Douglas A. Parker
Field Application Engineer
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
fiber optics , connectors , fiber optic terminus , cable assemblies , contacts , standards
Profile Summary

Esterline Connection Technologies/Souriau – Field Application Engineer
Education: BSME, MSME, CA State University, Long Beach; MBA, University of Phoenix

Doug Parker has over 30 years of experience in the interconnection industry as a project engineer, program manager and field application engineer. His experience in research and development and in product application has been in fiber optic and electrical connectors. Doug holds 4 patents in fiber optic connector and tooling areas. He has presented numerous papers relaying technological advances and chaired sessions at many symposiums and technical conferences including ECSG/IICIT, NEPCON, IEEE/AVFOP, COTS-CON, DoD MIL-STD-1760, SPIE and JSWAG. His technical papers have been published in Connector Specifier, The High-Tech News and other periodicals. He has taught fiber optic basics seminars for Greenlee-Textron, IICIT, IWCS. He has been chairman of EIA fiber optic tools and instruments committee and the SAE fiber optic avionics subcommittee AS-3C3 on beginning of life cable assemblies. Member IEEE, ASME, SAE, ECIA, and ARINC.
Publications (3)

Proceedings Article | 5 September 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9202, Photonics Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V
KEYWORDS: Aerospace engineering, Fiber optics, Signal attenuation, Interfaces, Optical fabrication, Optical testing, Optical fiber cables, Connectors, Fiber optics tests, Standards development

Proceedings Article | 31 May 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8720, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV
KEYWORDS: Aerospace engineering, Fiber optics, Signal attenuation, Interfaces, Optical fabrication, Optical fiber cables, Connectors, Fiber optic components, Fiber optics tests, Standards development

Proceedings Article | 10 May 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8368, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Transportation, and Harsh Environment III
KEYWORDS: Aerospace engineering, Fiber optics, Signal attenuation, Interfaces, Optical fabrication, Optical fiber cables, Connectors, Fiber optic components, Fiber optics tests, Standards development

Conference Committee Involvement (3)
Photonic Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V
19 August 2014 | San Diego, California, United States
Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV
29 April 2013 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Transportation, and Harsh Environment III
23 April 2012 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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