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DOD funds tiny cave camera, iris recognition technology for military, homeland security

PANOPTES_OpticalDesign.jpgResearchers are expanding new miniature camera technology for military and security uses so soldiers can track combatants in dark caves or urban alleys, and security officials can unobtrusively identify a subject from an iris scan.

The two new surveillance applications both build on “Panoptes,” a platform technology developed under a project led by Marc Christensen at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and funded by the Department of Defense.
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Lockheed Skunk Works® chief to lead-off SMU lecture series

frank-cappuccio-sm.ashx.jpegInnovation is a tough concept to define and even harder to teach. But Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works&#174, where the fastest military jets are born in secret, is sharing its name and formula for innovation with Southern Methodist University’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.

Frank Cappuccio, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and Skunk Works&#174 director, will deliver the program’s inaugural lecture at 3:30 p.m. March 18 in the Hughes Trigg Student Center Theater on the SMU campus. Cappuccio will be speaking on “Creating an Environment for Innovation” to mark the beginning of this unique partnership.

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