Andrew Bodkin
Principal at Bodkin Design & Engineering LLC
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Area of Expertise:
Electro-Optics , Precision Mechanics , Physics , Optical Systems , Systems Engineering
Profile Summary

Andrew Bodkin has over 35 years experience with mechanical, optical and electro-optic system design. Prior to founding Bodkin Design and Engineering, Mr. Bodkin was system engineer for LMIRIS and worked on the prototype build and debug of THAAD missile system. This defense weapon system used a MCT infrared array to hone in and hit nose to nose an incoming missile at supersonic speeds. Prior to that he was a Senior Engineer at Textron Defense Systems Sensors Technology Department. There he built numerous visible and infrared diagnostic instruments. Much of his work was dedicated to airborne imaging. He developed an ultra-light, line of sight scanner for use on a cannon launched air-frame. This R&D resulted in a working prototype that used very light holographic optics.

Mr. Bodkin holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics cum laude from Amherst College, and a Master's degree from Tufts University Electro-Optic Technology Center, and he has studied business administration at Fairfield University. He has been the president of the Track Specialties Company, a privately owned railroad equipment company, President of the Microcam Corporation, Executive vice president of Ion-Optics Inc., and is currently Principal of Bodkin Design and Engineering, LLC. He holds patents for automated rail car handling equipment, ultra light infrared cameras, optical gas analyzers, narrow band infrared sources, imaging spectrographs, LED source optics, IR zoom lenses, spatial heterodyne spectrometers, and snowboard airtime sensing equipment.

His current research areas include UAV borne hyperspectral imaging for crop management, blood spectroscopy for disease management, lasers for manufacturing, and special purpose optics for illumination.
Publications (8)

Proceedings Article | 3 June 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9482, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII
KEYWORDS: Staring arrays, Long wavelength infrared, Signal to noise ratio, Hyperspectral imaging, Imaging systems, Sensors, Calibration, Image processing, Black bodies, Spatial resolution

Proceedings Article | 4 June 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8707, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVIII
KEYWORDS: Hyperspectral imaging, Mid-IR, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Databases, Pyrometry, Black bodies, Aluminum, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 18 May 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8374, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies V
KEYWORDS: Staring arrays, Long wavelength infrared, Hyperspectral imaging, Mid-IR, Visible radiation, Imaging systems, Calibration, Video, Black bodies, Spatial resolution

Proceedings Article | 27 April 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7334, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XV
KEYWORDS: Staring arrays, Long wavelength infrared, Nonuniformity corrections, Hyperspectral imaging, Mid-IR, Prisms, Visible radiation, Imaging systems, Calibration, Black bodies

Proceedings Article | 9 July 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Spectrographs, Astronomy, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms, Space telescopes, Spectral resolution, Galactic astronomy, Prototyping

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