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4th Annual Night Vision Systems 2009

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Dear Colleague, …

Dear Colleague,
In the asymmetrical realities of urban combat and mountainous terrain, as
well as in homeland defense areas of border patrol and maritime surveillance,
night vision systems have become crucial assets to maximize operational
advantage. As the US Military enters the seventh year of sustained combat in
OIF/OEF, the ability to conduct surveillance and operations under the cover of night
is of great concern to operators and commanders alike.
IDGA's 4th Annual Night Vision Systems will examine how the military, DHS, and
industry are evolving their technology requirements in this tough and dynamic
environment. It will bring attendees up to date on forward looking sensor technologies,
including a frank discussion on next generation low light level sensors and
imagers as potential successors to the image intensifier tube and the related
technological developments. Topics will include:
• New applications for Electro-Optic/Infrared Sensors
• Component Revolutions: Sensors, Displays, Processors, Optics
• System Capability Trade-Offs: Digital vs. Analog
• Networked Sensors Evolution and Current Status
• Maintaining and Utilizing Night Vision Systems in 24/7 High Intensity Operational
Environments
• Trade Controls: Policy & Procedure
IDGA’s 4th Annual Night Vision Systems will bring solution providers face to
face in one location with DoD & DHS program and procurement influencers to
discuss future night vision requirements and ways to get new systems and
technologies into the field quicker without compromising capability or
interoperability.
Join this discussion! Act now & reserve your place among the top night vision
experts at this critical event. Register today by calling 800-882-8684 or visiting
www.idga.org/us/nightvision.
I look forward to meeting you in July!
V/R,
Dr. Joseph Estrera
Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer
L-3 Electro-Optical Systems
2009 Night Vision Systems Conference Chair
8:00 am – 10:00 am 7:30 am Registration I2CMOS roadmap and options for customization!
Image Intensified (I2) CMOS cameras represent a low-risk technical
solution for digital night vision. I2 CMOS combines two proven and
reliable technologies into a single camera sensor using a common
aperture. This workshop provides system integrators with an
understanding of the technology, its usefulness in various night vision
applications and interface considerations.
What will be covered:
• I2CMOS Technology – principles of operation, how it is manufactured
and expected performance.
• I2CMOS Application – trades analysis and concept of operations.
• I2CMOS Integration – mechanical, electrical, communications, optical,
display, MMI and life-cycle management
• I2CMOS Maturation – plan for enhanced sensor performance and
added features.
How you will benefit:
• Interact directly with I2CMOS subject matter experts, gaining invaluable
insight into the technology, its operation, manufacture and performance
• Receive an analysis of other digital night vision camera technologies
and the strengths and weaknesses of each
• Gain a better understanding of the role I2CMOS can play in mounted,
dismounted, aerial and force protection/security operations
• Receive thorough training regarding the complete integration of
I2CMOS into a higher level assembly or system. Considerations for
integrators will include: mechanical, electrical, software,
communications, optical, display, man-machine interface and life cycle.
• Be presented with the I2CMOS roadmap and options for customization
– performance and form/fit/function
Session Leaders: Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP and Chief Technology
Officer, and John Robinson Advanced Technologies Business
Development Manager, L-3 Electro-Optical Systems
A Primer on I2CMOS and its Applicability to System Integrators
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Understand NV component tech!
