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Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
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SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2018 Event Highlights

Network, learn, and do business
Approximately 4,500 people attended the leading global sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies event that took place in Orlando, Florida. View the highlights from 2018 and make plans to join us in Baltimore for the 2019 event.

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What makes SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing important to you?

“SPIE DCS is unique as an international conference at the intersection of photonics and the immerging technologies of the future.

Recently, Gartner identified the “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019”. I am excited because SPIE DCS addresses at least four of these strategic topics: Autonomous things, immersive environments, smart spaces and quantum computing – demonstrating the value and timeliness of the speakers and content at SPIE DCS 2019.”

Jay Kumler

Jay Kumler
President, JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC
2019 DCS Symposium Chair

“SPIE DCS plays an essential role in fostering collaboration amongst the major components of the defense research and development enterprise – universities, industry, and government laboratories. As it has expanded to incorporate a larger commercial sensing presence, it is now driving enhanced interaction between these communities, a great benefit to both.” Ruth Moser

Ruth Moser
Director of the Sensors Directorate Air Force Research Lab
2019 DCS Symposium Chair

Research leading us to the future

Research presented at SPIE DCS 2018 helps create a safer world
A research paper presented at SPIE Defense + Commerical Sensing 2018, Overview of polarimetric thermal imaging for biometrics, by Dr. Shuowen Hu (2018 SPIE DCS Rising Researcher) collaborated with Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc. Together they have developed a new type of thermal imaging camera that allows soldiers to see hidden objects that were previously undetectable. Learn more in the article ARL Develops New Type of Thermal Imaging Camera from January 2019 by Photonics Media.

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