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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
• 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
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
I look forward to meeting you in July!
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
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