MSS Specialty Group on Detectors
The MSS Specialty Group on Detectors is a SECRET level classified forum for the presentation, discussion, and dissemination of information on detector technology. It covers the electromagnetic spectrum from x-rays through terahertz. The group addresses all aspects of detector technology including detection phenomena, the physics of ideal and real detectors, advanced material growth technology, and the chemistry of detector fabrication processes. This meeting covers the reliability and survivability of detectors including nuclear hardness. Also of interest are the electronics and signal processing associated with focal plane image formation such as readout circuit technology, on-focal-plane signal processing, and non-uniformity correction. Detector technologies of interest include discrete detectors, scanning and staring focal plane arrays, photon and thermal detectors, coherent and incoherent detectors, and wavelength converters.
MSS Specialty Group on Materials
The MSS Specialty Group on Materials provides a SECRET level classified forum for the presentation, discussion, and dissemination of information within the defense community on the exploration, development, and utilization of materials to be used in military optical and electro-optical devices and systems operating in the optical (UV to mm wave) spectrum. Subjects include materials for detectors and substrates, optical windows and other optical elements, filters, optical techniques such as diffractive and binary optics and rugates, meta-materials, and other materials issues that enable the development of optical and electro-optical sensors, etc.
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ADVANCED DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATIONS
LOW LIGHT LEVEL AND MULTICOLOR DETECTORS
DETECTORS AND FPAs FOR ACTIVE RECEIVER SYSTEMS
ADVANCED READOUT CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY
CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING OF MATERIALS, PROCESSING, AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED DEVICE PERFORMANCE
NEW AND ENGINEERED MATERIALS
OPTICAL MATERIALS FOR SENSOR PROTECTION
JOINT (MATERIALS AND DETECTORS) SESSION: UNCOOLED IR DETECTOR AND FPA TECHNOLOGY
JOINT (MATERIALS AND DETECTORS) SESSION: ULTRA LARGE FORMATS - FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS AND SUBSTRATES
JOINT (MATERIALS AND DETECTORS) SESSION: CORRELATION OF MATERIAL PROPERTIES / DEFECT STRUCTURES WITH DETECTOR PERFORMANCE
JOINT (MATERIALS AND DETECTORS) SESSION: MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURES FOR FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS
JOINT (PASSIVE SENSORS, BSD, AND MATERIALS & DETECTORS) SESSION: SPACE-BASED INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, & RECONNAISSANCE (SPACE ISR), SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS (SSA), AND SPACE BASED EO / IR SENSING