Defense + Commercial Sensing 2022 On Demand
6-12 June 2022
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Image sensing technologies extending across broad bands of the electromagnetic spectrum from ultraviolet (UV) to long-wave infrared (LWIR) regions are advancing from novel sensing devices to camera system level implementations for commercial applications in a diverse market mix including automotive, biomedical, security and surveillance, agriculture and industrial machine vision. In the near future, embedded vision technologies will become an integral part of the emerging Internet of Things and Smart Cities. Additionally, applications of artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing is now being applied to imaging technology giving rise to advanced smart imaging capabilities. The goal of the conference is to convene the community of researchers active in image-sensing-related research covering materials, devices (image sensor), optics, hybridized or monolithic integration of optics and electronics, camera systems, intelligent image processing and their novel applications. The conference provides a robust platform for the mutual exchange of ideas. The conference will address topics directed towards the understanding and advancement of the state-of-the-art for image sensing technologies ranging from UV to LWIR spectrum. The primary emphasis is on emerging commercial and industrial applications.

Silicon-based imaging sensors (CMOS/CCD) in large format especially for the visible (VIS) spectrum are today widely used in all types of consumer and commercial camera systems from security and surveillance, to smart phones and digital cameras, and recently making in-roads into more value-added applications such as emerging automotive, medical imaging, IoT and Smart Cities. With this progression, technology innovation in Si-based camera systems not only requires large formats extending from tens of mega pixels to several giga-pixel formats, but also extending its spectrum range into the near-infrared (NIR) region.

Initially, image sensing technologies, especially in NIR, shortwave IR (SWIR), mid-wave IR (MWIR), and long-wave IR (LWIR) spectrum regions were used exclusively by the geo-satellite and defense industries. This was in part due to restrictions on dual-use, but overwhelmingly due to the high cost of such imaging devices, systems, and applications. However, this extremely expansive and spectrally unique portion of the wavelength spectrum was of high interest for such applications as space-based imaging and communications, upper atmospheric sensing, remote sensing, security and surveillance, and high-end machine vision. More recently, the UV to LWIR spectral bands have been identified as ideal for a wide range of imaging applications beyond scientific and defense sectors, to include the commercial industry from medical systems to bulk-cargo transit security, from automotive systems to agricultural crop monitoring systems, and from food safety to semiconductor quality control systems.

The need for low-cost small form-factor, light-weight, and low-power (SWaP-C) camera systems is pushing the technology innovation of image sensor technology to wafer level optics and/or electronics integration, either hybridized or monolithically integrated kinds. Researchers are seeking ways to embed more intelligence not only at the system software and algorithm levels that will power these image sensing applications, but also at the component and device level to include advanced and adaptive readout electronics, and image fusion processors. Moreover, the realization of various material systems especially on a wide range of substrate usage (e.g., Si, GaAs, dielectric, etc.), nanostructures, metamaterials, 2D materials and composite materials along with advances in optics and device performance may revolutionize overall image sensing technologies in all spectrum regions.

In addition to Si-CMOS/CCD sensors, low-cost and larger format infrared imagers are making in-roads. Recent developments in various detector materials systems, II-VI, III-V, and developments in room temperature IR detectors have resulted in significant material advances, signaling the possibility of higher-performance IR image sensing technologies at optimal cost to continue the trend towards broader commercial and defense industry applications.

The scope of the conference spans topics in new image sensor device-physics, new optical and sensing materials, components and subsystem level development for novel commercial and industrial applications. The scope also includes research in embedded intelligence in imaging sensors such as Artificial Intelligence and machine learning capabilities. This conference intends to bring together scientists and engineers involved in the development and transition into commercial and industrial application spaces of novel image sensing concepts from UV to LWIR, broadband or multispectral imaging including various multiband combinations VIS-SWIR, VIS-LWIR, NIR-MWIR, SWIR-LWIR, and other options. Concepts relating to new broadband antireflection (AR) coating and lens technologies are also of interest. Cutting edge topics including image processing techniques on or off the focal plane array, smart reconfigurable readout electronics that bring more intelligence, including but not limited to, artificial intelligence, machine / deep learnings, and neuromorphic processing, technologies to the imaging devices or systems, innovative packaging techniques, small scale compact systems, lens and optics integration at wafer scale, innovative camera encapsulation techniques with SWaP-C optimization in emerging applications are all of interest.

