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SPIE Security + Defense is a leading conference in Europe for engineers, scientists, researchers, developers, and educators for technological advancements in the areas of sensing, and data and signal analysis. The event takes  place from 21 to 24 September 2015 in Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis in Toulouse, France. Early bird pricing ends 1 September.

SPIE Security+Defence, in its 12th year, will have 13 conferences with a European focus on fundamental optical and photonics science and their applications in defense and security systems.

Topics to be covered include optronics, hyperspectral imaging, biomimetics, high-power lasers, signal processing, unmanned sensors, free-space optical communication techniques, camouflage design, and infrared systems.

Many of these devices and technologies are considered “dual-use” because they may be used in medicine, manufacturing, and other commercial applications in addition to detection and identification of weapons and illegal items.

A new conference will cover target and background signatures and the algorithmic and experimental approaches for distinguishing the weak signal of a target from a cluttered background of images. Presentations in this conference will cover the tools to distinguish between target and background properties in the visible to the thermal infrared spectral region.

SPIE Fellow David H. Titterton of the UK Defence Academy (UK) is symposium chair, and SPIE member Reinhard Ebert from Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB (Germany) is cochair.

Plenary speakers for this year’s SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security+Defence in Toulouse, France, include SPIE Senior Member Grady Tuell, the recipient of the 2015 SPIE George W. Goddard Award.

Tuell, associate director of the Electro-Optical Systems Lab at Georgia Tech Research Institute (USA) and an expert on bathymetric lidar, will be the plenary speaker at SPIE Remote Sensing, collocated with SPIE Security+Defence 21-24 September.

Anne Harrington, deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, will be the Security+Defence plenary speaker.

The joint plenary session will also include a panel discussion on CubeSats, the miniature satellites used for Earth observation, reconnaissance, space and climate research, situational awareness, and other applications. Representatives from Surrey Satellite Technology (UK), the QB50 project, and other organizations involved in the design, manufacture, launch, and operation of these small satellites will discuss the instruments and other details about their missions.

The two European symposia are expected to have a combined attendance of 900 scientists and industry representatives from 25 countries.

Labels: SPIE Security + Defence,Defense,optical,photonics

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