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Title Seeing photons : progress and limits of visible and infrared sensor arrays / Committee on Developments in Detector Technologies, Standing Committee on Technology Insight--Gauge, Evaluate, and Review, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2010], ©2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 174 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Infrared technology -- Research.
Infrared detectors -- Research.
Photons -- Research.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Summary -- National security context of detector technologies -- Fundamentals of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared detectors -- Key current technologies and evolutionary developments -- Emerging technologies with potentially significant impacts -- The global landscape of detector technologies -- Appendix A. Biographical sketches of Committee members -- Appendix B. Meetings and participating organizations -- Appendix C. Background information on radiation hardening for detectors.
Summary "The Department of Defense recently highlighted intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities as a top priority for U.S. warfighters. Contributions provided by ISR assets in the operational theaters in Iraq and Afghanistan have been widely documented in press reporting. While the United States continues to increase investments in ISR capabilities, other nations not friendly to the United States will continue to seek countermeasures to U.S. capabilities. The Technology Warning Division of the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Defense Warning Office (DWO) has the critical responsibility, in collaborations with other components of the intelligence community (IC), for providing U.S. policymakers insight into technological developments that may impact future U.S. warfighting capabilities. To this end, the IC requested that the National Research Council (NRC) investigate and report on key visible and infrared detector technologies, with potential military utility, that are likely to be developed in the next 10-15 years. This study is the eighth in a series sponsored by the DWO and executed under the auspices of the NRC TIGER (Technology Insight-Gauge, Evaluate, and Review) Standing Committee."--Publisher's description.
Other Title Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Developments in Detector Technologies. Seeing photons. Washington : National Academies Press, 2010 0309153042
Other Title Progress and limits of visible and infrared sensor arrays