Seeing Photons: Progress and Limits of Visible and Infrared Sensor Arrays

Seeing Photons: Progress and Limits of Visible and Infrared Sensor Arrays


The division of security lately highlighted intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) functions as a best precedence for U.S. warfighters. Contributions supplied by way of ISR resources within the operational theaters in Iraq and Afghanistan were broadly documented in press reporting. whereas the USA keeps to extend investments in ISR services, different countries no longer pleasant to the us will proceed to hunt countermeasures to U.S. capabilities.

The expertise caution department of the safeguard Intelligence Agency's (DIA) safety caution place of work (DWO) has the severe accountability, in collaborations with different elements of the intelligence group (IC), for supplying U.S. policymakers perception into technological advancements which could impression destiny U.S. warfighting capabilities.

To this finish, the IC asked that the nationwide study Council (NRC) examine and document on key obvious and infrared detector applied sciences, with power army application, which are prone to be built within the subsequent 10-15 years. This research is the 8th in a sequence subsidized via the DWO and finished lower than the auspices of the NRC TIGER (Technology Insight-Gauge, review, and evaluate) status Committee.

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