David Gordon Crandall

Optical Engineer
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SPIE Membership: 11.0 years total | 9.0 years voting
Area of Expertise: electro-optics, radiometry, nonimaging, optical properties, imaging, hyperspectral
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- Optical properties instrumentation design and production for NASA, DoD, and aerospace companies: UV through far infrared, optical design, prototyping, integration and testing, ray tracing reflective aspheric bilateral symmetric systems, debugging and modifying embedded code, customer service and support, obsolescent parts replacement
- ATSS upgrade for DoD: imaging system, multispectral, COTS integration, equipment upgrades, and field testing
- High energy laser lethality test support: thermal diagnostics, image/test data reduction, target and materials characterization, test planning and preparation
- Software – experienced with Matlab (and toolboxes: Image Processing, Image Acquisition, Instrument Control), LabView; ray traced with OSD Synopsis, Code V, ASAP; familiar with C++, Python
- Multidisciplinary – engineering: optical, chemical, electrical; technical and business; product design & development, procurement, manufacturing, and customer support; government and commercial experience

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