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SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2011 Photo Gallery

25-29 April 2011
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

To request copies of any of the posted photographs, email your request to media@spie.org.


Monday Conferences









From left, Session Chair Nibir Dhar (DARPA), Manijeh Razeghi (Northwestern Univ.) holding a demonstration 1.6-W portable IR QCL operating at room temperature, and SPIE Photonics West session chair Ferechte Teherani (Nanovation).



Coffee break















SPIE Fellows luncheon











Welcome Reception

























Imaging Gallery at the Welcome Reception
Hosted by StingRay Optics and SPIE



















FLIR Obstacle Course at the Welcome Reception
Attendees drove FLIR's unmanned vehicles through an obstacle course; FLIR team (in black) broadcast the heats on a giant screen in the reception hall.













Plenary Session, Tuesday morning
Dr. Regina Dugan, Director, DARPA, describes technology challenges



(l-r) William Jeffrey (Symposium Chair, HRL Labs), Kevin Meiners (Symposium Cochair, Office of the Secretary of Defense), Regina Dugan (Director, DARPA), Eustace Dereniak (Univ. of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, SPIE President Elect).











Harnessing Light 2 town hall

Paul McManamon (Air Force Research Lab, Rtd.), cochair of the National Academy of Engineering "Harnessing Light 2" study on the photonics industry, announced a town-hall discussionlater in the week on study directions.




Exhibition





































Job Fair













Student Lunch
















Women in Optics Presentation










Poster Session

























Wednesday Exhibition


































Panel Sessions and Track Plenaries






















Banquet and Awards
General James E. Cartwright, Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was honored with the DSS Lifetime Achievement Award

























New SPIE Fellows inducted at the banquet



Prof. Susan Davis Allen, Arkansas State University, United States, for achievements in laser processing of materials and devices




Prof. Fredric Marvin Ham, Florida Institute of Technology, United States, for achievements in bio-optic sensor systems




Dr. Sanjay Krishna, Center for High Technology Materials, United States, for achievements in quantum dot-in-a-well and strained layer superlattice infrared photodetectors




Dr. Kalluri Sarma, Honeywell Technology, United States, for achievements in electronic displays, including AM LCDs, AM OLEDs and flexible displays




Dr. Alexander Toet, TNO Defence Security and Safety, Netherlands, for achievements in image fusion and digital image processing





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