Dr. Keith A. Krapels
Director, Sensors & Electron Devices Directorate at CCDC Army Research Lab
SPIE Involvement:
Editor | Author
Area of Expertise:
Electro-optical/Infrared Sensor Systems , Electronic Warfare Systems
Profile Summary

Dr. Keith Krapels received a B.S. in math, B.A. in history, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Univ. of Memphis. Since 2018 he has been Director of the Sensors & Electron Devices Directorate at the Army Research Laboratory. He retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan to the NATO Training Mission in 2012. From 2001-2008 he was the EO/IR Sensor Technology Program Officer in the Office of Naval Research’s C4ISR Dept. In 2003, he deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 1999-2001, he was in the Sensor Performance Model Development Branch at the Army Night Vision Lab. From 1996-98 he was Special Programs Officer at the Naval Research Lab’s Tactical Electronic Warfare Div. From 1990-96, he was an Electronic Counter Measures Officer and Mission Commander in Navy EA-6B Prowlers and flew 53 combat missions. From 1987-89, he was an EO-IR sensor analyst for Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace, a Research Fellow at the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center, and a Research Associate at the University of Memphis. He is a Fellow of the SPIE, the International Society of Optics and Photonics.
Publications (58)

Proceedings Article | 3 May 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9820, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVII
KEYWORDS: Microbolometers, Long wavelength infrared, Signal to noise ratio, Unmanned aerial vehicles, Mid-IR, Cameras, Sensors, Sensors, Virtual reality, Prototyping, Situational awareness sensors

Proceedings Article | 3 June 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9496, Independent Component Analyses, Compressive Sampling, Large Data Analyses (LDA), Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering XIII
KEYWORDS: Radar, Signal to noise ratio, Backscatter, Scattering, Sensors, Surveillance, Neural networks, Microwave radiation, Thermodynamics, RGB color model

Proceedings Article | 2 June 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9496, Independent Component Analyses, Compressive Sampling, Large Data Analyses (LDA), Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering XIII
KEYWORDS: Visualization, Cameras, Surveillance, Black bodies, Neural networks, Sensing systems, Thermodynamics, Neurons, RGB color model, Brain

Proceedings Article | 12 May 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9452, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVI
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Signal to noise ratio, Infrared imaging, Photodetectors, Rockets, Imaging systems, Sensors, Panoramic photography, Contrast transfer function, Targeting Task Performance metric

Proceedings Article | 24 June 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9118, Independent Component Analyses, Compressive Sampling, Wavelets, Neural Net, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering XII
KEYWORDS: Electrodes, Ions, Diffusion, Head, Electroencephalography, Feedback loops, Neuroimaging, Thermodynamics, Correlation function, Brain

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Conference Committee Involvement (29)
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXX
16 April 2019 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
17 April 2018 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
11 April 2017 | Anaheim, California, United States
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVII
19 April 2016 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Sensing and Analysis Technologies for Biomedical and Cognitive Applications 2016
17 April 2016 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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