Modern combat operations necessitate the use of nig

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  • 1. Don’t Miss the Night Vision Technology Master Class Day! See p. 3 for details. 4th Annual Night Vision Systems TM July 27 – 29, 2009 Washington, DC Metro Area Implementing Technological Advances to Own the Night Hear From the Leaders in Night Vision, Including: Dr. Donald A. Reago, Jr, Principal Deputy for Technology & Countermine, Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate Top Reasons Why You Should Attend: • Gain an in-depth understanding of current and future NV Dr. John Parmentola, SES needs and requirements Director for Research and • See the latest advancements in potential successors to the Laboratory Management, US Army image intensifier tube Colonel Linda R. Herbert • Hear from the leaders on the way NV tools are shaping US Army Project Manager, Night operational planning Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance • Understand ITAR-compliant exporting for NV equipment and Target Acquisition (PM NV/RSTA) Sponsors: Dr. Ronald Driggers Superintendent, Optical Sciences Division, Naval Research Laboratory Exhibitors: and many more! www.idga.org/us/nightvision
  • 2. 4th Annual Who You Will Meet: Night Vision At Night Vision Systems 2009, you will have the unique opportunity to interact and network with representatives from Systems TM all related military units/ organizations, government agencies, manufacturers/ contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include Program Managers and Project Managers, Branch Heads, Project Leads, Chiefs, Commanders, Scientists and Dear Colleague, Engineers with the following responsibilities: In the asymmetrical realities of urban combat and mountainou • Capabilities Development well as in homeland defense area s terrain, as s of border patrol and maritime surv • Systems Integration night vision systems have become eillance, crucial assets to maximize ope • NV Aviation Technology advantage. As the US Military ente rational rs the seventh year of sustained com • NVD Evaluation OIF/OEF, the ability to conduct surv bat in eillance and operations under the • Training and Simulation is of great concern to operators and cover of night commanders alike. • NV Human Effectiveness • IR Technology IDGA's 4th Annual Night Vision Systems will examine TM the milit how • Image intensification industry are evolving their technolo ary, DHS, and gy requirements in this tough and • Sensor Networking environment. It will bring attendees dynamic up to date on forward looking sens • Information Fusion including a frank discussion on nex or technologies, t generation low light level sens imagers as potential successors ors and to the image intensifier tube and technological developments. Topics the related will include: • New applications for Electro-Optic/ About IDGA Infrared Sensors • Component Revolutions: Sensors, The Institute for Displays, Processors, Optics • System Capability Trade-Offs: Digi Defense & Government tal vs. Analog • Networked Sensors Evolution and Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan Current Status • Maintaining and Utilizing Night Visio information based organization n Systems in 24/7 High Intensity Ope dedicated to the promotion of innovative Environments rational • Trade Controls: Policy & Procedure ideas in public service and defense. We bring together speaker panels comprised of military and government professionals IDGA’s 4th Annual Night Vision Systems will bring solution provider while attracting delegates with decision- face in one location with DoD & s face to DHS program and procuremen making power from military, government discuss future night vision requirem t influencers to ents and ways to get new systems and defense industries. For more technologies into the field quic and information, please visit us at ker without compromising cap interoperability. ability or www.idga.org. Join this discussion! Act now & rese rve your place among the top nigh experts at this critical event. Register t vision www.idga.org/us/nightvision. today by calling 800-882-8684 or visiting Here’s what people are saying about IDGA I look forward to meeting you in July! conferences: o register P . Be sure t .S onference “Content was very insightful” for the pre-c V/R, -Army Test and Evaluation Command chnology Night Vision Te . Day Master Class “Excellent, thought provoking” or details! Se e page 3 f -NAVAIR Dr. Joseph Estrera Senior VP and Chief Technology “Absolutely outstanding” Officer L-3 Electro-Optical Systems -SAF/AQ 2009 Night Vision Systems Con ference Chair “Fantastic job organizing and orchestrating another valuable conference” -USAF 2 Register Today! www.idga.org/us/nightvision
