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IDGA’s 8th Annual Night Vision Systems will bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the night vision community. Analyze future trends, identify immediate and long-term needs, and uncover up-and-coming technologies for use in changing environments. Policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement and industry partners will gather in Washington to network, share best practices and explore potential paths to illuminate the future of night vision. For more information visit http://bit.ly/17IcToU

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8th Annual Night Vision Systems

  1. 1. 1 PRESENTS A TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY www.NightVisionEvent.com Focus day on advanced photonic systems! (See page 3) IDGA’s 8th Annual Night Vision Systems Honorary Chairman: Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer, L-3 Electro-Optical Systems Receive the latest updates on plans, programs and R&D efforts from leading community experts: Nibir Dhar, Ph.D Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Igor Ternovskiy, Ph.D Senior Physicist, Sensors Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Ruth Jackson Night Vision, Vehicles and Vessels, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State Dan Simons Fires Thrust Manager, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating, Terrorism Science and Technology, Office of Naval Research Gerald Fraser Chief, Sensor Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology “This was a terrific experience. Overall, the presenters were well-versed, well-equipped, and well-rehearsed.” —Boeing NEW FOR 2013: Leveraging commercial technology in advanced night vision systems! • Emerging night vision needs and requirements within the Department of Defense • New capabilities and technologies for night operations on the ground, in the air, and by sea • Partnership opportunities between government, industry, and academia • Adapting night vision technology to complement existing/up-and- coming commercial applications • Providing enhanced vision systems to federal and local law enforcement agencies Night Vision Systems™ 8TH ANNUAL Adapting Technologies to Own the Night in Next Generation Threat Environments July 29-31, 2013 Washington DC Metro Area
  2. 2. 2 www.NightVisionEvent.com 8th Annual Night Vision Systems Adapting Technologies to Own the Night in Next Generation Threat Environments July 29 - 31, 2013 • Washington D.C. Metro Area Who You Will Meet IDGA’s 8th Annual Night Vision Systems is a forum on the many changing requirements and challenges of the military night vision industry. You will have the opportunity to interact and network with representatives from the defense community, as well as personnel from various government agencies, law enforcement units, research, manufacturers/ contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include Program Managers and Directors, Branch Heads, Department Chiefs, Scientists and Engineers with the following functions and expertise: • Night Vision Systems • Image Intensification • Signature Measurement and Tracking • Active Illumination • Target Acquisition • Capability Integration • Surveillance and Reconnaissance • Thermal Imaging • Visual Augmentation • Sensors and Lasers Night Vision Free Resource Library IDGA’s Night Vision Resource Library provides regularly updated presentations, speaker interviews and articles coordinated with the event. All of the resources available are entirely free of charge. “Great topics. Great conference. I would recommend it to others without hesitation.” —Raytheon The demands of the 21st century battlefield present some of the most challenging threat environments known to man. Protecting and equipping the warfighter has never been more complex as they combat terrorist threats, weapons of mass destruction, and rogue nations in harsh, multifaceted conditions for longer periods of time. It is the advancements in both sensor and imaging technology that enable the warfighter to see, acquire, and target hostile forces, day or night, in these next generation threat environments. “The Army is using its advanced Night Vision sensors in Iraq and Afghanistan 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The capabilities of these critical combat tactical sensors are vital in the asymmetrical fight against terrorism.” —Colonel Curtis McCoy, U.S. Army G8 Office This event will focus on the latest technological advancements in military grade night vision systems and sensors to maintain a competitive edge on the battlefield. It will look at investments in new solutions meant to enhance warfighter ability to “own the night.” In addition, discover how the night vision world is adapting in the current fiscal environment, what the future outlook is, and how industry is evolving to meet commercial needs. IDGA’s 8th Annual Night Vision Systems will bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the night vision community. Analyze future trends, identify immediate and long-term needs, and uncover up-and-coming technologies for use in changing environments. Policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement and industry partners will gather in Washington to network, share best practices and explore potential paths to illuminate the future of night vision. What makes IDGA’s Night Vision Systems your must-attend event for 2013? • Analyze future requirements and trends for night vision goggles, sights, cameras, displays, and more • Network with leaders and decision makers from across the night vision community • Listen to feedback from operators on how optics equipment is performing in theater and where the most pressing capability needs lie • Discover the latest technological advancements in photonic sensors and systems • Understand current export regulations and how to make sure you are compliant Don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear these topics and many more. The speakers, sponsors and the IDGA team all look forward to seeing you in July for Night Vision Systems. Sincerely, Dr. Joseph Estrera Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer L-3 Electro-Optical Systems P.S.—Gather your team to secure your spot today! Early registration is available at www.NightVisionEvent.com or by calling 1-800-882-8684. Remember to ask about group discounts.
