EO/IR Concepts Section (Code 5751)

The EO/IR Concepts Section develops and evaluates concepts for ship self defense. A major effort is the SHIELDs laser system which counters anti-ship missiles and is a planned part of the overall shipboard self defense system. Other research is developing sensors and counters for small platforms (from small ships down to individual warfighters) that will detect and defeat threat EO/IR systems. Counters to the threat optical systems are developed and evaluated in this Section.

A laser countermeasure system is tested by members of the Advanced Techniques Branch from one of NRL’s test ships on the Chesapeake Bay.
A laser countermeasure system is tested by members of the Advanced Techniques Branch from one of NRL’s test ships on the Chesapeake Bay.