The sessions are organized to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the discussion of recent progress in image sensing device, materials, optics integration research, and trends toward application and system-level development. It is anticipated that this conference will foster cross-fertilization amidst many disciplines with participants being exposed to the entire range of scientific and engineering problems associated with the concepts-to-systems development pipeline, as well as the development roadmaps at commercial companies, research institutions, academia, and government agencies.

We are looking for papers that demonstrate state-of-the-art in novel image sensing technologies that will serve as tools for researchers in various disciplines. Papers are solicited for, but not limited to, the following topics:

Material Technologies for Image Sensing
Device Technologies for Image Sensing
Read-out technologies for image sensing, range detection, and quantum sensing
Optics and Integration Technologies
Image Sensing Systems, Algorithms, and Applications ;
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Conference 12091

Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IX

4 April 2022 | Sanibel 1
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  • 1: Advanced Photodetector Technology I
  • 2: Advanced Photodetector Technology II
  • 3: Advanced Photodetector Technology III
  • 4: Image Sensing Applications
  • Symposium Plenary
  • Poster Session
  • Wednesday Track Plenary
Session 1: Advanced Photodetector Technology I
4 April 2022 • 8:20 AM - 9:50 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
Session Chairs: Nibir K. Dhar, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States), Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
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Author(s): Sarath D. Gunapala, David Z. Ting, Sir B. Rafol, Alexander Soibel, Arezou Khoshakhlagh, Sam A. Keo, Brian J. Pepper, Anita M. Fisher, Cory J. Hill, Thomas Pagano, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Ashok Sood, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States); John Zeller, Magnolia Optical Technologies (United States); Paul Lucey, Rob Wright, Univ. of Hawai‘i at Manoa (United States); Miguel Nunes, Univ. of Hawai'i at Manoa (United States); Sachidananda Babu, Parminder Ghuman, NASA Earth Science Technology Office (United States)
4 April 2022 • 8:20 AM - 8:50 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
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The high operating temperature (HOT) BIRD focal plane arrays (FPAs) offer the same high performance, uniformity, operability, manufacturability, and affordability advantages as InSb. However, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) HOT-BIRD FPAs can operate at significantly higher temperatures (>150K) than InSb FPAs (typically 80K). Moreover, while InSb has a fixed cutoff wavelength (~5.4 µm), the HOT-BIRD offers a continuous adjustable cutoff wavelength, ranging from ~4 µm to >15 µm, and is therefore also suitable for long wavelength infrared (LWIR) as well. The LWIR detectors based on the BIRD architecture has also demonstrated significant operating temperature advantages over those based on traditional p-n junction designs. Two 6U SmalSat missions CIRAS (Cubesat Infrared Atmospheric Sounder) and HyTI (Hyperspectral Thermal Imager) are based on JPL’s T2SL FPAs.
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Author(s): Kwong-Kit Choi, Patrick Oduor, Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
4 April 2022 • 8:50 AM - 9:20 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
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The detection of Nd: YAG laser emission at 1.064 microns is important for a number of applications such as active infrared imaging and space LIDAR. We propose a silicon photodetector and avalanche photodetector (APD) based on micro-scaled photonic structures, comprising with holes arrays filled with SiO2 to yield optical diffraction and light trapping. With 3D electromagnetic modeling, we design and optimize the hole size and their spacing in a hexagonal array. The optimized structure theoretically yields 26.0% absorption at 1.064 microns, which is about 50 times higher than the planar structure, in addition to 18% dark current reduction.
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Author(s): Arvind I. DSouza, Vaikunth Khalap, Leonardo DRS (United States); Ian Baker, Leonardo MW Ltd. (United Kingdom); Ilya Prighozin, Enrico Bellotti, Boston Univ. (United States); Egle Zemaityte, Leonardo UK Ltd. (United Kingdom)
4 April 2022 • 9:20 AM - 9:50 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
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The detection and resolution of multiple, few photon, laser return pulses of nanosecond width and separation is presented via a novel high bandwidth, avalanche photodiode (APD) design. The intended application requires signal amplification to detect the anticipated low photon pulses. Consequently, a HgCdTe avalanche photodiode (APD) was chosen to provide high (~ 500 to 1000) gain at ~ 16 to 20 V with low excess noise factor. To fulfill the application, the APD requires ~ 1GHz or higher Bandwidth (BW). A detector architecture has been chosen for achieving intended bandwidth. The APD has an absorber region cutoff wavelength of 2.5 um and a gain region cutoff wavelength of 3.5 um.
