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Infrared Technology and Applications Webcast - SPIE Defense and Security 2008

These presentations from SPIE’s Infrared Technology and Applications conference, given on 19 March 2008 at SPIE Defense+Security, cover 3rd Generation Infrared Imagers.

This family of imagers is designed to answer the performance requirements of the defense and security communities for longer target detection, recognition, identification, and intent determination ranges. These requirements are the drivers behind the dramatic development of several leading edge technologies in the fields of infrared focal plane arrays, FPAs, and the smart signal processing in and behind these FPAs. Performance requirements, technology development, and imager concepts are discussed by the presenters.


 $79 for 2008 SPIE Defense+Security attendees
 $149 for all others

Viewers will see:

 •The direction of future IR detector research and development.
 •How new applications arising from lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan are reshaping the views of future FPA requirements.
 •Concepts and techniques for combining passive and active imaging in the same FPA
 •Developments in biologically inspired sensory information processing.
Who should view and listen:
 •Researchers and engineers active in IR technology R&D and sensor system development.
 •Managers of IR related development programs.
 •Purchasers of IR technologies.
 •Military interested in capabilities of existing and emerging sensor systems.
 •Students of “infrared.”
View a free excerpt from Donald A. Reago's talk, "Future Army applications for IR focal plane arrays"

Conference Chairs:
Bjørn F. Andresen, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics ElOp Ltd. (Israel)
Gabor F. Fulop, Maxtech International, Inc.
Paul R. Norton, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate

Keynote Session
Session Chair: Paul R. Norton, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)

 Future Army applications for IR focal plane arrays
Donald A. Reago, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate

Smart Processing for 3rd Generation Systems
Session Chairs: Paul L. McCarley, Air Force Research Lab (USA); John T. Caulfield, Cyan Systems (USA)

 Integration of IR focal plane array with massively parallel processor 
Pashang Esfandiari, Missile Defense Agency (USA) et al.

CMOS architectures and circuits for high-speed decision making from image flows 
Angel B. Rodríguez-Vázquez, Anafocus (Spain)

Single-frame image processing techniques for low-SNR infrared imagery
Richard P. Edmondson, Polaris Sensor Tecnologies, Inc. (USA) et al.

An information-theoretic model of target discrimination using hyperspectral and multisensor data
Niclas Wadströmer, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden) et al.

A high-speed MWIR reference source for FPA non-uniformity correction using negative luminescence 
David Hall, QinetiQ (United Kingdom) et al.
Active Imaging
Session Chair: R. Kennedy McEwen, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
 Advanced infrared detectors for multimode active and passive imaging applications
Ian M. Baker, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom) et al.
 HgCdTe APD focal plane array development at CEA LETI Minatec
Johan Rothman, Commissariat à l’Energie (France) et al.
Advanced FPAs with Selected 3rd Generation Properties
Session Chairs: Peter N. J. Dennis, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom); Joseph G. Pellegrino, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
 Advanced HgCdTe technologies and dual-band developments
Philippe M. Tribolet, SOFRADIR (France) et al.
 Dual waveband MW/LW focal plane arrays grown by MOVPE on silicon substrates
David J. Hall, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom) et al.
 Two-color (MW/LW) IRFPAs made from HgCdTe grown by MOVPE
Sarah Marcham, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd (United Kingdom) et al.
 Barrier photodetectors for high-sensitivity and high-operating temperature infrared sensors
Philip C. Klipstein, SemiConductor Devices (Israel)
ROIC Developments
Session Chair: Paul R. Norton, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (USA)
 Advanced HgCdTe technologies and dual-band developments
Patrick Maillart, SOFRADIR (France) et al.

Webcast signup includes:

 •PowerPoint slides and audio from the original presentations
 •Downloadable PDFs of each PowerPoint presentation
 •Downloadable PDF manuscripts of selected papers
 •A total of over 4 hours of content delivered by top authorities on infrared imagers
 •The audio and PowerPoints are available on demand, with no limit on how often you access them, until 23 April 2009
 •Access content from one of SPIE's most exciting meetings. It's a great resource for those unable to attend, or for attendees who want to hear the talks again, download slides, and read manuscripts.

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