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 Expert  107972

Expert in Electro-Optical Technology for Product ID; Electro-Optical Systems Design and Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
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Expert has a broad background in electro-optical systems design and systems engineering spanning 28 years in government and industrial facilities. His experience includes the systems design and field testing of many earlier laser guided missile seekers, laser rangefinders, and optical reconnaissance trackers. His specialization in optical countermeasures includes the development and testing of infrared (IR) and visual electromagnetic (EM) sources for jamming and deception, for use on airborne and ground vehicles. His extensive experience in field testing optical systems has also included studies of atmospheric effects of beam propagation, as well as a familiarity with aerosol and meteorological instrumentation.

electrooptical systems design

Over the last twelve years, Expert has applied his expertise towards solving industrial problems associated with identifying a product's "uniqueness." His attention has been focused on the optical features of materials requiring analysis by UV-VIS-IR spectrometers, photometric/radiometric measurements, and coherent surface scattering effects. His work with material properties has led to the development of unique taggants for inclusion into products used to create a covert optical signature for identification, or as a counterfeit deterrent.

covert optical signature




optical tagging system



A significant portion of Expert's consulting services is performed for clients engaged in product marking and identification. His primary emphasis is on 2-D symbiology and marking processes, for use as documentation control, inventory control, and quality measurement. His work has contributed many useful and patented designs for 2-D image sensors, using charge-coupled device (CCD) technology for combination with processing algorithms for image recovery and analysis. He is familiar with illumination sources and techniques used with optical image capture.

product identification

Since he founded Copyguard, Inc. in 1986, Expert has used the technologies of holography and electrostatic (photocopy) imaging processes in order to produce CopyShield (tm), a product designed to prevent unauthorized copying of printed documents. CopyShield is a thin, mylar-like overlay that, when applied over printed documents using adhesive transfer, can be effective in preventing the undesired photocopy of information.

photocopying prevention

Expert has applied optical systems design experience towards solving problems involving illumination sources associated with optical scanners, imaging sensors, and communication links. In solving design problems for clients, Expert has used the spectral emission features of light-emitting diodes semiconductor and solid-state coherent sources, quartz-halogen, and gas discharge tubes for incorporation into commercial and military systems.

optical illumination source


optical system design


material identification


counterfeit document

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Antonio, Texas;  Austin, Texas;  Round Rock, Texas;  and Victoria, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Physics, Optics, and Lasers
Optical Engineering
Imaging Systems, New Products
Machine Vision, Image Processing, Optics, Illumination, and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   Post-Graduate Studies     UCLA  
1969   M.S.   Applied Physics and Meteorology   University of Oklahoma  
1963   B.S.   Physics   Texas Technological University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to




Information Systems Directorate


Scientist/Engineer, Advisor to Deputy Director


Expert performs computer modeling analysis of IR signatures on aircraft and missiles. He assists in test planning documentation, data transfer, and analysis. He also performs parametric analysis of U.S. and foreign systems.

1988 to 1993


Loral Electro-Optical Systems


Infrared Systems


Senior Systems Engineer


He designed, developed, tested, and evaluated infrared and electro-optical systems.

1986 to 1993


Copyguard, Incorporated


Applied Materials


Vice President of Engineering


Expert reduced patented technology to practical product manufacturing. He developed the Copy-Shield overlay, a product that prevents document duplication.

1985 to 1986


Gould, Incorporated


Navcom Systems Division


Senior Technical Staff


He worked on optical countermeasures for electronic systems, and chemical tracer studies for unique material identification.

1979 to 1985


Xerox Electro-Optical Systems


Military Systems/E-O Sensors Department


Senior Technical Staff


Expert was involved in the design, development, and testing and evaluation of advanced EO systems and sensors for avionics and ground vehicles. He developed chemical tracing techniques for identifying unique optical signatures.

1963 to 1979


Pacific Missile Test Center


EO and IR Technology


Technical Staff


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of SPIE and AIP.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored or coauthored numerous technical articles and has received five U.S. patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)  
 - Journal of Applied Meteorology  
 - Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in optical waveguide.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Intraocular expert for consulting.
  • Infrared countermeasures system expert for consulting on litigation case involving IRCM systems.
  • Interventional radiologist TIPS expert witness for consulting on intraocular (IOL) lens design opacification phosphate buffer.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Expert can read and write German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of lens design, acrylic lens and component models, injection and casting, and optical filters design, fabrication and manufacture.

He has access to catalogs, industry listings, and databases (electronic access).


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