Welcome to SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2023, the leading meeting for scientists, researchers and engineers from industry, military, government agencies, and academia from across the world. Defense + Commercial Sensing continues with 46+ years as the premier conference on imaging, sensing, and photonic technologies used for defense and security applications, as well as fast-emerging innovations for health care, industry, and environmental applications.
This year Defense + Commercial Sensing returns in person to beautiful Orlando, Florida. The Southeast of the United States is a hub of defense technology with most major defense contractors from the U.S. and abroad having significant operations in Florida. With more than 17,900 companies and 194,000 employees, the Florida defense and homeland security industry is one of the nation's largest. From defense aviation to biometrics to cybersecurity, Florida's areas of industry expertise are wide-reaching and ranked fourth in the nation for high-tech employment.
Florida is home to 20 major military installations and three unified combatant commands, and the state has an evolving focus in the world of smart sensors. The long-established Florida technology industry offers a broad range of expertise, from software to photonics to modeling, simulation, and training.
With a rich supply chain and top connectivity, Florida's aviation and aerospace industry is the world's gateway to space. The Sunshine State is the undisputed air traffic hub of the Americas, a major hub for flight training and a leading location for manufacturing aircraft and aircraft components, engineering, robotics, and surveillance technologies. Boeing, Embraer, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX, and OneWeb Satellites are just a few of the companies pushing the envelope in aviation and aerospace in Florida. Plus, the warm, sunny weather and entertainment parks makes this another popular destination for attendees to bring their families. (Enterprise Florida)
Along with sharing your latest research, you will have a chance to see the latest products from leading companies on the exhibition floor, and network with leaders in the sensing and imaging industry. We urge your participation by submitting your abstract and encourage your colleagues to do the same. We look forward to a closer and stronger partnership with you during Defense + Commercial Sensing 2023.
AI Assurance Solutions Lead, The MITRE Corporation
Sr. Director Technology Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris (USA)