  3. 3. www.NightVisionEvent.com3 Advanced Photonics Technology Focus Day Monday, July 29, 2013 Sign up for this in-depth and interactive workshop to examine some of the latest advancements in photonics technology. Hear from leading researchers and innovative leaders on how the industry is adapting to current market conditions and preparing for the future. These practical application sessions will deliver high-impact knowledge by renowned experts. NanowireBasedPhotonicDevices Electron-Beam-BasedLightSourcesLaserInducedBreakdownSpectroscopy LEDS,Lasers,Photodetectors,andOEIC 8:15am Registration & Coffee 9:15am Free-Electron Lasers and Electron Beam Systems Dr. Biedron is a physicist whose main research is in beam and laser source development and use. She was the first in the world to predict and measure the nonlinear harmonic growth on two types of high-gain free-electron lasers. “The Free Electron Laser provides naval platforms with a highly effective and affordable defense capability against surface and air threats, future antiship cruise missiles and swarms of small boats.” Look at the research required to transition this type of technology to a future self-defense weapon system. What will be covered? • Use and effects of free-electron lasers and coherent radiators • Nonlinear harmonic generation and the utilization of energy from unbound accelerated high-energy electrons • Exotic beam techniques Sandra Biedron, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Electric and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University 10:30am Morning Break 10:45am Development and Commercialization of Advanced Optics Based Products Focus on applied research in nonlinear optics and laser spectroscopy. Explore a wide breadth of nonlinear optical phenomenon. Uncover the unique advantages and challenges of interaction between university and industrial scientists. What will be covered? • Time and frequency-based laser-spectroscopy • Second harmonic generation Sum/difference frequency matching Quasi-phase matching Waveguide fabrication Waveguide assembly • Integrating laser sources into relevant equipment applications • Developing spectroscopy systems and other end uses based on laser light sources Noureddine Melikechi, Ph.D, Director, Applied Optics Center, Delaware State University 12:00pm Lunch 1:00pm Next Generation IR Detector Components and Subsystems Discover the latest progress in the research and development of innovative photonic and optoelectric devices and integrated systems. This session will look at the optical properties of semiconductor heterostruc- tures. Director Zhang is an expert in the fundamental study of defect reduction in type-II superlattice materials. What you will learn: • The latest developments in IR detector and FPA using III-V semiconductors • A novel approach for two terminal multicolor FPA: the use of optical addressing • Insight into next generation IR detector components and subsystems How you will benefit: • Discover ways to apply these findings to high- performance large area MWIR and LWIR- multi-color FPAs • A novel approach for two-terminal multicolor FPA Yong-Hang Zhang, Director, Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University 2:15pm Afternoon Break 2:30pm Perfecting of Nanophotonics: Sensors & Devices Nanophotonics has emerged as a major technology and applications domain, exploiting the interaction of light-emitting and light-sensing nanostructured materials. These devices are light-weight, highly efficient, low on power consumption, and are cost effective to produce. What will be covered? • Guidelines for the design and manufacture of nanophotonic devices • Applications in the field of electronics and solar energy • Operational principles of opto-electrical sensing devices on the nano scale Ning Xi, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University 3:45pm End of Advanced Photonics Technology Focus Day “We were extremely satisfied with the discussions brought up throughout. We will definitely be back next year.” —DRS Technologies
  4. 4. www.NightVisionEvent.com4 7:30am Registration & Coffee 8:30am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:45am Producing and Fielding Systems that Deliver Success to Every Mission • Providing Soldiers with improved lethality, mobility, and survivability in all weather and visibility conditions • Enhancing the Soldier’s ability to see in all battlefield and lighting conditions • Complimenting Soldiers with products for enhanced vision and improved targeting Colonel Daniel Barnett, USA, Capability Manager- Soldier, Training and Doctrine 9:30am Providing Situational Awareness to the Dismounted Warfighter • Enabling widespread use of thermal imaging technology to individual warfighters • Developing IR imagers that provide valuable information in degraded visibility environments • Extending missions through small portable systems Dr. Nibir Dhar, Program Manager, Micro Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 10:15am Networking Break 11:00am Examination of the U.S. Marine Corps Family of