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Proceedings of the IEEE Examines Optics and Photonics Sensors for Security and Defense

24 June – The June Issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE (Volume 97; Number 6), “Optics & Photonics for Security & Defense” examines the advances in optics and photonics technologies for defense and security applications ranging from sensors for global imaging from aircraft to nano-size biological organism detection.

“The special issue of Proceedings of the IEEE discusses the different ways we collect, analyze, and communicate data with light wave technologies for defense and security applications,” says Dr. Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, University of Connecticut.  Javidi was a guest editor for this issue of Proceedings and is also an IEEE Fellow. Other guest editors for this issue include Kazuyoshi Itoh, Paul McManamon, and Wolfgang Osten.  Robert F. Leheny served as an advisor.

“An overview paper written by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Leheny (IEEE Fellow) and Booz Allen Hamilton’s Carl E. McCants provides an overview of sensor technologies for mission planning and operations,” adds Javidi. Additional papers discuss topics such as techniques to better identify bio-agents, advanced microscopes, IR sensors, using visible and non-visible light imaging for search and rescue, advances in 3-D visualization and display, and using lasers to communicate and secure information.


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Since 1913, Proceedings of the IEEE has been the leading general-interest monthly journal covering all aspects of electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science. It is the most highly cited general-interest journal in electrical and computer engineering in the world (ISI Journal Citation Report). Technical papers are both invited and contributed from experts at academic institutions, research facilitates, and leading corporations. Many Special Issues are planned each year and cover a key technology in both its technical and applied aspects.