• Defense + Commercial Sensing
    Orlando 2018
    Defense + Security
    Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
    CPS/IoT
    Unmanned Autonomous Systems
    Agriculture
    Rising Researchers
    Courses
    Exhibition
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Exhibitors
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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Sensing and imaging research for a safer world

SPIE Defense + Security 2018 Program

The SPIE Defense + Security technical program focuses on sensors, imaging, and optical technologies for security, law enforcement, avionics/aerospace, autonomous systems, defense, and military applications.

Abstracts due
9 October 2017

Author Notification
11 December 2017

Manuscripts due
19 March 2018

Technologies for a variety of defense applications

Hear the latest sensing and imaging research for everything from cybersecurity and border protection to ocean sensing and biometrics.

  • Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE)
  • Infrared Sensors and Imaging Systems
  • Pattern and Target Recognition
  • Quantum Cascade Lasers
  • Radar and LiDAR
  • Sensor Data and Information Exploitation
  • Ultrafast Bandgap Photonic
  • Lasers and Systems
  • Sensors and Systems for Space
  • Imagery and Pattern Analysis
  • Long-range Imaging
  • Millimeter Wave Imaging
  • Next-Generation Sensors and Systems
  • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Information and Systems Networks
  • UV through LWIR Optics
  • Geospatial Informatics
  • 3D Imaging
  • Optical, Thermo-Electric & Mechanical Cryocoolers

See more details on Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS)

Focused topical tracks

Cyber-physical systems and the internet of things
Unmanned autonomous systems
Agriculture

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Open to early career professionals—scientific researchers, product developers, and/or industry professionals—working in science and technology areas addressed within the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing program. 

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2018 Symposium Chairs

Arthur A. Morrish

Arthur A. Morrish
VP, Advanced Concepts & Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (USA)
2018 Symposium Chair

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