Meeting: Thursday, November 30th, 2006 : Dr. A. Fenner Milton, Director, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate will speak on "Advances in Infrared Technologies" at 5:30 PM, Ballston location (see below for directions).
Abstract: This session covers sensor technology for both tactical and strategic applications that push the performance envelope in sensitivity, cost or operating conditions. The research focuses on imaging sensors in the infrared spectral region from focal plane arrays to multisensor or multispectral technologies.
About the Speaker: Dr. Milton was appointed to his present position as head of the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate on September 28, 1998. In this position he is responsible for a laboratory that develops all aspects of electro-optical technology for the Army to include Image Intensifiers, Infrared Sensors and Tactical Lasers. He is also responsible for the development of Countermine and Humanitarian Demining technology. Previously, Dr. Milton served in the Pentagon as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Chief Scientist of the Army in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Research, Development and Acquisition. He was responsible for the Army’s entire science and technology program spanning twenty-one (21) Laboratories and Research, Development and Engineering centers, with approximately 10,000 scientists/engineers and an annual budget of $1.4 billion. He was also the principal scientific advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the Assistant Secretary of the Army Research, Development and Acquisition. He came to the Pentagon as a member of the Senior Executive Service in September 1990 as the Director for Technology in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research, Development and Acquisition. In that position he managed the office that prepares the Army’s Science and Technology program inputs to OSD and Congress and oversaw the Army’s Exploratory Development (6.2) and Advanced Concept and Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs. His responsibility to transition technology to Army acquisition programs resulted in extensive experience with Land Warfare Weapons Systems development.