechanical integrity, thermal shock and rain damage.   The course is directed at engineers, scientists and managers who need an introduction to radome technology as presently practiced, material properties and understanding the “art” of practical radome design, test and evaluation.  The instructors are Curtis Martin from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division and R. Kelly Frazer from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

How Much:  The fee for the short course is $120.  Fee includes textbook, Materials for Infrared Windows and Domes, see above, and annotated class notes and presentation materials.  Fee also includes a continental breakfast and refreshments, but not lunch.



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