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Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
9 - 13 April 2017
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We invite you to participate in SPIE Defense + Security 2017, the leading meeting for scientists, researchers and engineers from industry, military, government agencies, and academia throughout the world. For more than 22 years Defense + Security has been one of the largest defense technology meetings worldwide, and it is the key event featuring optics, imaging, and sensing.

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expois initiating a 3-city rotation among Anaheim, Orlando, and Baltimore. We look forward to seeing everyone in Anaheim in 2017. Sunny Southern California is not only a long-time hub of aerospace and technology, but also the birthplace of SPIE. Close proximity to family attractions and warm, sunny weather make it a great destination. The Anaheim Convention Center will complete a major renovation in 2017 and is one of the most technically advanced convention centers in the USA.

Thank you again for your past participation, and we look forward to an even closer and stronger partnership with you during Defense + Security 2017. We urge you to participate by submitting your abstract, and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

2017 Defense + Security Symposium Chairs

Donald Reago

Donald A. Reago, Jr.
Director, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)

2017 Defense + Security Symposium Chair

Arthur A. Morrish

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

2017 Defense + Security Symposium Co-Chair


2017 Defense + Commercial Sensing Steering Committee

Sachin Dekate, GE Global Research (USA)
Robert A. Lieberman, Lumoptix LLC (USA)
David A. Logan, BAE Systems (USA)
Peter L. Marasco, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
John M. Pellegrino, Office of the Secretary of the Army (USA)
Majid Rabbani, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
Donald A. Reago, Jr., U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Jennifer Ricklin, Office of the Assistant Secretaty of Defense for Research and Engineering (USA)
Nils R. Sandell, Jr., Consultant (USA)
David A. Whelan, The Boeing Co. (USA)
Ming C. Wu, Univ. of California, Berkeley (USA)

2017 Defense + Security Technical Conference Chairs
Mohammad S. Alam, Univ. of South Alabama (USA)
Bjørn F. Andresen, RICOR-Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems (Israel)
Robert A. Arnone, The Univ. of Southern Mississippi (USA)
Jarvis J. Arthur III, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)
Amit Ashok, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Bhashyam Balaji, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Tonny Benschop, Thales Cryogenics B.V. (Netherlands)
Steven S. Bishop, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Misty Blowers, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Michael P. Browne, SA Photonics (USA)
Edward M. Carapezza, EMC Consulting, LLC (USA)
Genshe Chen, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. (USA)
Peter Chin, Draper Lab. (USA)
Shiloh L. Dockstader, Harris Corp. (USA)
Armin W. Doerry, Sandia National Labs. (USA)
Mark Dubinskii, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (USA)
Richard I. Epstein, The Univ. of New Mexico (USA)
Augustus Way Fountain III, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (USA)
Ed Franco, Rapiscan Systems Labs. (USA)
Gabor F. Fulop, Maxtech International, Inc. (USA)
Douglas W. Gage, XPM Technologies (USA)
Frederick D. Garber, Wright State Univ. (USA)
Michael E. Gehm, Duke Univ. (USA)
Thomas George, ChromoLogic (USA)
Gregory J. Gosian, L-3 Communications (USA)
Lynne L. Grewe, California State Univ., East Bay (USA)
Russell D. Hall, Northrop Grumman Corp. (USA)
Timothy P. Hanratty, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Charles M. Hanson, SenseIR Solutions, LLC (USA)
Susan Harkrider, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Paul R. Havig II, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Daniel J. Henry, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (USA)
Joseph P. Heremans, The Ohio State Univ. (USA)
Gerald C. Holst, JCD Publishing (USA)
Weilin Will Hou, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
Jason C. Isaacs, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Panama City Div. (USA)
M. Saif Islam, Univ. of California, Davis (USA)
Ivan Kadar, Interlink Systems Sciences, Inc. (USA)
Gary W. Kamerman, FastMetrix, Inc. (USA)
Robert E. Karlsen, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (USA)
Eric J. Kelmelis, EM Photonics, Inc. (USA)
Thia Kirubarajan, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Michael A. Kolodny, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Keith A. Krapels, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Davis A. Lange, UTC Aerospace Systems (USA)
Dale Linne von Berg, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
James Llinas, Univ. at Buffalo (USA)
Abhijit Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (USA)
Ronald P. S. Mahler, Randon Sets, LLC (USA)
Peter L. Marasco, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Jim E. Melzer, Thales Visionix, Inc. (USA)
David W. Messinger, Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
John Lester Miller, Cascade Electro Optics and Episensors (USA)
Mark A. Neifeld, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)
Hoa G. Nguyen, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific (USA)
Paul R. Norton, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
Kannappan Palaniappan, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
Aaron L. Paolini, EM Photonics, Inc. (USA)
Khanh D. Pham, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Tien Pham, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Stephen G. Post, Missile Defense Agency (USA)
Sergey V. Riabzev, RICOR Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems (Israel)
Michael K. Rafailov, Univ. of Alberta (Canada), BANC3 Federal (USA)
Kenneth I. Ranney, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs. (USA)
Jack N. Sanders-Reed, The Boeing Co. (USA)
Jasbinder S. Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
Guna Seetharaman, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, The Univ. of New Mexico (USA)
Charles M. Shoemaker, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Command (USA)
Miguel P. Snyder, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (USA)
Anthony Stefanidis, George Mason Univ. (USA)
Raja Suresh, General Dynamics Mission Systems (USA)
Igor V. Ternovskiy, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Monte D. Turner, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)
Miguel Velez-Reyes, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (USA)
Jay N. Vizgaitis, optX imaging system (USA)
Thomas J. Walls, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
Linda M. Thomas, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (USA)
David A. Wikner, U.S. Army Research Lab. (USA)
Jonathan Williams, Air Force Space Command (USA)
Darrell L. Young, Raytheon Intelligence & Information Systems (USA)
Brian J. Zelinski, Raytheon Missile Systems (USA)
Edmund Zelnio, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)

Important Author Dates

Abstracts Due
26 September 2016

Author Notification
5 December 2016

Manuscripts Due
13 March 2017


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