The EOVAF consists of a number of laboratory measurement stations that enable quantitative optical cross section, laser jamming, and optical characterization measurements to be performed in the visible, near-IR, mid-IR, and far-IR spectral regions. A number of optical characterization measurements can be performed at the EOVAF including optical density, optical transfer function, minimum resolvable temperature difference, spectral transmission, and detector responsivity.
Adjacent to the EOVAF is a 3 km instrumented laser range. Mobile equipment is available to perform measurements of maximum optical detection range and laser jamming susceptibility. Trailer-size mobile targets (visible and thermal) are available to allow the quantitative evaluation of laser-induced degradation in a field environment. The targets also allow baseline optical characterization measurements to be performed on optical systems.