Typically this design work will be done
collaboratively with members of your permanent staff. Alternatively,
I have ties to optical designers using Z-max and
thermal analysis people, and can offer an augmented level of contracted
design support, if this best fits the task.
A focal plane assembly for a stratospheric, balloon borne, telescope in collaboration with Caltech, Columbia and the French National Space Agency (CNES).
Modifications to the Advanced Fiber Optic Eschelle Spectrograph (AFOE) at the Mt Wilson Observatory for the Smithsonian Observatory and the Harvard Center for Astrophysics.
Core Capability & Skills
In recent years I have received a dozen awards from
NASA for inventions or concepts related to new technology.
Click the links on the Invention
page on this site for references to the NASA /
JPL sites describing these devices. Other award submittals are
My fees are cost competitive within the
world of academic astronomy and public science
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