Optical Systems • Overcoming technological hurdles hindering night vision technology progression • Research and development activities for future night operations • USMC implementation of the current family of optical systems Ryan Kresse, Program Manager Optics, Marine Corps Systems Command 11:45am Identifying Electro-Optics for Use in Infrared Systems • Leveraging various night vision technologies to gain situational awareness • Devices to detect, identify, monitor, and respond to threats • Managing requirements for existing and emerging technology Glenn Boreman, Ph.D, Director, Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications, University of North Carolina 12:30pm Lunch 1:30pm International Transfer and Export Control of Night Vision Systems • Adapting night vision manufacturing technology for a broader customer base in terms of uses and users • Protecting state-of-the-art technology while building partnership capacity • Successfully navigating and complying with export control systems Ruth Jackson, Division Chief, Night Vision, Vehicles and Vessels, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State 2:15pm Global Efforts in Night Vision Research and Development • Deciphering NV programs and research and development projects • What are the challenges and needs of international partners? • Tools and methods for theoretical and experimental evaluation of night vision devices Bernd Gerhardt, German Ministry of Defense Martin Walther, Ph.D, Fraunhofer IAF Uwe Adomeit, Fraunhofer IOSB 2:45pm Networking Break 3:45pm Providing State-of-the-Art Tactical Sensor Technologies and Systems • Define, develop, integrate, acquire, and field preeminent tactical sensors • Understanding threat environments through sensors, networks, and information technology • Providing a common operating picture to the warfighter Mathias Kolsch, Associate Professor of Computer Science, MOVES Institute, Space Systems Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School 4:30pm Night Vision Discussion: Maximizing Technology to Revolutionize the Industry • What is the future direction of state-of-the art night vision technology? • Cheap and lightweight conversion of infrared images into visible light • Optics, electronics and software: the next generation of computer interaction technologies Moderator: Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer, L-3 Electro-Optical Systems 5:00pm End of Main Summit Day One Main Summit—Day 1 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 ReservedKeynoteRemarksDARPA INTERNATIONALUPDATE “This was a great opportunity to meet and network with the community. The subject matter was on point and the amount of time devoted to interactive sessions was just right.” —ITT Exelis
  5. 5. www.NightVisionEvent.com5 7:30am Registration & Coffee 8:30am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:45am Developing the Roadmap for Key Enabling Optic Technologies • Enabling electro-optic technology transition for the warfighter • Laser and EO/IR systems acquisition, in-service, and technology transition • Naval perspective on system gaps and future needs Matthew Thurner, Chief, Electro-Optic Technology Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center 9:30am Identifying Solutions to be Fielded and Transitioned to Operating Forces • Outlook of project needs and requirements • Enabling the warfighter to collect intelligence against targets using cover, concealment, camouflage and deception • Optimizing solutions and assessing effectiveness Dan Simons, Fires Thrust Manager, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Science and Technology, Office of Naval Research 10:15am Networking Break 11:00am Development and Integration of Aerospace Sensor and Countermeasure Technology • Developing sensors for air and space reconnaissance, surveillance, and precision engagement • Focusing on surveillance, precision, and engagement technologies • Leveraging core technologies in EO targeting systems, sensor fusion, and navigation aid Igor Ternovskiy, Ph.D, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory 11:45am Use of Hypertemporal Imaging in Night Vision Systems • Analyzing and characterizing sensors detectors, optics and stability systems • Designing aircraft lighting systems to be night vision goggle compatible • Demonstrating hypertemporal sensing in night vision systems Wellesley Pereira, Ph.D, PI, SigEx Group, RVBYI Air Force Research Laboratory 12:30pm Lunch 1:30pm Measurement Science and Standards for Infrared and Optical Sensors • Maximizing advancements in detectors/image intensifiers • Perfecting emerging satellite sensing and missile defense techniques • Strategies for improving infrared and optical sensors Gerald Fraser, Sensor Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology 2:15pm Testing and Evaluation of Laser Detection and Ranging Systems • Developing and characterizing sensors for detecting hard targets • Designing laser rangefinders, flash ladar and IR imaging systems • Delivering advanced laser systems, electro-optic components and laser-based