• Defense + Commercial Sensing
    Celebrating 40 Years
    Anaheim 2017
    Technical Overview
    Defense + Security
    Best Paper Awards
    Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging
    Fiber Optic Sensors
    Special Events
    Industry Events
    Job Fair
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Exhibitors
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD , United States
17 - 21 April 2016
Print PageEmail Page

SPIE Defense + Security 2016

SPIE Defense + Security 2016

SPIE Defense + Security 2016 focuses on sensors, imaging, and optical technologies for security, law enforcement, avionics/aerospace, homeland defense, and military applications.

Review the complete 2016 Program
Final Program (14 MB PDF)
Technical Abstracts (3 MB PDF)
Exhibition Guide (32 MB PDF)
Industry Events: sessions from DARPA, imec, and more
Defense + Security Technology Areas
 • Infrared Sensors and Imaging Systems  • Sensor Data and Information Exploitation
 • Lasers and Systems  • Imagery and Pattern Analysis
 • Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE)  • Information and Systems Networks
 • Quantum Cascade Lasers  • Pattern and Target Recognition
 • Biometrics   Geospatial Informatics
 • Radar Sensors  • Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics
 • UAVs and Space Displays  • Long-range Imaging
 • Next-Generation Sensors and Systems  • Optical, Thermo-Electric and Mechanical Device Cryocoolers

Defense + Security Application Areas
 • Avionics/Aerospace  • Cyber Sensing/Security
 • Communications/Networking  • Port/Border Protection
 • Mine/Chemical Detection (CBRNE)  • System/Network Integrator/VAR
 • UAVs  • Biometrics
 • Ocean Sensing  • Instrumentation and Control
 • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance  • Sensors and Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3I)


2016 Plenary Presentations

Click here for more details
 Dr. Bradford C. Tousley

Advanced Platforms for Sensing in the Air, Space, Maritime/Undersea, and Ground Domains 
Dr. Bradford C. Tousley
Director of Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

 Dr. Patrick Carrick

Enabling Technologies for the Future: An In-depth Look at Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Challenges 
Dr. Patrick Carrick
Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA)

2016 Symposium Chairs
David A. Logan David A. Logan
Vice President, and General Manager of Technology Solutions, BAE Systems

2016 Symposium Chair
Donald A. Reago, Jr.

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

2016 Defense + Security Symposium Co-Chair

Don't miss the Expo
The SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo is the largest exhibition on sensors, infrared detectors, lasers, imaging, optical components, cameras, and more. Learn more
19-21 April 2016

SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  

The Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Ei Compendex, Inspec, Google Scholar, Astrophysical Data System (ADS), DeepDyve, ReadCube, CrossRef, and other scholarly indexes, and are widely accessible to leading research organizations, conference attendees, and individual researchers. 

Important Dates

Manuscripts Due
21 March 2016

On-site Manuscript Due Date:
Conference 9485 Only
8 February 2016

Browse Defense, Security, and Sensing 2011 papers

Sign up for event e-alerts