The aim of the Dual-use European Security IR Element (DESIRE) workshop was to provide a forum to European Industry, Operational users, Defence analysts and Specialists to review the state of the art in science, applications and operational use of Thermal Infra-Red (TIR) space-borne assets for Defence and Security. The event, which was a user consultation, focussed on the collection of information on European needs for high spatial and temperature resolution Thermal InfraRed capabilities, in view of possible development to be carried out by ESA.
The following topics were addressed:
- State of the art of research and applications for Defence and Security with space-borne TIR
- Future plans and current operational TIR space-borne capabilities for Defence and Security
- Needs for high resolution TIR by stakeholders involved in Defence and Security
The Programme Committee invited contributions addressing:
- Requirements in Security Infra-Red Element from Defence and Security players
- Examples of space-borne TIR applications in the Defence and Security domain
- Thermal Infra-Red systems for Defence and Security: airborne, space, technology capacity and future developments
Venue and dates
The event, organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) in co-operation with the Royal Military School of Belgium (RMS) was held at the premises of RMS, Brussels, Belgium from 1 to 2 October 2008.