  • 3. Night Vision Technology Master Class Day Night Vision Technology Master Class Day Monday, July 27, 2009 Give time to the issues that matter This in-depth and interactive series of workshops will examine current research most. Sign up for the pre-conference and development for future night vision technology and compact application Night Vision Technology Master Class capabilities. During this Master Class Day, you can expect: Day and dedicate more time to • Smaller, classroom-style sessions interaction and networking in a • In-depth discussions with the class leaders and fellow attendees classroom environment. • Live demonstrations! 8:00 am – 10:00 am 7:30 am Registration I2CMOS roadmap and options for customization! A Primer on I2CMOS and its Applicability to System Integrators Image Intensified (I2) CMOS cameras represent a low-risk technical How you will benefit: solution for digital night vision. I2 CMOS combines two proven and • Interact directly with I2CMOS subject matter experts, gaining invaluable reliable technologies into a single camera sensor using a common insight into the technology, its operation, manufacture and performance aperture. This workshop provides system integrators with an • Receive an analysis of other digital night vision camera technologies understanding of the technology, its usefulness in various night vision and the strengths and weaknesses of each applications and interface considerations. • Gain a better understanding of the role I2CMOS can play in mounted, dismounted, aerial and force protection/security operations What will be covered: • Receive thorough training regarding the complete integration of • I2CMOS Technology – principles of operation, how it is manufactured I2CMOS into a higher level assembly or system. Considerations for and expected performance. integrators will include: mechanical, electrical, software, • I2CMOS Application – trades analysis and concept of operations. communications, optical, display, man-machine interface and life cycle. • I2CMOS Integration – mechanical, electrical, communications, optical, • Be presented with the I2CMOS roadmap and options for customization display, MMI and life-cycle management – performance and form/fit/function • I2CMOS Maturation – plan for enhanced sensor performance and added features. Session Leaders: Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, and John Robinson Advanced Technologies Business Development Manager, L-3 Electro-Optical Systems 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Understand NV component tech! Field Use and Combat Deployment: Night Vision Technology Modern combat operations necessitate the use of night vision technology How you will benefit: for increased operational effectiveness. Developing asymmetric threats • Get the latest on night vision equipment technical specifications mandate rapid deployment and engagement in urban environments. As • Find out how NVS are impacting combat operations survivability and lethality are becoming more important, warfighter use of • Understand the use of night vision sensors in different operational NVGs and other equipment in current areas of engagement is seeing environments greater use. Session Leader: What will be covered: This session will be lead by a senior professional currently leading the • Generational advancements in night vision technology way in NV component technology. Please see www.IDGA.org for updated • Adaptable component systems for NV integration list of presenters. • Design techniques to lessen equipment impact on the user 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch will be served 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Survey new technologies and their applications for NV! Emerging Technologies that could Improve Night Vision Night Vision technology has changed very little over the past decade yet new • Infrastructure considerations for new technology technologies are emerging that could have a positive impact on night vision. • Leveraging non-military, COTS technology to advance night vision The playing field has also changed so the standards and requirements of the cold war no longer apply to today’s battlefield. This workshop will review How you will benefit: • Learn about state of the art technology from other industries and how some of the new technologies in sensors, advanced imaging, and digital processing and how they might be adopted for night vision applications. these technologies are currently being utilized • See first hand the features and benefits and understand how they can What will be covered: be utilized within their applications • Sensors: New sensor technology for low light applications in visible • Survey cutting edge technology with a practical approach to its uses, and SWIR hands-on, and open discussion • Advanced imaging techniques: fusion, motion detection, tracking, mosaic, super resolution Session Leader: Ruben Uribe, President, Physimetrics 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Discover new NV tech integration! Imagery Intelligence Dissemination in the Tactical Battlespace As we know in the civilian world communications, imagery and the What will be covered: internet are completely changing how people live their lives and • Thales’ experiences from recent programs communicate with each other. Similarly the power of imagery combined • New technologies and systems that have been developed and are being with other forms of intelligence will completely change the military developed battlespace facilitating collaborative working, better utilize resources, • Enabling users in the tactical battlespace to tap into the network and provide a more accurate picture of the battlespace, improve confidence realize its benefits enabling quick decision-making and more rapid adaptations in mission planning and of course save lives through improved information sharing. How you will benefit: • Learn how imagery intelligence dissemination will change the tactical However unlike in the commercial world where these services have been delivered through fixed infrastructure, in the dynamically changing battlespace • Find out how the latest technologies can be leveraged battlespace we do not have the benefit of fixed infrastructure offering • Understand some of the challenges faced megabyte data rates to every solider. Instead we have to rely heavily on radio communications that offer the flexibility of being able to easily Session Leader: adapt in the battle but unfortunately offer a fraction of the data rates David Hooper, System Engineer, Thales available in the civilian world. Register Today! www.idga.org/us/nightvision 3
