Gregor J. McDonald
Research Scientist at QinetiQ Ltd
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Area of Expertise:
fibre/fiber optics , intelligent transport systems (ITS) , mathematical modelling , pulsed lasers , image processing , space qualified optics
Profile Summary

Gregor is a highly innovative and flexible individual with a track record of securing funding in order to deliver novel technical solutions, in technology domains including pulsed laser development, pattern recognition and optical metrology. He holds an engineering doctorate from University College London, is a Chartered Physicist, and holds 6 granted worldwide patents.

He worked on various projects for 10 years as an optical physicist/engineer with Europe's largest technology and research organisation (QinetiQ), latterly being promoted to Principal Research Scientist. He then moved to his current position, working as a Technology Analyst in a Senior Executive role for a non-departmental body of the Scottish Government, providing critical independent technical analysis of various technologies.
Publications (5)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 16, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6737, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications IV
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Diffraction, Imaging systems, Sensors, Detector arrays, Image quality, Microopto electromechanical systems, Infrared radiation, Photomasks, Coded aperture imaging

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 26, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6714, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensors
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Signal to noise ratio, Mid-IR, Diffraction, Imaging systems, Sensors, Detector arrays, Image quality, Photomasks, Coded aperture imaging

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 3, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6399, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques/Applications II and Photonic Components/Architectures for Microwave Systems and Displays
KEYWORDS: Modeling, Optical amplifiers, Phase modulation, Phase shift keying, Modulators, Picosecond phenomena, Phase measurement, Microwave radiation, Pulsed laser operation, Single sideband modulation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 3, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6399, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques/Applications II and Photonic Components/Architectures for Microwave Systems and Displays
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Optical amplifiers, Clocks, Fiber optics, Manufacturing, Control systems, Semiconductor lasers, Electronic components, Signal processing, Picosecond phenomena

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | December 16, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5616, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting
KEYWORDS: Polarization, Cameras, Sensors, Fourier transforms, Detector arrays, Spatial light modulators, Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, Optical pattern recognition, Optical correlators, Binary data

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