Details Announced for SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Exhibition

Published: 19 Mar 2019

The organizers of SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019 have announced further details of the presentations and technology planned for the 4 day exhibition. Taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland between 14 – 18 April, SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing will feature 50 conferences with 1,600 presentations, 30 courses, and a 350-company exhibition.

Attendees will hear from leading researchers speaking about sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LIDAR, and more.

Featured Plenary Presentations:

  • Is Clinical Virtual Reality Ready for Primetime?, Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Director, Medical Virtual Reality, Institute for Creative Technologies; Research Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Gerontology
    of Southern California (USA)
  • Mosaic Warfare, Timothy Grayson, Office Director, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA (USA)
  • Philip Perconti, Director, Army Research Lab. (USA)


Technology Tracks:

Materials and Devices

Includes topics such as IR materials, image sensors, photon counting, energy harvesting, and quantum technologies. The applications include wearables, cybersecurity, information processing, energy storage, and drones.

Imaging and Analytics

Addresses topics such as spectral imaging, computational image processing, metrology, and 3D imaging. Papers include applications in security and defense, climate monitoring, big data, deep learning, machine vision, target discrimination, and tracking.

 Advanced Sensing and Imaging

Includes topics such as fiber optic sensors, radar, laser radar, IR technologies and thermal imaging. Applications include security, structural sensing and health monitoring, non-destructive inspection, tracking, and ranging.

Next Generation Sensor Systems and Applications

Highlights cutting-edge research focused on emerging technologies for specific applications such as autonomous systems, CBRNE, agriculture and food safety, Cyber-Physical Systems/IoT, and more.


Register to attend to learn about the latest technical advancements, find new business opportunities, and collaborate with other experts working on materials, components, systems and analytics for defense and commercial applications in sensing and imaging.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.