  • 4. Main Conference Days Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Wednesday, July 29, 2009 7:15 Registration & Coffee 7:15 Registration & Coffee 8:00 Welcome and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:00 Welcome and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks Joseph Estrera, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, L-3 Electro- Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, L-3 Electro- Optical Systems Optical Systems 8:15 Advanced Technology for Night Vision 8:15 Transforming Soldier Equipment to Extend Operational • Recent developments in night vision technology at NVESD Endurance Opening Keynote • New applications for electro-optic/infrared sensors •Maximizing warfighter effectiveness through integrated design • Future technical directions •Minimizing the impact of NV equipment Dr. Donald A. Reago, Jr, Principal Deputy for Technology & Countermine, •Materials solutions for the future Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate Dr. John Parmentola, SES, Director, Research and Laboratory Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the US Army 8:55 Optics and Electro-optics at the Navy Research (Acquisition Technology Logistics) Laboratory and Imaging in the Navy Security Uses •Electro-optics research at NRL 8:55 Night Vision Advancements for Homeland Security Homeland •Military imaging in the Navy •Usage by US Border Patrol Dr. Ronald Driggers, Superintendent, Optical Sciences Division, Naval •Current status and future requirements Research Laboratory Steve Evans, Division Chief for Enforcement Information Technology, US Border Patrol 9:35 Networking Break 9:35 Networking Break 10:20 Networked Sensor Systems to Enable Mission Effectiveness •Networked sensors evolution and current status 10:20 Hand-Held Night Vision Systems •Implementation of networked sensors from requirements to functionality • Balancing range performance with size, weight and power budgets •Sensors within LANDWARNET context and future vision • Added functionality – modularity vs. full integration Colonel Linda R. Herbert, US Army Project Manager, Night • Future of hand-held target localization Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (PM NV/RSTA) Ian Clark, Director, Thales Trade Control 11:00 Looking at the Sun with Night Vision Goggles: Lessons in 11:00 Controls & Regulations for the Export of Night Vision Devices Robust Night Vision System Designs for U.S. Warfighter Update •Department of State policies & procedures • Damage of image intensified night vision devices under extreme high light •Methods to avoid damaging fines conditions such as exposure to Solar radiation Ruth Jackson, Division Chief, Military Vehicle and Naval Vessel Division, • Field damage of high magnification night vision I2 systems to exposure to Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, US Department of State solar radiation because of 24/7 use of night vision equipment in high intensity operational environments 11:40 Nitride Based Image Intensifiers • Failure analysis and corrective action by Night Vision system manufacturer • Nitride semiconductor based detectors are of potential interest because of the to maintain and utilize these night vision systems in 24/7 high intensity range of photon energies that can be detected by the AlGaInN alloy system. operational environments even under direct exposure to solar radiation These energies span the sapphire cutoff in the UV to the near IR with InN Joseph Estrera, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, L-3 Electro- • Nitride based image intensifiers have an additional advantage in being Optical Systems detectors with gain • Image intensifiers were fabricated with nitride based III-V photocathode 11:40 Lunch grown directly on sapphire. Recent results will be presented from single MCP image intensifiers 1:00 Human Elements in Night Vision Operations and Training Dr. John Glesener, Senior Scientist NV Training •External and internal aircraft lighting Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer L-3, Electro- •NVG “Simulation” versus “Stimulation” for training applications Optical Systems •NVG training devices at the Warfighter Readiness Research Division Colonel Daniel R. Walker, USAF, Chief, Warfighter Readiness Research 12:20 Lunch Division and Commander, Mesa Research Site 1:20 Pushing the State of the Art in Infrared Imaging 1:40 Video Standards to Mitigate Night Vision Evolution •Programs covered include Dual Mode Rifle Sight Sensor, Passive Imaging • Migrating from analog to digital – considerations: resolution, speed, data