sensors Joseph Shaw, Ph.D, Director, Optical Technology Center, Montana State University 3:00pm Networking Break 3:45pm Leveraging Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing Systems • Identifying sensors for active and passive remote sensing and structuring of the atmosphere • Modeling the effects of the Earth’s atmosphere for infrared sensor systems • Investigating the atmospheric propagation of laser radiation Michael Thomas, Ph.D, Applied Physics Laboratory, John Hopkins University 4:30pm Optical Imaging and Photonic Systems for use in Defense and Homeland Security • Target recognition using 3D passive sensing and imaging • Creating multifocus holographic 3D image fusion • Transformative approaches to optical imaging sciences Bahram Javidi, Ph.D, Department of Electrical & Computer, Engineering, University of Connecticut 5:00pm End of Night Vision Systems Main Summit—Day 2 Wednesday, July 31, 2013 ReservedKeynoteRemarksU.sairforce
  6. 6. 6 Get your ALL ACCESS pass at www.nightvisionevent.com or by calling 1- 800-882-8684 today! Military, Government & Academia* Register by 6/14/13 STANDARD PRICING ALL-ACCESS PASS $998 (Save $300) $1,298 MAIN SUMMIT $799 (Save $200) $999 WORKSHOP $499 (Save $100) $599 INDUSTRY Register by 6/14/13 STANDARD PRICING ALL-ACCESS PASS $1,735 (Save $100) $1,835 MAIN SUMMIT $1,190 (Save $100) $1,290 WORKSHOP $645 Compliant: *IDGA adheres to operating guidelines for non-federal entities, including SOCO Advisories issued by the Department of Defense Standards of Conduct Office and JER 3-211(a)(7). *Our admission fees have been qualified as reasonable under applicable federal standards. Dress Code: Military personnel are kindly requested to be in uniform. Appropriate attire for Industry is business casual. Make Checks Payable In U.S.Dollars To: IDGA A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. *CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add 6.35% sales tax. Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: JPMorgan Chase Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IDGA: 162525760 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 10474.008 Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches and refreshments. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Please refer to www.idga.org/cancellation for cancellation, postponement and substitution policy. Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Customer Service at 1.800.882.8684 to discuss your specific needs. @2013 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common law principles. IDGA is not affiliated with the U.S. Government or any branch of the * This category does NOT include government contractors. Contractors are considered civilian/industry for the purpose of determining registration fees. Location & Lodging Information This event will be held in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. As soon as a specific venue is confirmed we will post the information online. If you would like to be notified via email as soon as the information becomes available please email maria.guillen@idga.org with the following in the subject line: “Night Vision Systems Venue Request”. Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Still Available! For more information please contact Marc Zamarin at 1-877-886-0722 or sponsorship@idga.org Night Vision Systems: Pricing & Discounts
  7. 7. www.NightVisionEvent.com7 8th Annual Night Vision Systems Event—July 29-31, 2013 REGISTRATION FORM: REGISTER ONLINE, BY EMAIL, PHONE, FAX OR MAIL: Web: www.NightVisionEvent.com Email: info@idga.org Phone: 800.882.8684 or 646.378.6026 Fax: 646.378.6025, 24 hours a day Mail: IDGA, 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017 Please check box if you are: ¨ INDUSTRY OR ¨ MILITARY ¨ Please keep me informed via email about this and other related events. ¨ Check enclosed for $______________ (Payable in US Dollars to IGDA) Please charge my: ¨ AmEx ¨ Visa ¨ MasterCard ¨ Discover Card #______________________________________________________ Exp Date:_______/________CVM Code:________ ¨ I cannot attend, but please keep me informed of all future events. Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer can be found on preceding page. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE! Contact Customer Service at 1-800-882-8684. PLEASE PHOTOCOPY THIS FORM FOR TEAM REGISTRATIONS Name________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Job Title_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Organization_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City_____________________________________________State/Province__________ Country__________________ZIP Code_____________ Telephone_______________________________________________Fax__________________________________________________________ E-mail________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Approving Manager________________________________________Position______________________________________________________ Please register me for: ¨ ALL ACCESS ¨ TWO DAY MAIN SUMMIT ¨ FOCUS DAY Event #10474.008