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SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2020 Event Highlights

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Digital Forum 2020 had more than 3,600 people sign up for the opportunity to participate in the free event. Authors shared emerging research and technology advances in sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, AI/machine learning, and more. The community heard from experts working on materials, components, systems, and analytics for defense, security, and commercial applications.

Those who signed up will have access to the Digital Forum Proceedings for free. Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to having you join SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing in person in Orlando, 11-15 April 2021.

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2021 EVENT TIMELINE

2021 Call for Papers
Opens July 2020

Abstracts Due
7 October 2020

Author Notification
4 December 2020

Manuscripts Due
17 March 2021

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2020 was a remarkable Digital Forum experience

Defense + Commercial Sensing 2020 Digital Forum

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2020 was a unique opportunity. Due to COVID-19, stay-at-home orders around the globe turned this event into a Digital Forum, which allowed more than 3,600 people to participate in the free event. Authors shared emerging research and technology advances in sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, AI/machine learning, and more. The community heard from experts working on materials, components, systems, and analytics for defense, security, and commercial applications.

Those who signed up for the 2020 event gained access to the Digital Forum Proceedings for free, and we thank you for participating. Read more about the 2020 event and previous years below.

A welcome to the community

SPIE President John Greivenkamp welcomed attendees to Defense + Commercial Sensing 2020 Digital Forum.

Symposium Chairs Jay Kumler and John Pellegrino outlined what this meeting means to our community and overviews what to expect throughout the coming week, with an aspriational note to plan to be together again in Orlando in 2021.

Distinguished leaders discussed the need to retain technology superiority

World-class presentations from leading experts were part of the 2020 program. 

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Innovation in the aerospace and defense industry
Michael Noble

 

Michael Noble
L3Harris (USA)


Track Plenaries

IMAGING AND ANALYTICS TRACK 


Tri-modal imaging spectroscopy of paintings

John Delaney

John Delaney
National Gallery of Art (USA)


MATERIALS AND DEVICES TRACK


Multi-micron silicon photonics platform for imaging and sensing

Aaron Zilkie


Aaron Zilkie
Rockley Photonics (USA)

 


Silicon photonics for LIDAR

Jonathan Doylend


Jonathan Doylend
Intel (USA)


ADVANCED SENSING AND IMAGING TRACK 


A National Laboratory "crystal ball" look into the future of sensing and imaging systems

G. Andrew Erickson


G. Andrew "Andy" Erickson
Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA)


NEXT GENERATION SENSOR SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS TRACK 


Artificial intelligence for maneuver and mobility (AIMM) essential research project

Stuart Young


Stuart Young
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (USA)


Those who signed up will have access to the Digital Forum Proceedings for free. Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to having you join SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing in 2021.

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Track Plenary: Materials and Devices

Track Plenary: Materials and Devices

Aaron Ziklie, Rockley Photonics (USA)

Multi-micron silicon photonics for spectroscopy, imaging, and sensing

Aaron Zilkie

Rockley Photonics(United States)

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Track Plenary: Imaging and Analytics 

John Delaney, National Gallery of Art (USA)

Tri-modal imaging spectroscopy of paintings

John Delaney
National Gallery of Art
(United States)

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Track Plenary: Next Generation Sensor Systems and Applications

Stuart Young, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (USA)

Artificial intelligence for maneuver and mobility (AIMM) essential research project (ERP)

Stuart Young
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
(United States)

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