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Coffee Break 9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Session 2: Advanced Photodetector Technology II
4 April 2022 • 10:20 AM - 11:30 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
Session Chairs: Sachidananda R. Babu, NASA Earth Science Technology Office (United States), Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
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Author(s): Abhay M. Joshi, Shubhashish Datta, Jeff Mertz, Nilesh Soni, Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. (United States); Michael Sivertz, Adam Rusek, Trevor Olsen, NASA Space Radiation Lab. (United States); James Jardine, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
4 April 2022 • 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
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We have successfully tested simultaneously 2.4 Micron Wavelength, Extended InGaAs Photodiodes having diameters of 20, 30, 40, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 290 Micron, coupled with a Single Mode Fiber using Hydrogen (H), Helium (He), and Iron (Fe) Ions which collectively make up over 90% of the Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR). During radiation, the devices were maintained at dry ice temperature, reverse biased at 100 mV, and their leakage current was continuously monitored in-situ during the run. After the radiation run was completed, all nine devices were monitored for any change in their leakage current at 100 mV and room temperature for several weeks to monitor any annealing effects that may occur. All devices were found to be fully functional at the normal operating conditions and at both dry ice and room temperature. We did not observe any post radiation annealing effect for leakage current at room temperature and 100 mV bias for any of the devices after several weeks of data logging
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Author(s): Patrick Oduor, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States); Benjamin McEwen, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (United States); Kwong-kit Choi, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States); Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (United States); Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
4 April 2022 • 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
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We are developing III-Nitrite material based deep UV (200 nm – 280 nm) APD. The wide bandgap AlXGa1-XN material system enables design of highly efficient, radiation-hard detectors for operating at high temperatures without coatings. We will present results on characteristics from materials to device. The results showed high quality and high Al composition AlxGa1-xN have spectral response in deep UV spectral range. The proposed DUV-APD and its array will have space and commercial applications including UV spectroscopy, portable chemical and biological identification systems.
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Author(s): Ashok K. Sood, John W. Zeller, Adam W. Sood, Roger E. Welser, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States); Parminder Ghuman, Sachidananda R. Babu, NASA Earth Science Technology Office (United States); Sarath D. Gunapala, Alexander Soibel, David Ting, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Latika S. Chaudhary, Harry Efstathiadis, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (United States)
4 April 2022 • 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM EDT | Sanibel 1
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Improved UV to IR band detector performance through advanced nanostructured antireflection coatings Ashok K. Sood, John W. Zeller, Adam W. Sood, and Roger E. Welser Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc., 52-B Cummings Park, Suite 314, Woburn, MA 01801 Magnolia Optical Technologies Inc, 251 Fuller Road, CESTM B250, Albany NY 12203 Parminder Ghuman and Sachidananda Babu NASA Earth Science Technology Office, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Sarath Gunapala. Alexander Soibel and David Ting Center for Infrared Photodetectors, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91030 Latika S. Chaudhary and Harry Efstathiadis College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203 ABSTRACT The performance of optical and imaging systems may be limited considerably by losses due to reflection of signals off substrates and optical components. Nanoengineered optical layers offering tunable refractive index p
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Lunch Break 11:30 AM - 1:10 PM
Session 3: Advanced Photodetector Technology III
4 April 2022 • 1:10 PM - 2:40 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
Session Chairs: Nibir K. Dhar, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States), Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
