Dr. Paul F. McManamon
President at Exciting Technology LLC
SPIE Involvement:
Awards Committee | Board of Directors | Education Committee | Executive Committee | Fellows Committee | Financial Advisory Committee | Nominating Committee | Past Presidents | Scholarship Committee | Strategic Planning Committee | Symposia Committee | Fellow status | Symposium Committee | Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Symposium Chair | Journal Editorial Board Member | Author | Instructor
Publications (52)

Proc. SPIE. 10636, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII
KEYWORDS: Nonuniformity corrections, Cameras, LIDAR, Calibration, Time of flight cameras, 3D image processing, Direct detection LIDAR, Time of flight range image sensors

Proc. SPIE. 10191, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXII
KEYWORDS: Beam steering, Agriculture, Polarization, LIDAR, Remote sensing, Complex systems, Control systems, Liquid crystals, Environmental sensing, Beam controllers

SPIE Journal Paper | April 1, 2017
MGSP Vol. 12 Issue 02

SPIE Journal Paper | March 21, 2017
OE Vol. 56 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: LIDAR, Active remote sensing, Electro optics, Stereoscopy, Sensors, Optical engineering, Aerospace engineering, Defense and security, Defense technologies, Environmental sensing

SPIE Journal Paper | March 7, 2017
OE Vol. 56 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: Indium gallium arsenide, Interference (communication), Imaging systems, Sensors, LIDAR, Cameras, Avalanche photodetectors, Reflectivity, Mercury cadmium telluride, Readout integrated circuits

SPIE Journal Paper | December 28, 2016
OE Vol. 56 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: LIDAR, Laser development, Sensors, Gas lasers, Laser applications, Imaging systems, Laser range finders, Carbon monoxide, Doppler effect, Laser systems engineering

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Conference Committee Involvement (18)
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXVI
23 April 2012 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing
23 April 2012 | Baltimore, United States
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXV
25 April 2011 | Orlando, Florida, United States
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing
25 April 2011 | Orlando, United States
Unconventional Imaging IV
11 August 2008 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC649: Optical Phased Array Design & Implementation
This course provides the attendee with knowledge of optical phased array technology, design, and implementation. Optical phased array technology will allow revolutionary conformal apertures that steer optical systems with no moving parts. This technology will revolutionize laser communication, laser sensing, laser countermeasures, and laser weapons. In the longer term it will also revolutionize passive optical systems such as hyperspectral sensors. The course focuses on liquid crystal based approaches to implementing one dimension at a time, space fed, optical phased arrays. Methods of extending the size of optical phased array devices through combining sub-apertures are also discussed, as well as the potential for combining optical phased arrays with RF phased arrays. Course notes will be provided.
SC1033: Optical Phased Array Technologies and Systems
This course is an introduction to Optical Phased Arrays and their applications in active electro-optical systems, including high energy laser systems, long range laser imaging and laser communications. The course will develop an understanding of high resolution imaging using multiple sub-apertures, high resolution laser beam projection using multiple sub-apertures, optical phased array beam steering, phased array beam propagation, adaptive optics as applied to phased arrays, and modeling of phased array systems. Phased array component technologies to be covered will include fiber laser sources, high and low bandwidth imaging cameras, beam transport in fibers, non-mechanical beam steering elements, and other system elements. Some systems issues discussed will include system efficiencies, optical isolation for transmitters and imagers, acquisition, tracking and pointing (ATP), phased array fire control, and system weight and volume estimation.
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