Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
20 - 24 April 2015
Conference DS100
Infrared Technology and Applications XLI
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Abstract Due:
6 October 2014

Author Notification:
15 December 2014

Manuscript Due Date:
23 March 2015

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
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Additional Conference
BEST PAPER AWARDS: The Conference Chairs and Program Committee would like to recognize pioneers in the field with a Best Paper Award. Two candidates will be selected: one winner for the Best Paper Award ($1,000 USD) and a Runner-up ($500 USD). This award is open to all authors who present in this conference. Please see the Best Paper Awards page for complete award eligibility requirements.
Call for
Rapid advances are taking place today in infrared technologies. These are enabling the development of more capable sensor systems that are expected to have improved performance with greater reliability, reduced weight, volume, power consumption, and lower cost.

The emphasis in this conference is on the components used in infrared sensor systems. In addition, general-purpose sub-systems and systems are covered. Finally, selected applications will be covered, especially in military and security systems, so as to provide continuity between developers of components and systems.

This conference will bring together researchers and students, as well as developers and users of infrared technologies, to discuss improvements in military and paramilitary sensors brought about by the incorporation of advanced technologies and/or new techniques.

The Keynote Presentation will be given by
Dr. Donald Reago, Director, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD

Papers solicited for this conference may address infrared technologies like:
  • cooled and uncooled Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs)
  • cooled and uncooled single element and linear array detectors
  • detector coolers
  • monolithic and hybrid detectors
  • two- and three-color detectors
  • multiband and hyperspectral FPAs
  • very large arrays for astronomy and situational awareness
  • FPAs for 3D imaging and ranging
  • integrated and fused sensors
  • FPAs for simultaneous active and passive imaging
  • scanning and staring imagers
  • single- and multiband IR imaging optics
  • optical filters, protective and anti-stray light coatings
  • in- and behind-the focal plane signal processing electronics
  • ROICs.
and their use in sensors/systems such as:
  • thermal imagers and infrared search and track (IRST)‎
  • microsensors
  • multispectral and hyperspectral imagers
  • image fusion such as combined thermal imaging/low-light-level imaging systems
  • sensors for micro air vehicles and UAVs
  • threat warning systems
  • airborne navigation, piloting, and precision targeting systems
  • thermal weapons sights (TWS)
  • driver's vision enhancers (DVE)
  • ‎smart munitions‎
  • ‎space-based sensors
  • missile seekers
  • trackers with and without radiation hardening.

Sessions being planned for the four day conference:
  • cooled FPAs and applications
    • HgCdTe detectors and FPAs
    • InSb and epi-InSb FPAs
    • superlattice, barrier detectors and FPAs
    • high-operating temperature (HOT) detectors
    • QWIP and QDIP FPAs and applications
  • reduced pixel pitch FPAs
  • Emerging cryocoolers for IR detectors
    • laser cryocoolers
    • thermoelectric cryocoolers
  • in-use cryocoolers for IR detectors
  • uncooled IRFPAs and applications
  • emerging uncooled detector technologies
  • IR optics: designs and materials
  • optical coatings: AR, protection, filters, stray light control
  • on/near FPA smart image and signal processing
  • advanced sensors, technologies, and techniques
  • Army, Navy, Air Force and Paramilitary infrared R&D
  • combined uncooled IR and low-light level integrated sensors
  • integrated and fused sensors
  • thermal imagers
  • development of 3rd generation thermal imagers
  • NIR and SWIR imagers and applications
  • range-gated imaging and 3D imaging
  • IR air- and seaborne, ground- and space-based sensor systems
  • IR technologies in security.

The Chairs are pleased to announce an invited-paper session dedicated to Navy Infrared R&D

Note 1: Only one paper on a given topic will be accepted from each company/institution.
Note 2: Papers should emphasize the technical nature of the topic. Product names and any type of product promotion should be avoided.
Note 3: Please address questions and comments concerning the conference to any one or all of the four Chairs:;;;
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