Dr. Sarma N. Gullapalli


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Area of Expertise: Electro-Optics, Systems Engineering, Space Telescopes, Quantum Mechanics, Control Systems, Electrical Engineering
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In chronological order: Teaching, Real-time computer systems for industrial applications, communication systems, seismic signal processing for oil exploration, numerous advanced electro-opto-mechanical systems including interferometric Fine Guidance Sensor of Hubble Space Telescope, Metrology for cylindrical mirrors of Chandra X-ray telescope, Prototype cryogenic chopping secondary mirror for Space Infrared Telescope, Solid state Star Trackers, Adaptive optics for atmospheric correction of ground based large telescopes, Deformable mirrors, Wavefront sensors, Wavefront correction, Extensive modeling and simulation, Systems Engineering performance analysis, Error budgets, Focal plane arrays, Remote sensing, Quantum dot sensors, quantum devices.
After retirement currently pursuing studies of mysteries of quantum mechanics on own time and expense.
Also pursuing efforts for justice for all, no one excluded, in Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Tibet, on own time and expense.
Recognized by NASA for contributions to Hubble Space Telescope, and by other agencies for contributions. A few patents and papers.
Education: Graduated with distinction from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, graduate studies at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn leading to PhD in Electrical Engineering.
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