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Multispectral optics (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Shyam S. Bayya, Daniel J. Gibson, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Adam Floyd, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (United States); Vinh Nguyen, Jas Sanghera, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Jay Vizgaitis, optX Imaging Systems (United States); David Zelmon, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
4 April 2022 • 1:10 PM - 1:40 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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NRL is developing new materials that transmit across wide wavelength ranges and will present recent results. MILTRAN is a new optical ceramic that transmits visible through LWIR and is well suited as an internal lens element. NRL-series moldable glasses transmit SWIR through LWIR and may be bonded to each other in an adhesive-free thermal process. NRL-200-series glasses transmit visible through MWIR and expand the glass map for multispectral lens designs. These new materials enable greater flexibility for designers of lenses for advanced defense applications and potentially reduce the size, weight and cost of next-generation optics.
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Author(s): Francisco Javier González Contreras, Juan R. Moreno, Univ. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (Mexico); Robert E. Peale, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
4 April 2022 • 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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Microbolometers are the detectors most used in infrared imaging systems. The current trend is to transition to low size, weight, and power (low SWaP) imaging systems. Seebeck nanoantennas are considerably faster than traditional bolometers. Also, since the thermoelectric elements provide an output voltage no bias is needed for operation, reducing the power requirements of the whole imaging system. In this work a multipolarized Seebeck nanoantenna is analyzed as a potential infrared pixel, their responsivity and detectivity are calculated from Multiphysics simulations for different pixel sizes.
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Author(s): Ashok K. Sood, John W. Zeller, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States); Sachidananda R. Babu, Parminder Ghuman, NASA Earth Science Technology Office (United States); Nibir K. Dhar, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States); Randy N. Jacobs, U.S. Army CCDC C5ISR Ctr. Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States); Samiran Ganguly, Avik W. Ghosh, Univ. of Virginia (United States); Latika S. Chaudhary, Harry Efstathiadis, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (United States)
4 April 2022 • 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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A scalable, low cost, low power, and small footprint uncooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) sensing technology capable of measuring thermal dynamics with high spatial resolution can be of great benefit to space and satellite applications such as remote sensing and earth observation. Conventional photodetectors designed to absorb MWIR band wavelengths have often been based on HgCdTe material and typically require cooling. However, through integration of bilayer graphene functioning as a high mobility channel with HgCdTe material in photodetectors, higher performance detection over the 2-5 μm MWIR band may be enabled and facilitated primarily by thus limiting recombination of photogenerated carriers in these detectors. This high performance MWIR band detector technology is being developed and tested for NASA Earth Science, defense, and commercial applications. Graphene bilayers on Si/SiO2 substrates are doped with boron using a spin-on dopant (SOD) process and then transferred onto HgCdTe
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Author(s): Zhao Ma, Christopher K. Renshaw, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
4 April 2022 • 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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Adding a charge blocking layer at the anode of organic photodiodes suppresses the current when forward biased. This simple structure can substitute thin film transistors as a switch when scaled into an array. However, the mechanism of the structure is still unknown. Meanwhile we observe a slow turn on when reverse biased, this indicates small and large signal injection dominated by different recombination mechanisms. Here, we developed a numerical model simulating this three-layer structure and compared against experimental data to describe the carrier dynamics and elucidate the physics dominant in this switchable photodiode.
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Coffee Break 2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Session 4: Image Sensing Applications
4 April 2022 • 3:10 PM - 5:00 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
