Dr. Joseph P. Estrera
VP & CTO at Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Night Vision , Electro-Optical Engineering , Image Fusion
Websites:
Profile Summary

Joseph Estrera is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Aviation Specialties Unlimited (Boise, Idaho) since September 2013. He was formerly with L-3 Electro-Optical Systems and was with this company since 1992, Joe has been engaged in the development of photomultiplier, image intensifier, and infrared technologies and products for the last twenty years. He is active in the study of uncooled infrared technologies, image fusion technologies (image intensifier and infrared, IR sensors), and optics/electro-optics for advanced system development. He has numerous technical papers, patents, and industrial corporate awards under Litton Industries, Northrop Grumman, and L-3 Communications Corporation in the areas of III-V semiconductors materials, image intensification, thermal infrared imaging and night vision systems. He is an assistant adjunct professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1996-2014.
Publications (23)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 5, 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7688, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XV: Design and Applications
KEYWORDS: Light sources, Light emitting diodes, Luminescence, Microchannel plates, Electrons, Gallium arsenide, Power supplies, Image intensifiers, Oscilloscopes, PIN photodiodes

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 5, 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7666, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX
KEYWORDS: Reflection, Sensors, Microchannel plates, Interfaces, Indium, Quantum efficiency, Gallium nitride, Sapphire, Image intensifiers, Indium gallium nitride

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 26, 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7598, Optical Components and Materials VII
KEYWORDS: CMOS sensors, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Microchannel plates, Image resolution, Optical resolution, Image intensifiers, Modulation transfer functions, Electro optical systems

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 7, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV
KEYWORDS: Long wavelength infrared, Thermography, Infrared sensors, Image fusion, Infrared imaging, Imaging systems, Sensors, Image processing, Image enhancement, Night vision systems

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 7, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7326, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIV: Design and Applications
KEYWORDS: Imaging systems, Cameras, Image resolution, CCD cameras, Digital imaging, Charge-coupled devices, Spatial resolution, Electro optical systems, Night vision systems, Line scan image sensors

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 7, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7326, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIV: Design and Applications
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Imaging systems, Digital cameras, Night vision, Digital imaging, Pixel resolution, Charge-coupled devices, Image intensifiers, Target recognition, Night vision systems

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Conference Committee Involvement (6)
Semiconductor Photodetectors IV
24 January 2007 | San Jose, California, United States
Semiconductor Photodetectors III
25 January 2006 | San Jose, California, United States
Semiconductor Photodetectors II
25 January 2005 | San Jose, California, United States
Vacuum and Solid State Photoelectronic Imagers, Detectors, and Systems II
5 August 2004 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Semiconductor Photodetectors
28 January 2004 | San Jose, CA, United States
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