Arnold Daniels is a senior lead engineer with extensive experience in the conceptual definition of advanced infrared (IR), optical, and electro-optical (EO) systems. His background consists of technical contributions to applications for direct energy weapon (DEW) systems, infrared search & track (IRST), thermal imaging systems (TIS), and intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) systems. His other areas of technical expertise include infrared radiometry, performance specification of thermal imaging systems, thermographic nondestructive testing, stray light analysis, optical design, precision optical alignment, adaptive optics, Fourier analysis, image processing, and data acquisition systems. He received a B.S.in electro-mechanical engineering from the University Autonomous of Mexico and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). He earned an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Tel-Aviv and received a doctoral degree in electro-optics from the school of Optics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida. In 1995, he received the Rudolf Kingslake medal and prize for the most noteworthy original paper to appear in SPIE’s Optical Engineering. He is presently developing electro-optical and infrared sensor systems for aerospace and defense applications.