Session Chairs: Arvind I. D'Souza, Leonardo DRS (United States), Abhay M. Joshi, Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)
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Author(s): Ernst E. Polnau, Mikhail Vorontsov, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
4 April 2022 • 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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Capabilities of neuromorphic (event) based sensors for atmospheric turbulence spatio-temporal dynamics characterization and refractive index structure parameter (Cn2) sensing are investigated by recording features of a building in 7km distance using an optical telescope with attached event camera. Synchronously the refractive index structure parameter was measured with a commercial scintillometer. A processing technique is developed to compare the distribution-width of events generated by a vertical edge of the building within a given time-span to the measured strength of turbulence. It is shown that this method can be used to characterize the turbulence strength.
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Author(s): Raik Illmann, Maik Rosenberger, Gunther Notni, Technische Univ. Ilmenau (Germany)
4 April 2022 • 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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Mobile mapping becomes a more and more important and interesting field of sensing technologies and their application scenarios. Concerning ground base solutions, known fields of application range from the detection of the surface condition of roads to the digitization of entire railroad lines. This work summarizes the state-of-the-art mobile mapping technologies in the framework of detection and digitization concerning georeferenced condition monitoring. Various sensing systems will be compared with regard to their applications, applicability, limitations and technological aspects. The aim is to clearly identify technical shortcomings with regard to the application case of road detection in the forestry sector and lay the foundation for subsequent research and development work for multimodal sensing systems in that field.
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Author(s): Göktug G. Artan, TEOPS (Turkey); Serdar G. Tombul, ASELSAN A.S. (Turkey)
4 April 2022 • 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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Rapid developments in infrared (IR) and electro-optical (EO) systems are crucial to further enhance the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of platforms. The operational conditions of these platforms are getting harsher each day and new technologies must be adapted into these EO/IR systems swiftly to keep up with these challenges. While the performance requirements are increasing, the size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints are becoming more stringent, especially in airborne platforms such as UAVs. Advancements in the technology of the components of such systems will be evaluated to shed light into the future of these systems.
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Author(s): Sanaz Faryadras, Nicholas Cox, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
4 April 2022 • 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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Non-degenerate two-photon absorption (ND-2PA) across the indirect gap of silicon is theoretically and experimentally investigated in the current work. We present measurements of the 2PA coefficient of bulk silicon using femtosecond pump and probe pulses in the IR and mid-IR range. Enhancement of ND-2PA was observed from the results of our measurements with increasing non-degeneracy. This can be utilized when designing sensitive silicon-based mid-IR detectors. Modeling of the 2PA was performed by considering three theoretical pathways across the band structure of silicon for the two photons and a phonon, and the most dominant processes are determined by comparison to our measurements.
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Author(s): Naznin Akter, Masudur R. Siddiquee, Florida International Univ. (United States); John Suarez, Widener Univ. (United States); Michael Shur, Electronics of the Future, Inc. (United States); Nezih Pala, Florida International Univ. (United States)
4 April 2022 • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT | Sanibel 1
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THz testing has been recently proposed to identify altered or damaged ICs. This method is based on the fact that a modern field-effect transistor (FET) with a sufficiently short channel can serve as a terahertz detector. The response can be recorded while changing the THz radiation parameters and location and compared to a trusted one for classification. We measured the THz response of original and damaged ICs for classification using different Transfer Learning models as a method of deep learning. We have achieved the highest classification accuracy of 98%.
Symposium Plenary
4 April 2022 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT | Osceola Ballroom C
5:00 pm:
Welcome and Acknowledgements

