Dr. Keith A. Krapels

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Krapels, Keith A.
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SPIE Membership: 23.8 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status
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Area of Expertise: Electro-optical/Infrared Sensor Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems
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Dr. Keith Krapels received a B.S. in math, B.A. in history, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Univ. of Memphis. Since 2018 he has been Director of the Sensors & Electron Devices Directorate at the Army Research Laboratory. He retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan to the NATO Training Mission in 2012. From 2001-2008 he was the EO/IR Sensor Technology Program Officer in the Office of Naval Research’s C4ISR Dept. In 2003, he deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 1999-2001, he was in the Sensor Performance Model Development Branch at the Army Night Vision Lab. From 1996-98 he was Special Programs Officer at the Naval Research Lab’s Tactical Electronic Warfare Div. From 1990-96, he was an Electronic Counter Measures Officer and Mission Commander in Navy EA-6B Prowlers and flew 53 combat missions. From 1987-89, he was an EO-IR sensor analyst for Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace, a Research Fellow at the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center, and a Research Associate at the University of Memphis. He is a Fellow of the SPIE, the International Society of Optics and Photonics.

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