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Sensing & Measurement

Gregory Schultz: Improving technology for detecting underground bombs

New sensors and software combine to address the problem of land mines and unexploded ordnance.

1 October 2014, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201409.01

Gregory Schultz is the Chief Technology Officer at White River Technologies (WRT). He co-founded the organization in 2012 along with a team of scientists and engineers that he had been working with on development of technologies for detecting and characterizing munitions and other explosive threats. His current work is focused innovative geophysical data processing and the development, insertion, and application of new electromagnetic sensor technologies for surveillance, reconnaissance, and characterization of a variety of geophysical targets. Schultz received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002.

WRT was founded with the objective of pioneering technological solutions to defense, environmental, and energy infrastructure problems. With offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the company provides applied geophysical research, consulting, engineering, sensor system prototype development services, and component technology licensing to defense integrators and service providers. WRT develops hardware and software systems utilizing magnetic, electromagnetic, radar, acoustic, and electro-optical sensing for threat detection, physical security, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

WRT scientists and engineers are principal investigators leading R&D on U.S. Department of Defense contracts under the auspices of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Environmental Security Technologies Certification Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems and Naval Sea Systems Commands, Office of Naval Research as well other agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Transportation.