5:05 pm:
2022 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award
Presented in recognition of authorship of an outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics

Sponsored by:
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Author(s): Philip Perconti, Leonardo DRS (United States)
4 April 2022 • 5:10 PM - 5:50 PM EDT | Osceola Ballroom C
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The challenges of size, weight, power consumption, and the cost of federated sensor systems for defense applications can be mitigated by exploring solutions derived from collaborative activities across government, industry, and academia. But sensor integration is illusive. For example, new vehicles are almost always developed by a single prime contractor; sensors are often identified as Contractor Furnished Material or Government Furnished Equipment and acquired by the “Prime.” This approach leads to federate architectures; sensor upgrades or new additions often show the “Christmas tree” effect, where sensors are more or less “hung” on the platform. This talk will explore novel approaches to integrating sensors needed to provide enhanced or new capabilities. Integrated sensors can support multiple missions performed by a single platform alone or with other manned or unmanned platforms, using common standards emerging from the DoD and Industry.
Poster Session
5 April 2022 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT | Sun Ballroom C
Conference attendees are invited to attend the poster session on Tuesday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field.

Poster Setup: Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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https://spie.org/DCS/Poster-Guidelines
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Author(s): Maik Rosenberger, Robin Horn, Andrei Golomoz, Paul-Gerald Dittrich, Raik Illmann, Richard Fütterer, Gunther Notni, Technische Univ. Ilmenau (Germany)
On demand | Presented live 5 April 2022
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The paper aims to use new monolithic polarizing image sensors for surface inspection of technical surfaces. Therefore, the approach that specific materials will polarize light should be used. In these investigations the degree of polarization of small water drops were observed and processed in different wavelength ranges. Due to the characteristics of the special setup the waterdrops can be detected in the most cases. Especially the blue wavelength range will increase the stability of the detection. As a support for the visualization of the polarizing characteristics a special image presentation software was developed.
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Author(s): Igor Bendoym, Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC (United States), Clarkson University (United States); Lori A. Lepak, Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC (United States); James Leitch, Jeff Applegate, Ball Aerospace Corporation (United States); David Crouse, Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC (United States), Clarkson University (United States)
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We have developed a wafer-scale, low SWaP-C enabling Metamaterial Spectrometer (MMS) device for MWIR hyperspectral imaging. Each MMS chip couples a narrow passband Distributed Bragg Stack filter, with a sub-wavelength dielectric resonator metasurface which can be pixelated into spectral channels, with independently engineerable center wavelengths and bandwidths. The metasurface resonators are engineered to accept light across a wide angle-of-incidence cone while being integrated directly into existing focal plane array (FPA) detectors. This eliminates the need for collimating optics, thereby reducing the SWaP requirements. Potential commercial applications of the hyperspectral MMS include environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, antiterrorism, forensics, and food safety.
Wednesday Track Plenary
6 April 2022 • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT | Osceola Ballroom C
Join us for the Materials and Devices Track and Imaging and Analytics Track Plenary Session. This year's talk will be given by expert in quantum technologies Jacob (Jake) Taylor of Univ. of Maryland (United States) and head of the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group Karl Berggren professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States) .
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The birth of quantum engineering (Plenary Presentation)
Author(s): Jacob M. Taylor, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
6 April 2022 • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM EDT | Osceola Ballroom C
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Quantum technologies provide new base capabilities which open up new frontiers in sensing, networking, and computation. In all cases, working with systems at the limits set by nature requires high degrees of integration of complex systems to realize practical results. Jake will discuss the promise quantum systems in diverse areas from particle physics to drug discovery, and highlight the many challenges to be overcome and the ways in which the nascent field of quantum engineering can tackle these challenges.
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Author(s): Karl K. Berggren, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
6 April 2022 • 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM EDT | Osceola Ballroom C
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Superconducting nanowires operating at temperatures of a few degrees Kelvin can be biased so that a single photon--even one in the infrared--will initiate a sudden transition into a resistive state that is easily sensed by conventional amplifiers. The resulting signal preserves photon-arrival timing at the few-picosecond level and adds virtually no readout noise. Imagers are now being developed in this technology for a range of future applications. In this talk, I will present the current state-of-the-art of this technology.
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U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Conference Chair
Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Conference Chair
NASA Earth Science Technology Office (United States)
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Homayoon Ansari
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
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DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems, Inc. (United States)
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U.S. Army Research Office (United States)
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U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
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Marvin Jaime-Vasquez
U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
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The Univ. of Alabama (United States)
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Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
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The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
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Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
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Hidenori Mimura
Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
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Duke Univ. (United States)
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Vijay Parameshwaran
U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Delaware State Univ. (United States)
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Amrita Sahu
Altria Group, Inc. (United States)
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Sivananthan Labs. (United States)
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Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
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Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
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HRL Labs., LLC (United States)
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