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Defense + Commercial Sensing Online Courses

Courses related to the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Digital Forum

In conjunction with the newly launched SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Digital Forum, these online courses are pre-recorded versions of our live courses taught by the same expert instructors, designed to be taken on your own desktop or mobile device on your own schedule.

Registration is open 20 April–8 May.

Access to courses will be 27 April–15 May.

Question and Answer Forums with the instructors will be available 4–8 May.

Courses include:

  • Access to the course 27 April–15 May
  • Question and Answer Forum with the instructor who will respond to questions posted in the forum 4–8 May
  • Audio of the instructor with synchronized presentations
  • Quiz to test retention of the material
  • Continuing Education Unit credits (CEUs)
  • Downloadable PDF course notes
  • Length: Approximately 3.5 hours or 6.5 hours. See course descriptions for details.

Contact educations@spie.org for assistance.


• SPIE Member: $200
• SPIE Student Member: $150*
• Non-member: $250

• SPIE Member: $450
• SPIE Student Member: $400*
• Non-member: $500

*SPIE Student Members please contact customerservice@spie.org to receive discount.

Prices do not include textbooks.

See available textbooks below.

Available Courses

Click on the course code to register.

Introduction to Optical and Infrared Sensor Systems (ON SC789)
This course is recommended for scientists, engineers, technicians, or managers who find themselves working on (or curious about) optical (uv-vis) and infrared sensor systems without formal training in this area. Undergraduate training in engineering or science is assumed.
About your instructor: Joe Shaw
Morphological Image Processing: Principles and Applications (ON SC1297)
This course is recommended for scientists, engineers, technicians and managers who need to understand and/or apply the fundamental concepts and techniques of mathematical morphology for digital image processing are encouraged to take this course. Although no particular background is needed, some prior knowledge of set theory and lattice theory would be helpful.
About your instructor: Johan Debayle
Introduction to Infrared and Ultraviolet Imaging Technology (ON SC1000)
The course is suitable both for technology professionals and non-technical persons that are new to infrared and ultraviolet imaging and want a very basic, qualitative overview of the fields with minimal mathematics. Little to no mathematic background is required.
About your instructor: Austin Richards
Uncooled Thermal Imaging Detectors and Systems (ON SC900)
This course is intended for engineers, scientists, and managers who need a background knowledge of uncooled IR technologies, for those who need to be able to evaluate those technologies for usefulness in particular applications, and for those working in the field who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding.
About your instructor: Charles Hanson

Recommended Textbooks

Other Relevant SPIE Courses

In addition to the online courses offered as part of the Digital Forum, SPIE has other relevant courses available in our traditional online formats.

Note: The Question and Answer Forum is not available for these options.

Full Online Courses

SPIE online courses include CEU certificates, audio and video with synchronized PowerPoint slides, and one-year access:

Introduction to Optomechanical Design (SC014)
Basic Optics for Engineers (SC156)
Basic Optics for Non-Optics Personnel (SC609)

Course Recordings

Watch recordings of courses from Past SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing conferences. This format includes audio and synchronized PowerPoint slides and one-year access:

Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Sensors (SC194)
Introduction to LIDAR for Autonomous Vehicles (SC1232)
Interpreting Deep Learning Networks (SC1268)
Multispectral Image Fusion and Night Vision Colorization (SC1135)
Infrared Imaging Technology Basics (SC1246)
Infrared Systems Architectures and Design for Future Marketing Trends (SC1269)