through brownout, Infrared radar, Single chip two color and 3D FPA capacity, processing •Low dark current SWIR, Sensor fusion, Adaptable hyperspectral imaging • Leveraging technologies from industrial machine vision, medical imaging Dr. Stuart Horn, Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA and video-broadcast industry • Potential collaboration to create unified standards 2:00 Lasers in the U.S Navy Ruben Uribe, President, Physimetrics Inc. • Naval & Marine Corps aviation crew served weapons lasers • Other lasers in use in the U.S. Navy 2:20 Image Intensifier Based Sensor Technology for Digital • Current issues, needs, & possible future laser developments New Sensor Soldier Systems Charles Greer, Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Electro-Optic Sensor technology needs for digital soldier systems Technology Division Tech • •Architectures for low light sensors •Results from ITT’s latest image intensifier based digital sensor technology 2:40 Networking Break Rudy Benz, Director of Sensor Development, ITT 3:10 USMC Optics & Night Vision Capabilities Development 2:40 Networking Break •Current USMC infantry night vision capabilities and near-term requirements •Development of the Family of Individual Optics 3:10 Alternative Night/Day Imaging Technologies •Advanced concept evaluation and technology development efforts •All-source image fusion Ryan Kresse, Research and Development Engineer, PM Optics and Non- •Component revolutions: sensors, displays, processors, optics Lethal Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command •System capability trade-offs: digital vs. analog Dr. Darrel Hopper, Principal Electronics Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory 3:50 Operational Contact Lens Systems Application Future NV •Converting contact lenses to free-standing information display systems 3:50 Ultra Vision: Seeing the Unseen •Using contact lenses for rapid/continuous vital marker monitoring •Night vision today •Core technologies needed to build operational contact lens systems •What Marines need to see Professor Babak A. Parviz, Department of Electrical Engineering, •quot;Visionquot; for the future University of Washington George Gibbs, Infantry Weapons Technologist, Marine Corps Systems Command 4:30 End of Main Conference 4:30 End of Day One Register Today! www.idga.org/us/nightvision 4
  • 5. Sponsorship Opportunities Register Online, by Email, Phone, Sponsor or exhibit at IDGA’s Night Vision Systems! IDGA sponsorships and exhibits are an excellent opportunity for your Fax or Mail company to showcase its products and services to a highly targeted, senior-level military audience. IDGA helps companies achieve sales, Web: www.idga.org/us/nightvision marketing and branding objectives by setting aside a limited number of event sponsorships and exhibit spaces – all of which are custom- Email: michael.glover@idga.org tailored to help your company maximize its exposure at the event and reach key decision-makers in your field. Phone: 1-212-885-2683 FOR MORE INFORMATION Fax: 1-212-697-4106, 24 hours a day To learn more about these and other marketing opportunities, please contact Mario Matulich at 212-885-2719 or via e-mail at Mail: IDGA sponsorship@idga.org. 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017 Venue and Lodging See www.idga.org/us/nightvision for updated venue information. PRICING Military & Government Industry Register & Register & Standard Standard Pay by Pay by Price Price May 29 June 26 Sponsors: Main Conference $799 $899 $999 $999 Only Night Vision Technology Master $500 $500 $500 $500 Class Day Team Discounts* Number of Attendees Savings of: 3 to 4 10% 5 or more 15% * Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA Exhibitors: 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% sales tax. Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: JPMorgan Chase Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 10474.004 Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshments, and detailed conference materials. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Media Partners 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. ©2009 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. 5 Register Today! www.idga.org/us/nightvision
  • 6. DELEGATE REGISTRATION FORM DISCOUNT CODE: NAD/MG PLEASE RETURN TO: Michael Glover (NAD/MG) DIRECT: 212-885-2683 EMAIL: michael.glover@idga.org FAX: 212-697-4106 Registration is for (check below at right): Military & Government Pricing Register & Pay Register & Pay Standard Price by May 29 by June 26 Main Conference June 25-26 US $799.00 US $899.00 US$999.00 Night Vision Technology US $500.00 US $500.00 US$500.00 Master Class July 27th All Three Days US $1299.00 US $1399.00 US$1499.00 Company Information: Company Name: Mailing Address: Main Telephone #: Direct Telephone #: Fax #: Email Address: Delegate Information: Delegate Names Delegate Titles Workshops Cost (A / B / C / D / E / F) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. TOTAL AMOUNT DUE (including any or all $US applicable taxes): Payment Information: VISA [ ] AMEX [ ] MasterCard [ ] DINERS [ ] Card Number: Expiry Date: Name of Cardholder: PLEASE FAX COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM TO 212-697-4106

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