Over 35 years experience in digital image processing applications.
1979: Developed Hughes Aircraft Company's M1 Abrams Tank Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) fire control system imaging simulation to guide hardware design.
1980's: Taught graduate image processing at UC Santa Barbara.
1986-88: Started and directed Institute for Technology Development's National Center for Commercialization of Space Remote Sensing at Stennis Space Center, leading research to spin-off companies, e.g., 2006 $100M Monsanto purchase of ITD's Automated Crop Information Service based on image processing.
1991: Led interdisciplinary Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS) science team support to successful $1B Hughes EOSDIS proposal, credited by NASA Source Selection Board as key win criterion.
1992-2002: Conceived, patented, and led Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) () specification, design and proposal to Raytheon's $1.5B contract, replacing four existing systems:
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Line-scan System (OLS) (operational 1970-present)
Polar-orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) (operational 1980-present)
Earth Observing System (EOS) MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) (operational 1999-present);and