Kampe, Thomas U.

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Dr. Thomas U. Kampe

Staff Consultant, Optics
Ball Aerospace
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Area of Expertise: Optical design, Optical Engineering, Ecology, Remote sensing, Atmospheric chemistry, aerosols
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Thomas U. Kampe is a Staff Consultant in Optical Engineering at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation. He is the optical lead for the OLI-2 program. in addition to sensor development activities, he is the PI on the CHPS imaging spectrometer program, funded through NASA ESTO. Previously, he was Director for Remote Sensing at NEON and was responsible for leading the development of the NEON airborne remote sensing component which regularly surveys ecological sites distributed across the United States on an annual basis. He earned his B.S. in physics from UCLA, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysical, planetary, and atmospheric sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to joining NEON, he was with Ball for 12 years, and while at Santa Barbara Research Center was the responsible optical engineer for MODIS . During his earlier tenure at Ball, he was the PI for the SIRAS-G IIP program and Co-PI for the SIRAS IIP. He has authored over 25 technical and scientific papers, and holds several patents on hyperspectral technology. He is a Senior Member of SPIE.
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