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What is EO/IR?

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What is EO/IR?

Update Time:2024/1/5
EO/IR stands for "Electro-Optical/Infrared," a comprehensive technology that integrates Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) sensing. Both technologies are used for the detection and acquisition of light and thermal radiation in different wavelength bands, enabling surveillance, reconnaissance, navigation, and other applications. Specifically:

Electro-Optical (EO) sensing technology encompasses visible light and optical sensors, such as cameras and telescopes, used to capture images and videos within the visible light spectrum.

Infrared (IR) sensing technology involves infrared sensors that detect the thermal radiation emitted or reflected by objects. IR technology is useful in situations where there is low light or where a heat source needs to be detected.

The combined use of these two technologies enables a more comprehensive approach to target detection, identification, and tracking, providing 360° awareness in day&night. Common applications of EO/IR systems include airborne homeland security, military, patrols, surveillance, reconnaissance, search and rescue missions.