More than 2,000 presentations will report latest technology for robotic vision, infrared applications, spectroscopy, and more
The exhibition hall is a busy place, as suppliers and visitors make connections.
BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Sensing and imaging technologies enabling such wide-ranging applications as machine vision, process control, crop productivity, counter-terrorism, and personalized medicine will be advanced at SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing in the Baltimore (Maryland) Convention Center 17-21 April.
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With a new overarching name reflecting enhanced content and expanded markets, the event includes two co-located conferences, Defense and Security, and Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging. The week will offer more than 2,000 technical presentations, 35 professional development courses, a comprehensive industry program, seminars, and a major exhibition of suppliers of IR cameras, sensors, imaging, and photonics.
"Over its 40-year lifetime, SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing has become the community's leading event on optics and photonics technology, with core topics including infrared cameras, lasers, spectroscopy, 3D imaging, terahertz, and multi- and hyperspectral imaging," said SPIE Senior Director Andrew Brown. "Development of these technologies for defense and security applications stimulates a vital flow of new capabilities for scientific research and new commercial applications -- oil and gas exploration, healthcare, wearable sensors, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, drones employed as mobile sensing platforms, to name a few."
Markets are as wide-ranging as homeland defense, food safety, terrorism countermeasures, machine vision, robotic vision and imaging, precision agriculture, and standoff detection, Brown noted.
|The industry program will include a session
on rules about flying drones in the U.S.
A multi-day industry program underscores the drive to commercialization of advanced optical technologies. Presentations will cover topics such as the latest information from the Federal Aviation Agency on flying drones in the U.S., sensor applications from agriculture to pharmaceuticals, target recognition in contested environments, and emerging markets sessions on:
More than 380 leading industry suppliers and developers will show their latest products and systems in a three-day exhibition. Among exhibiting companies are FLIR Systems, Xenics, Zygo, Thorlabs, Canon USA, Corning, Gooch & Housego, Hamamatsu, Headwall Photonics, and BaySpec.
Two top-level speakers will present plenary talks:
The technical program's 56 conferences cover important emerging and established topics, and include featured talks by leading researchers. Among them:
More information is at www.spie.org/DCS. Sponsor is SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. .
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