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2020 MSS Active E-O Systems / Electro-Optical & Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) Conference
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Important Dates: 04/28/2020 11:59 PM ET - Registrations Due
02/03/2020 10:00 AM ET - Abstracts Due
04/17/2020 05:00 PM ET - Presentation/Publication/DA/Poster Due Date
Dates: TBD
Location: Orlando, FL

Due to ongoing travel restrictions and social distancing policies implemented because of the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 MSS Active E-O Systems / Electro-Optical & IRCM Conference has been postponed. We made this decision in coordination with government sponsors at NVESD and the Active EO and EO & IRCM committee members.


The conference is tentatively rescheduled for the week of 13 July. The committees will reassess the updated schedule as the situation develops.


All authors selected for the 2020 conference are strongly encouraged to continue to work on their presentations and papers. MSS will publish all papers in conference proceedings even if we must cancel the conference. Authors not wishing to publish without the opportunity to present can withdraw their paper without consequence.


Updates will be provided as soon as decisions are made. We will announce updates via email and make this information available on here on the website.


Active E-O Systems
MSS is intended to bring the DoD technical and user community together to review and discuss advances in Active E-O Systems at the SECRET classified level. Attendees include key government and industry decision makers, program managers, and leading technical experts. This Symposium offers an overview of major active programs, a window on significant trends, and the opportunity to present new technology to the community. The MSS Active E-O Systems Symposium provides the premier classified forum for the military application of active electro-optical (E-O) and laser systems. Our annual meeting features presentations on requirements and solutions based on efforts carried out by government and industrial organizations. Although our symposium accepts unclassified papers, it is, in addition, the only forum for the presentation of classified material and/or materials not accepted for public release.

Electro-Optical & Infrared Countermeasures
The Electro-Optical Countermeasures Specialty Group provides a SECRET level classified forum that focuses on countermeasures and counter-countermeasures for electro-optically based sensors, seekers, and systems operating from the UV through the far-far infrared. The group focuses on the signatures of US platforms and the suppression of those signatures in order to make the job of countering enemy sensors and seekers easier. Threats are characterized including various types of missile seekers and other guided weapons, in order to develop specific means of countering them. Warning systems that inform platform crew of impending threats or automatically trigger countermeasure systems are covered, including various types of missile and laser warning systems and systems used for situational awareness. Self-protection decoys and active countermeasures systems such as jammers are treated. Finally the group also focuses specifically on hardening of sensors against enemy laser threats to those sensors.

2020 Active Electro-Optical Systems

2020 Electro-Optical & Infrared Countermeasures

Conference Rates:
  • Government:                         $500.00
  • Industry/Academia/FFRDCs:    $800.00
  • 2020 MSS Member:                $600.00 
  • Presenter:                              $650.00
Contact: Carson Weaver
(571) 550-0147
Conference Files

File NameTypeUploaded
2020 CfP IRCM_v11.pdf Call for Papers 12/17/2019
2020 CfP ACTIVE_v7.pdf Call for Papers 12/23/2019